VSHN.timer #158: The Rise of CockroachDB

17. Okt 2022

Welcome to another VSHN.timer! Every Monday, 5 links related to Kubernetes, OpenShift, CI / CD, and DevOps; all stuff coming out of our own chat system, making us think, laugh, or simply work better.

This week we’re going to talk about CockroachDB, the world’s most evolved cloud SQL database.

If you’re interested in learning how CockroachDB and APPUiO enable Taurus to be the undisputed leader in the Crypto and Web3 digital asset management industry, join us in our free webinar on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022 at 14:00 CET! Patrick Schulz, Sales Engineer at Cockroach Labs, and Sébastien Pasche, VP of Engineering at Taurus and Cyber Security Expert, will explain how to use CockroachDB in a sensible, secure, and massive production environment.

1. CockroachDB is a Cloud Native database that ticks lots of pretty checkboxes: scalable, hardened, multi-cloud enabled, developer-friendly, and compatible with PostgreSQL. Interested? Download the freely available O’Reilly book „CockroachDB: The Definitive Guide“, together with plenty more material on the Cockroach Labs website.


2. One of the most distinctive features of CockroachDB is its compatibility with PostgreSQL: it supports the PostgreSQL wire protocol and the majority of PostgreSQL syntax, which means that existing applications built on PostgreSQL can often be migrated to CockroachDB without changing application code.


3. Developers are enthusiastic about Cloud Native technologies but appreciate being able to use a familiar SQL dialect within their apps. Ali Ibrahim explains how to use Ruby on Rails with CockroachDB, but it can also be used with Python, JavaScript, Go, Java, C#, Rust, and even Crystal.


4. Join us in our upcoming free webinar on Wednesday, November 2nd at 14:00 CET to learn how CockroachDB enables Taurus to be the undisputed leader in the Crypto and Web3 digital asset management industry.


5. How does CockroachDB compare to others? Their most well-known competitor is YugabyteDB, which also features PostgreSQL compatibility and other capabilities. After YugabyteDB published a comparison on their website, the CockroachDB team published a rebuttal of their own, backed with solid data. Competition is tough!


Are you using CockroachDB in production? What programming languages are you using with it? Do you have any CockroachDB tips and tricks to share with our readers? Get in touch with us, and see you next week for another edition of VSHN.timer.

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PS3: check out our previous VSHN.timer editions about databases and storage: #111, #115, #138, and #155.

Adrian Kosmaczewski

Adrian Kosmaczewski ist bei VSHN für den Bereich Developer Relations zuständig. Er ist seit 1996 Software-Entwickler, Trainer und veröffentlichter Autor. Adrian hat einen Master in Informationstechnologie von der Universität Liverpool.

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