Open source distributed SQL database vendor Yugabyte updated its namesake database on Thursday with new features that improve performance, geo-partitioning and security.
Yugabyte integrates multiple APIs and is compatible with both the Apache Cassandra and PostgreSQL open source database platforms. The new Yugabyte 2.5 release bolsters the Sunnyvale, Calif., vendor’s distributed SQL database with improved management that builds on the online index-building capabilities first introduced in the YugabyteDB 2.2 update that was released in July.
Among Yugabyte’s users is Justuno, based in Austin, Texas, a vendor of a visitor conversion platform to turn browsers into customers for e-commerce sites.
Justuno uses Yugabyte to power its Visitor Profile Platform, which is able to sustain 500 million user requests a day with an equivalent 50,000 SQL queries per second.
“Justuno chose Yugabyte because of its fully distributed SQL capabilities with easy-to-administer interface to scaling and backups within the Google Cloud Platform,” said Travis Logan, co-founder and CTO of Justuno.
Geo-partitioning improvements in new Yugabyte release
Among the new features in YugabyteDB 2.5 that will benefit Justuno are the improved geo-partitioning capabilities, Logan said.
Logan explained that with the new release, Yugabyte will be able to partition database tables to help with