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People and Potential: Why I Joined Yugabyte

People and Potential: Why I Joined Yugabyte

When I first started my graduate studies in databases in 2012, I remember reading a freshly-minted paper that was making big waves in the DB community: Spanner: Google’s Globally-Distributed Database. I remember being blown away by the scale of the problems being tackled. Synchronizing a globally-distributed database while maintaining a usable transaction latency seemed an impossible task, one that comes with challenges that only exist on the global scale. As a naive grad student,

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How my Wish to Contribute to Open Source Lead me To Join Yugabyte

How my Wish to Contribute to Open Source Lead me To Join Yugabyte

Databases are omnipresent

Back in 2016 I started at Nutanix, fresh after finishing my graduate studies. This was barely a couple of weeks after two of Nutanix’s employees, Karthik and Kannan, left to start Yugabyte with Mikhail Bautin. They were still the subject of a few watercooler chats at Nutanix, mainly because of their bold decision to enter the database market, one that is definitely not known for being easy.

It became apparent to me why databases are hard.

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The Average Dreamer

The Average Dreamer

Editor’s note: Yugabyte is hiring! See all the job openings and consider applying.

Intro

Does any of this ring familiar to you:

“I don’t think that I am making any contribution to the overall growth of the organization.”

“It’s not only about the growth of the organization, it’s about your growth. Both go hand in hand. These tasks might seem trivial to you but they are very important so that you get comfortable.”

Ever heard these words from your manager?

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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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INSERT INTO Yugabyte (We’re Hiring, July 2020 Edition)

INSERT INTO Yugabyte (We’re Hiring, July 2020 Edition)

Recent Highlights and Happenings

It’s been another fast-moving month here at Yugabyte. Although it remains a difficult time nationally and globally, it’s our hope that sharing this information and our currently open positions may be some good news at a time when it’s needed most.

On the momentum front, we recently announced that we raised $30 million in an oversubscribed Series B funding round led by 8VC, with participation from Wipro Ventures and existing investors,

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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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INSERT INTO Yugabyte (We’re Hiring, April 2020)

INSERT INTO Yugabyte (We’re Hiring, April 2020)

Since our last hiring post, a lot has changed in the world around us (and even that is an understatement). The coronavirus is having a devastating effect on people and communities around the globe. Now more than a million people have gotten sick (or worse), many others are economically impacted, losing jobs, businesses are shutting down, and activities we perhaps once took for granted–everything from dining out, to birthday celebrations, or visiting loved ones–are either no longer happening or are dramatically different.

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