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 as 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 sandbox cluster

  • GitHub account

  • YugabyteDB Community Slack account

Course agenda

Duration: 90 minutes

  1. 01
    • 👋 Welcome!

    • 📅 Course Calendar

    • 🍿 On-Demand Video

  2. 02
    • Introduction

    • Key Concepts and Terminology

    • YugabyteDB Architecture

    • YSQL API

  3. 03
    • LAB: Create a YugabyteDB Managed cluster

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

    • 🧪 [LAB]: YugabyteDB Fundamentals

  4. 04
    • 🦶 Next Steps

    • 🧰 Your YugabyteDB Skill on LinkedIn

    • 🏆 Learning Path Tracker

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Frequently asked questions

Find the answers you seek

  • What is the cost?

    Yugabyte University courses are FREE, so enroll today!

  • Is this a self-paced course or a virtual training?

    It's both!

    Check out the calender for the next live event. The Zoom link is in the course player. Or, watch the previous recording where you can start, stop, pause, resume, and replay whenever you feel like it.

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

    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 free YugabyteDB Managed sandbox cluster?

    What an interesting idea!

    Most of our courses require a YugabyteDB cluster, so an on-demand and free YugabyteDB Managed sandbox 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.

  • What do I receive for completing this course?

    A big THANK YOU from the team at Yugabyte University!

    More importantly, you will receive a digital badge that denotes the successful completion of this course.

  • 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 Community 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.

  • Where is the Zoom link for the next event?

    To find the Zoom link for the next live event, enroll in this course. It's free. You'll find the Zoom link under Welcome in the course player.