- TEIID-2859 TEXTTABLE FOR ORDINALITY a FOR ORDINALITY column can now be used with TEXTTABLE. See the Reference for more.
- TEIID-965 Apache POI based Excel connectivity has been added. See the Reference for more.
- TEIID-2888 Designer VDB support in Embedded is now available. With a few caveats, Designer .INDEX based vdbs can now be used with Teiid Embedded. See the Embedded Guide for more.
In total we are closing in on 100 issues for this release and anticipate a release date around 4/16. Thanks for all of the great feedback, please do check out the candidate releases as we still have time to refine/add fixes before final.
Teiid 8.8 will be kicking off shortly with the CR out of the way. Take a pass through JIRA or log additional issues if there are things that you want to see make it into the next release.