In my previous articles, we’ve discussed in detail how to architect global API layers and multi-region service meshes using Kong and YugabyteDB. However, the solutions presented still harbored a bottleneck and a single point of failure: the database Kong uses internally to store its metadata and application-specific configurations. This guide demonstrates how to eliminate this final bottleneck by running Kong on YugabyteDB, a distributed SQL database built on PostgreSQL.

Kong’s Default Database

Kong uses PostgreSQL as a database for its own needs. Taking a look at the database schema created by Kong during the bootstrap process, you’ll find dozens of tables and other database objects that store metadata and application-specific configurations:

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