Introduction to Distributed SQL
Learn about Distributed SQL and why modern, cloud-native applications require a distributed SQL database.
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.
Wanted: Architects, Developers, Administrators, and Business Leaders
What you'll need
macOS 10.12+, Ubuntu 16.04+, or Windows+
Chromium web browser:
Chrome, Opera, or Microsoft Edge
YugabyteDB Managed free cluster
YugabyteDB Community Slack account
Duration 55 minutes
What is Distributed SQL?
SQL and relational data modeling
Distribution of data
Replication of data
Distributed query execution
Distributed ACID transactions
Database challenges with microservices
Getting Started with YugabyteDB
Get started with YugabyteDB Managed
🥼[LAB]: Create a YugabyteDB Managed free cluster
🥼[LAB]: Create a distributed SQL database
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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 YugabyteDB Managed free cluster without a credit card or payment method.
Do I need to sign up for a YugabyteDB Managed free cluster?
What an interesting idea!
Most of our courses require a YugabyteDB cluster, so an on-demand YugabyteDB Managed free 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 YugabyteDB Managed free cluster, or...
(2) an on-demand, lab environment that includes a YugabyteDB cluster.
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.
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 Community Slack.
In the Course Player, you always find instructions on how to get help in the Help lesson.
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.
Basics of Distributed SQL
In this introductory course, you will learn about the unique architecture of YugabyteDB as well as the various key features that make YugabyteDB an amazing distributed SQL database.
Enrollment is automatic for students who complete all the courses in the Basics of Distributed SQL learning path.
What students have to say
“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.”→Read Less
“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”→Read Less
“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...”→Read More
“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.”→Read Less