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How a Fortune 500 Retailer Weathered a Regional Cloud Outage with YugabyteDB

How a Fortune 500 Retailer Weathered a Regional Cloud Outage with YugabyteDB

On the heels of an incredibly difficult 2020, my fellow Texans and I had the misfortune of experiencing a once-in-a-lifetime snowstorm. To be true, at the time, it felt like much more than a snowstorm. It wasn’t just snowfall in Texas. It was a snow-pocalypse.

However, once the storm settled, I explored how the rest of Texas had fared. I discovered some of the companies who run applications in production on YugabyteDB were also affected.

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Multi-Cloud Distributed SQL: Avoiding Region Failure with YugabyteDB

Multi-Cloud Distributed SQL: Avoiding Region Failure with YugabyteDB

As Amazon CTO Werner Vogels often reminds us: ”Everything fails, all the time”. This means any component of the infrastructure will fail at some point. However, with more and more software being deployed in the cloud, today’s infrastructure must provide redundancy. In addition, the applications that sit on top of it must provide continuity over failures.

This involves database replication when the failure concerns data in motion. But there are different levels of failures and different protection technologies.

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Distributed SQL Tips and Tricks – December 16th, 2021

Distributed SQL Tips and Tricks – December 16th, 2021

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

This ongoing series would not be possible without Dorian Hoxha, Franck Pachot, and  Frits Hoogland. We also thank our incredible user community for their work with the technology.

Do you have any questions?

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How Kroger’s Data Architecture Powers Omnichannel Retail Experiences at Scale

How Kroger’s Data Architecture Powers Omnichannel Retail Experiences at Scale

At a recent Distributed SQL Summit, Sriram Samu, VP of Customer Technology at Kroger, discussed how his company’s data architecture unlocks digital and omnichannel experiences at scale. He provided a rare glimpse into how the business is bringing its data models into a new format. This format is easy to serve at speed, while still being able to integrate with legacy systems.

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Using GIN Indexes in YugabyteDB

Using GIN Indexes in YugabyteDB

At Yugabyte, we are committed to complete PostgreSQL compatibility. Similar to PostgreSQL, YugabyteDB supports the following three container column types. These three data types are extremely useful in various cases:

  • jsonb – Makes it useful for schema-less data use cases
  • tsvector – Supports full text search through a sorted list of distinct lexemes
  • array – Gives the flexibility to store a large composite variable-length value in a single field

Each data type’s utility is severely limited without an efficient way to index them.

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Why Yugabyte is a Great Choice for Growing Your Engineering Career

Why Yugabyte is a Great Choice for Growing Your Engineering Career

Hello, my name is Akshat, and I joined Yugabyte on June 1, 2021. I’m a Software Engineer on the Yugabyte Cloud team. This is my first full-time job. In this blog post, I’d like to talk about my experience working here over the past six months and the amazing growth I’ve had since joining.

My experience at Yugabyte

I knew about Yugabyte before I joined the company. I was familiar with the product,

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The Most PostgreSQL-Compatible Distributed SQL Database is YugabyteDB

The Most PostgreSQL-Compatible Distributed SQL Database is YugabyteDB

This morning we announced the general availability of YugabyteDB 2.11, a major release which extends PostgreSQL compatibility of the open source distributed SQL database! These updates allow application developers to use powerful and familiar PostgreSQL features without compromising resilience, scale, or performance. 

One of the biggest roadblocks to database adoption is a lack of familiarity. Developers love PostgreSQL and want to work with the familiar API in order to be productive.

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Is Your Distributed Database PostgreSQL Compatible, and Why Does This Matter?

Is Your Distributed Database PostgreSQL Compatible, and Why Does This Matter?

Most companies now realize that compatibility with a widely adopted SQL API is essential to ensure the success of their modern distributed SQL databases.

But, there are many SQL database options available and each one takes a different approach to Postgresql compatibility. This can have major implications for the developers and applications leveraging these databases.

In this on-demand webinar, Yugabyte CTO and Co-Founder Karthik Ranganathan discusses the key criteria you can use to evaluate PostgreSQL compatibility.

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