YugabyteDB Engineering Update – Jan 8, 2020

Jimmy Guerrero

VP Developer Relations

We are pleased to announce that YugabyteDB 2.0.9 launched over the holidays and YugabyteDB 2.0.10 is now live!  You can read the official release notes of this and previous versions here. These two releases shipped with a combined 36 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

  • Fixed an issue with PgDocOp lifespan sometimes being too short.
  • “UPDATE” fails if any “NOT NULL” columns aren’t updated #3174
  • Force network library initialization on postmaster startup on macOS. 2509
  • Push down LIMIT clause for INDEX_ONLY_SCAN. #3128
  • Drop DB persist, delete sys tables. #2997
  • Correctly report unsupported features in plpgsql grammar. #2005
  • Enable DISCARD statement in grammar. #2491
  • Update only the assigned columns in UPDATE statement. #3106
  • Move YBCPgSession and PgTxnManager into PgApiImpl. #3053
  • Deprecate num_tablets in CreateTableRequestPB
  • Support CREATE colocated db/table . #3033

YCQL Changes

  • Table stuck in the keyspace after deletion #3032
  • Support conditional DMLs in transaction statement block. #166
  • Compatibility Issue – Not processing older format of protobuf message when picking index. #3175

System improvements

  • Implement one way bitmap and Extract CleanupTransaction from YBTransaction. #3220
  • Improved rocksdb corruption error logging. #2961
  • Added TCMalloc stats when dumping memory usage. #3190
  • Enable CXX11 ABI. #3116
  • Limited transactional DDL: each DDL statement in its own transaction. #3108
  • Improved TcpStream::sending_ queue memory tracking. #3041
  • Per service gauge counter for number of enqueued rpcs. #2389
  • Handle GetChanges(MinimumOpID) as a Request for the First Log Entry. #3036
  • Fixed vmodule logging configuration. #3176
  • Log over-replicated tablets in load balancer. #3173
  • Fix for stuck Inbound RPC connections due to hitting memory limit. #2562
  • Retry transaction status table creation if it fails. #3182
  • Add ability to set transaction priority range using SQL. #3024
  • Delete provisional records RocksDB SSTable files. #2186


  • Fix infinitely updating state causing React to fail. Reason is calling setState repeatedly in componentDidUpdate will create an infinite depth nested state update.
  • Change Intro dialog to only appear on login. Add checkbox in Intro dialog for permanently hiding modal. #3138
  • Fix console errors in UI code #2790
  • Fix backup Universe from changing to undefined url
  • [Platform] Task history not reflecting when a encryption is enabled/disabled/rotated #2929
  • Add per node metrics for health. #2894
  • Implement RBAC in Yugaware. #2793
  • Add chrony configuration while provision step. #3038

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Jimmy Guerrero

VP Developer Relations

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