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June 13, 2024

New Features

  • Support for exporting PostgreSQL logs to third-party tools (such as Datadog) for security monitoring, to build operations and health dashboards, troubleshooting, and more.
  • New regions. Jakarta and Hyderabad on AWS, and Singapore on Azure.

Database

  • Production track updated to 2.14.17.0.

April 22, 2024

New Features

  • Support for incremental backups for faster backups with greater frequency. Incremental backups only include the data that has changed since the last backup, be it a full or incremental backup.
  • Ability to size each region in partition by region clusters to its load. Number of nodes, number of vCPUs, disk size, and IOPS can now be set independently for each region. Add extra horsepower in high-traffic regions, and provision lower-traffic regions with fewer nodes.

April 17, 2024

Database

  • Ability to choose from different tracks for Sandbox clusters. Sandbox clusters now default to using the Innovation track; you can also choose the Preview track.
  • Innovation track updated to 2.18.7.0.

February 28, 2024

Database

  • Production track updated to 2.14.15.0.

February 8, 2024

New Features

January 31, 2024

New Features

Database

  • Innovation track updated to 2.18.5.0.

December 27, 2023

New Features

  • Support for enhanced fault tolerance. YugabyteDB Managed clusters are fault tolerant, meaning they continue to serve reads and writes even with the loss of a node, availability zone, or region. You can now configure clusters with node- or region-level fault tolerance to be resilient to up to three domain outages. For example, you can create a cluster with region-level fault tolerance that can continue to serve reads and writes without interruption even if two of its regions become unavailable.

December 4, 2023

New Features

  • Support for federated authentication, which allows you to use an identity provider to manage access to your YugabyteDB Managed account. Initial support includes the Microsoft Entra ID (Azure AD) platform, providing single sign-on access for your account users using their Microsoft identities.
  • Added ability to audit account login activity. Navigate to Security > Activity > Access History to review the access history, including the client IP address, activity type, number of attempts, timestamp, and result.
  • Added ability to use different instance types and node sizes for different read replica regions in a cluster. Specify higher vCPU and disk size per node for replicas in high traffic regions, and vice-versa for lower traffic regions.
  • Support for Azure Key Vault for enabling and disabling YugabyteDB encryption at rest using a customer managed key.

Database

  • Production track updated to 2.14.14.0.

November 16, 2023

New Features

  • Product Labs provides an interactive, in-product learning experience. Learn about YugabyteDB features using real-world applications running on live YugabyteDB clusters. The first lab, Create Global Applications, demonstrates how to manage latencies using three different deployment strategies.
  • Support for exporting cluster metrics to Sumo Logic.

Database

  • Innovation track updated to 2.18.4.1.

November 3, 2023

New Features

  • Ability to track usage per cluster over time. Navigate to Usage & Billing > Usage to view cumulative and daily usage of cluster compute, disk storage, cloud backup storage, and data transfer.
  • For Azure, all regions that are supported for single-region clusters are now available for multi-region clusters (including Virginia useast2, Tokyo, Seoul, Johannesburg, Texas, and Dubai).

Database

  • Production track updated to 2.14.13.0.
  • Preview track updated to 2.19.3.0.

October 5, 2023

New Features

  • Support for creating private service endpoints (PSEs) in the YugabyteDB Managed UI (this feature was previously only available using the YBM CLI). Add PSEs to clusters to connect to your application VPC over a secure private link. Supports AWS PrivateLink and Azure Private Link.
  • Support for exporting cluster metrics to Grafana Cloud.

September 22, 2023

Database

  • Preview track updated to 2.19.2.0.
  • Production track updated to 2.14.12.0.

September 12, 2023

New Features

  • Support for multi-region clusters and read replicas in Azure. You can now create dedicated clusters with multi-region deployment in Azure, as well as read replicas.

September 6, 2023

New Features

  • Support for enabling and disabling YugabyteDB encryption at rest using a customer managed key and rotating keys on encrypted clusters. Clusters must be using YugabyteDB v2.16.7 or later.
  • Support for exporting cluster metrics to Datadog.

Database

  • Innovation track updated to 2.18.2.1.

August 15, 2023

Database

  • Innovation track updated to 2.16.6.0.
  • Production track updated to 2.14.11.0.

July 13, 2023

Database

  • Ability to choose from different tracks in the stable release series when creating a dedicated cluster. You can choose one of the following tracks:

    • Innovation track - has more frequent updates for faster access to new features. Currently features YugabyteDB version 2.16.5.0.
    • Production track - has a slower update cadence and features only select stable release builds. Currently features YugabyteDB version 2.14.10.2.

    After a cluster is created, it is upgraded with releases from the release track selected at creation. Clusters previously on the Stable track running 2.14 are now on the Production track, while clusters running 2.16 are now on the Innovation track. Sandbox clusters continue to use the Preview release track.

July 3, 2023

Database

  • Preview release updated to version 2.19.0. New Sandbox clusters automatically use the new version. Existing clusters will be upgraded in the coming weeks.

June 30, 2023

New Features

  • Support for deploying clusters on Microsoft Azure, including:

    • Global availability - deploy in 20 Azure regions worldwide.
    • Azure Private Link - establish secure private network connectivity between your Azure Virtual Networks and YugabyteDB Managed clusters for greater data privacy and compliance.
    • Horizontal and vertical scaling.
    • Availability zone fault tolerance - deploy single region, multi-zone clusters to ensure high availability and fault tolerance in the same region.

    Blog: Presenting the Enterprise-Ready DBaaS on Azure

June 26, 2023

New Features

  • Support for using a customer managed key (CMK) in Google Cloud Key Management Service (KMS) to encrypt a dedicated cluster (preview release). When YugabyteDB encryption at rest is enabled, your can now encrypt your cluster using your own CMK residing in Google Cloud KMS or AWS KMS.

June 8, 2023

Database

  • Preview release updated to version 2.17.3. New Sandbox clusters automatically use the new version. Existing clusters will be upgraded in the coming weeks.

June 7, 2023

New Features

  • Ability to create custom roles using Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) to precisely manage user access and permissions to match your organization's specific needs. This includes a new built-in Viewer role which offers a secure and restricted view of cluster information without the risk of unintended modifications.

May 30, 2023

Database

April 28, 2023

New Features

  • Support for using a customer managed key (CMK) to encrypt a dedicated cluster (preview release). When YugabyteDB encryption at rest is enabled, your cluster (including backups) is encrypted using your own CMK residing in AWS Key Management Service (KMS).

March 31, 2023

Database

  • Preview release updated to version 2.17.2. New Sandbox clusters automatically use the new version. Existing clusters will be upgraded in the coming weeks.

March 27, 2023

New Features

  • YugabyteDB Managed CLI. Use the YugabyteDB Managed command line interface (ybm CLI) to deploy and manage your YugabyteDB Managed database clusters from your terminal or IDE.
  • Support for AWS PrivateLink (preview release). Connect YugabyteDB Managed clusters on AWS with other AWS resources via private endpoints. Currently only configurable via ybm CLI.

Enhancements

  • Faster cluster scaling. Up to 2x performance in vertical scaling (adding and removing vCPUs) operations on dedicated clusters.
  • Support for more than 125 additional performance metrics.
  • Ability to reorder performance metrics to create customized dashboards.

March 16, 2023

Database

March 1, 2023

Database

February 13, 2023

Database

  • Preview release updated to version 2.17.1. New Sandbox clusters automatically use the new version. Existing clusters will be upgraded in the coming weeks.

  • Stable release reset to version 2.14.6 for dedicated clusters. New clusters use this version by default.

February 8, 2023

New Features

Database

  • Stable release updated to version 2.16.1 for dedicated clusters. New clusters use the new version by default. Existing clusters will be upgraded in the coming weeks.

January 27, 2023

New Features

January 18, 2023

Database

  • Stable release updated to version 2.16.0 for dedicated clusters. New clusters use the new version by default. Existing clusters will be upgraded in the coming weeks.

Infrastructure

  • Instance type for new Dedicated clusters on AWS updated to m6i.

January 13, 2023

Database

  • Stable release updated to version 2.14.6 for dedicated clusters. New clusters use the new version by default. Existing clusters will be upgraded in the coming weeks.

December 21, 2022

New Features

  • Ability to add IP addresses to the cluster IP allow list during cluster creation. The Create Cluster wizard includes the new Networking page to configure connectivity for your cluster. Automatically detect and add your current IP address or the addresses of any peered VPC to the cluster.
  • Ability to connect to clusters deployed in VPCs from public IP addresses. For clusters deployed in VPCs, enable Public Access on the Settings > Network Access tab to connect from addresses outside the peered network. When enabled, a public IP address is added to each region of the cluster. You can view the private and public host addresses under Connection Parameters on the cluster Settings > Infrastructure tab.

Database

  • Stable release updated to version 2.14.5 for dedicated clusters. New clusters use the new version by default. Existing clusters will be upgraded in the coming weeks.

December 12, 2022

New Features

  • YugabyteDB Managed REST API generally available. Use the REST API to deploy and manage your database clusters in YugabyteDB Managed programmatically.

November 28, 2022

New Features

  • Support for multi-region clusters with geo-partitioning using the new Partition by region deployment. Geo-partitioning allows you to move data closer to users to achieve lower latency and higher performance, and meet data residency requirements to comply with regulations such as GDPR.
  • Support for read replicas. Use read replicas to lower latencies for read requests from remote regions.

Database

  • Preview release updated to version 2.15.3. New Sandbox clusters automatically use the new version. Existing clusters will be upgraded in the coming weeks.
  • Stable release updated to version 2.14.4 for dedicated clusters. New clusters use the new version by default. Existing clusters will be upgraded in the coming weeks.

November 15, 2022

New Features

  • Ability to view cluster health. YugabyteDB Managed monitors the health of your clusters based on cluster alert conditions and displays the health as either Healthy, Needs Attention, or Unhealthy.
  • Ability to set alerts for failed nodes. Get notified when the number of failed nodes exceeds the threshold.

November 4, 2022

New Features

  • Ability to reset slow queries for faster debugging of slow-running queries.
  • Ability to set a preferred region to tune the read and write latency for specific regions. Designating one region as preferred can reduce the number of network hops needed to process requests. The preferred region can be assigned during cluster creation, and set or changed after cluster creation.
  • Ability to view details of task progress for cluster edit operations for better monitoring.

October 24, 2022

New Features

  • Support for role-based API keys. Assign roles to API keys; keys assigned a developer role can't be used to perform admin tasks. In addition, keys are no longer revoked if the user that created the key is deleted from the account.

October 17, 2022

New Features

  • Ability to set alerts for cluster memory use and YSQL connections. Get notified when memory use or the number of YSQL connections in a cluster exceeds the threshold. High memory use or number of YSQL connections can indicate problems with your workload, such as unoptimized queries or problems with your application connection code.

September 28, 2022

Database

  • Preview release updated to version 2.15.2. New Sandbox clusters automatically use the new version. Existing clusters will be upgraded in the coming weeks.

September 19, 2022

Database

  • Stable release updated to version 2.14.2 for dedicated clusters. New clusters use the new version by default. Existing clusters will be upgraded in the coming weeks.

August 17, 2022

Database

  • Stable release updated to version 2.14.1 for dedicated clusters. New clusters use the new version by default. Existing clusters will be upgraded in the coming weeks.

July 8, 2022

Database

  • Preview release updated to version 2.15.0. New Sandbox clusters automatically use the new version. Existing clusters will be upgraded in the coming weeks.

June 27, 2022

New Features

  • Performance Optimizer for scanning clusters for optimizations (preview release). Provides recommendations on index and schema improvements, and detects connection, query, and CPU skew to identify potentially hot nodes.
  • YugabyteDB Managed REST API (preview release). Use the REST API to deploy and manage your database clusters in YugabyteDB Managed programmatically.
  • API key management for creating and managing bearer tokens for use with the YugabyteDB Managed REST API.

June 22, 2022

New Features

  • Support for creating multi-region replicated clusters (preview release). Create clusters that are resilient to region-level outages, with data synchronously replicated across 3 regions.

Database

  • Stable release updated to version 2.12.6 for dedicated clusters. New clusters use the new version by default. Existing clusters will be upgraded in the coming weeks.

Infrastructure

  • Instance type for new Dedicated clusters on AWS updated to m5.

June 14, 2022

New Features

  • Support for social logins. Sign up and log in to YugabyteDB Managed using your existing Google, LinkedIn, or GitHub account. Admin users can manage the available login methods from the Authentication tab on the Security page.

Database

  • Stable release updated to version 2.12.5 for dedicated clusters. New clusters use the new version by default. Existing clusters will be upgraded in the coming weeks.

May 18, 2022

Enhancements

  • Faster cluster creation. Create most clusters in under five minutes.

Database

  • Preview release updated to version 2.13.1. New Sandbox clusters automatically use the new version. Existing clusters will be upgraded in the coming weeks.
  • Stable release updated to version 2.12.3 for Dedicated clusters. New Dedicated clusters use the new version by default. Existing clusters will be upgraded in the coming weeks.

Fixes

  • Cloud Shell is now available for clusters in a VPC.

March 31, 2022

New Features

  • Self-guided quickstart incorporated in Cloud Shell. Launch Cloud Shell using the YSQL API to begin a self-guided tutorial exploring distributed SQL.

Enhancements

  • Support in Cloud Shell to allow longer sessions (up to one hour) and up to five concurrent sessions.

March 10, 2022

New Features

  • Ability to schedule the maintenance window and exclusion periods for upcoming maintenance and database upgrades. The maintenance window is a weekly four-hour time slot during which Yugabyte may maintain or upgrade clusters. Yugabyte does not maintain or upgrade clusters outside the scheduled maintenance window, or during exclusion periods. Manage maintenance windows on the cluster Maintenance tab.
  • Ability to manually pause and resume clusters. To pause a cluster, select the cluster, click Actions, and choose Pause Cluster. Yugabyte suspends instance vCPU capacity charges for paused clusters; disk and backup storage are charged at the standard rate.

February 3, 2022

New Features

  • Ability to select the version of YugabyteDB to install on a cluster when creating Dedicated clusters.
  • Automated notifications of upcoming database maintenance. The notification email includes the date and time of the maintenance window. An Upcoming Maintenance badge is also displayed on the cluster. Start an upgrade any time by signing in to YugabyteDB Managed, selecting the cluster, clicking the Upcoming Maintenance badge, and clicking Upgrade Now.

Infrastructure

  • Instance type for new Sandbox clusters on AWS updated to EC2 T3.small. Existing Sandbox clusters retain their EC2 T2.small instance type for their lifetime.
  • Instance type for new Dedicated clusters on GCP updated to n2-standard.

Database

  • Preview release updated to version 2.11.1. New Sandbox clusters automatically use the new version. Existing clusters will be upgraded in the coming weeks.
  • Stable release updated to version 2.8.1 for Dedicated clusters. New Dedicated clusters use the new version by default. Existing clusters will be upgraded in the coming weeks.

January 27, 2022

New Features

  • Support for alerts to notify you and your team members when cluster and database resource usage exceeds predefined limits, or of potential billing issues. Configure alerts and view notifications on the Alerts page. When an alert triggers, YugabyteDB Managed sends an email notification and displays a notification on the Notifications tab. When the alert condition resolves, the notification dismisses automatically. Alerts are enabled for all clusters in your account.
  • Sandbox clusters are now paused after 21 days of inactivity. YugabyteDB Managed sends a notification when your cluster is paused. To keep a cluster from being paused, perform an action as described in What qualifies as activity on a cluster? Sandbox clusters are deleted after 30 days of inactivity.
  • Ability to see the version of YugabyteDB that your cluster is running on.

Fixes

  • Windows and Firefox keyboard shortcuts work correctly in Cloud Shell.

December 16, 2021

New Features

  • Self service Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) networking. Use VPC networks to lower network latencies and make your application and database infrastructure more secure. Create VPCs in AWS or GCP and peer them with application VPCs in the same cloud provider. VPC networking is managed on the VPC Network tab of the Networking page.
  • Ability to enable pre-bundled extensions using the CREATE EXTENSION command. YugabyteDB includes pre-bundled PostgreSQL extensions that are tested to work with YSQL. Admin users now have additional permissions to allow them to enable these extensions in databases. (If you need to install a database extension that is not pre-bundled, contact Yugabyte Support .)

December 2, 2021

New Features

  • Additional performance metrics. The new cluster Performance Metrics tab features new metrics including YSQL and YCQL operations per second, YSQL and YCQL latency, network bytes per second, and more. Use these metrics to ensure the cluster configuration matches its performance requirements.
  • Ability to review running queries using the Live Queries on the cluster Performance tab. Use this information to visually identify relevant database operations and evaluate query execution times.
  • Ability to review slow YSQL queries using the YSQL Slow Queries on the cluster Performance tab. You can use this information to identify slower-running database operations, look at query execution times over time, and discover potential queries for tuning.

Database

  • YugabyteDB updated to version 2.8. New clusters automatically use the new version. Existing clusters will be upgraded in the coming weeks.

November 18, 2021

New Features

  • Support for auditing account activity using the new Activity tab on the Security page. The tab provides a running audit of activity, including:

    • backups
    • cluster creation and modification
    • changes to account users and their roles
    • billing changes
    • allow list changes
  • Support for multiple Admin users on your account, and Admin users can now change the role of existing users. You can also invite multiple users at once, and assign them a role (Developer or Admin) when you invite them. You manage users using the Users tab on the Security page.

  • Additional charts on the Invoices on the Usage & Billing page, which break costs down by cluster and infrastructure (instance costs, storage, and data transfer) so that you can quickly evaluate your costs.

Fixes

  • Developer users can now use Cloud Shell.

October 5, 2021

New Features

  • The YugabyteDB Managed Status page shows the current uptime status of YugabyteDB Managed and the Yugabyte Support Portal, along with maintenance notices and incident reports.
  • Ability to review cluster activity using the new cluster Activity tab.

September 15, 2021

New Features

  • Ability to create clusters suitable for production workloads. YugabyteDB Managed clusters support horizontal and vertical scaling, VPC peering, and scheduled and manual backups.
  • Billing support. Set up a billing profile, manage payment methods, and review invoices on the Billing tab. (You must create a billing profile and add a payment method before you can create any clusters apart from your Sandbox cluster.)

September 8, 2021

This release includes the following features:

  • Sandbox clusters (one per account)
  • AWS and GCP cloud support
  • IP allow lists for network security
  • Cloud Shell for running SQL queries from your browser
  • YSQL and YCQL API support
  • Multiple users - invite additional users
  • Encryption at rest and in transit

Known issues

  • Missing Slow Queries - On clusters with multiple nodes, in some circumstances some nodes may not return all query statements when requested. If this happens, the query statements will be missing from the Slow Queries page.
  • Slow Queries Reset - When resetting Slow Queries, the query used for the reset remains in the table.
  • Tables - In some instances in Sandbox clusters, the Tables tab will show all tables with a size of 0B.
  • Clusters - No support for scaling vCPUs on single node clusters.
  • Metrics - The View Full Screen option in charts on the cluster Overview and Performance Metrics pages does not work in some versions of Safari 14.0 (Big Sur).
  • Metrics - Some clusters in European regions may show occasional spikes in the YSQL Operations/sec chart. This is due to cluster health checks and can be ignored.
  • Metrics - For a cluster with read replicas with different IOPS provisioned (AWS only), the provisioned IOPS metric shows the same IOPS across all replicas.
  • Widely-dispersed regions - For multi-region clusters with widely-dispersed regions, Performance Advisor, Slow Queries, and some metrics may not return any results.
  • Maximum number of regions - Multi-region clusters and their read replicas are limited to a maximum of 8 regions.

Known issues in Cloud Shell

  • If Cloud Shell stops responding, close the browser tab and restart Cloud Shell.
  • Occasionally, Cloud Shell will take longer than normal to load; subsequent loads will be faster.