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Thoughts on distributed databases, open source, and cloud native

Alerts and Notifications in Yugabyte Platform

Operational visibility is key to understanding distributed SQL databases across dimensions of uptime, performance, and capacity planning. Keeping tabs on uptime is crucial for running clusters in production. You need to ensure you have the right process and alerting system in place to allow for fast action, as illustrated in the below diagram.

Yugabyte Platform offers a dedicated observability and monitoring view, which serves as a single pane of glass for the customer’s performance metrics across all clouds.

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Yugabyte Platform API: Securely Deploying YugabyteDB Clusters Using Infrastructure-as-Code

The Yugabyte Platform console orchestrates and manages YugabyteDB clusters in one or more regions across public cloud and private, on-prem data centers. Yugabyte Platform console is a powerful interface with an immense amount of automation to set up your databases across all major cloud providers around the globe. Through the UI, you can easily deploy a fully scalable global cluster across several regions and even across different cloud providers in a matter of minutes. The UI is super intuitive and great,

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Announcing YugabyteDB 2.8

Yugabyte is on a mission to build the default database for cloud native applications and simplify operational data infrastructure. Our latest stable release — YugabyteDB 2.8 — is a big step towards that goal. YugabyteDB 2.8 includes significant enhancements to the open source database and our self-managed DBaaS offering, Yugabyte Platform. While we add more and more features on the Distributed SQL side, we are committed to making Yugabyte Platform easy for our users to use in their production cloud environments.

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How My Yugabyte Internship Changed Me For the Better

Hello! My name is Harshitha, and I’ve been interning at Yugabyte as a software developer since July 2021. The last four months have transformed me from a confused and cynical college student to a curious and optimistic technology enthusiast and developer. It has been a continuous and exponential metamorphosis driven by the people and carefully curated—although seemingly effortless—culture at Yugabyte. In this post, I’d like to talk about my experience working here and the positive influence this company has had on my future.

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Distributed SQL Tips and Tricks – November 2nd, 2021

Welcome back to our tips and tricks blog! With October officially a wrap, I have the pleasure of recapping some distributed SQL questions from around the Internet. There was no Tips and Tricks edition for September as the Yugabyte team was focused on our 2021 Distributed SQL Summit. If you did not have a chance to check it out, you can view the sessions on-demand here.

As always, this blog series would not be possible without all of the behind the scenes and community work done by YugabyteDB members such as Dorian Hoxha,

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Are Stored Procedures and Triggers Anti-Patterns in the Cloud Native World?

The last decade has seen a rise in usage of distributed SQL databases for transactional, cloud native applications. Popular options include Amazon Aurora, Google Spanner, YugabyteDB, and CockroachDB. All of these databases are resilient to failures and achieve high availability. However, they vary dramatically in the set of relational database management system (RDBMS) features they support.

Google Spanner and CockroachDB have chosen to rewrite the SQL engine from scratch. As a result, they do not implement many of the advanced features supported by a traditional RDBMS.

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Yugabyte Raises $188 Million Series C to Make Distributed SQL Ubiquitous

We are excited to announce that Yugabyte has closed $188 million in oversubscribed Series C funding. Sapphire Ventures led the round with participation from Alkeon Capital, Meritech Capital, and Wells Fargo Strategic Capital, as well as existing investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, 8VC, Dell Technologies Capital, Wipro Ventures, and others. This round comes seven months after our previous round in March 2021,

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Distributed SQL Summit 2021: Rajkumar Sen on Fulfilling the Data Modernization Dream

It’s critical for enterprises to modernize and democratize their database to drive digital transformation. Being stuck with legacy infrastructure only causes massive problems downstream, such as an inability to scale due to high costs, fragility, and vendor lock-in. It also creates a burden to add more infrastructure to scale with a requirement to be always-on, lowering developer productivity.

Distributed SQL databases solve this problem for enterprises by providing lower TCO, multi-location geo-distribution, self-healing capabilities,

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Tutorial: Building Applications with YugabyteDB and Spark

At Distributed SQL Summit 2021, we presented a workshop on how to build an application using the YugabyteDB Spark Connector and Yugabyte Cloud to deliver business outcomes for our customers.

The YugabyteDB Spark Connector brings together the best of breed technologies Apache Spark — an industry-leading, distributed computing engine — with YugabyteDB, a modern, cloud-native distributed SQL database. This connector allows customers to seamlessly and natively read from,

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Why I Joined Yugabyte

Background

Coming from an open source database background, my focus over the last number of years has been working with, and supporting sales teams globally through field marketing and events. I’ve had the opportunity to work closely with the open source community through running Percona Live and participating in many other industry events.

What I love about the open source community is that it’s far more than just a place to build and contribute to software and projects.

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