The Distributed SQL Blog

Thoughts on distributed databases, open source, and cloud native

The Power of a Modern Database: YugabyteDB and VMware Tanzu

As global companies engage in app modernization initiatives, their developers find it increasingly difficult to match those efforts with a strong data layer. These developers continue to work with costly monolithic databases like Oracle or DB2 and NoSQL databases that forgo strong data consistency and important relational features. But it’s clear a modern database is required to match the ambition of app modernization.

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DSS Asia 2022: Event Highlights and Key Takeaways

We held our second annual Distributed SQL Summit (DSS) Asia annual conference on the 30th and 31st of March 2022, following great feedback from our initial event and user demand.

This two-day online conference was packed with fascinating presentations, discussions, and demos from customers, partners, and our own experts.

With 35 engaging sessions to choose from,

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How to Set Up a Scalable and Highly-Available GraphQL API in Minutes

A modern GraphQL API layer for cloud native applications needs to possess two characteristics: horizontal scalability and high availability.

Horizontal scalability adds more machines to your API infrastructure, whereas vertical scalability adds more CPUs, RAM, and other resources to an existing machine that runs the API layer. While vertical scalability works to a certain extent, the horizontally scalable API layer can scale beyond the capacity of a single machine.

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Using Ebean ORM with YugabyteDB

Ebean is a Java-based Object–Relational Mapping (ORM) application. It is more user-friendly and understandable than traditional ORM tools, such as Hibernate. It achieves this by employing a session-less design that eliminates the concepts of detached/attached beans as well as the difficulties related with flushing/clearing.

Even better, Ebean supports YugabyteDB, a 100% open source, distributed SQL database built to accelerate cloud native agility,

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Yugabyte Partners with HashiCorp Vault for Centralized Secrets Management

Yugabyte is on a mission to build the leading distributed database for cloud native applications and simplify operational data infrastructure. The Yugabyte team is delighted to announce a new technology partnership with HashiCorp, a market leader in multi-cloud infrastructure automation software. The partnership brings integration of Yugabyte Platform with HashiCorp Vault.

The Yugabyte Platform integration is officially verified and approved by HashiCorp.

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Cloud Native Java: Integrating YugabyteDB with Spring Boot, Quarkus, and Micronaut

Java is the quintessential language runtime for enterprise applications built on monoliths, microservices, and modular architecture patterns. But when it comes to “Enterprise Java,” Spring is the de facto framework of choice.

The Spring ecosystem—with the simplicity of Spring Boot—has grown to provide integration touchpoints to a majority of the Java ecosystem. For starters,

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YugabyteDB Integrates with Arctype SQL Client

PostgreSQL has eaten the world. And so Yugabyte set out to build the most Postgres-compatible, scalable, and resilient database. YugabyteDB is not only wire compatible with PostgreSQL, it is code compatible by reusing the upper half of PostgreSQL. Thanks to this compatibility, YugabyteDB can connect to the vast majority of database tools that integrate with Postgres.

In a previous blog post,

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Getting Started with YugabyteDB, Temporal, and the Temporal-Maru Benchmarking Tool

“Does YugabyteDB integrate with temporal.io?” is a common question from developers. Temporal enables technologists to build highly reliable applications without having to worry about all the edge cases. Developers use Temporal not just because it is an open-source solution. They also use it to build workflows in code and operate resilient applications using developer-friendly primitives.

Temporal supports independent horizontal scaling of each of the Temporal Server services: Frontend,

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Getting Started with the Kafka Connect for YugabyteDB (beta)

Kafka Connect is a popular tool for scaling and reliably streaming data between Apache Kafka and other data systems. It ships with a JDBC Sink which is used to insert data from Kafka to a database. Although the default JDBC Sink is good for many popular RDBMS it isn’t optimized for distributed SQL databases that provide linear scalability and high availability like YugabyteDB.

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Building Resilient GraphQL Apps and Scaling Them to 1M Subscriptions

GraphQL provides a query language for APIs, giving UX developers autonomy over querying APIs and the database.

The advantages of using GraphQL for UX applications are well understood. GraphQL clients can retrieve only the data needed in the UI application. GraphQL provides a strong type system that avoids manual code parsing and data filtering that takes up precious processing cycles when rendering the UI to users.

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