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Thoughts on distributed databases, open source, and cloud native

YugabyteDB Community Spotlight – February 2022

In this ongoing series, we highlight community members who are solving interesting problems with YugabyteDB, the first—and only—100% open-source, hybrid, multi-cloud, distributed SQL database on the planet.

James Hartig, Co-Founder, Admiral

Admiral is a leading Visitor Relationship Management (VRM) platform, serving thousands of publishers worldwide. The company empowers publishers to engage their audiences to drive and optimize revenue streams from paywalls to adblock recovery.

Admiral chose YugabyteDB for its comprehensive geo-distribution capabilities and to drive single-digit low latency,

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Cloud Native Java: Integrating YugabyteDB with Spring Boot, Quarkus, and Micronaut

Java is the quintessential language runtime for enterprise applications built on monoliths, microservices, and modular architecture patterns. But when it comes to “Enterprise Java,” Spring is the de facto framework of choice.

The Spring ecosystem—with the simplicity of Spring Boot—has grown to provide integration touchpoints to a majority of the Java ecosystem. For starters, it offers a clean abstraction and “glue” code to build cohesive enterprise applications. However,

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Distributed SQL Tips and Tricks – February 15, 2022

Welcome back to our 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,

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TPC-C Benchmark: Scaling YugabyteDB to 100,000 Warehouses

We’re excited to announce a new milestone in our TPC-C benchmark journey! YugabyteDB can now scale up to 100,000 warehouses with an efficiency of 99.78%. More specifically, this results in 630,000 operations per second on the database cluster, observed over a two-hour period.

For those new to TPC-C, it’s an OLTP system benchmarking tool used to measure performance when handling transactions generated by a real-world OLTP application. It models a business that has a warehouse,

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YugabyteDB and Apache Superset: Explore and Visualize Open Source Data

Enterprises today collect and store vast amounts of data. However, realizing business value from this data requires modern data exploration and visualization tools.

Apache Superset is a widely popular, open source data exploration and visualization platform used and supported by enterprises such as Airbnb, Lyft, and Nielsen. More specifically, Superset enables users to quickly and easily explore and visualize large amounts of data stored in YugabyteDB. As a result,

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Linux Performance Tuning: Dealing with Memory and Disk IO

Linux is a general purpose operating system. This means it’s created to generally do what is right, instead of having specific code paths to perform what is right for a single specific task—and potentially be wrong for others.

Linux does not have tunable parameters for reserving memory for caching disk pages (the page cache), like operating systems such as HPUX (dbc_min_pct, dbc_max_pct) or AIX (minperm%, maxperm%). Instead,

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Securing YugabyteDB: Part 1 – Server-to-Server Encryption in Transit

Encryption in transit is a common requirement for client-to-server communication. It is particularly important for YugabyteDB, a 100% open source, distributed SQL database built to accelerate cloud native agility. YugabyteDB typically stores important user and customer data at an organization.

In this ongoing blog series, we take a look at the different aspects of encryption in transit for YugabyteDB. This first post will focus on encryption in transit for the database’s internal RPC communication protocol,

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A Matter of Time: Evolving Clock Sync for Distributed Databases

Distributed clock synchronization is critical for many applications, including distributed SQL databases. Clock synchronization needs to keep up with the other demands in our modern infrastructure, such as:

  • Applications that have increasing performance requirements while distributing data across different geographic regions
  • Network infrastructure and computing power that is improving constantly

A distributed SQL database is highly available and resilient to failures when deployed across a cluster of nodes.

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My Yugabyte Journey: From Intern to Full-Time Software Engineer

Hello. My name is Tim Elgersma, and I’m a software engineering intern on the YSQL team at Yugabyte. I have one semester left in my bachelor of Computer Science program at the University of Waterloo. In this blog post, I’d like to talk about my experience interning here over the past several months, and why I’m excited to join the company full time upon graduation.

Adding tablespaces to tablegroups

My onboarding at Yugabyte went pretty smoothly.

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PostgreSQL Timestamps and Timezones: How to Navigate the Interval Minefield

This is the second of a two part blog post series about the date-time data types that PostgreSQL, and therefore YSQL, support. The first part dealt with the basic business of representing moments (when things happen). The relevant data types here are time, date, and timestamp—where the latter has a without time zone and a with time zone variant.

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