Monday, June 29, 2020

Exploring CockroachDB with Flyway Schema Migration tool

Back in May, we announced support for Flyway, a popular schema migration tool. Prior to joining Cockroach Labs, I was unfamiliar with the schema migration concept and this was a good opportunity to dip my toes in. Today, I am going to quickly introduce you to Flyway and some of the new capabilities in CockroachDB 20.1 leveraging schema migrations. This is by no means a deep-dive on Flyway, for that, I highly recommend you get familiar with Flyway's documentation. Also, it's a good opportunity to review our 20.1 release announcement for all the goodness in our current release. With that, let's dive in.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Three-headed dog meet cockroach, part 2: CockroachDB with Active Directory

Today, I am going to discuss CockroachDB integration with Active Directory. AD is the commercial brother of Kerberos maintained by Microsoft. AD is a de facto authentication standard across large enterprises and our customers expect products calling themselves enterprise to work seamlessly with Active Directory. Hence, here's my write-up with end to end steps to deploy a lab environment to try on your own.