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Rise of Globally Distributed SQL Databases – Redefining Transactional Stores for Cloud Native Era

Rise of Globally Distributed SQL Databases – Redefining Transactional Stores for Cloud Native Era

At last month’s KubeCon + CloudNativeCon in Seattle, the single biggest change from previous container-related conferences was the excitement among the end user companies around their adoption of Kubernetes and the associated cloud native infrastructure ecosystem. The CNCF End User Community page today lists 50+ enterprises and 21+ case studies including those from industry bellwethers such as Capital One, Netflix, Nordstrom and Pinterest. There is a common adoption pattern among all these case studies —

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Recapping YugaByte’s 2018 Milestones and a Preview of the 2019 Roadmap

Recapping YugaByte’s 2018 Milestones and a Preview of the 2019 Roadmap

After launching YugabyteDB in November 2017, Team YugaByte celebrated 2018 as its first full year in the market as a cloud native, transactional database company. Exhilarating is the one word that best summarizes our 2018 experience. From a product and engineering standpoint, we launched two major releases (and tens of minor releases) and saw users adopt each of the releases at an amazing pace. This story of exceeded expectations repeated itself at every other function in the company whether it be sales,

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YugaByte Announces Kubernetes StatefulSets Support to Enable Scale-Out PostgreSQL Deployments

YugaByte Announces Kubernetes StatefulSets Support to Enable Scale-Out PostgreSQL Deployments

YugaByte is excited to be at KubeCon today to announce Kubernetes StatefulSets support for our distributed SQL API which complements the transactional NoSQL APIs already generally available. YSQL is YugabyteDB’s PostgreSQL-compatible Distributed SQL API (currently in Beta). This new feature, available in YugabyteDB 1.1.7, cloud-native applications and microservices can rely on SQL and NoSQL to take full advantage of Kubernetes StatefulSets to power horizontally scalable, highly fault-tolerant data services,

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YSQL Architecture: Implementing Distributed SQL in YugabyteDB

YSQL Architecture: Implementing Distributed SQL in YugabyteDB

In this post, we will look at the architecture of YSQL, the PostgreSQL-compatible distributed SQL API in YugabyteDB. We will also touch on the current state of the project and the next steps in progress. Here is a quick overview:

  • YugabyteDB has a common distributed storage engine that powers both SQL and NoSQL
  • For supporting NoSQL apps, YugabyteDB is designed for low latency, sub-millisecond reads and massive write scalability. It can handle millions of requests and many TBs of data per node with linear scalability and high resilience.

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Introducing YSQL: A PostgreSQL Compatible Distributed SQL API for YugabyteDB

Introducing YSQL: A PostgreSQL Compatible Distributed SQL API for YugabyteDB

YugaByte’s mission from day one has been to simplify operational database infrastructure. We are doing so by bringing together the best aspects of SQL and NoSQL into a single transactional, high-performance database. I am pleased to announce a key milestone in our mission with the formal introduction of YSQL, YugabyteDB’s PostgreSQL-compatible distributed SQL API, as part of the recent 1.1 release. YSQL (currently in beta) becomes the third member of our multi-API family that previously included two NoSQL APIs,

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Announcing YugabyteDB 1.1 and Company Update

Announcing YugabyteDB 1.1 and Company Update

The team at YugaByte is excited to announce that YugabyteDB 1.1 is officially GA! You can download the latest version from our Quick Start page. New in this release:

YugabyteDB Open Source

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Jepsen Testing on YugabyteDB

Jepsen Testing on YugabyteDB

At YugaByte, our mission is to build a robust, reliable, distributed OLTP database. Needless to say, we take correctness and technical accuracy of our claims very seriously. Therefore, we absolutely love a testing framework like Jepsen which helps verify correctness and are fans of Kyle Kingsbury’s work!

Here is a summary of what we have done so far in regards to Jepsen:

  • We have performed our own DIY style Jepsen testing
  • The YugabyteDB Jepsen testing repository is open source
  • For the current suite of Jepsen tests for YugabyteDB that we have tested in a loop,

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How Does the Raft Consensus-Based Replication Protocol Work in YugabyteDB?

How Does the Raft Consensus-Based Replication Protocol Work in YugabyteDB?

Editor’s note: This post was originally published August 8, 2018 and has been updated as of May 28, 2020.

As we saw in ”How Does Consensus-Based Replication Work in Distributed Databases?”, Raft has become the consensus replication algorithm of choice when it comes to building resilient, strongly consistent systems. YugabyteDB uses Raft for both leader election and data replication. Instead of having a single Raft group for the entire dataset in the cluster,

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How Does Consensus-Based Replication Work in Distributed Databases?

How Does Consensus-Based Replication Work in Distributed Databases?

Editor’s note: This post was originally published August 2, 2018 and has been updated as of May 26, 2020.

Whether it be a WordPress website’s MySQL backend or Dropbox’s multi-exabyte storage system, data replication is at the heart of making data durable and available in the presence of hardware failures such as machine crashes, disk failures, network partitions, and clock skews. The basic idea behind replication is very simple: keep multiple copies of data on physically isolated hardware so that one hardware failure does not impact the others;

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Implementing Distributed Transactions the Google Way: Percolator vs. Spanner

Implementing Distributed Transactions the Google Way: Percolator vs. Spanner

Our post 6 Signs You Might be Misunderstanding ACID Transactions in Distributed Databases describes the key challenges involved in building high performance distributed transactions. Multiple open source ACID-compliant distributed databases have started building such transactions by taking inspiration from research papers published by Google. In this post, we dive deeper into Percolator and Spanner, the two Google systems behind those papers, as well as the open source databases they have inspired.

Google Percolator

Percolator is Google’s internal-only system used to make incremental updates to the Google search index.

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