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YugabyteDB System Properties

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DescriptionHigh-performance distributed SQL database for global, internet-scale applications. Wire and feature compatible with PostgreSQL.
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Wide column store
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Rank#99  Overall
#51  Relational DBMS
Technical documentationdocs.yugabyte.com
DeveloperYugabyte Inc.
Initial release2017
Current release2.19, September 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC and C++
Server operating systemsLinux
Data schemedepending on used data model
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.no
Secondary indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, PostgreSQL compatible
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
YCQL, an SQL-based flexible-schema API with its roots in Cassandra Query Language
YSQL - a fully relational SQL API that is wire compatible with the SQL language in PostgreSQL
Supported programming languagesC
JavaScript (Node.js)
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infosql, plpgsql, C
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesHash and Range Sharding, row-level geo-partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesBased on Raft distributed consensus protocol, minimum 3 replicas for continuous availability
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemStrong consistency on writes and tunable consistency on reads
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataDistributed ACID with Serializable & Snapshot Isolation. Inspired by Google Spanner architecture.
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infobased on RocksDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlyes
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Specific characteristics

YugabyteDB is an open source distributed SQL database for cloud native transactional applications that require high performance, resilience, scale, or geo-distribution. YugabyteDB is more than just wire compatible with PostgreSQL, it is code compatible. YugabyteDB achieves this by reusing PostgreSQL’s query layer to achieve a high degree of compatibility with existing PostgreSQL applications or those that can be migrated to PostgreSQL. With YugabyteDB, critical services can remain available during node, zone, region, and data center failures with fast failovers. Operations teams can effortlessly scale out even under heavy load without disruption or downtime by simply adding nodes to their YugabyteDB cluster. YugabyteDB offers the most comprehensive and flexible deployment options in geo-distributed environments, including synchronous and asynchronous replication as well as geo-partitioning.

Competitive advantages
  • PostgreSQL compatible: Get instantly productive with a PostgreSQL compatible RDBMS. YugabyteDB reuses PostgreSQL’s query layer and supports all advanced features such as triggers, stored procedures, user-defined functions, expression indexes, and more
  • Horizontally scalable: Scale out and in with zero impact. Proven in production to scale beyond 300K TPS, over 100TB of data, and thousands of concurrent connections
  • Resilient to failures: Achieve continuous availability during infrastructure failures and on maintenance tasks such as software upgrades and distributed backups
  • Geo-distributed: Use replication and data geo-partitioning capabilities to achieve the latency, resilience, and compliance your applications need
  • Hybrid and multi-cloud: Deploy YugabyteDB in public, private, and hybrid cloud environments, on VMs, containers, or bare metal
Typical application scenarios

Systems of record and engagement for cloud native applications that require resilience, scale, or geo-distribution (product catalog, financial ledger, transactions, orders) serving layer for customer facing applications (shopping cart, shopping list, account management), IoT and edge applications.

Market metrics

2 Million+ lifetime clusters deployed
6.5K+ GitHub stars
7K YugabyteDB Community Slack members

Licensing and pricing models

Apache 2.0 license for the database

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