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YugabyteDB Engineering Update – Dec 19, 2019

Jimmy Guerrero

VP Developer Relations

We are pleased to announce that YugabyteDB 2.0.8 is live!  You can read the official release notes of this and previous versions here. This release is shipping with 12 new enhancements and 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) is PostgreSQL wire compatible.

YSQL Changes

  • Enable client-to-server TLS encryption for the postgres process in case use_client_to_server_encryption is set to true. #2980
  • Disable the unnecessary pggate-level auto read restarts. #2812
  • yb-admin command to delete namespace, table and index. #3069
  • Assertion failed on TRUNCATE TABLE command. #1632
  • Consider HASH column when seeking index for ORDER BY clause. #2792

YCQL Changes

  • Fixed ‘kong migrations bootstrap’ failure with YugabyteDB. #2829

System Improvements

  • Add log retention by op id policy documentation. #2773
  • Switch Linuxbrew to 20181203T161736. #3044
  • Check transaction status after load. #2186
  • Make cdc_poller log messages more descriptive for 2DC
  • Lower max timeout on master async tasks from 1 hour to 15 minutes. #1655
  • Cleanup intents written for foreign key check. #3111


  • Add a Prometheus metrics export endpoint. #2459
  • Recursively call task status API sequentially so there is no overlap. #2998
  • Move the CMK policy to be moved to KMS instead of having it universe level #2942

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