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A Yugabyte Software Engineering Intern’s Journey

A Yugabyte Software Engineering Intern’s Journey

Editor’s note: Yugabyte is hiring!

The Call to Adventure

My distributed SQL story begins late in 2019, back at my previous internship at a Norwegian startup called Cognite. While I was there, my team lead would always talk about how awesome distributed databases are, and also about his side project where he was building a small distributed SQL database from scratch in Rust (check it out here).

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YugabyteDB Fundamentals Training Q&A – Jan 28, 2021

YugabyteDB Fundamentals Training Q&A – Jan 28, 2021

Yesterday we had almost 200 folks show up for the latest “YugabyteDB Fundamentals and Certification” training session. We had a lot of questions during the session and weren’t able to get to them all! In this blog I have compiled the majority of them and provided answers in a simple Q&A format.

Missed yesterday’s training? You can catch our next training session, “YugabyteDB YSQL Development and Certification and Training” on Feb 25 by registering here.

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Announcing Yugabyte University

Announcing Yugabyte University

The team here at Yugabyte is excited to announce the launch of Yugabyte University! Our new education program features a variety of instructor-led and on-demand courses that enable you to learn distributed SQL fundamentals, development, and administration in a variety of ways that suit you best. But, before we lay out all the different training options now available to you, here are a few testimonials about our training:

Testimonials

“Yugabyte’s professional training has the right mix of real-world examples and hands-on exercises.

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Building Resilient GraphQL Apps and Scaling Them to 1M Subscriptions

Building Resilient GraphQL Apps and Scaling Them to 1M Subscriptions

GraphQL provides a query language for APIs, giving UX developers autonomy over querying APIs and the database.

The advantages of using GraphQL for UX applications are well understood. GraphQL clients can retrieve only the data needed in the UI application. GraphQL provides a strong type system that avoids manual code parsing and data filtering that takes up precious processing cycles when rendering the UI to users. Additionally, GraphQL increases UX development’s velocity, and the feedback cycles needed for designing API responses are minimized.

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Distributed SQL Summit Recap: Cloud Native Spring for Relational Databases

Distributed SQL Summit Recap: Cloud Native Spring for Relational Databases

Editor’s note: Below is the final recap from last year’s event. There’s still time to join us live for the upcoming Distributed SQL Summit, Jan 20-22 in India Standard Time.

At the Distributed SQL Summit 2020, DaShaun Carter, formerly a Tanzu Solution Engineer at VMware presented the talk, “Cloud Native Spring for Relational Databases”.

In the talk, DaShaun takes us down about a possible path to distributed SQL,

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Distributed SQL Summit Recap: The Future of Data Infrastructure, A Telco Roundtable

Distributed SQL Summit Recap: The Future of Data Infrastructure, A Telco Roundtable

At the Distributed SQL Summit 2020, leaders and architects from notable enterprises in the telco industry joined us for a panel to discuss the future of software development, including important trends such as IoT, 5G, Edge, cloud, and their impact on data infrastructure. Our panelists included Puneet Devadiga from Rakuten Mobile, Hale Donertasli from Rakuten Mobile, Kartik Rallapalli from TracFone Wireless, and James Taylor from Comcast; the panel was moderated by Yugabyte’s head of Data Engineering,

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The Schedule Is Now Live for Distributed SQL Summit Asia!

The Schedule Is Now Live for Distributed SQL Summit Asia!

Last month, we officially announced the Distributed SQL Summit Asia virtual event, taking place Jan 20 – 22 in India Standard Time.

We have an amazing lineup of talks by industry-leading speakers from innovative companies including: Astronomer, Buoyant, CAST AI, Hasura, Infosys, InfraCloud, Last9.io, Liquibase, Manetu, Virtusa, VMware, Weaveworks, Wipro, and Xignite.

You can find all the talks here on the schedule, and summarized below.

While current events are full of lowlights,

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A Practical Multi-Cloud Distributed SQL Strategy for 2021

A Practical Multi-Cloud Distributed SQL Strategy for 2021

In order to meet the needs of the growing demand of businesses, many global enterprises are choosing cloud infrastructure from multiple providers like AWS, Azure, Google, or private data centers. According to a Gartner survey of public cloud users, 81% of respondents are already using multiple clouds. Leveraging multiple clouds to support data infrastructure provides these benefits:

  • Reduced operating and infrastructure costs by avoiding vendor lock-in.
  • Improved application resilience and redundancy with geographically distributed data centers.

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Wrapping Up 2020 at Yugabyte

Wrapping Up 2020 at Yugabyte

2020 has been quite an unusual year. Many aspects of business and life have been radically transformed. Words can’t fully express the suffering experienced this year as individuals, families, societies, and as a global community. But simply put – 2020 was challenging and hard. We wish everyone a kind and gentle new year ahead.

As we eagerly welcome 2021, we also wanted to take a moment to wrap up 2020 at Yugabyte. Amid all the tough spots,

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Distributed SQL Summit Recap: Mastercard’s Cloud Native Journey to Distributed Databases

Distributed SQL Summit Recap: Mastercard’s Cloud Native Journey to Distributed Databases

At the Distributed SQL Summit 2020, Ken Owens – Vice President, Cloud Native Engineering, Mastercard, presented the talk, “The Data Divide: An End User’s Cloud Native Journey to Distributed Databases.”

Because Ken has been working at the intersection of technology and financial services for more than 20 years, he brings a unique perspective to how cloud native and distributed systems can transform, what from the outside may appear to be a slow moving industry,

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