The Distributed SQL Blog

Thoughts on distributed databases, open source, and cloud native

Retail Application Migration: Lessons Learned Moving from On-Prem to Cloud Native

Recently, I came across a sample e-commerce application that demonstrates how to use Next.js, GraphQL engine, PostgreSQL, and a few other frameworks to build a modern web application. The application supports basic e-commerce capabilities such as product inventory and order management, recommendation system, and checkout function. This made me curious as to how much effort it would take to complete a retail application migration from an on-premise to cloud native solution.

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What Every Application Developer Needs to Know About Geo-Distributed Databases

I’ve been working with distributed systems, platforms, and databases for the last seven years. Back in 2015, many architects began using distributed databases to scale beyond the boundaries of a single machine or server. They selected such a database for its horizontal scalability, even if its performance remained comparable to a conventional single-server database.

Now, with the rise of cloud native applications and serverless architecture,

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Announcing YugabyteDB 2.13: Breakthrough Developer Experience and Performance

We are thrilled to announce the general availability of YugabyteDB 2.13. This is a major release that delivers better control over where geo-distributed deployments store and access data. More specifically, it allows enterprises to lower data transfer costs, improve performance, and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements. This release also includes new features and integrations to enhance developer experience.

YugabyteDB offers a rich set of deployment and replication options in geo-distributed environments.

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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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A Matter of Time: Evolving Clock Sync for Distributed Databases

Distributed clock synchronization is critical for many applications, including distributed SQL databases. Clock synchronization needs to keep up with the other demands in our modern infrastructure, such as:

  • Applications that have increasing performance requirements while distributing data across different geographic regions
  • Network infrastructure and computing power that is improving constantly

A distributed SQL database is highly available and resilient to failures when deployed across a cluster of nodes.

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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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How Abra Controls Transforms Energy Companies with Yugabyte Cloud

Abra Controls provides wireless pressure monitoring and data aggregation solutions. It serves energy companies in the U.S. and Canada. Its customers optimize hydraulic fracturing operations and ensure regulatory compliance.

The company’s marquee offering is its mobile sensors and in-the-field service. Part of its service is a cloud IoT application. As a result, it collects and aggregates massive amounts of sensor data from hydraulic fracturing sites.

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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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Tutorial: Building Applications with YugabyteDB and Spark

At Distributed SQL Summit 2021, we presented a workshop on how to build an application using the YugabyteDB Spark Connector and Yugabyte Cloud to deliver business outcomes for our customers.

The YugabyteDB Spark Connector brings together the best of breed technologies Apache Spark — an industry-leading, distributed computing engine — with YugabyteDB, a modern,

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Introducing Yugabyte Cloud – Effortless Distributed SQL

Yugabyte Cloud unlocks the power of “any” – allowing organizations to run any app at any scale, anywhere, accessible at any time and running in any cloud. In the keynote of the Distributed SQL Summit 2021, we announced the general availability of Yugabyte Cloud to make “any” feel effortless.

Yugabyte Cloud is a fully managed offering of YugabyteDB.

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