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. Stored procedures also help minimize duplicate code, as developers can reuse existing stored procedures to perform the same actions. What’s the difference between a
FUNCTION and a
PROCEDURE? A function cannot execute transactions. In other words, inside a function you cannot open a new transaction, even commit or rollback the current transaction. In PostgreSQL 11, stored procedures with transactional support were introduced to remedy this problem.
Note: You’ll need to enable
ysql_beta_features flag on your cluster to try out this feature.
[#870] Allow WITH clauses in CREATE TABLE
In PostgreSQL, the
WITH clause is used in
CREATE TABLE statements to specify storage parameters or primary keys in system tables, also known as object identifiers or OIDs. Although, PostgreSQL storage parameters aren’t relevant to tables stored in YugabyteDB because it handles data distribution differently, some standard utilities such as
pgbench submit DDL statements with this clause.
Getting Started with Stored Procedures
Enable the FUNCTIONS Flag
If you haven’t already installed YugabyteDB, do so by following the first two steps in our quickstart.
Restart your cluster to enable the stored procedure feature:
./bin/yb-ctl restart --tserver_flags="ysql_beta_features=true"
Open up the YSQL Shell
Before executing any SQL, we’ll need to be in the YSQL shell. You can access it by executing:
./bin/ysqlsh --echo-queries ysqlsh (11.2) Type "help" for help. postgres=#
Create an Accounts Table
CREATE TABLE accounts ( id INT GENERATED BY DEFAULT AS IDENTITY, name VARCHAR(100) NOT NULL, balance DEC(15,2) NOT NULL, PRIMARY KEY(id) );
Insert Data Into the Accounts Table
INSERT INTO accounts(name,balance) VALUES('Bob',10000); INSERT INTO accounts(name,balance) VALUES('Alice',10000);
Verify the Data in the Accounts Table
SELECT * FROM accounts; id | name | balance ----+-------+---------- 1 | Bob | 10000.00 2 | Alice | 10000.00 (2 rows)
Create a Stored Procedure
The following example creates a stored procedure named transfer that transfers a specified amount of money from one account to another.
CREATE OR REPLACE PROCEDURE transfer(INT, INT, DEC) LANGUAGE plpgsql AS $ BEGIN -- subtracting the amount from the sender's account UPDATE accounts SET balance = balance - $3 WHERE id = $1; -- adding the amount to the receiver's account UPDATE accounts SET balance = balance + $3 WHERE id = $2; COMMIT; END; $;
Calling the Stored Procedure
Next, let’s call the transfer stored procedure and transfer $1000 from an account with id 1 (Bob) to the account with id 2 (Alice).
Verify the Transfer of Money
select * from accounts; id | name | balance ----+-------+---------- 1 | Bob | 9000.00 2 | Alice | 11000.00 (2 rows)
New Documentation, Blogs and Videos
- GO-JEK’s Performance Benchmarking of CockroachDB, TiDB & YugabyteDB on Kubernetes
- Best Practices for Deploying Confluent Kafka, Spring Boot & Distributed SQL Based Streaming Apps on Kubernetes
- How Data Sharding Works in a Distributed SQL Database
- Build a Java App with Spring Data JPA with Hibernate ORM Example
- Build a NodeJS App with a Sequelize ORM Example
- Build a Go App with a GORM ORM Example
- Build a Python App with SQL Alchemy ORM Example
- Build a Ruby App with Rails ActiveRecord ORM Example
- Want to contribute code to the YugabyteDB project? Contributor guides are now live!
- A new Benchmarking Guide is also available.
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.
- July 10: Chicago PostgreSQL Meetup Group
- July 25: Boston PostgreSQL Meetup Group
- July 9-10: Chicago
- July 15-16: Philadelphia
- July 25-26: Burlington
- Oct 7-10: Austin
- 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:
- 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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