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YugabyteDB Engineering Update – Oct 14, 2019

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Release Updates

We are pleased to announce that YugabyteDB 2.0.1 is live! You can read the release notes of this and previous versions here. This release is shipping with 36 new enhancements and bug 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. Yugabyte’s SQL API (YSQL) and drivers are PostgreSQL wire compatible

[#1851] YSQL: Support for Pushdown of Aggregate Queries

With the YCQL API, aggregate queries (count/max/min) are pushed down to DocDB where they can be efficiently processed. Prior to this release, YugabyteDB’s YSQL API would retrieve all the rows and then leave it up to Postgres to perform the aggregation. Now with 2.0.1, this issue has been addressed and users can expect better performance on aggregate queries using the YSQL API.

[#2226] YSQL: Support ALTER TABLE, ALTER COLUMN sequence/identity

This issue brings support for various ALTER TABLE and ALTER COLUMN variations that require SET or DROP IDENTITY. For example:

New Documentation, Blogs, Tutorials, and Videos

New Blogs

New Videos

We have uploaded over a dozen videos from this year’s Distributed SQL Summit. You can links to the presentations, slides and a recap of the highlights by checking out, “2019 Distributed SQL Summit Recap and Highlights.”

Upcoming Meetups and Conferences

PostgreSQL Meetups

Oct 17: Silicon Valley PostgreSQL Meetup
Oct 24: Vancouver PostgreSQL Meetup

Distributed SQL Webinars

@Scale Conference

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon

Nov 18-21: San Diego

AWS re:Invent

Dec 2-6: 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:

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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What’s Next?

  • Compare YugabyteDB in depth to databases like CockroachDB, Google Cloud Spanner and MongoDB.
  • Get started with YugabyteDB on macOS, Linux, Docker, and Kubernetes.
  • Contact us to learn more about licensing, pricing or to schedule a technical overview.

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