YugabyteDB 2.4 GA
2.4 comes with hardened enterprise-grade security features, enhanced
multi-region deployment capabilities, and performance improvements. The
newest iteration of Yugabyte’s open source database improves on the
existing high availability, horizontal scalability, and ease-of-use
characteristics of YugabyteDB, furthering the company’s mission of
providing the default distributed SQL database for cloud-native
applications in a multi-cloud world.
Apache Spark 3 integration was performed via certification of the
Yugabyte Spark Connector with Apache Spark 3. Apache Spark has become
the de-facto standard framework for distributed scale-out data
processing. This release enables you to use the latest features of
Apache Spark 3 with the Yugabyte YCQL API. As a part of this
integration, the Yugabyte YCQL driver has been certified with the latest
version of Apache Cassandra 4.6.n.
Enterprise-grade security features: The YSQL API can now be configured to authenticate users using LDAP as the password verification method. LDAP allows users to use a single password to connect to multiple services, including connecting to databases and running queries against them. Yugabyte 2.4 also introduces support for audit logging in YCQL and YSQL to allow administrators to track activity related to data access and help users quickly analyze the extent of any potential data breach. Yugabyte has completed a security and penetration testing audit to further validate that YugabyteDB can be safely deployed in production, specifically in industries with the strongest security requirements.
Data at rest encryption with Thales Vormetric has been added as a result of Yugabyte becoming a certified partner of Thales Vormetric, bringing enterprise-grade encryption features to Yugabyte. YugabyteDB interoperates with Thales Vormetric Transparent Encryption (VTE) to secure sensitive data, allowing you to protect yourself from a wide range of risks posed by malicious hackers or database administrators with privileged data access. YugabyteDB supports encrypted backups that ensure safety and security of sensitive data.
Support for VMware Tanzu has been added to Yugabyte Platform as one of the cloud provider configurations. VMware Tanzu allows you to build, run, and manage Kubernetes-based containerized applications. Yugabyte Platform has been officially certified and made available in the VMware Marketplace. This configuration works with Tanzo Kubernetes Grid, Tanzo Kubernetes Grid Integrated, and is about to be certified with Tanzo Kubernetes Grid Multi-Cloud.
YugabyteDB 2.4 features are available under Yugabyte’s completely open source Apache 2.0 license. In July 2019, Yugabyte announced its commitment to 100% open source and since then, YugabyteDB’s footprint continues to grow at a rapid pace with community members having deployed +575,000 clusters to date. The project’s contributor count is now more than 170, with +2,500 community Slack members, and more than 300 certifications granted in the last 90 days.