What you'll learn

Level: Beginner

In the cloud-native application era, many traditional databases are not able to handle the ever-growing workloads. Even the most powerful, standalone, monolithic database cannot keep up. In this course, you'll learn about a new breed of database that can keep up: the Distributed SQL database!

This self-paced course explores the defining characteristics of a distributed SQL database such as support for a SQL API, distributed data storage, replication of data, distributed query execution, and distributed ACID transactions. You'll also discover why a distributed SQL database is so critical for cloud-native applications.

After finishing, you'll receive proof of completion.

Prerequisites

Wanted: Architects, Developers, Administrators, and Business Leaders

This introductory course requires an interest in Distributed SQL and a curiosity to learn about the challenges facing legacy relational databases for cloud native applications.

Checklist

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

  • Yugabyte Cloud free cluster

  • YugabyteDB public slack account

Course Details

Duration 55 minutes

  1. 01
    • Welcome!

  2. 02
    • What is Distributed SQL?

    • SQL and relational data modeling

    • Distribution of data

    • Replication of data

    • Distributed query execution

    • Distributed ACID transactions

    • Knowledge Check

    • Additional reading

  3. 03
    • Cloud native applications and microservices

    • Resilience (Continuous Availability)

    • Scale

    • Geo-distribution

    • SQL compatibility

    • Knowledge Check

    • Additional reading

  4. 04
    • Getting Started with YugabyteDB

  5. 05
    • Get Started with Yugabyte Cloud

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

Frequently asked questions


  • What is the cost?

    YugabyteDB University courses are FREE, so enroll today!

  • Is this course self-paced? In other words, do I decide to learn when I want and on my schedule?

    Yes, you do!

    This is a self-paced course! You can start, stop, pause, resume, and replay whenever you feel like it.

    Using the Course Player, for example, you can watch learning videos whenever you want.

    This course doesn't have any on-demand labs for hands-on exercises, but for our courses that do have labs, they are available when you want as well!

  • 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 Yugabyte Cloud Free cluster?

    What an interesting idea!

    Most of our courses require a YugabyteDB cluster, so an on-demand Yugabyte Cloud cluster is a great option.

    If a course requires a YugabyteDB cluster, the course will provide two options:

    (1) a lab provides instructions for how to sign up for a Yugabyte Cloud Free cluster, or...

    (2) an on-demand, lab environment that includes a YugabyteDB cluster

  • 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. You can take the course exam as many times as you want. When you pass the course exam, you will receive a digital certificate of course completion.

  • 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.

    In the Course Player, you always find instructions on how to get help in the Help lesson.

  • Will I be able to review this course?

    After completing this course, you will have the opportunity to review it!

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

Reviews

What students have to say

Manash Saha

5 star rating

“Very informative course that helped understand the characteristics of Distributed SQL and why distributed sql is important for cloud applications.”

“Very informative course that helped understand the characteristics of Distributed SQL and why distributed sql is important for cloud applications.”

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Karthickeyan Natarajan

5 star rating

“It was excellent given it was the first basic course on distributed sql database. Thank you Yugabyte Db university”

“It was excellent given it was the first basic course on distributed sql database. Thank you Yugabyte Db university”

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Sankaranarayanan Venkatraman

5 star rating

“This course provides a really nice introduction to distributed SQL. There is a lot of information to digest, but interestingly, it is mostly videos with visuals, not text. I liked all the visuals. Some people like all text, but this course is all...”

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“This course provides a really nice introduction to distributed SQL. There is a lot of information to digest, but interestingly, it is mostly videos with visuals, not text. I liked all the visuals. Some people like all text, but this course is all visuals. The explain all the concepts like distributed storage and distributed query processing.”

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