The Distributed SQL Blog

Thoughts on distributed databases, open source, and cloud native

Implementing Change Data Capture (CDC) in YugabyteDB

Databases are systems of records in any enterprise. However, unlocking the true business potential of data requires availability across the entire enterprise ecosystem. This means different applications, services, and systems powering the business processes and use cases of the organization. As a result, change data capture (CDC) is an ideal mechanism for integrating downstream applications and services to a database efficiently,

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Performing Flexible IO Testing in YugabyteDB

ybio is a PL/pgSQL based load generator for PostgreSQL and YSQL. This YugabyteDB-specific IO testing toolkit performs flexible IO testing to specific parts of the YugabyteDB infrastructure with no client installation. And because this toolkit is PL/pgSQL-based, it can also work on native PostgreSQL.

ybio is strongly inspired by Kevin Closson’s SLOB and pgio.

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Three Reasons Why I Joined Yugabyte APJ

Hello Everyone! I am Lakshmi, a tech product marketing intern for the Yugabyte Asia Pacific Japan (APJ) team. It has been my first month working at Yugabyte and I am thankful for the opportunity. Beyond my internship, I am a final year student at the NUS Business School in Singapore, specializing in Business Analytics.

A bit about me

Prior to joining Yugabyte APJ,

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Distributed SQL Deep Dive: Inside YugabyteDB’s Two-Layer Architecture

YugabyteDB is a 100% open source, distributed SQL database system. This single phrase expresses two distinct notions: a SQL database system, and a distributed database system. Historically, these notions were mutually exclusive. But current technology allows a single system to implement both notions. YugabyteDB does this with its two-layer architecture: an extensible query processing layer and a distributed document store.

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Better Developer Experience: Getting Started with YugabyteDB on Gitpod

Developer onboarding and experience gets simplified every day. But while developers use many modern software development techniques—including 12-factor, cloud native, and continuous integration—developer onboarding remains a challenge. Therefore, what developers need is an integrated, self-contained platform that helps them get started with ease. 

Gitpod is one such way we can steer into that problem space to create a better developer experience.

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YugabyteDB Community Spotlight – February 2022

In this ongoing series, we highlight community members who are solving interesting problems with YugabyteDB, the first—and only—100% open-source, hybrid, multi-cloud, distributed SQL database on the planet.

James Hartig, Co-Founder, Admiral

Admiral is a leading Visitor Relationship Management (VRM) platform, serving thousands of publishers worldwide. The company empowers publishers to engage their audiences to drive and optimize revenue streams from paywalls to adblock recovery.

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Linux Performance Tuning: Dealing with Memory and Disk IO

Linux is a general purpose operating system. This means it’s created to generally do what is right, instead of having specific code paths to perform what is right for a single specific task—and potentially be wrong for others.

Linux does not have tunable parameters for reserving memory for caching disk pages (the page cache), like operating systems such as HPUX (dbc_min_pct,

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