DocDB replication layer
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- YugabyteDB's synchronous replication architecture is inspired by Google Spanner.
- YugabyteDB asynchronous replication architecture is inspired by RDBMS databases such as Oracle, MySQL and PostgreSQL.
This section describes how replication works in DocDB. The data in a DocDB table is split into tablets. By default, each tablet is synchronously replicated using the Raft algorithm across various nodes or fault domains (such as availability zones/racks/regions/cloud providers).
There are other advanced replication features in YugabyteDB. These include two forms of asynchronous replication of data:
- xCluster replication Data is asynchronously replicated between different YugabyteDB clusters - both unidirectional replication (master-slave) or bidirectional replication across two clusters.
- Read replicas The in-cluster asynchronous replicas are called read replicas.