The Distributed SQL Blog

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Geo-Distribution in YugabyteDB: Engineering Around the Physics of Latency

Customers today expect always-on, highly responsive access to services wherever they are in the world. This is driving businesses to deploy globally distributed applications that deliver better customer experiences. Moving to a geo-distributed database is a key part of this. Moving data closer to where the end-users are enables lower latency access. Geo-distribution can make the data service resilient to zone and region failures in the cloud.

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Connecting to YugabyteDB with Arctype, a Collaborative SQL Client

YugabyteDB is PostgreSQL compatible. It uses the same protocol and SQL layer as PostgreSQL. This makes YugabyteDB compatible with a majority of database tools, because PostgreSQL is the most popular open source database on the planet. Here is an example with Arctype, a user-friendly collaborative SQL client to query and visualize data.

Setting up a database connection

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Getting Started with the Kafka Connect for YugabyteDB (beta)

Kafka Connect is a popular tool for scaling and reliably streaming data between Apache Kafka and other data systems. It ships with a JDBC Sink which is used to insert data from Kafka to a database. Although the default JDBC Sink is good for many popular RDBMS it isn’t optimized for distributed SQL databases that provide linear scalability and high availability like YugabyteDB.

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Auto-Balancing Data in YugabyteDB, a Distributed SQL Database

YugabyteDB is a distributed, fault tolerant and highly available database with extremely low latencies for reads and writes. Data in YugabyteDB is sharded, replicated and balanced across multiple nodes that can potentially be in different availability zones, regions or even clouds for that matter. In this blog post, we look at how data balancing happens in YugabyteDB and some of the key features of YugabyteDB’s “Cluster Balancer.”

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What’s New in YugabyteDB Docs – March 2021

Welcome to the latest edition of what’s new and improved in Yugabyte Docs. We’re always adding new and updating existing documentation to provide you with the most up-to-date information on YugabyteDB, Yugabyte Platform, and our database ecosystem.

YugabyteDB Core

We had previously launched the Explore section to help users get started with YugabyteDB.

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What’s New in YugabyteDB Docs – December 2020

Welcome to this latest post on what’s new and improved in YugabyteDB Docs! We’re continually adding to and updating the documentation to give you the information you need to make the most out of YugabyteDB. 

As a reminder, YugabyteDB provides two distributed SQL APIs:

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Distributed SQL Summit Recap: Justuno’s Database Journey from Ground to Cloud

At the Distributed SQL Summit 2020, Travis Logan – CTO & Co-Founder at Justuno, presented the talk, “Evolve: A Database Journey from Ground to Cloud.”

With over 14 years of experience with Microsoft SQL Server, Travis is well-versed in the evolution of transactional databases. In this talk he summarizes his experiences with traditional RDBMS while trying to improve their redundancy,

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Introducing Yugabyte Platform on Azure – Beta Release Announcement

We have been hard at work expanding our ecosystem to be available across major cloud infrastructure providers so we can power applications in any cloud or across clouds. In addition to deploying the Yugabyte Platform, our commercial database-as-a-service (DBaaS) offering, natively in AWS and GCP, we’re excited to announce the beta release of the Yugabyte Platform on Microsoft Azure.

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