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How-to: The Northwind PostgreSQL Sample Database Running on a Distributed SQL Database

The Northwind database is a sample database that was originally created by Microsoft and used as the basis for their tutorials in a variety of database products for decades. The Northwind database contains the sales data for a fictitious company called “Northwind Traders,” which imports and exports specialty foods from around the world. The Northwind database is an excellent tutorial schema for a small-business ERP, with customers, orders, inventory, purchasing, suppliers, shipping, employees, and single-entry accounting.

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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. The same applies to upcoming new features like Change Data Capture and 2 Data Center Deployments. The result of this change is that we no longer have a Community Edition and an Enterprise Edition of YugabyteDB.

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Announcing YugabyteDB 1.3 with Enterprise Features as Open Source

We are very excited to announce the arrival of YugabyteDB 1.3. This post will outline some of the major milestones in this release.

Enterprise Features Move To Open Source

In this release, all the enterprise features in the core DB are now available in open source under the Apache 2.0 license! Effective v1.3, there is no more EE vs CE distinction, there is just one database with all the features you want.

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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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Achieving Fast Failovers After Network Partitions in a Distributed SQL Database

In February of this year, Kyle Kingsbury of Jepsen.io was conducting formal testing of YugabyteDB for correctness under extreme and unorthodox conditions. Obviously, simulating all manner of network partitions is part of his testing methodology. As a result, during his testing he spotted the fact that although nodes would reliably come back after a failure, the recovery itself was taking roughly 25 seconds to occur. We certainly didn’t like the sound of that!

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YugabyteDB Engineering Update – May 2019

A lot is happening at YugabyteDB since we announced 1.2, so we thought we’d provide the community with a quick recap of engineering highlights, announcements and shout outs to catch everyone up. Let’s dive in!

Progress on YugabyteDB 2.0

Check out our “Roadmap for YugabyteDB 2.0” to get more details on the exciting features shipping in the next big release this Summer! Below are some highlights:

  • Distributed SQL: Our PostgreSQL wire compatible API will be GA and will include support for all datatypes,

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YugabyteDB 2.0: A Distributed SQL Roadmap

The YugabyteDB community is eagerly looking forward to v2.0, the next major release expected in Summer 2019. Needless to say, we are very excited about the depth and breadth of features in this release. Here’s an overview of the various areas we expect the new release to cover.

Distributed SQL

YSQL is YugabyteDB’s PostgreSQL wire-compatible distributed SQL API. Thanks to our design decision to use the existing PostgreSQL query layer as a starting point,

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