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Andrew Nelson: Why I Joined Yugabyte as a Developer Advocate

I recently joined Yugabyte as a Developer Advocate focused on Kubernetes. I will focus on the usability and extensibility of YugabyteDB as a data platform within the Kubernetes and public cloud ecosystem. However, in broader terms, I will be able to leverage YugabyteDB as a cloud-native database that can easily deployed in multi-cloud environments. There are a few things I am looking forward to in my new role:

  • Working for another fast-growing startup
  • Being able to leverage my skills in Kubernetes
  • Learning more about a next-generation database at the ground floor
  • Working for an open-source company

Early Years

When I was graduating from college with a degree in Software Engineering,

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YugabyteDB Engineering & Community Update – Aug 9, 2019

We are pleased to announce that YugabyteDB 1.3.1 is live! You can read the release notes of this and previous versions here. This release is shipping with 22 new features, enhancements and bug fixes. This release also brings us closer to our 2.0 release which will be shipping in a few weeks. The flagship feature in 2.0 will be the YSQL API becoming generally available.

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Why We Changed YugabyteDB Licensing to 100% Open Source

We are excited to announce that YugabyteDB is now 100% open source under the Apache 2.0 license. This means previously closed-source, commercial, enterprise features such as Distributed Backups, Data Encryption, and Read Replicas are now available in the open source project and are completely free to use. The same applies to upcoming new features like Change Data Capture and 2 Data Center Deployments.

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YugabyteDB Engineering Update – May 2019

A lot is happening at YugabyteDB since we announced 1.2, so we thought we’d provide the community with a quick recap of engineering highlights, announcements and shout outs to catch everyone up. Let’s dive in!

Progress on YugabyteDB 2.0

Check out our “Roadmap for YugabyteDB 2.0” to get more details on the exciting features shipping in the next big release this Summer!

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YugabyteDB 1.2 Passes Jepsen Testing

You can join the discussion about the results on HackerNews here.

Last year we published our DIY Jepsen testing results – including the tests and failure modes implemented as well as the bugs found. We recently engaged Kyle Kingsbury, the creator of the Jepsen test suite, for an official analysis and are happy to report that YugabyteDB 1.2 formally passes Jepsen tests using the YCQL API.

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Announcing YugabyteDB 1.2 and Company Update

The team at YugaByte is excited to announce that YugabyteDB 1.2 is officially GA! You can download the latest version from our Quick Start page.

New in 1.2: YugaByte SQL Beta 3

YugaByte SQL (YSQL) is our PostgreSQL v11 compatible, distributed SQL API. It is ideal for powering microservices that require low latency,

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Recapping YugaByte’s 2018 Milestones and a Preview of the 2019 Roadmap

After launching YugabyteDB in November 2017, Team YugaByte celebrated 2018 as its first full year in the market as a cloud native, transactional database company. Exhilarating is the one word that best summarizes our 2018 experience. From a product and engineering standpoint, we launched two major releases (and tens of minor releases) and saw users adopt each of the releases at an amazing pace.

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