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YugabyteDB Engineering & Community Update – July 19, 2019

YugabyteDB Engineering & Community Update – July 19, 2019

We are pleased to announce that YugabyteDB 1.3.0 is live! You can read the release notes of this and previous versions here. This release is shipping with 24 new features, enhancements and bug fixes. Beyond enhancements and fixes, the other big news is that we have open sourced the entire core database code! This means that previously closed features like distributed backups, data encryption and replicas are now open sourced. This also means that upcoming features like change data capture and 2 datacenter deployments will open source as well.

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YugabyteDB Engineering & Community Update – July 10, 2019

YugabyteDB Engineering & Community Update – July 10, 2019

We are pleased to announce that YugabyteDB 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.

What’s YSQL? It’s YugabyteDB’s PostgreSQL-compatible, distributed SQL API.

To learn more about what’s shipping in the 2.0 release check out “YugabyteDB 2.0: A Distributed SQL Roadmap.”

[#1446] Visually Inspect YSQL Commands

This new feature is especially useful to SQL developers.

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Announcing Distributed SQL Summit Presented by YugaByte and PostgresConf

Announcing Distributed SQL Summit Presented by YugaByte and PostgresConf

YugaByte is excited to announce in partnership with PostgresConf, that the inaugural Distributed SQL Summit is taking place on September 20, 2019 in San Jose, California! The Distributed SQL Summit is the first ever event to focus exclusively on sharing best practices and technical knowledge on the cloud-native approach to deploying, operating and scaling distributed SQL databases. The Summit will be co-located with PostgresConf Silicon Valley, as a “conference within a conference.”

This one-day event will feature speakers and panelists from some of the biggest names in cloud and database infrastructure including Amazon,

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YugabyteDB Engineering Update – June 27, 2019

YugabyteDB Engineering Update – June 27, 2019

We are pleased to announce that YugabyteDB 1.2.11 is live! You can read the release notes of this and previous versions here. This release is shipping with stored procedures support, plus 30 new features, enhancements and bug fixes. Here’s a few highlights from the 1.2.11 release.

What’s YSQL? It’s YugabyteDB’s PostgreSQL-compatible, distributed SQL API.

[#1155] Support for FUNCTION and PROCEDURE

Stored procedures allow developers to “bundle up” operations that would otherwise take several queries and round trips into a single function.

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Wrapping Up: Jepsen Test Results for YugabyteDB 1.2 Webinar

Wrapping Up: Jepsen Test Results for YugabyteDB 1.2 Webinar

If you missed the April 30 webinar with Kyle Kingsbury, the creator of Jepsen and Karthik Ranganathan, CTO at YugaByte, you can check out the playback here and download the slides here.

Kyle did a great deep-dive into his testing approach, research methodology and what he found when applied to YugabyteDB. If you are looking for an unvarnished and honest assessment of YugabyteDB’s consistency and transactional claims,

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How to Migrate Data from Cassandra or MySQL to YugabyteDB?

How to Migrate Data from Cassandra or MySQL to YugabyteDB?

If you work with databases, at some point you are going to need to get data in and out them using a format that can be consumed by a completely different system. YugabyteDB makes use of CSV files to make this as easy as possible. The CSV format is arguably the most universally portable way to get data migrations accomplished.

TL;DR – YugabyteDB makes use of Cassandra’s COPY FROM command and a forked version of Cassandra’s Bulk Loader to get data into the system.

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Getting Started with YugabyteDB’s Security Features

Getting Started with YugabyteDB’s Security Features

In this blog post we are going to give you a quick overview of YugabyteDB’s security features . We’ll cover authentication, authorization, encryption, plus a simple security checklist to help lock down your install. For the purposes of this walk-through, we are going to use the Cassandra-compatible, flexible-schema YCQL API as an example.

Authentication

First things first, authentication is not enabled by default. So, once you are through experimenting with YugabyteDB on your laptop and are ready to start development in earnest,

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Apache Cassandra Architecture Fundamentals

Apache Cassandra Architecture Fundamentals

What is Apache Cassandra?

Apache Cassandra is a distributed open source database that can be referred to as a “NoSQL database” or a “wide column store.” Cassandra was originally developed at Facebook to power its “Inbox” feature and was released as an open source project in 2008. Cassandra is designed to handle “big data” workloads by distributing data, reads and writes (eventually) across multiple nodes with no single point of failure.

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How DynamoDB’s Pricing Works, Gets Expensive Quickly and the Best Alternatives

How DynamoDB’s Pricing Works, Gets Expensive Quickly and the Best Alternatives

DynamoDB is AWS’s NoSQL alternative to Cassandra, primarily marketed to mid-sized and large enterprises. It works best for those who require a flexible data model, reliable performance, and the automatic scaling of throughput capacity. In a nutshell, DynamoDB’s monthly cost is dictated by data storage, writes and reads. Let’s walk through a synopsis.

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