Friday, May 24, 2013

Teiid 8.4 CR1 Available

Teiid 8.4 CR1 for EAP 6.1.Alpha* is now available in our downloads.  The new features Beta2:
  • TEIID-2504 Improved socket results processing large results processing over a socket transport have been significantly improved for forward only results. Scrollable results will have only a marginal improvement.
  • TEIID-2427 TEIID-2311 Column Masking added column masking and refined row-based security. Also allow for permissions to be granted via the MetadataFactory methods addPermission and addColumnPermisison to enable adding roles via a MetadataRepository.

Additional web service security features and mongo connectivity have made it into 8.4 and will be fully doc'ed and in the release notes by the next CR/Final.

If needed we will produce a CR2 in approximately 10 days and will generally be selective about what issues get released before the Final. 

Beyond the 8.4 Final we now have the 8.4.1 and 8.5 release version targets active to take additional issues.

*And now more on the switch to EAP 6.1...

If you have any concerns about switching from AS to EAP first read:

The most important take away is that EAP 6.1 Alpha is roughly the same as what AS 7.2 Final would have been - including licensing.  So don't be scared off by the name, version, or alpha designation.

Q: How does all this tie into the Teiid release schedule?

A: Teiid 8.4 and subsequent 8.x releases will be targeting the EAP line.  It is not clear however if there will be another public release of EAP off of the AS 7.x line. 

Q: Will subsequent Teiid 8.x releases remain compatible with EAP 6.1 Alpha (or whatever the latest public release is)?

A: Yes, until Wildfly 8 is released and a Teiid 9.0 is available targeting it at which point the community effort will track only the latest.  More than likely this implies both a Teiid 8.5 and 8.6.

Q: When will Teiid 9.0 be available?

A: That's not definitive.  Wildfly has its first alpha already available - and targets the release in November.  That would put Teiid 9.0 tentatively at the beginning of 2014.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Teiid 8.4 Beta2 Posted

Teiid 8.4 Beta2 for EAP 6.1.Alpha is now available in our downloads.  The new features in this beta (since Teiid 8.3 Final):
  • TEIID-2444 EAP Platform - the deployment platform for Teiid has been changed to EAP 6.1.Alpha1
  • TEIID-2429 Improved sort performance - improved sorts for large data sets especially under heavy load.
  • TEIID-2449 VDB Zips - added the ability to deploy non-Designer based vdb zip artifacts with the ability to place DDL outside of the VDB.xml via the DDL-FILE metadata repository.
  • TEIID-2423 TEIID-2470 Additional Embedded deployments - xml and zip vdb deployment options are available for Teiid Embedded.
  • TEIID-1092 Session Variables - added the teiid_session_set and teiid_session_get methods to maintain session variables.
  • TEIID-2326 Shared Mat Views - materialized views from imported vdbs will be reused rather than recreated in each importing vdb.
  • TEIID-2344 Automatic DB Version Detection - the JDBC translator database version property in most circumstances will not need to be set manually (non-available JDBC sources in partial results mode or source with connection factories that require an ExecutionContext to obtain a connection will require manual setting of the database version metadata property.  The affected sources are: db2, derby, oracle, postgresql, sqlserver, sybase, teiid)
  • TEIID-2453 STRING_AGG - added the string_agg aggregate function for concatenating binary and character strings.
As you can see we have been quite busy.  There have been nearly 60 issues in total addressed as well as an initial commit of the column masking feature (more to come on this before final).  If all goes well additional ws* security features and mongo connectivity will make it into 8.4 also.

From here a CR can be expected in approximately 2 weeks.  Please take the time to try this release as there is plenty of time to get fixes in.  Beyond the 8.4 Final we now have the 8.4.1 and 8.5 release version targets active to take additional issues.