A few years back, we mentioned a open source YXDB reader/writer on LinkedIn. After that, a whole lot of nothing. It turns out that Alteryx did release the open source YXDB code, but it was so stealth that no one noticed. This code is used inside of an R plugin, which had to be GPL’s because of R’s licence. But since it was never published as a way to read/write YXDBs, no one noticed.
The thread on LinkedIn was recently revived, so I decided it was time to expose it to a bigger audience.