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YugabyteDB Engineering Update – Nov 27, 2019

Jimmy Guerrero

VP Developer Relations

We are pleased to announce that YugabyteDB 2.0.6 is live!  You can read the official release notes of this and previous versions here. This release is shipping with almost 30 new enhancements and bug 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) and drivers are PostgreSQL wire compatible

YSQL changes

  • Transparent read restarts for general queries. #1237
  • Support row level security (RLS) as per Postgres. #1870
  • Use database type in catalog_manager for keyspace name uniqueness. #1476
  • Enable fmgr cache for C functions. #2596
  • Fix delete from table returning * query with dropped columns. #2398
  • Update catalog manager data while renaming YSQL table, DB and columns. #2280
  • FOR [NO KEY] UPDATE. #2842
  • Use transaction pool for YSQL. #2909
  • Increase default PostgreSQL output buffer size; fix a bug with unnamed_stmt_psrc. #2975
  • Use ~/.yugabytedb as default certificate folder for ysqlsh #2985
  • Pick transaction id such that its leader is local to transaction coordinator #2889

System improvements

  • Speedup data loading in Master Leader startup. #2663
  • Set Timeout and elapsed time in same units #2826
  • Track memory taken by CDC producer. #2888
  • Cleanup TIMED_OUT calls from /rpcz. #2807
  • Improve logging of shutting down idle and broken connections. #2918
  • Do not display user index tables as system tables in master UI. #2921
  • CDC Producer Metrics. #2154
  • yb-admin support for in-memory encryption keys. #2916
  • Poll TCMalloc stats on update of root MemTracker. #2566
  • Fix LB enable / disable handling. #1942
  • Propagate hybrid time from follower. #2956


  • Rotate key with service should not rely on alias/cmk already existing #2943
  • Enable alerts email button is not clickable #2827
  • Fix SetUniverseKey task for unencrypted universes #2976
  • Fix k8s metrics for CPU and Disk Usage.
  • Support instance profiles for default CMK policy #2949

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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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