The Distributed SQL Blog

Thoughts on distributed databases, open source, and cloud native

Distributed SQL Tips and Tricks for PostgreSQL and Oracle DBAs – Sep 9, 2020

Welcome to this week’s tips and tricks blog where we explore both beginner and advanced YugabyteDB topics for PostgreSQL and Oracle DBAs. First things first, for those of you who might be new to either distributed SQL or YugabyteDB.

What is Distributed SQL?

Distributed SQL databases are becoming popular with organizations interested in moving data infrastructure to the cloud or cloud native environments.

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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.

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Why I Moved from Oracle to YugaByte

I’m thrilled at the prospect of what lies ahead of me in my new job at YugaByte. I’ve just started in the role of Developer Advocate for YugaByte DB. This is an open source, cloud native, distributed SQL database—in other words, a database for the modern world. There’s an excellent brief description here.

I made this move a couple of weeks ago after almost thirty years at Oracle.

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