The Distributed SQL Blog

Thoughts on distributed databases, open source, and cloud native

Distributed SQL Summit Recap: Mainframe Modernization

At the Distributed SQL Summit 2020, Brenesh Stanslas Flower Mary – Senior Architect, Wipro Digital, presented the talk “Monolith to Microservices.” In the talk he demonstrated how it is possible to take a large, intertwined mainframe monolith and break it down into microservices using a practical approach. The end-to-end approach he demonstrated made use of Wipro’s “moderniZ” platform which addresses the modernization (or transformation) of UIs,

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Building Serverless Applications Using Spring Boot, AWS Lambda, and YugabyteDB

Introduction to Serverless Applications

Serverless applications allow developers to run code without having to provision or manage any servers; developers can just concentrate on implementing the business logic of their applications.

As workloads move to the cloud, serverless applications are gaining tremendous popularity with developers. Serverless frameworks allow developers to program for the cloud to take advantage of elastic scaling for workloads and provide cost benefits of using pay-for-use features,

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Presentation Recap: The Distributed Database Behind Twitter

Twitter is one of the world’s favorite places for people and brands to connect online. Powering a global service that helps people share everything from breaking news and entertainment to sports, politics, and everyday interests takes infrastructure that can adapt and evolve over time.

In his talk at the 2020 Distributed SQL Summit, Mehrdad Nurolahzade,

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Presentation Recap: Kubernetes as a Universal Control Plane – Joe Beda, VMware

We were delighted to have Joe Beda, one of the original creators of Kubernetes, and Principal Engineer at VMware, give the opening keynote at this year’s 2020 Distributed SQL Summit. If you weren’t able to attend, here’s the summary and playback of his keynote presentation.

Kubernetes as a Universal Control Plane

Oftentimes systems start out with efficiency in mind (as Joe states,

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Yugabyte Adopts a New Versioning System

Many users in the YugabyteDB community simply love the velocity with which new and exciting features are introduced through frequent releases. However, as more and more business-critical applications start depending on YugabyteDB as the system of record database, there is an increasing need for enterprises to operate existing versions in production longer and avoid adopting fast-moving releases which can go through radical design changes.

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Using Terraform to Provision a YugabyteDB Cluster

This blog post is written by guest author Bhavin Gandhi, Software Engineer at InfraCloud Technologies, Inc. InfraCloud helps startups, SMBs, and enterprises scale by adopting cloud-native technologies.

HashiCorp’s Terraform is an infrastructure as code (IaC) tool as well as a framework. It is used for writing the infrastructure configuration in a declarative way using HashiCorp Configuration Language (HCL) or JSON.

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A PostgreSQL-Compatible, Distributed SQL Cheat Sheet: The Basics

In this blog post, we’ll highlight how all the basic commands you end up using in the first few minutes after installing PostgreSQL are identical in YugabyteDB. We’ll cover connecting to the database, creating users, databases, schemas, and calling external files from the SQL shell. In the next blog post in this series we’ll tackle querying data to demonstrate that if you know how to query data in PostgreSQL,

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Version Control for Distributed SQL with Flyway’s Maven Plugin

Flyway is an open source database version control and migration tool that stresses simplicity and convention over configuration. Changes to the database can be written in SQL (and in some database-specific dialects like PL/SQL and T-SQL) or Java. You interact with Flyway using a command-line client, however there are a variety of plugins that can be leveraged, including Maven,

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