What is YugabyteDB?
YugabyteDB is a high-performance, cloud-native distributed SQL database. Here are its salient points:
- Has a pluggable query layer, and supports two distributed SQL APIs:
- Automated sharding, Raft consensus replication and distributed transactions, based on the Google Spanner architecture
- Offers horizontal write scalability, strong write consistency and tunable read consistency (strong reads by default with follower & observer reads as options)
- Extremely resilient with native failover and repair - can tolerate disk, node, zone and region failures automatically
- Supports geo-distributed deployments (multi-zone, multi-region, multi-cloud)
- Built-in enterprise features such as distributed backups, in-flight/at-rest encryption and read replicas (for observer reads)
- Can be deployed in public clouds and natively inside Kubernetes
- Best fit for powering massively-scalable, globally-distributed, cloud-native applications that require absolute data correctness and high tolerance to failures
- 100% open source under the Apache 2.0 license
Read more about YugabyteDB in our Docs.
- Install YugabyteDB
- Create a local cluster
- Connect and try out SQL commands
- Build an app using a PostgreSQL-compatible driver or ORM.
- Try a real-world app:
YugabyteDB supports a number of languages and client drivers. Below is a brief list.
|Language||ORM||YSQL Drivers||YCQL Drivers|
|C||Not tested||libpq||Not tested|
Review detailed architecture in our Docs.
Please use GitHub issues to report issues.
As an open source project with a strong focus on the user community, we welcome contributions as GitHub pull requests. See our Contributor Guides to get going. Discussions and RFCs for features happen on the design discussions section of our Forum.
Source code in this repository is variously licensed under the Apache License 2.0 and the Polyform Free Trial License 1.0.0. A copy of each license can be found in the licenses directory.
The build produces two sets of binaries:
- The entire database with all its features (including the enterprise ones) are licensed under the Apache License 2.0
- The binaries that contain
-managedin the artifact and help run a managed service are licensed under the Polyform Free Trial License 1.0.0.
By default, the build options generate only the Apache License 2.0 binaries.