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Tutorial: How to Deploy Multi-Region YugabyteDB on GKE Using Multi-Cluster Services

Tutorial: How to Deploy Multi-Region YugabyteDB on GKE Using Multi-Cluster Services

The evolution of “build once, run anywhere” containers and Kubernetes—a cloud-agnostic, declarative-driven orchestration API—have made a scalable, self-service platform layer a reality. Even though it is not a one size fits all solution, a majority of business and technical challenges are being addressed. Kubernetes as the common denominator gives scalability, resiliency, and agility to internet-scale applications on various clouds in a predictable, consistent manner. But what good is application layer scalability if the data is still confined to a single vertically scalable server that can’t exceed a predefined limit?

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Tutorial: Getting Started with YugabyteDB and Docker

Tutorial: Getting Started with YugabyteDB and Docker

When developing modern applications, it is important to maintain dev/prod parity (that is, keep development, staging, and production as similar as possible). This should also extend to the local development environment.  However, containerization makes it easy to achieve consistency across all environments, even with more complicated components such as databases.

YugabyteDB is a cloud-native, distributed SQL database that is also PostgreSQL compatible. This interoperability makes it possible for developers to leverage existing tools,

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How a Fortune 500 Retailer Weathered a Regional Cloud Outage with YugabyteDB

How a Fortune 500 Retailer Weathered a Regional Cloud Outage with YugabyteDB

On the heels of an incredibly difficult 2020, my fellow Texans and I had the misfortune of experiencing a once-in-a-lifetime snowstorm. To be true, at the time, it felt like much more than a snowstorm. It wasn’t just snowfall in Texas. It was a snow-pocalypse.

However, once the storm settled, I explored how the rest of Texas had fared. I discovered some of the companies who run applications in production on YugabyteDB were also affected.

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Multi-Cloud Distributed SQL: Avoiding Region Failure with YugabyteDB

Multi-Cloud Distributed SQL: Avoiding Region Failure with YugabyteDB

As Amazon CTO Werner Vogels often reminds us: ”Everything fails, all the time”. This means any component of the infrastructure will fail at some point. However, with more and more software being deployed in the cloud, today’s infrastructure must provide redundancy. In addition, the applications that sit on top of it must provide continuity over failures.

This involves database replication when the failure concerns data in motion. But there are different levels of failures and different protection technologies.

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How Kroger’s Data Architecture Powers Omnichannel Retail Experiences at Scale

How Kroger’s Data Architecture Powers Omnichannel Retail Experiences at Scale

At a recent Distributed SQL Summit, Sriram Samu, VP of Customer Technology at Kroger, discussed how his company’s data architecture unlocks digital and omnichannel experiences at scale. He provided a rare glimpse into how the business is bringing its data models into a new format. This format is easy to serve at speed, while still being able to integrate with legacy systems.

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Using GIN Indexes in YugabyteDB

Using GIN Indexes in YugabyteDB

At Yugabyte, we are committed to complete PostgreSQL compatibility. Similar to PostgreSQL, YugabyteDB supports the following three container column types. These three data types are extremely useful in various cases:

  • jsonb – Makes it useful for schema-less data use cases
  • tsvector – Supports full text search through a sorted list of distinct lexemes
  • array – Gives the flexibility to store a large composite variable-length value in a single field

Each data type’s utility is severely limited without an efficient way to index them.

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Why Yugabyte is a Great Choice for Growing Your Engineering Career

Why Yugabyte is a Great Choice for Growing Your Engineering Career

Hello, my name is Akshat, and I joined Yugabyte on June 1, 2021. I’m a Software Engineer on the Yugabyte Cloud team. This is my first full-time job. In this blog post, I’d like to talk about my experience working here over the past six months and the amazing growth I’ve had since joining.

My experience at Yugabyte

I knew about Yugabyte before I joined the company. I was familiar with the product,

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The Most PostgreSQL-Compatible Distributed SQL Database is YugabyteDB

The Most PostgreSQL-Compatible Distributed SQL Database is YugabyteDB

This morning we announced the general availability of YugabyteDB 2.11, a major release which extends PostgreSQL compatibility of the open source distributed SQL database! These updates allow application developers to use powerful and familiar PostgreSQL features without compromising resilience, scale, or performance. 

One of the biggest roadblocks to database adoption is a lack of familiarity. Developers love PostgreSQL and want to work with the familiar API in order to be productive.

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