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YugaByte DB—A Planet-Scale Database for Low Latency Transactional Apps

By: | October 9, 2018

It is well understood that microservices are multi-cloud deployable in an active-active mode. The challenge has always been the data tier powering the apps which has remained as a high-latency, hard-to-scale master-slave RDBMS for a long time. Multi-master deployments as well as the use of a separate NoSQL DB for multi-region data distribution are simply band-aids to this problem and do not deliver the desired business outcomes. YugaByte DB, a planet-scale, highly performant, ACID compliant and transactional Database is a startup founded by the engineers who were instrumental in creating Cassandra inside FaceBook.

Alan Caldera will be presenting YugaByte DB running across multiple datacenters in Pivotal Container Service (PKS) with a live demo of a large scale ecommerce app powered by Spring Framework. The talk will also highlight the distributed transactions capabilities with global consistency and tunable reads as well as ease of use for developers using familiar Spring Data Cassandra and Redis modules.

About Alan Caldera: Alan Caldera is a Solutions Engineer at YugaByte. Alan has many years of experience as a developer, architect and consultant specializing in database systems. He is passionate about database extensibility and building scalable transactional systems. Alan previously worked at InfluxData, ParAccel (creator of Amazon Redshift) which was acquired by Actian, and IBM, where he specialized in Informix and DB2. He has a B.A. in Computer Science from Indiana University.