2018-12-11Morgan TockerMySQL Scalability
This post introduces the top five key differences between TiDB and MySQL.
2018-12-04Li ShenMySQL Scalability
PingCAP, a leading distributed database company that created the popular MySQL-compatible cloud-native NewSQL database TiDB, announces that TiDB 2.1 is ready for General Availability.
This post provides a macro-level overview of TiDB and is the main reference content for readers to orient and dig deeper into other TiDB subjects.
2018-10-16Morgan TockerOpen Source Community
Today, we are excited to launch TiDB Academy, a series of technical training courses and certifications on TiDB and distributed databases in general, taught by our senior technical team.
Since PingCAP started building TiDB, it has encountered countless challenges, pitfalls, and critical design choices. Over the past three years, the PingCAP team has answered many questions from the users. Ed Huang, the CTO of PingCAP, has summarized these questions into “9 why's” that every engineer may ask when looking at a distributed database and gives his answers to these questions in this post to help make decision-making of engineers a bit easier.
The motivation behind building TiSpark was to enable real-time analytics on TiDB without the delay and challenges of ETL. Extract, transform, and load (ETL)--a process to extract data from operational databases, transform that data, then load it into a database designed to supporting analytics--has been one of the most complex, tedious, error-prone, and therefore disliked tasks for many data engineers. However, it was a necessary evil to make data useful, because there hasn't been good solutions on the market to render ETL obsolete--until now.