The Distributed SQL Blog

Thoughts on distributed databases, open source and cloud native

Scaling Relational Spring Microservices Without Load Balancers

This article was originally posted on JAXenter.com.

Modern cloud native applications demand relational databases to be highly available while being able to scale to millions of requests (RPS) and thousands of transactions per second (TPS) on demand. This is becoming essential to meet the seamless experience demanded by business applications and their users. High availability and scalability in NoSQL databases like Apache Cassandra and MongoDB are well understood,

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Developing Reactive Microservices with Spring Data and Distributed SQL

In 2016 in the keynote presentation of Spring One Platform, Juergen Hoeller announced Spring WebFlux, one of the most highly anticipated projects being worked on by the Spring Team due to the performance gains that reactive streams promised for web controllers. Subsequently, with Spring Framework 5.0, Spring Reactive MVC went GA along with the release of WebFlux API,

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Why Distributed SQL Beats Polyglot Persistence for Building Microservices?

Today’s microservices rely on data with different models and read/write access patterns. Polyglot persistence, first introduced in 2008, states that each such data model should be powered by an independent database that is purpose-built for that model. This post highlights the loss of agility that microservices development and operations suffer when adopting polyglot persistence. We review how distributed SQL serves as an alternative approach that doesn’t compromise this agility.

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