Thursday, September 17, 2020

CockroachDB performance characteristics with YCSB(A) benchmark

This month I was on a hiatus in terms of blog posts and had to focus on the other parts of my life. Nevertheless, this post was long time coming and I was ambitiously waiting for a quiet time to get this out of the door. Today, I'm talking about CockroachDB and the ever so popular YCSB benchmark suite. Specifically, I'm going to step through the workload A in the YCSB suite of workloads against CockroachDB.

Monday, August 17, 2020

CockroachDB with SQLAlchemy and MIT Kerberos

Today, I'm going to demonstrate how easily we can integrate a SQLAlchemy application running against a kerberized CockroachDB cluster. The experience building this appliation was almost too easy.

Friday, August 7, 2020

CockroachDB with Django and MIT Kerberos

Today, I'm going to talk about means of using Django with a kerberized CockroachDB and what that entails. This is not uncommon in a production use case and expecting enterprise-grade access to development frameworks is table stakes for some of our customers.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Three-headed dog meet cockroach, part 6: CockroachDB, MIT Kerberos, HAProxy and Docker Compose

Today, I'm going to try to simplify our architecture or at least management of Kerberos artifacts as they relate to CockroachDB by introducing a load balancer. Given a presence of LB, we can obfuscate the CockroachDB cluster architecture from Kerberos and ease the managment of Kerberos keytabs as well as service principal names.