Yugabyte Hardens Security in Latest Platform Release

Yugabyte, provider of open source distributed SQL databases, is releasing YugabyteDB 2.4 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, according to the vendor.

The release of YugabyteDB 2.4 stabilizes the features and capabilities included in the YugabyteDB 2.3 development release.

With this latest release, organizations can now distribute data across geographic regions with low latency and high performance.

These new multi-region capabilities paired with key security features for Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) integrations, audit logging, and code audit and penetration testing strengthen YugabyteDB’s position as the most secure open source distributed SQL database for cloud-native and multi-region deployments with the most complete set of PostgreSQL-compatible features.

“Yugabyte is building the distributed SQL database for the cloud-native world,” said Karthik Ranganathan, CTO, Yugabyte. “The release of YugabyteDB 2.4 accelerates our mission of providing the distributed database of choice for multi-cloud environments. The combination of the major software enhancements and enterprise-grade security features available in 2.4 enables our customers to better extract full value from their data in production-grade environments, providing the comprehensive database solution needed to maximize cloud investments.”

Key features of the YugabyteDB 2.4 release include:

  • Highly scalable and resilient GraphQL apps with Hasura
  • Apache Spark 3 integration was performed via certification of the Yugabyte Spark Connector with Apache Spark 3
  • Simplified cluster administration
  • Enterprise-grade security features

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 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.

For more information about these updates, visit