New Yugabyte release boosts distributed SQL database security

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

SpaceX Launches 4 Astronauts to ISS Aboard Crew Dragon ‘Resilience’

Four astronauts were successfully launched on the SpaceX Crew Dragon Resilience to the International Space Station on Sunday, the first of what the US hopes will be many routine missions following a successful test flight in late spring.

Three Americans, Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker, and Japan’s Soichi Noguchi blasted off at 7:27pm (5:57am Monday IST) from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, thus ending almost a decade of international reliance on Russia for rides on its Soyuz rockets.

Crew members of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket gesture as they depart for the launch pad

US President-elect Joe Biden hailed the launch on Twitter as a “testament to the power of science and what we can accomplish by harnessing our innovation, ingenuity, and determination,” while President Donald Trump called it “great.”

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