YugaByte DB Engineering Update – June 4, 2019
YugaByte DB Release Updates
We are pleased to announce that YugaByte DB 1.2.10 is live! You can read the release notes of this and previous versions here. This release is shipping with foreign key support plus 16 new features, enhancements and bug fixes. Here’s a few highlights from the 1.2.10 release:
- Basic support for FOREIGN KEY constraints is now available! If you are a developer who works with SQL databases, you can appreciate that having foreign keys natively supported in a distributed SQL system is a killer feature! For the uninitiated, a foreign key is defined on a table, but refers to a primary key or a unique key on another table. You can read the docs here, with snippet on how to implement a foreign key below:
create table products(id int primary key, descr text);
create table orders(id int primary key,
pid int references products(id) ON DELETE CASCADE,
- [#1002] Added support for the ALTER SEQUENCE syntax. With ALTER SEQUENCE you can change the parameters of an existing sequence generator. Any parameters not specifically set in the ALTER SEQUENCE command will retain their prior settings.
- [#1394] ALTER TABLE .. ADD CONSTRAINT .. UNIQUE now supported.
- [#717] DROP DATABASE syntax is now supported.
- [#1134] HASH and RANGE keys are now supported. With range partitioning, a table is partitioned into “ranges” defined by a key column or set of columns, with no overlap between the ranges of values assigned to different partitions. For example, one might partition by date ranges, or by ranges of identifiers for particular business objects. Alternatively, hash partitioning works by partitioning a table on an absolute value and a remainder for each partition. Each partition will then hold the rows for the hash value of the partition key, divided by the specified absolute value and produce the specified remainder.
New Documentation, Blogs, Tutorials, and Videos
New blog posts
- Spring Data REST Services Powered By Distributed SQL – A Hands-on Lab
- How to Handle Runaway Queries in a Distributed SQL Database
- 5 Reasons Why Apache Kafka Needs a Distributed SQL Database
- Develop IoT Apps with Confluent Kafka, KSQL, Spring Boot & Distributed SQL
- Achieving Fast Failovers After Network Partitions in a Distributed SQL Database
- My Experience as a YugaByte DB Engineering Intern
- Want to contribute code to the YugaByte DB project? Contributor guides are now live!
- A new Benchmarking Guide is also available. Want to compare YugaByte DB with other DBs? Check out our Comparisons Guide.
Upcoming Meetups and Conferences
We will be at a number of conferences and meetups over the next few months, below are some select few with the highlights. Do stop by, say hello and ask us any questions you have.
- June 4: Silicon Valley PostgreSQL Meetup Group
- July 25: Boston PostgreSQL Meetup Group
- July 10: Chicago PostgreSQL Meetup Group
- June 4-5: San Francisco
- June 13-14: Atlanta
- July 9-10: Chicago
- July 15-16: Philadelphia
- July 25-26: Burlington
- Oct 7-10: Austin
- Oct 7-10: Las Vegas
We are Hiring!
YugaByte is growing fast and we’d like you to help us keep the momentum going! Check out our currently open positions:
- Software Engineer – Cloud Infrastructure – Sunnyvale, CA
- Software Engineer – Core Database – Sunnyvale, CA
- Software Engineer – Full Stack – Sunnyvale, CA
- Developer Advocate – Sunnyvale, CA
Our team consists of domain experts from leading software companies such as Facebook, Oracle, Nutanix, Google and LinkedIn. We have come a long way in a short time but we cannot rest on our past accomplishments. We need your ideas and skills to make us better at every function that is necessary to create the next great software company. All while having tons of fun and blazing new trails!
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