What you'll learn

Level: Beginner

In this self-paced course, you'll explore the key features of YugabyteDB, an open-source, distributed SQL database.   You'll learn about how YugabyteDB offers a high degree of SQL compatibility, is continuously available and resilient to failures, scales horizontally, and supports multiple geo-distributed cluster topologies.  In addition to learning about YugabyteDB's key features, you'll also dive into how YugabyteDB's unique architecture makes it a best-in-class distributed SQL database. After completing this course, you will receive a certificate of completion.

Prerequisites

Wanted: Architects, Developers, Administrators, and Business Leaders

This introductory course requires an interest in YugabyteDB as distributed SQL database. If unfamiliar with Distributed SQL, before enrolling in this course, we recommend that you first complete our self-paced course, Introduction to Distributed SQL.

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 65 minutes

  1. 01
    • Welcome!

  2. 02
    • Introduction to YugabyteDB

    • Sharding, replication, and load balancing

    • Resilence

    • Linear scaling

    • Geo-distribution

    • PostgreSQL compatibility

    • Indexes

    • JSON and JSONB

    • Knowledge Check

    • Additional reading

  3. 03
    • Pluggable API

    • Distributed document store

    • Distributed query execution

    • YugabyteDB services

    • Single-row transactions

    • Transactions for multiple rows

    • Isolation levels for transactions

    • 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?

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

    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

Pramod Patil

5 star rating

“Very well explained.”

“Very well explained.”

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BALA JEGATHESH SHANMUGASUNDARAM

5 star rating

“The explanation throughout the course was good, and easy to understand, making use of the cloud and gives many features which are not available in traditional monolithic databases like Oracle especially the Geo Partitioning. This makes the job sup...”

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“The explanation throughout the course was good, and easy to understand, making use of the cloud and gives many features which are not available in traditional monolithic databases like Oracle especially the Geo Partitioning. This makes the job super easy for the administrator and the organization which uses it.”

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Mugundhan sethu

5 star rating

“The course was helped me to learn all the basics, the way of explanation was very clear.”

“The course was helped me to learn all the basics, the way of explanation was very clear.”

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