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Yugabyte Expands Multiregion Database Capabilities and Enterprise-Grade Security with YugabyteDB 2.5

Distributed SQL database adds support for geopartitioning, SCRAM-SHA-256 and LDAP authentication, auditing, and column-level encryption.

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Yugabyte Inc., a Sunnyvale, CA-based provider of open source distributed SQL databases, released YugabyteDB 2.5 with enhancements to multiregion deployments, enterprise-grade security features, and performance improvements. The latest version builds on Yugabyte’s mission to provide the default distributed SQL database for cloud-native applications in a multicloud world.

As organizations deploy applications across multiple cloud regions to meet user demand and comply with regulations such as the GDPR, they need to distribute data across geographic regions. With row-level geopartitioning, synchronous and asynchronous replication capabilities, the ability to serve queries from the nearest geographic region, and support for a rich set of security features, YugabyteDB 2.5 provides an open source distributed SQL database for multiregion deployments.

 “With enterprises rapidly moving mission-critical workloads to the cloud, they need database solutions that can satisfy the demands of running geodistributed applications with hundreds of thousands of transactions per second,” said Bill Cook, CEO of Yugabyte. “This latest release of YugabyteDB reinforces our commitment to innovation and delivering the leading open source distributed SQL database that is easy to scale and lowers the cost of enterprise data infrastructures.”

Key features of YugabyteDB 2.5 include:

  • Row-level geo-partitioning capabilities and follower reads to an already extensive set of multiregion features, such as the ability to perform synchronous replication across three regions and asynchronous xCluster replication across two regions.
  • Security enhancements to the platform with support for SCRAM-SHA-256 authentication to protect Yugabyte users against brute force attacks and packet sniffing. Lightweight directory access protocol (LDAP) support provides improved user management and the ability to audit all database operations. The release also includes transparent data encryption and column-level encryption.
  • Simplified cluster administration supports  dynamically rebuilding indexes on a cluster for distributed SQL APIs – YSQL (fully-relational) and YCQL (semi-relational). YugabyteDB 2.5 also supports the pg_stat_statements extension, which enables tracking execution statistics of all SQL statements executed by the cluster, as well as pg_stat_activity, which shows information related to the activity performed by each connection.
  • YugabyteDB can run a TPC-C benchmark against 100,000 warehouses, an increase in warehouses as compared to previous releases.

Additional features of the YugabyteDB 2.5 release include support for all of PostgreSQL’s table-level partitioning schemes and the PostgreSQL trigger framework including event triggers.

All 2.5 features are open source and available under the Apache 2.0 license.

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