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YugabyteDB Engineering Update – Feb 28, 2020

Release Updates

We are excited to announce that YugabyteDB 2.1 went GA earlier this week! You can read the official release notes here. This release shipped with almost 70 new enhancements and fixes.

What’s YugabyteDB? It is an open source, high-performance distributed SQL database built on a scalable and fault-tolerant design inspired by Google Spanner.

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YugabyteDB 2.1 is GA: Scaling New Heights with Distributed SQL

Team Yugabyte is excited to announce the general availability of YugabyteDB 2.1! The highlight of this release is that Yugabyte SQL (YSQL), YugabyteDB’s PostgreSQL-compatible API, has not only improved performance 10x since the 2.0 release in September 2019 but is also production ready for multiple geo-distributed deployment scenarios. For those of you who are new to distributed SQL,

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Achieving 10x Better Distributed SQL Performance in YugabyteDB 2.1

When starting the YugabyteDB project, our founding thesis was to build a high-performance distributed SQL database for the cloud native era. Achieving high performance will always remain an ongoing initiative, especially when additional optimizations are required to support new features and new use cases. We are excited that the current YugabyteDB 2.1 release has a number of improvements that make Yugabyte SQL’s performance 10x better on average than the previous 2.0 release (from September 2019).

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Announcing YugabyteDB on Crossplane, the Open Source Multicloud Control Plane

We are excited to announce that YugabyteDB is now available as a self-managed database service on Crossplane, the open-source multicloud control plane. Built on top of our recent Rook Kubernetes Operator for YugabyteDB, this offering makes YugabyteDB one of the first distributed SQL databases available on Crossplane.

Benefits of the Joint Solution

With Crossplane as the single control plane,

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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. Same applies to upcoming new features like Change Data Capture and 2 Data Center Deployments.

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Building a High Growth Business by Monetizing Open Source Software

Whenever a venture-funded software infrastructure startup takes the open source route to market, a few questions emerge:

  • What open source license and project governance model will it choose?
  • How will it monetize the open source project?
  • What if AWS, Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud offer the startup’s open source project as a managed service?

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