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Thoughts on distributed databases, open source, and cloud native

Using Linkerd with YugabyteDB

This blog post is written by guest author Bhavin Gandhi, Software Engineer at InfraCloud Technologies, Inc., in collaboration with the teams at Buoyant, the creator of Linkerd, and Yugabyte.

As more organizations turn to microservices architectures for their applications, Kubernetes naturally emerges as a perfect complement to those applications. But for application developers, building on Kubernetes can introduce complex problems to solve at the application layer. This is where service meshes like Linkerd come to the rescue and provide essential features like reliability,

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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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Free Copy of SQL Cookbook, 2nd Edition from O’Reilly Media

We are excited to have teamed up with O’Reilly Media to offer developers a free copy of the SQL Cookbook, 2nd Edition. SQL remains the lingua franca of the relational database world. But where do you turn when you have questions you need to answer in your day-to-day use of the query language? Let the new SQL Cookbook, 2nd Edition be your new go-to guide for all things SQL. Previously available in a preview version,

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Distributed SQL Summit Recap: A Migration Journey from Amazon DynamoDB to YugabyteDB and Hasura

At the Distributed SQL Summit 2020, Tobias Meixner – CTO & Co-Founder at BRIKL, presented the talk, “A Migration Journey from Amazon DynamoDB to YugabyteDB and Hasura.”

Switching databases is painful, even more so when going from NoSQL to SQL. In this talk Tobias gave us insights into BRIKL’s two key elements of their migration path. First, migrating from Apollo Server and Amazon DynamoDB over to Hasura and YugabyteDB.

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Manetu Selects YugabyteDB to Power Its Data Privacy Management Platform

The team at Yugabyte is excited to announce that Manetu has selected YugabyteDB as its database of choice for its Consumer Privacy Management (CPM®) platform.

Manetu enables consumers to take control of their data

New laws in California, Europe, and elsewhere require that businesses allow consumers to access the data held about them. Manetu’s Consumer Privacy Management platform includes a consumer-facing portal that gives consumers control and automates fulfillment of these requests;

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Distributed SQL Summit Recap: Justuno’s Database Journey from Ground to Cloud

At the Distributed SQL Summit 2020, Travis Logan – CTO & Co-Founder at Justuno, presented the talk, “Evolve: A Database Journey from Ground to Cloud.”

With over 14 years of experience with Microsoft SQL Server, Travis is well-versed in the evolution of transactional databases. In this talk he summarizes his experiences with traditional RDBMS while trying to improve their redundancy, scaling characteristics, and performance.

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Using PostgreSQL Aggregate Functions in YugabyteDB to Analyze COVID-19 Data

YugabyteDB is an open source, high-performance distributed SQL database built on a scalable and fault-tolerant design inspired by Google Spanner. YugabyteDB uses its own special distributed document store called DocDB. But it provides SQL and stored procedure functionality by re-using the “upper half” of the standard PostgreSQL source code. This is explained in the two part blog post “Distributed PostgreSQL on a Google Spanner Architecture”: (1) Storage Layer; and (2) Query Layer.

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INSERT INTO Yugabyte (We’re Hiring, November 2020 Edition)

Recent Highlights and Happenings

It’s time for another monthly hiring blog post from the Yugabyte team. 2020 remains a difficult year; it’s our hope that sharing this information may be some good news to some of you at a time when it’s needed most.

Since our last post, we have made some announcements we’re very proud of, including these highlights …

Yugabyte Was Named a 2020 Gartner Cool Vendor in Data Management

We are incredibly proud to have recently been recognized by Gartner as a Cool Vendor in Data Management!

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Distributed SQL Summit Recap: How Admiral Scales Globally and Achieves Single Digit Latency

At the Distributed SQL Summit 2020, James Hartig – Co-Founder at Admiral, presented the talk “How Admiral Scales Globally with YugabyteDB on Google Cloud While Maintaining Single-Digit Latency.”

Admiral’s Go application runs in Google Cloud across 5 regions in 3 continents. This geo-distributed architecture is powered by a single YugabyteDB cluster that delivers an average global read latency of 3ms! In this talk,

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Distributed SQL Summit Recap: Transforming the Omni-Channel Experience at Kroger

At the Distributed SQL Summit 2020, Mahesh Tyagarajan – VP Engineering, Kroger – presented the talk “Technology Strategy and Transformation”. The talk focused around the technology infrastructure, current challenges, and the need faced by Kroger to transform its technology stack.

Kroger is as big as retail gets

Kroger is the largest supermarket in the US, 2nd largest retailer in the US,

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