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Java Development: How Applications Litter Beyond the Heap

In Java development, garbage collection is a routine task. Applications generate garbage all the time. And that garbage is meticulously cleaned out by CMS, G1, Azul C4 and other types of collectors. Basically, our applications are born to bring value to this world, but nothing is perfect—including our applications that leave litter in the Java heap.

However, the story doesn’t end with the Java heap. In fact, it only starts there. Let’s take the example of a basic Java application that uses a relational database—such as PostgreSQL—and solid state drives (SSDs) as a storage device.

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Distributed SQL Summit 2022: Become a Data-Driven Organization at Scale

We are excited to announce that registration is now open for our fourth annual Distributed SQL Summit (DSS) 2022 on September 14th.

This virtual event will be our biggest global event to date. Additionally, a series of in-person DSS days around the world will follow this event.

The Distributed SQL Summit 2022 brings together the Distributed SQL community, customers, partners, and industry thought leaders. The goal of the event is to explore the challenges and opportunities of database modernization and transformation. 

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YugabyteDB 2.15: Accelerate Cloud Native Adoption with YugabyteDB Voyager

As organizations continue to embrace the public cloud for their applications, migrating business-critical data to cloud native databases remains one of the biggest barriers to accelerating cloud adoption. Organizations also want the freedom and confidence to move key applications and the underlying data to their choice of public, private or hybrid clouds.

Developed in response to customers who are struggling with migration from single node Postgres and similar environments, YugabyteDB Voyager is available today to remove many of these barriers.

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YugabyteDB 2.15: Discover Worry-Free Performance

Reports show that 89% of companies with above average customer experiences perform better financially than their competitors. A lot of factors influence customer experience. However, in today’s world where more and more of your customers interact with you and your company mainly through applications, online services or automated systems, the performance of those applications can make or break your business.

Database performance has a significant impact on that application’s overall performance. But performance is impacted by a wide range of variables,

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YugabyteDB 2.15: Enable Developers to Build Quicker and Ship Faster

As a developer, your time is extremely valuable. We try to remember that every day as developers power Yugabyte. That means we deliver the most developer-friendly database to make your job easier and your career more successful. And YugabyteDB 2.15, our latest preview release, continues that commitment

This release contains several new enhancements to help you onboard rapidly and leverage familiar, proven capabilities and tools. With the new release, you can reduce your time-to-market for new innovations by eliminating those time-consuming projects to fix nagging issues in your legacy database.

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YugabyteDB 2.15: Support Any Workload with Dynamic Workload Optimization

Several of the key innovations released in YugabyteDB 2.15 help you not just survive, but thrive, in the face of changes. New YugabyteDB features support a diverse set of applications and their inherent unpredictability with greater ease. By leveraging a flexible, unified database you can avoid re-architecting applications or augmenting your environment with new databases.

Predicting how your applications and their requirements will change and morph over time is almost impossible. We live in a world where old customers disappear,

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Announcing YugabyteDB 2.15 and YugabyteDB Voyager: The Future of Distributed SQL

Welcome to YugabyteDB Product Week! We are thrilled to announce one of the most extensive updates to YugabyteDB since its initial launch. YugabyteDB 2.15 and our new YugabyteDB Voyager are available now!

Our latest database release introduces a suite of features focused on dynamic workload optimization, developer productivity features, and improved performance.

YugabyteDB Voyager, our new open source data migration engine, simplifies the movement of traditional and cloud-based databases to YugabyteDB.

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Distributed SQL Sharding: How Many Tablets, and at What Size?

The first answer to this question is the usual “it depends“. The second answer, thanks to YugabyteDB’s auto-splitting feature and distributed SQL sharding principles, is “don’t worry, this is managed automatically.” 

However, it’s still important to understand how sharding works, how to handle corner cases correctly, and how to split tablets to save resources. In this post, we’ll explore how sharding works in YugabyteDB by defining the initial quantity and size of tablets. 

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YugabyteDB and Red Hat OpenShift: Resilient Kubernetes Workloads at Scale

Kubernetes has become widely adopted in the Fortune 500. Many companies are now using the platform to run stateless and stateful applications on-premises or as hybrid cloud deployments in production. Of course, with any new technology, there are growing pains when running resilient Kubernetes workloads. But most executives and developers agree that the benefits far outweigh the challenges.

Data on the Kubernetes ecosystem is evolving rapidly with the rise of stateful applications. However,

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Change Data Capture (CDC) From YugabyteDB to Elasticsearch

This post walks through how to send data from YugabyteDB to Elasticsearch using YugabyteDB’s Change Data Capture (CDC) feature.

Background

YugabyteDB CDC is a pull-based approach to CDC introduced in YugabyteDB 2.13 that reports changes from the database’s write-ahead-log (WAL). More specifically, the detailed CDC architecture is mentioned in YugabyteDB’s documentation.

Elasticsearch is a search engine based on the Lucene library. It also provides a distributed,

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