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How My Yugabyte Internship Changed Me For the Better

Hello! My name is Harshitha, and I’ve been interning at Yugabyte as a software developer since July 2021. The last four months have transformed me from a confused and cynical college student to a curious and optimistic technology enthusiast and developer. It has been a continuous and exponential metamorphosis driven by the people and carefully curated—although seemingly effortless—culture at Yugabyte. In this post, I’d like to talk about my experience working here and the positive influence this company has had on my future.

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Three Career-Defining Takeaways From My Time as a Yugabyte APJ Intern

Hello everyone! It’s Lakshmi, from the sunny (and rainy!) shores of Singapore. I am now wrapping up my internship, and it feels bittersweet to be penning down my thoughts on this document prior to posting it. These four months have been eventful—from the sleepless countdown to DSS Asia 2022 to interacting with a warm team that pools their strengths together.

In this post— the final installment of the series—I want to outline three lessons I have learned from my time as a Yugabyte APJ intern.

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My Yugabyte Journey: From Intern to Full-Time Software Engineer

Hello. My name is Tim Elgersma, and I’m a software engineering intern on the YSQL team at Yugabyte. I have one semester left in my bachelor of Computer Science program at the University of Waterloo. In this blog post, I’d like to talk about my experience interning here over the past several months, and why I’m excited to join the company full time upon graduation.

Adding tablespaces to tablegroups

My onboarding at Yugabyte went pretty smoothly.

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A Yugabyte Software Engineering Intern’s Journey

Editor’s note: Yugabyte is hiring!

The Call to Adventure

My distributed SQL story begins late in 2019, back at my previous internship at a Norwegian startup called Cognite. While I was there, my team lead would always talk about how awesome distributed databases are, and also about his side project where he was building a small distributed SQL database from scratch in Rust (check it out here).

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My Time as a Yugabyte Software Engineering Intern

February – A Unique Introduction

It was late February, and I had spent the past several weeks learning everything I could about the distributed database ecosystem. As an intern on the Investment Team at 8VC, I had gotten the chance to work on technical due diligence under Partner & CTO Bhaskar Ghosh, taking a multitude of pitches every week and constantly shifting contexts. One of those companies speaking with us was Yugabyte,

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Recapping My Internship at Yugabyte – Jayden Navarro

It was a warm day in early October, and two large white tents occupied the lawn that sits between the Gates, Hewlett, and Packard buildings. Companies pasted the word “AI” in big bold letters across their banners, and students formed long lines, resumes in-hand, eager to learn about the Next Big Thing and how often the company cafeteria serves Poké.

Six months prior I had made the decision to leave my comfortable job as a Software Engineer in the networking industry and pursue a Masters degree in Computer Science at Stanford,

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My Experience as a YugabyteDB Engineering Intern

I recently finished my winter 2019 term as a software engineering intern at YugaByte and it was a fantastic experience! I found the opportunity through their posting on the University of Waterloo internal job board and it was also the first time I had heard of YugabyteDB. I had previously completed two other internships at much larger companies and I was a little skeptical of startups. The fact that a friend’s internship at a startup had ended halfway due to the startup folding did not help allay my concerns.

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YugabyteDB vs CockroachDB Performance Benchmarks for Internet-Scale Transactional Workloads

Enterprises building cloud native services are gravitating towards transactional NoSQL and globally distributed SQL databases as their next-generation transactional stores. There are at least two distinct usage patterns among these cloud native services – internet-scale transactional workloads and scale-out RDBMS workloads. They have a lot of common demands from the database they use, such as transactions/strong consistency, data modeling flexibility, ease of scaling out and fault tolerance. However, there are some notable differences between these workloads:

  • Internet-scale transactional workloads are optimized for scale and performance without any compromises to data correctness.

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