Start Now

The Distributed SQL Blog

Thoughts on distributed databases, open source, and cloud native

Automation Workflows: Using GitOps for YugabyteDB with Argo CD and Helm

GitOps is an operational framework for declarative-driven systems such as Kubernetes. More specifically, it provides a set of best practices that converge the runtime state of the services with the declarative state defined in Git. On the other hand, Argo CD is a declarative, continuous delivery tool for Kubernetes. Argo CD follows the GitOps pattern of using Git repositories as the source of truth for defining the desired application state. Both tools can be used for automation workflows.

Read more

Implementing Change Data Capture (CDC) in YugabyteDB

Databases are systems of records in any enterprise. However, unlocking the true business potential of data requires availability across the entire enterprise ecosystem. This means different applications, services, and systems powering the business processes and use cases of the organization. As a result, change data capture (CDC) is an ideal mechanism for integrating downstream applications and services to a database efficiently, reliably, and in a scalable way.

In this post, we explore YugabyteDB’s pull-based approach to CDC introduced in YugabyteDB 2.13 that scans changes from the database’s write-ahead-log (WAL).

Read more

Announcing YugabyteDB 2.13: Breakthrough Developer Experience and Performance

We are thrilled to announce the general availability of YugabyteDB 2.13. This is a major release that delivers better control over where geo-distributed deployments store and access data. More specifically, it allows enterprises to lower data transfer costs, improve performance, and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements. This release also includes new features and integrations to enhance developer experience.

YugabyteDB offers a rich set of deployment and replication options in geo-distributed environments. It allows users to build enterprise-ready applications that match their business needs and locations.

Read more

Distributed SQL Tips and Tricks – March 21, 2022

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

This blog series would not be possible without Dorian Hoxha, Franck Pachot, and  Frits Hoogland. We also thank our incredible user community for not being afraid to ask questions.

Do you have questions? Make sure to ask them on our YugabyteDB Slack channel,

Read more

Performing Flexible IO Testing in YugabyteDB

ybio is a PL/pgSQL based load generator for PostgreSQL and YSQL. This YugabyteDB-specific IO testing toolkit performs flexible IO testing to specific parts of the YugabyteDB infrastructure with no client installation. And because this toolkit is PL/pgSQL-based, it can also work on native PostgreSQL.

ybio is strongly inspired by Kevin Closson’s SLOB and pgio. Yugabyte Developer Advocate Franck Pachot took pgio and turned it into ybio.

Read more

Three Reasons Why I Joined Yugabyte APJ

Hello Everyone! I am Lakshmi, a tech product marketing intern for the Yugabyte Asia Pacific Japan (APJ) team. It has been my first month working at Yugabyte and I am thankful for the opportunity. Beyond my internship, I am a final year student at the NUS Business School in Singapore, specializing in Business Analytics.

A bit about me

Prior to joining Yugabyte APJ, I had always been interested in the world of startups.

Read more

Distributed SQL Deep Dive: Inside YugabyteDB’s Two-Layer Architecture

YugabyteDB is a 100% open source, distributed SQL database system. This single phrase expresses two distinct notions: a SQL database system, and a distributed database system. Historically, these notions were mutually exclusive. But current technology allows a single system to implement both notions. YugabyteDB does this with its two-layer architecture: an extensible query processing layer and a distributed document store.

In this blog post, we explain how YugabyteDB’s two-layer architecture works and compare it against other popular databases.

Read more

Announcing YugabyteDB 2.12: Seamless Security and Better Manageability

Last November, we announced the general availability of YugabyteDB 2.11, a major release which extends PostgreSQL compatibility of the open source distributed SQL database. All these features are readily available in this stable release for any production environment.

In addition to making these features GA, YugabyteDB 2.12 introduces several new capabilities and significant improvements towards seamless security and better manageability.

Seamless security

Building customer trust is a top priority at Yugabyte.

Read more

Yugabyte Partners with HashiCorp Vault for Centralized Secrets Management

Yugabyte is on a mission to build the leading distributed database for cloud native applications and simplify operational data infrastructure. The Yugabyte team is delighted to announce a new technology partnership with HashiCorp, a market leader in multi-cloud infrastructure automation software. The partnership brings integration of Yugabyte Platform with HashiCorp Vault.

The Yugabyte Platform integration is officially verified and approved by HashiCorp. This enables you to manage and control access for encryption keys,

Read more

Better Developer Experience: Getting Started with YugabyteDB on Gitpod

Developer onboarding and experience gets simplified every day. But while developers use many modern software development techniques—including 12-factor, cloud native, and continuous integration—developer onboarding remains a challenge. Therefore, what developers need is an integrated, self-contained platform that helps them get started with ease. 

Gitpod is one such way we can steer into that problem space to create a better developer experience. More specifically, Gitpod provides git-based, fully automated, integrated cloud-native development workflows with the prerequisites configured.

Read more

Get started in any cloud, container or data center