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Why TiDB?

Open-source under Apache 2, No Lock-in

Open-source under Apache 2, No Lock-in

Supported by a wealth of open-source data migration tools in the ecosystem, TiDB gives you the freedom to choose your own vendor and avoid lock-in.
Scale-out Relational Database

Scale-out Relational Database

Purposely built to deliver SQL at scale, TiDB eliminates the scaling problems of traditional relational databases without intrusion to your application.
Real-time Analytics

Real-time Analytics

HTAP database platform that enables real-time situation awareness and decision making on live transactional data and eliminates friction between IT and business goals.

The Benefits of Distributed SQL

SQL at Scale
SQL at Scale
TiDB is ACID-compliant and strongly consistent. You can use TiDB as a scale-out MySQL database with familiar SQL syntaxes and ecosystem tools.
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Elastic Scalability
Elastic Scalability
TiDB automatically shards your data so you don’t have to do it manually. You can simply add new nodes to scale horizontally and elastically to meet your business growth.
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Simplicity and Safety
Simplicity and Safety
TiDB simplifies the ETL process and automatically recovers from errors. You can focus on your business and stop worrying about your database infrastructure.
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Better Insights with Timely Data
Better Insights with Timely Data
TiDB supports real-time analytics. By breaking the wall between OLTP and OLAP, it makes your applications adaptive to transient business opportunities.
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Use Cases

OLTP

Horizontally-scalable Relational Database

Scalable online transactional processing
  • 400+ TB of transactional production data in a single TiDB cluster
  • Trillions of rows in a single distributed table

HTAP

Real-time Analytics

Hybrid Transactional and Analytical Processing
  • Millisecond response times over trillions of rows
  • No wall between transactional data and analytical reporting

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GitHub Discussions: Bringing the Open Source Community Closer Together and All in GitHub
GitHub Discussions: Bringing the Open Source Community Closer Together and All in GitHub
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This post introduces how Discussions, a beta feature GitHub recently launched, helps open source projects build their own communities or bring the communities nearer to the source code.
PingCAP 2020 Year in Review
PingCAP 2020 Year in Review
By PingCAP
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