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Monitoring YugabyteDB in Kubernetes with the Prometheus Operator and Grafana

Monitoring YugabyteDB in Kubernetes with the Prometheus Operator and Grafana

This blog post is written by guest author Bhavin Gandhi, Software Engineer at InfraCloud Technologies, Inc. InfraCloud helps startups, SMBs, and enterprises scale by adopting cloud-native technologies.

Using the Prometheus Operator has become a common choice when it comes to running Prometheus in a Kubernetes cluster. It can manage Prometheus and Alertmanager for us with the help of CRDs in Kubernetes. The kube-prometheus-stack Helm chart (formerly known as prometheus-operator) comes with Grafana,

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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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Service Mesh Era: Building Modern Apps with YugabyteDB and Istio

Service Mesh Era: Building Modern Apps with YugabyteDB and Istio

Microservices architectures are becoming the de facto way developers are thinking about how their applications are constructed. But security remains a top concern for many organizations. Given the general trends of the proliferation of threats within the production network and the increased points of privileged access, it is increasingly necessary to adopt a zero-trust network security approach for microservices architectures.

One of the most common security approaches is to set up mTLS.

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Distributed SQL Summit Recap: Mainframe Modernization

Distributed SQL Summit Recap: Mainframe Modernization

At the Distributed SQL Summit 2020, Brenesh Stanslas Flower Mary – Senior Architect, Wipro Digital, presented the talk “Monolith to Microservices.” In the talk he demonstrated how it is possible to take a large, intertwined mainframe monolith and break it down into microservices using a practical approach. The end-to-end approach he demonstrated made use of Wipro’s “moderniZ” platform which addresses the modernization (or transformation) of UIs, data, and services.

Challenges with Mainframes Today

Brenesh pointed out that although many organizations are well down the path of moving new (and some legacy applications) to the cloud or cloud-native technologies so they can take advantage of the cost savings,

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Building Serverless Applications Using Spring Boot, AWS Lambda, and YugabyteDB

Building Serverless Applications Using Spring Boot, AWS Lambda, and YugabyteDB

Introduction to Serverless Applications

Serverless applications allow developers to run code without having to provision or manage any servers; developers can just concentrate on implementing the business logic of their applications.

As workloads move to the cloud, serverless applications are gaining tremendous popularity with developers. Serverless frameworks allow developers to program for the cloud to take advantage of elastic scaling for workloads and provide cost benefits of using pay-for-use features,

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Distributed SQL Tips and Tricks – Oct 16, 2020

Distributed SQL Tips and Tricks – Oct 16, 2020

Welcome to this week’s tips and tricks blog where we recap some distributed SQL questions from around the Internet. We’ll also review upcoming events, new documentation, and blogs that have been published since the last post. Got questions? Make sure to ask them on our YugabyteDB Slack channel, Forum, GitHub, or Stackoverflow. Ok, let’s dive right in:

How to use joins in UPDATE statements

Sometimes,

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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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Using Terraform to Provision a YugabyteDB Cluster

Using Terraform to Provision a YugabyteDB Cluster

This blog post is written by guest author Bhavin Gandhi, Software Engineer at InfraCloud Technologies, Inc. InfraCloud helps startups, SMBs, and enterprises scale by adopting cloud-native technologies.

HashiCorp’s Terraform is an infrastructure as code (IaC) tool as well as a framework. It is used for writing the infrastructure configuration in a declarative way using HashiCorp Configuration Language (HCL) or JSON. It has now become a preferred tool when it comes to provisioning infrastructure on different cloud platforms.

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