The Distributed SQL Blog

Thoughts on distributed databases, open source and cloud native

Follow-up: Evaluating CockroachDB vs YugabyteDB Webinar

Earlier this week, Yugabyte CTO Karthik Ranganathan presented the live webinar: Evaluating CockroachDB vs YugabyteDB, with a spotlight on comparing PostgreSQL features, architecture, and the latest performance benchmarks between the two databases. We were delighted to see such interest in the topic, dive deeper into some of the topics we raised in parts 1 and parts 2 of the blog series,

Read More

Part 1: Deploying a Distributed SQL Backend for Apache Airflow on Google Cloud

Apache Airflow is a popular platform for programmatically authoring, scheduling, and monitoring workflows. Airflow has been deployed by companies like Adobe, Airbnb, Etsy, Instacart, and Square. The advantage of defining workflows as code is that they become more maintainable, versionable, testable, and collaborative. Airflow is used to author these workflows as directed acyclic graphs (DAGs) of tasks.

Read More

Building the Cloud Native Future – Why I Joined Yugabyte

I am incredibly proud and honored to be taking on a new role as CEO of Yugabyte. When I started talking with Yugabyte’s founders, Karthik, Kannan and Mikhail, about joining the Yugabyte executive team, I was hooked. I immediately felt a strong alignment between my experiences and goals, and the opportunities ahead at Yugabyte. A lot goes into finding the right role at the right time,

Read More

Welcome Bill Cook as Yugabyte’s New CEO

I’m excited to welcome Bill Cook to the team as the new CEO of Yugabyte! Bill is an extraordinary leader with an exemplary record of building and scaling enterprise infrastructure companies. Bill joins us from Pivotal Software where, as co-founder and President, he was part of the leadership team that helped solidify the company as the gold standard in cloud native software development and led Pivotal through its IPO and subsequent merger with VMware in 2019.

Read More

Follow-up: Postgres Conference Webinar – Introduction to YugabyteDB

I delivered the webinar “YugabyteDB: a distributed PostgreSQL database” last week. It was hosted by Postgres Conference in a series that they’d arranged so that the speakers who’d been selected to speak at their big annual conference in New York City in March could reach their audience. COVID-19 brought that event’s cancellation. This brief post tells you where you can find the edited videorecording and the PDF version of the slides that I used.

Read More

Oracle vs PostgreSQL: First Glance – Testing YugabyteDB’s Compatibility

Roland Takacs wrote an interesting blog post titled Oracle vs PostgreSQL: First Glance earlier this month. The genesis for his blog post was that he was in the middle of migrating his current Oracle tech stack to Python, parquet files, and PostgreSQL. As such, Roland thought it might be a good exercise to document the various Oracle features he was accustomed to and figure out what the equivalent functionality was in PostgreSQL.

Read More

New 451 Research Report: Distributed SQL

Today, we are releasing a new 451 Research report: Distributed SQL, An Enabler for Globally Consistent Transactional Workloads. The report, which we commissioned, explores how database systems, sitting at the heart of the enterprise, play a key role in digital transformation initiatives.

At Yugabyte, we partner with our customers daily to help accelerate their digital initiatives,

Read More

Boosting Performance for Small Distributed SQL Data Sets with Colocated Tables

An Introduction to Colocated Tables

In YugabyteDB v2.1, we released a new feature in beta: colocated tables. In this post, we’ll explain what colocated tables are in a distributed SQL database, why you would need them, and how to get started.

Relational databases often have a large number of tables and indexes. A lot of these tables are closely related and commonly queried together via joins or subqueries.

Read More

Getting Started with Distributed SQL on Azure Kubernetes Service

Microsoft’s Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) offers a highly available, secure, and fully managed Kubernetes service for developers looking to host their applications on containers in the cloud. AKS features elastic provisioning, an integrated developer experience for rapid application development, enterprise security features, and the most available regions of any cloud provider.

Getting Started with Distributed SQL on Azure Kubernetes Service how to tutorial

YugabyteDB is a natural fit for AKS because it was designed to support cloud native environments since its initial design.

Read More