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Yugabyte Raises a $30 Million Series B

Yugabyte Raises a $30 Million Series B

It is my pleasure to announce that Yugabyte has raised $30 million in an oversubscribed Series B funding round led by 8VC, with participation from Wipro Ventures and existing investors, Lightspeed and Dell Technologies Capital. Bhaskar Ghosh from 8VC joins our board of directors along with Scott Yara, formerly of Greenplum and Pivotal Software. We are truly excited to partner with Bhaskar Ghosh and the dynamic team at 8VC,

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Getting Started with Distributed SQL on Red Hat OpenShift with YugabyteDB Operator

Getting Started with Distributed SQL on Red Hat OpenShift with YugabyteDB Operator

We are happy to announce that the YugabyteDB Operator is now certified and available as a Beta release on Red Hat OpenShift, a leading enterprise Kubernetes platform for deploying and managing cloud native applications. Achieving certification means that customers can deploy YugabyteDB on OpenShift with confidence because the YugabyteDB container image has been secured, validated, and is well-integrated to run on OpenShift. And the solution is backed by collaborative support between Red Hat and Yugabyte,

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Equality For All (We’re Hiring, June 2020 Edition)

Equality For All (We’re Hiring, June 2020 Edition)

This is our monthly hiring blog post, part of the hiring series that we started a few months ago. Usually we would mention the exciting things happening in the YugabyteDB community, introduce the amazing Yugabeings who work here, and invite those of you who are interested to check out our open positions. Not this time. While we certainly could do that, there are significantly larger issues for humanity that are in need of our attention and yours right now.

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Highly Available Prometheus Metrics for Distributed SQL with Thanos on GKE

Highly Available Prometheus Metrics for Distributed SQL with Thanos on GKE

In the last few years, Prometheus has gained huge popularity as a tool for monitoring distributed systems. It has a simple yet powerful data model and query language, however, it can often pose a bit of a challenge when it comes to high availability as well as for historical metric data storage. Adding more Prometheus replicas can be used to improve availability, but otherwise, Prometheus does not offer continuous availability. For example, if one of the Prometheus replicas crashes,

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Follow-up: Evaluating CockroachDB vs YugabyteDB Webinar

Follow-up: Evaluating CockroachDB vs YugabyteDB Webinar

Earlier this week, Yugabyte CTO Karthik Ranganathan presented the live webinar: Evaluating CockroachDB vs YugabyteDB, with a spotlight on comparing PostgreSQL features, architecture, and the latest performance benchmarks between the two databases. We were delighted to see such interest in the topic, dive deeper into some of the topics we raised in parts 1 and parts 2 of the blog series, Bringing Truth to Competitive Benchmark Claims – YugabyteDB vs CockroachDB, and answer questions from the audience.

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Building the Cloud Native Future – Why I Joined Yugabyte

Building the Cloud Native Future – Why I Joined Yugabyte

I am incredibly proud and honored to be taking on a new role as CEO of Yugabyte. When I started talking with Yugabyte’s founders, Karthik, Kannan and Mikhail, about joining the Yugabyte executive team, I was hooked. I immediately felt a strong alignment between my experiences and goals, and the opportunities ahead at Yugabyte. A lot goes into finding the right role at the right time, but three things in particular really stood out and inspired me to join Yugabyte.

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Welcome Bill Cook as Yugabyte’s New CEO

Welcome Bill Cook as Yugabyte’s New CEO

I’m excited to welcome Bill Cook to the team as the new CEO of Yugabyte! Bill is an extraordinary leader with an exemplary record of building and scaling enterprise infrastructure companies. Bill joins us from Pivotal Software where, as co-founder and President, he was part of the leadership team that helped solidify the company as the gold standard in cloud native software development and led Pivotal through its IPO and subsequent merger with VMware in 2019.

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Oracle vs PostgreSQL: First Glance – Testing YugabyteDB’s Compatibility

Oracle vs PostgreSQL: First Glance – Testing YugabyteDB’s Compatibility

This post explores the compatibility of YugabyteDB with Oracle and PostgreSQL by examining 15 different Oracle features and their PostgreSQL equivalents highlighted in Roland Takacs’ blog post “Oracle vs PostgreSQL: First Glance.” As a PostgreSQL-compatible distributed SQL database, YugabyteDB offers a broad range of SQL features, making it an interesting choice for those looking to migrate from Oracle to a modern tech stack.

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