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What Every Application Developer Needs to Know About Geo-Distributed Databases

What Every Application Developer Needs to Know About Geo-Distributed Databases

I’ve been working with distributed systems, platforms, and databases for the last seven years. Back in 2015, many architects began using distributed databases to scale beyond the boundaries of a single machine or server. They selected such a database for its horizontal scalability, even if its performance remained comparable to a conventional single-server database.

Now, with the rise of cloud native applications and serverless architecture, distributed databases need to do more than provide horizontal scalability.

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Geo-Distribution in YugabyteDB: Engineering Around the Physics of Latency

Geo-Distribution in YugabyteDB: Engineering Around the Physics of Latency

Customers today expect always-on, highly responsive access to services wherever they are in the world. This is driving businesses to deploy globally distributed applications that deliver better customer experiences. Moving to a geo-distributed database is a key part of this. Moving data closer to where the end-users are enables lower latency access. Geo-distribution can make the data service resilient to zone and region failures in the cloud. Recent adverse weather conditions and data center accidents have underscored the need for this.

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