YugabyteDB 2.17 and New YugabyteDB Managed Features Focus on the Needs of Business-Critical Applications

Enhanced data protection, streamlined usability, and a global-ready DBaaS help enterprises deliver business continuity and exceed modern application demands

SUNNYVALE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Yugabyte, the leading open source distributed SQL database company, today announced a wave of new product innovations with the availability of YugabyteDB 2.17 and major enhancements to YugabyteDB Managed. The latest releases address the database needs of the most demanding, mission-critical applications, offering the data protection, global deployment and streamlined usability enterprises need to accelerate their modernization initiatives.

Enterprises know that reliable and robust data is essential to meet high customer expectations and stay ahead of the competition. On top of that, embracing automation and streamlining usability are required to accelerate developer productivity and decrease time to new offerings and value-added services.

YugabyteDB 2.17 introduces key innovations to help power an enterprise’s business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) strategy. This release introduces new APIs for xCluster to support planned and unplanned failovers. In addition, YugabyteDB Anywhere simplifies the challenges of data protection with built-in support and controls for Yugabyte’s unique xCluster Replication technology. It delivers geo-aware data protection and 5x faster backups than the previous release.

To accelerate developer productivity, enterprises can now embrace YugabyteDB Managed for distributed enterprise applications, without the complexity and costs of managing the infrastructure or the database. New enhancements help meet regional compliance requirements by providing simplified self-service geo-partitioning, improved customer experience with low latency access through read replicas, and reduced friction to getting started with confidence through a new free trial of production clusters.

“Organizations looking to modernize new and existing core transactional applications need to move away from costly monolithic databases, but barriers to enterprise-readiness like data protection, security, and usability can block the way,” said Karthik Ranganathan, co-founder and CTO, Yugabyte. “YugabyteDB 2.17 removes key obstacles to database modernization. It empowers organizations with a host of new benefits unmatched in both legacy and many modern databases, putting developer productivity at the core.”

The enhancements and features available give users:

  • Simplified BCDR through YugabyteDB Anywhere with built-in support for streamlined xCluster replication deployment and management
  • Fast, geo-aware data protection of a wider set of business-critical applications with 5x faster backup and restore times and 20x more frequent backups
  • Granular, microsecond data recovery with more accessible Point-in-Time-Recovery (PITR) through a few clicks in YugabyteDB Anywhere
  • Reduced total cost of ownership with simplified operations and advanced automation through YugabyteDB Managed multi-cloud DBaaS
  • Accelerated developer productivity with enhanced usability, new observability enhancements, and industry-leading PostgreSQL-compatibility

The new YugabyteDB Managed Quantum Leap program offers startup organizations a $10,000 credit towards a YugabyteDB Managed database in production on the cloud provider of their choice—AWS or Google Cloud.

Additionally, Yugabyte offers customers a free 30-day trial of the dedicated YugabyteDB Managed production tier, with no credit card required. Customers can access a production-ready environment to test enterprise features, including automated and on-demand backups, multi-region clusters, high availability, dedicated VPC for network isolation and more. This trial is available for both product evaluation and production-ready use cases, including fully dedicated multi-node clusters.

Finally, YugabyteDB 2.16 is due for release shortly and will become the latest production-ready YugabyteDB version. Yugabyte 2.16 will give users access to new generally available features, like Change Data Capture (CDC) and Packed Row Format. Enhancements to CDC in this version include the ability to add tables ad hoc to existing CDC streams, perform schema changes, and transparent transition from snapshot to streaming modes.

For a deep dive into the new features in YugabyteDB 2.17 and YugabyteDB Managed, visit the Yugabyte Blog and dedicated launch landing page.

For more information on registering for a free trial of YugabyteDB Managed, visit https://cloud.yugabyte.com/signup.

​​About Yugabyte

Yugabyte is the company behind YugabyteDB, the open source, high-performance distributed SQL database for building global, cloud-native applications. YugabyteDB serves business-critical applications with SQL query flexibility, high performance and cloud-native agility, thus allowing enterprises to focus on business growth instead of complex data infrastructure management. It is trusted by companies in cybersecurity, financial markets, IoT, retail, e-commerce, and other verticals. Founded in 2016 by former Facebook and Oracle engineers, Yugabyte is backed by Lightspeed Venture Partners, 8VC, Dell Technologies Capital, Sapphire Ventures, and others. www.yugabyte.com


Allison Stokes

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