YugabyteDB is the cloud native distributed SQL database for mission-critical applications.

Distributed SQL is a single logical relational database deployed on a cluster of network servers. It  delivers core features traditionally found in either relational (SQL) or non-relational (NoSQL) databases.

The database automatically replicates and distributes data among the servers, often called nodes. It is  also strongly consistent and natively provides ACID transactional support across availability and geographic zones in the cloud.

distributed SQL database is a single relational database which replicates data across multiple servers. Distributed SQL databases are strongly consistent and most support consistency across racks, data centers, and wide area networks including cloud availability zones and cloud geographic zones. Distributed SQL databases typically use the Paxos or Raft algorithms to achieve consensus across multiple nodes.

Sometimes distributed SQL databases are referred to as NewSQL but NewSQL is a more inclusive term that includes databases that are not distributed databases.

The need to innovate and grow is forcing companies to deliver born-in-the-cloud applications (in the form of microservices) and embrace edge computing frameworks and streaming workloads. The requirement to support diverse workloads, along with the drive to lower IT costs and reduce risk through better compliance, puts pressure on traditional, monolithic systems of record databases.

Distributed SQL combines the best features of traditional RDBMSs with the innovation of cloud native databases to help you:

  • Accelerate developer productivity by building new features and services quickly
  • Unlock the potential of your apps by scaling with them up, or down, as needed
  • Improve your customer experience by exceeding uptime SLAs
  • Reduce operational costs with lower TCO by only paying for what you need
  • Protect your critical data in production environments with built-in security controls
  • Seamlessly upgrade from your legacy database with advanced migration tools

Direct links :

Github : https://github.com/yugabyte/yugabyte-db

More information on Distributed SQL : https://university.yugabyte.com/courses/introduction-to-distributed-sql

Getting started with Yugabyte : https://www.yugabyte.com/yugabytedb/