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Distributed SQL Tips and Tricks – February 15, 2022

Welcome back to our tips and tricks blog! I have the pleasure of recapping distributed SQL questions from around the Internet.

This blog series would not be possible without Dorian Hoxha, Franck Pachot, and Frits Hoogland. We also thank our incredible user community for not being afraid to ask questions.

Do you have questions? Make sure to ask them on our YugabyteDB Slack channel,

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TPC-C Benchmark: Scaling YugabyteDB to 100,000 Warehouses

We’re excited to announce a new milestone in our TPC-C benchmark journey! YugabyteDB can now scale up to 100,000 warehouses with an efficiency of 99.78%. More specifically, this results in 630,000 operations per second on the database cluster, observed over a two-hour period.

For those new to TPC-C, it’s an OLTP system benchmarking tool used to measure performance when handling transactions generated by a real-world OLTP application. It models a business that has a warehouse,

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YugabyteDB and Apache Superset: Explore and Visualize Open Source Data

Enterprises today collect and store vast amounts of data. However, realizing business value from this data requires modern data exploration and visualization tools.

Apache Superset is a widely popular, open source data exploration and visualization platform used and supported by enterprises such as Airbnb, Lyft, and Nielsen. More specifically, Superset enables users to quickly and easily explore and visualize large amounts of data stored in YugabyteDB. As a result,

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Securing YugabyteDB: Part 1 – Server-to-Server Encryption in Transit

Encryption in transit is a common requirement for client-to-server communication. It is particularly important for YugabyteDB, a 100% open source, distributed SQL database built to accelerate cloud native agility. YugabyteDB typically stores important user and customer data at an organization.

In this ongoing blog series, we take a look at the different aspects of encryption in transit for YugabyteDB. This first post will focus on encryption in transit for the database’s internal RPC communication protocol,

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A Matter of Time: Evolving Clock Sync for Distributed Databases

Distributed clock synchronization is critical for many applications, including distributed SQL databases. Clock synchronization needs to keep up with the other demands in our modern infrastructure, such as:

  • Applications that have increasing performance requirements while distributing data across different geographic regions
  • Network infrastructure and computing power that is improving constantly

A distributed SQL database is highly available and resilient to failures when deployed across a cluster of nodes.

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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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YugabyteDB Savepoints: Checkpointing Work in Distributed Transactions

Yugabyte brings best-in-class performance, scalability, and availability to YugabyteDB, a fully PostgreSQL-compatible SQL database. Because YugabyteDB’s architecture uses PostgreSQL at the SQL layer, we get a long-tail of PostgreSQL compatibility for free. But implementing savepoints requires deeper integration into YugabyteDB’s distributed persistence and transaction layers. 

In this blog post, we’ll discuss why you should care about savepoints. We’ll also examine how we built savepoints into YugabyteDB’s distributed transaction layer,

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My Yugabyte Journey into Distributed SQL Databases

This post was written by Nim Wijetunga, a Yugabyte intern during fall 2021. Nim’s currently a software engineering student at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

My journey into distributed databases began in early 2021. I was an intern at Snowflake and was part of the core FoundationDB (FDB) team. FDB is an open source distributed key-value store. Snowflake and Apple are currently the largest contributors (and maintainers) of FDB.

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YugabyteDB Migration: What About Those 19 Oracle Features I Thought I Would Miss?

In 2019, I gave a presentation with the title, “19 features you will miss if you leave Oracle.” The talk focused on features used every day with Oracle—and those that may not be available in other databases. However, the goal of this presentation was not to influence any decision or outcome. 

Migrating from a commercial database is not about covering a full set of features. It’s a strategy to stay in control of the software that processes and stores enterprise data.

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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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