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Implementing Change Data Capture (CDC) in YugabyteDB

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).

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Performing Flexible IO Testing in YugabyteDB

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.

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Three Reasons Why I Joined Yugabyte APJ

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.

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

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,

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Better Developer Experience: Getting Started with YugabyteDB on Gitpod

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.

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Linux Performance Tuning: Dealing with Memory and Disk IO

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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Building a High Growth Business by Monetizing Open Source Software

Building a High Growth Business by Monetizing Open Source Software

Whenever a venture-funded software infrastructure startup takes the open source route to market, a few questions emerge:

  • What open source license and project governance model will it choose?
  • How will it monetize the open source project?
  • What if AWS, Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud offer the startup’s open source project as a managed service?

At Yugabyte, we answered these questions for the open source YugabyteDB project in the following way:

  • Distributed under the highly permissive Apache 2.0 license and managed under an open self-governance model.

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YugaByte Database Engineering Update – August 20, 2018

YugaByte Database Engineering Update – August 20, 2018

Time for another update from the engineering team at YugaByte! It has been a month since the last update, so let’s dive right in.

Community News

Recent Events

On the conference front, YugaByte was at Google Next towards the end of July. YugabyteDB was already very well integrated into the Google Cloud Compute ecosystem, we additionally announced support for Google Container Engine (GKE).

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