TiDB Introduction

TiDB (The pronunciation is: /‘taɪdiːbi:/ tai-D-B, etymology: titanium) is an open-source distributed scalable Hybrid Transactional and Analytical Processing (HTAP) database. It features horizontal scalability, strong consistency, and high availability. TiDB is MySQL compatible and serves as a one-stop data warehouse for both OLTP (Online Transactional Processing) and OLAP (Online Analytical Processing) workloads.

  • Horizontal scalability

    TiDB provides horizontal scalability simply by adding new nodes. Never worry about infrastructure capacity ever again.

  • MySQL compatibility

    Easily replace MySQL with TiDB to power your applications without changing a single line of code in most cases and still benefit from the MySQL ecosystem.

  • Distributed transaction

    TiDB is your source of truth, guaranteeing ACID compliance, so your data is accurate and reliable anytime, anywhere.

  • Cloud Native

    TiDB is designed to work in the cloud – public, private, or hybrid – making deployment, provisioning, and maintenance drop-dead simple.

  • Minimize ETL

    ETL (Extract, Transform and Load) is no longer necessary with TiDB's hybrid OLTP/OLAP architecture, enabling you to create new values for your users, easier and faster.

  • High availability

    With TiDB, your data and applications are always on and continuously available, so your users are never disappointed.

TiDB is designed to support both OLTP and OLAP scenarios. For complex OLAP scenarios, use TiSpark.

Read the following three articles to understand TiDB techniques: