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YugabyteDB Fundamentals Training Q&A – Jan 28, 2021

YugabyteDB Fundamentals Training Q&A – Jan 28, 2021

Yesterday we had almost 200 folks show up for the latest “YugabyteDB Fundamentals and Certification” training session. We had a lot of questions during the session and weren’t able to get to them all! In this blog I have compiled the majority of them and provided answers in a simple Q&A format.

Missed yesterday’s training? You can catch our next training session, “YugabyteDB YSQL Development and Certification and Training” on Feb 25 by registering here.

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Presentation Recap: The Art of the State: Serverless Computing and Distributed Data – Joe Hellerstein, UC Berkeley and Trifacta

Presentation Recap: The Art of the State: Serverless Computing and Distributed Data – Joe Hellerstein, UC Berkeley and Trifacta

We were delighted to have Joe Hellerstein, professor of Computer Science at UC Berkeley and co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Trifacta, give the day 2 opening keynote at this year’s 2020 Distributed SQL Summit.

If you weren’t able to attend or want a refresher, here’s the summary and playback of his keynote presentation.

Joe presented the the art of the state serverless computing and distributed data in four chapters:

  • 1.

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Distributed SQL Summit Recap: Envoy and Service Meshes for Databases

Distributed SQL Summit Recap: Envoy and Service Meshes for Databases

At the Distributed SQL Summit 2020, Christoph Pakulski, software engineer at Tetrate, and Prasad Radhakrishnan, VP of data engineering at Yugabyte presented the talk “Envoy and Service Meshes for Databases: What the Future Holds”. In the talk, they explored the topics of Envoy, service meshes–specifically Istio, and how they intersect with the database world. Christoph explained the Envoy PostgreSQL network filter extension released earlier in the year,

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Presentation Recap: Modernizing Application Development with GraphQL and Distributed SQL

Presentation Recap: Modernizing Application Development with GraphQL and Distributed SQL

At the Distributed Summit 2020 , Allison Kunz, Solutions Engineer at Hasura, presented the talk “Modernizing Application Development with Planet-scale GraphQL and Distributed SQL”. In the talk she covered what is GraphQL, why GraphQL, why Hasura GraphQL Engine, and a checklist of what it takes to have enterprise-grade GraphQL APIs in production, focusing on performance, security, and reliability. She also showed a demo of Hasura Cloud in action.

What is GraphQL,

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Distributed SQL Summit Recap: Pinterest’s Exploration of Distributed SQL

Distributed SQL Summit Recap: Pinterest’s Exploration of Distributed SQL

At the Distributed SQL Summit 2020, Lianghong Xu – Engineering Manager & Tech Lead, Pinterest – presented the talk “Pinterest’s Exploration of Distributed SQL”. In the talk he covered the evolution of storage at Pinterest, the role that the HBase ecosystem plays within the company, current challenges and opportunities for innovation, and finally, their exploration of Distributed SQL as a viable solution to some of these challenges.

The Storage Evolution at Pinterest

In 2012,

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Distributed SQL Summit Recap: 5G and Data Challenges

Distributed SQL Summit Recap: 5G and Data Challenges

At the Distributed SQL Summit 2020, Hale Donertasli, Cloud Architect at Rakuten Mobile, presented the talk “5G and Data Challenges”. In the talk, Hale describes the new innovations that will become possible because of 5G and its impressive data rate that will eventually achieve 20Gbps. Underpinning this achievement in speed is a cloud native, service-based architecture. But enhancing data and network speed and reliability while adopting microservices in the cloud doesn’t come without some challenges to address and overcome.

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Presentation Recap: The Distributed Database Behind Twitter

Presentation Recap: The Distributed Database Behind Twitter

Twitter is one of the world’s favorite places for people and brands to connect online. Powering a global service that helps people share everything from breaking news and entertainment to sports, politics, and everyday interests takes infrastructure that can adapt and evolve over time.

In his talk at the 2020 Distributed SQL Summit, Mehrdad Nurolahzade, engineer on the real-time infrastructure team at Twitter, walks us through the distributed database behind Twitter,

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Presentation Recap: Kubernetes as a Universal Control Plane – Joe Beda, VMware

Presentation Recap: Kubernetes as a Universal Control Plane – Joe Beda, VMware

We were delighted to have Joe Beda, one of the original creators of Kubernetes, and Principal Engineer at VMware, give the opening keynote at this year’s 2020 Distributed SQL Summit. If you weren’t able to attend, here’s the summary and playback of his keynote presentation.

Kubernetes as a Universal Control Plane

Oftentimes systems start out with efficiency in mind (as Joe states, “to try and get as much out of your computers as you possibly could“),

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Yugabyte Adopts a New Versioning System

Yugabyte Adopts a New Versioning System

Many users in the YugabyteDB community simply love the velocity with which new and exciting features are introduced through frequent releases. However, as more and more business-critical applications start depending on YugabyteDB as the system of record database, there is an increasing need for enterprises to operate existing versions in production longer and avoid adopting fast-moving releases which can go through radical design changes. It’s clear we have different groups of users, each with important needs: those who need to go into production now with the generally available features,

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Introducing yugabyted, the Simplest Way to Get Started with YugabyteDB

Introducing yugabyted, the Simplest Way to Get Started with YugabyteDB

Users familiar with YugabyteDB’s architecture know that it is based on two servers where cluster metadata storage and administrative operations are managed by a YB-Master metadata server that is independent from the YB-TServer database server. The end result is that the YB-Master server can be configured and tuned (in a manner that is completely isolated from YB-TServer) to achieve higher performance and faster resilience than a single-server architecture. However, the need for these two servers to come together in a cluster increases the mental burden on a new user who wants to experience the database’s benefits in the shortest time possible.

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