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DescriptionHigh-performance distributed SQL database for global, internet-scale applications. Wire compatible with PostgreSQL.
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Wide column store
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Rank#157  Overall
#77  Relational DBMS
Technical documentationdocs.yugabyte.com
DeveloperYugabyte Inc.
Initial release2017
Current release2.2.0, July 2020
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 methodsYCQL, an SQL-based flexible-schema API with its roots in Cassandra Query Language
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
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
Gain Developer Agility
Leverage full power of PostgreSQL-compatible SQL and distributed ACID transactions. Absolute correctness guaranteed.

Operate Resilient Services
Ensure continuous availability even when underlying compute, storage or network fails.

Scale On-Demand
Add and remove nodes at will. Say no to over-provisioned clusters forever.

Lower User Latency
Leverage geo-distribution and global consistency to wow users and drive business growth.

Exploit Multi-Cloud
Manage your data alongside your Kubernetes applications across public and private clouds.

Accelerate with Open Source
No hidden traps to slow you down. Apache 2.0 open source even for enterprise features.

More details available at What is Distributed SQL?
Competitive advantages
YugabyteDB is a distributed ACID-compliant database that brings together four must-have needs of cloud-native microservices, namely SQL as a flexible query language, continuous availability under failures, low-latency read performance, and globally-distributed write scalability.

Other databases do not serve all of these needs simultaneously.

- Monolithic SQL databases offer SQL with ACID transactions and low-latency reads but neither have ability to tolerate failures not can scale writes across multiple nodes, zones, regions and clouds.

- Distributed NoSQL databases offer high availability, read performance and write scalability but give up on SQL features such as multi-key/relational data modeling, ACID transactions and strong consistency.

Comparisons with various databases is available in YugabyteDB Docs.
Typical application scenarios
YugabyteDB is a good fit for fast-growing, cloud native applications that need to serve business-critical data reliably, with zero data loss, high availability and low latency. Common use cases include:

- Distributed Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) applications needing multi-region scalability without compromising strong consistency and low latency. E.g. User identity, Retail product catalog, Financial data service.

- Hybrid Transactional/Analytical Processing (HTAP), also known as Translytical, applications needing real-time analytics on transactional data. E.g User personalization, fraud detection, machine learning.

- Streaming applications needing to efficiently ingest, analyze and store ever-growing data. E.g. IoT sensor analytics, time series metrics, real-time monitoring.
Licensing and pricing models

YugabyteDB is a 100% open source project licensed under the permissive Apache 2.0 license. There is no "Enterprise Edition" of the database that commercializes "open core" database features such as backups and security. These features are included in the core open source project itself.

Yugabyte, the company behind YugabyteDB, has two commercial offerings focused on the management aspect of the database.

1. Yugabyte Platform - a self-managed database management platform that allows users to build their own YugabyteDB-as-a-Service on any cloud or Kubernetes infrastructure. Pricing is based on the number of CPU cores (physical or virtual) in your environment.

2. Yugabyte Cloud - a fully-managed YugabyteDB-as-a-Service running on major public clouds. Offering is currently in Beta with expected GA in Summer 2020. Pay-as-you-go pricing will be announced at GA.

More details available at Why We Changed YugabyteDB Licensing to 100% Open Source

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Recent citations in the news

Yugabyte Delivers the Most Comprehensive Multi-Cloud Distributed SQL Deployment Options
11 January 2021, Business Wire

Yugabyte Announces Inaugural Distributed SQL Summit Asia
18 December 2020, IndianWeb2.com

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18 December 2020, TechRepublic

Yugabyte raises $30M for its cloud-native distributed SQL database
9 June 2020, SiliconANGLE

Yugabyte Announces Subscription Program Exclusively for Startups to Help Optimize Database Operations with Distributed SQL
21 November 2020, AiThority

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