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Reads in YugabyteDB – Tuning Consistency, Latency and Fault Tolerance

Introduction

YugabyteDB is built primarily to be a CP database per the CAP theorem. It supports two interfaces – YSQL for SQL workloads and YCQL for Cassandra-like workloads. In this blog, we will primarily talk about the YCQL interface. When an application interacts with the database using the YCQL interface, the writes are always consistent and reads are consistent by default. When this level of consistency is not required, YugabyteDB supports two other types of reads:

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Jepsen Testing on YugabyteDB

At YugaByte, our mission is to build a robust, reliable, distributed OLTP database. Needless to say, we take correctness and technical accuracy of our claims very seriously. Therefore, we absolutely love a testing framework like Jepsen which helps verify correctness and are fans of Kyle Kingsbury’s work!

Here is a summary of what we have done so far in regards to Jepsen:

  • We have performed our own DIY style Jepsen testing
  • The YugabyteDB Jepsen testing repository is open source
  • For the current suite of Jepsen tests for YugabyteDB that we have tested in a loop,

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