The Distributed SQL Blog

Thoughts on distributed databases, open source, and cloud native

YugabyteDB Open Source Community Update – November 2020

We just released YugabyteDB 2.5, and open source software like this doesn’t happen without an awesome open source community backing it. As the year draws to a close, we’d like to take the opportunity to call out some YugabyteDB community highlights from 2020.

Our commitment to open source

First, it is worth restating that YugabyteDB doesn’t pay lip service to open source like other database projects.

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What’s New in YugabyteDB 2.5 – Enterprise-Grade Security Features

YugabyteDB Enterprise-Grade Security Features

The YugabyteDB 2.5 release adds many critical enterprise-grade security features. This blog post outlines these newly added features.

Authentication

Adding scram-sha-256 authentication

The first notable addition is the addition of a much improved, password-based authentication mechanism called Salted Challenge Response Authentication Mechanism (or simply SCRAM) as described in RFC5802.

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Announcing YugabyteDB 2.5

Support for Geo-Partitioning and Enterprise-Grade Security Features

YugabyteDB Adds Support for Geo-Partitioning and Enterprise-Grade Security Features Announcement

Our mission at Yugabyte is to build the default distributed SQL database for cloud native applications in a multi cloud world. To further that mission, this release brings major enhancements to multi-region deployments, performance, and security features offered by the database – while simultaneously improving on high availability,

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YugabyteDB Community Fundamentals Training and Certification Recap

We recently held our first ever free “YugabyteDB Fundamentals” community training and certification class. A special thanks to Karen Tamrazyan and all 6000+ the members of the Cloud Study Network for hosting us! If you weren’t able to make it, here’s what you missed…

Course Content

Over the span of 90 minutes we covered the following topics in depth:

  • Distributed SQL terms,

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Yugabyte Adopts a New Versioning System

Many users in the YugabyteDB community simply love the velocity with which new and exciting features are introduced through frequent releases. However, as more and more business-critical applications start depending on YugabyteDB as the system of record database, there is an increasing need for enterprises to operate existing versions in production longer and avoid adopting fast-moving releases which can go through radical design changes.

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What’s New and Improved in YugabyteDB Docs – September 2020

Welcome to this month’s edition of what’s new and improved in YugabyteDB Docs. We’re continually adding to and updating the documentation to give you the information you need to make the most out of YugabyteDB. This post covers recent content added, and changes made, to the YugabyteDB documentation since the last posting.

YSQL

What is YSQL?

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Distributed SQL Summit Schedule Now Live!

In two weeks, thought leaders, database builders, and application developers are coming together for a free online conference to push the boundaries of cloud native RDBMS forward. Distributed SQL (Virtual) Summit, now in its second year, is taking place September 15-17.

We’re excited to announce that the 2020 Distributed SQL Summit schedule is now live!

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Recap: YugabyteDB at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2020

What a great KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2020 earlier this month! We were happy to participate, sponsor, and help #KeepCloudNativeConnected.

YugabyteDB at KubeCon CloudNativeCon Europe 2020

Thank you to everyone who stopped by the YugabyteDB booth, and a big thanks to all who redeemed your virtual swag of $5 to charity. Together, your swag redemptions ended up in more than $3,000 being donated across these three charities:

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Staying Connected During COVID-19: Join Us at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2020

We are excited to sponsor KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2020 and participate alongside other open source and cloud native communities coming together to drive cloud native computing forward. Although many people across the world remain physically distanced (us included), we believe that coming together as a community and maintaining a sense of connection are still very essential and important.

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