What you'll learn

Level: Beginner

As organizations build born-in-the-cloud applications using microservices, they seek a distributed SQL database that offers a high degree of SQL compatibility, is continuously available and resilient to failures, scales horizontally, and supports multiple geo-distributed cluster topologies. In this virtual training, you will learn about the key features of YugabyteDB, an open-source, distributed SQL database. This course examines features such sharding, replication, load balancing, linear scaling, continuous availability, and geo-distribution. You will also review YugabyteDB's pluggable API and how it is compatible with PostgreSQL.


Wanted: Administrators, Developers, Architects, and Business Leaders

As an introductory course, we'll cover the key concepts and terminology of distributed SQL and YugabyteDB. So, bring your curiosity and and join us as we dig into the fundamentals of YugabyteDB. Experience with structured data, relational database systems, SQL, and Bash shell scripting is helpful, but not required.


What you'll need

  • Operating System
    macOS 10.12+, Ubuntu 16.04+, Docker, or Minikube 1.18+

  • Chromium web browser
    Safari, Chrome, Opera, or Microsoft Edge

  • Third party tools
    DBeaver, pgAdmin, or ysqlsh

  • YugabyteDB Managed free sandbox cluster

  • YugabyteDB Community Slack account

Course agenda

Duration: 90 minutes

  1. 01
    • Welcome!

    • Zoom meeting | Wed, Nov 30 @ 09:00 AM PT

    • Zoom Recording

  2. 02
    • Slides

  3. 03
    • Benchmarks

    • [LAB]: Create a YugabyteDB Managed free cluster

    • [LAB]: Deploy the Northwind database from a local client (pgAdmin)

    • [LAB]: Run the TPC-C Benchmark

  4. 04
    • 🧰 Your YugabyteDB skill on LinkedIn

    • 🦶 Next Steps

Proof of completion

Announce your achievement

Proof of Completion establishes your credentials and validates your expertise. By completing this course and by passing a course exam, you will receive a certificate of proof of completion. With a few clicks, you can easily add your digital certificate to your LinkedIn profile.
Proof of Completion


The answers you seek

  • What is the cost?

    YugabyteDB University courses are FREE, so enroll today!

  • For this course, do I need to purchases a YugabyteDB software license?

    You do not need to purchase a YugabyteDB software license for this course. YugabyteDB is open source software.

    You can sign up for Yugabyte Cloud Free cluster without a credit card or payment method.

  • Do I need to sign up for a YugabyteDB Managed Free cluster?


    Most of our courses require a YugabyteDB cluster, so an on-demand YugabyteDB Managed sandbox (free) cluster is a great option.

  • Sometimes I get stuck. How can I get help?

    If you get stuck, help is a literally a click away. In the Course Player header bar, select Discussions and post a question, concern, or even suggestion.

    We also have a #training channel on YugabyteDB Public Slack.

  • What do I receive for completing this course?

    A big THANK YOU from the team at Yugabyte University!

    More importantly, you will receive a course completion email and completion page, both of which include a link to take the course exam, if applicable. When you pass the course exam, you will receive a digital certificate of course completion.

  • Will I be able to review this course?

    Yes! We highly value your feedback and suggestions. Your review and rating helps pay it forward for our future students.

  • Will you email me a calendar invite and reminder?

    After you enroll, you will receive a calendar invitation. You will also receive an email reminding you to attend this virtual training.

  • Where are the Zoom webinar details?

    You will find the Zoom webinar details in the Course Player, in Welcome --> Zoom Details. In the table of contents, select this lesson and then select Start Zoom. That's it.

Your instructor

Mark will be your guide

Four years ago Mark began his journey as part of the instructional team at an EdTech company called 2U. There, he accelerated learners' careers in the field of web development teaching the MERN stack. He has gone on to create online courses in web development and cloud computing. As the Sr. Curriculum Engineer at Yugabyte University, he creates world-class courseware, trainings, and labs. When he's not working, he enjoys the outdoors by going on hikes and bike rides while listening to podcasts.

Mark Kim

Sr. Curriculum Engineer, Yugabyte University