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Five Benefits to Running a Distributed SQL Database in Kubernetes

A distributed SQL database is a single logical relational database deployed on a cluster of servers. The database automatically replicates and distributes data across multiple servers. These databases are strongly consistent and support consistency across availability and geographic zones in the cloud.

At a minimum, a distributed SQL database has the following characteristics:

  • A SQL API for accessing and manipulating data and objects
  • Automatic distribution of data across nodes in a cluster
  • Automatic replication of data in a strongly consistent manner
  • Support for distributed query execution so clients do not need to know about the underlying distribution of data
  • Support for distributed ACID transactions

But should you run a distributed SQL database in Kubernetes?

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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, cloud-native distributed SQL database. This connector allows customers to seamlessly and natively read from,

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Distributed SQL Databases on Kubernetes Webinar Recap

We recently presented the live webinar on how to run distributed SQL databases on Kubernetes. This session focused on the design of stateful workloads in Kubernetes, the architecture and deployment of YugabyteDB in Kubernetes, and best practices to run cloud native stateful workloads with a real-world example.

In this blog post, we provide the playback recording and slides, and recap some highlights from the presentation.

If you have additional questions about running the YugabyteDB distributed SQL database on Kubernetes,

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Fortune 500 Financial Services Company Chooses YugabyteDB to Support Microservices and Mainframe Migration Initiatives

Situation

A large, global financial services company is pursuing digital transformation initiatives across the board, with one of its biggest priorities being application modernization. The bank wants to untether itself from the mainframe and its existing monolithic environment and migrate to a modern microservices-oriented, cloud native architecture to better serve its customers and exponential growth in volume. A second priority is to consolidate the numerous database technologies to simplify their environment and lower costs.

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Announcing YugabyteDB 2.4

Run mission-critical applications at scale with enterprise-grade SLAs and security

Our mission at Yugabyte is to build the default distributed SQL database for cloud native applications in a multi-cloud world. We have been accelerating on this mission by bringing new features, growing our user base, and making our software as robust as possible. Today we are excited to announce the general availability of YugabyteDB 2.4 which includes major enhancements and provides enterprise-grade stability allowing you to deploy YugabyteDB in production environments.

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