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Why We Changed YugaByte DB Licensing to 100% Open Source

We are excited to announce that YugaByte DB 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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YugaByte DB Engineering & Community Update – July 10, 2019

YugaByte DB Release Updates

We are pleased to announce that YugaByte DB 1.2.12 is live! You can read the release notes of this and previous versions here. This release is shipping with 11 new enhancements and bug fixes. This also means we are getting closer to our 2.0 release at the end of the Summer in which the YSQL API will become generally available.

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YugaByte DB 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 YugaByte DB 1.2 formally passes Jepsen tests using the YCQL API.

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Distributed PostgreSQL on a Google Spanner Architecture – Query Layer

Our previous post dived into the details of the storage layer of YugaByte DB called DocDB, a distributed document store inspired by Google Spanner. This post focuses on YugaByte SQL (YSQL), a distributed, highly resilient, PostgreSQL-compatible SQL API layer powered by DocDB. A follow-up post will highlight the challenges faced and lessons learned when engineering such a database.

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