Tutorial overview

Welcome to the Story of YugaPlus

Our story concerns YugaPlus, a small streaming service startup, and describes their journey from a single server running PostgreSQL with a regional customer base to global business. Follow along as YugaPlus launches its service, migrates to YugabyteDB to scale in the cloud, and builds a low latency fault-tolerant service for its growing user base.

Welcome to the Build and Learn tutorial! You are going to learn the essential capabilities of YugabyteDB by following the story of YugaPlus, a scalable and fault-tolerant streaming platform where users watch their favorite movies, series, and live events.

Throughout the following five chapters, you'll gain practical experience in these areas:

  • Chapter 1: Debuting with PostgreSQL - Deploy the first version of the YugaPlus movie recommendation service on PostgreSQL. You'll also understand how YugaPlus uses the PostgreSQL pgvector extension and the full-text search capabilities to provide movie recommendations.

  • Chapter 2: Scaling with YugabyteDB - Learn how YugabyteDB distributes data and workloads while migrating YugaPlus to a multi-node YugabyteDB cluster. Additionally, you'll witness YugabyteDB's PostgreSQL compatibility in action as the application is migrated without any code changes.

  • Chapter 3: Tolerating outages - Discover how YugabyteDB handles various outages, including major cloud incidents. You'll transition the YugaPlus movie recommendation service to a multi-region cluster, upgrade to the YugabyteDB smart driver, and then attempt to disrupt the application's availability.

  • Chapter 4: Going geo-distributed - Understand various design patterns for global applications to find the balance between availability and performance for your application workloads. Practice using the latency-optimized geo-partitioning pattern so that YugaPlus can achieve low latency reads and writes across distant locations.

  • Chapter 5: Offloading operations - Migrate the YugaPlus streaming platform to YugabyteDB Aeon to learn how to offload the management, maintenance, and operations of your database clusters.

Ready? Then let's move on to Chapter 1!