07.19.2023 Release Notes

These are the release notes for July 19, 2023.

:rocket: FEATURES :rocket:

  • All environments (Gen1/Gen2)
    • SSH Gateway Management in the Admin User Interface (for Customer Hosted environments)
      • Site Admins can now create and manage SSH Gateways via the Admin UI:
        • Customers previously would need to contact Ascend Support to have SSH Gateways configured. That is no longer required - self-service for the win! :smiley:
        • Existing SSH gateways that were previously configured by Ascend Support are still enabled, but are not displayed in the UI.
        • Customers are encouraged to migrate to the UI-based functionality when possible.
    • Support for the Change Tracking replication strategy for Microsoft SQL Server Read Connector.

:sparkles: ENHANCEMENTS :sparkles:

  • All environments (Gen1/Gen2)
    • Add keyboard/mouse support for the Control key + left-mouse-button click combination on the Dataflow component graph.
      • This is for users who have disabled right mouse button clicking (common on MacOS).
    • Write Connector schema customization for BigQuery
      • This allows you to customize and override the column data types that Ascend uses for the destination table, using BigQuery's native data types.

:wrench: BUGFIXES :wrench:

  • All environments (Gen1/Gen2)
    • Resolve an issue preventing the running of Ascend Clusters configured with only 1 vCPU.
    • Add missing Python dependencies for the Python SKLearn library: joblib and threadpoolctl.
  • Gen2 environments
    • BigQuery Data Plane
      • Fix a schema comparison issue with nested datatypes that was causing components to loop continuously through parsing/sweeping states.
    • Spark with Iceberg Data Plane
      • Resolve the error of missing metadata file thrown during concurrent partition write.
      • Handle an error that occurred when a table already existed during a concurrent partition write.