07.26.2023 Release Notes

These are the release notes for July 26, 2023.

:newspaper: NEWS :newspaper:

  • Ascend is busy working on migrating Ascend Hosted customers from Gen1 to Gen2 environments! We are currently migrating Ascend Hosted customers on a voluntary, first-come, first-served basis.
    • We've reached out to many customers regarding the migration - migrations are going well for customers who have chosen to make the jump!
    • If you're on a Gen1 environment, and are interested in moving to Gen2, or learning more about the transition, please contact your Ascend customer representative.
    • Ascend Cloud customers are already on Gen2.

:rocket: FEATURES :rocket:

  • Gen2 environments
    • Ability to customize Docker runtime images defined per Cluster Pool. This is a feature generally reserved for advanced use cases or power users.
      • You can choose the runtime for each Cluster Pool from the available Docker images provided by Ascend.
      • Custom Docker Images are also supported. If you need to provide credentials for your Docker registry, please contact Ascend Support.
    • Task cancellation is now supported for tasks running on Ascend Clusters.
      • We continue to add support for more kinds of task cancellation for the different dataplanes (e.g. Snowflake, BigQuery and Databricks).

:sparkles: ENHANCEMENTS :sparkles:

  • All environments (Gen1/Gen2)
    • Observe Timeline View now displays a Job Status filter which allows users to filter job statuses by success or failure.
      • Previously, the dashboard only allowed users to visualize successful job runs. We are now also reporting failed job runs as well.
    • Improve Databricks connection management which helps reduce the number of concurrent open connections where Databricks connections are used in Databricks connectors or Databricks dataplanes.

:wrench: BUGFIXES :wrench:

  • All environments (Gen1/Gen2)
    • Fix a deadlock which caused UI/API unresponsiveness and component processing errors when many partitions were being processed simultaneously.
    • Fix bug preventing creation of Write Connector downstream of Data Share in UI.
    • Fix another bug where components were getting "stuck in ready", this time due to missing statistics.
    • Fix regression for BigQuery Write Connectors that caused some BigQuery Write Connectors that were previously working to fail with a schema mismatch error.
    • Fix bug that caused Kafka Write Connectors to fail due to a case-sensitivity issue with upstream column names mapped to the Kafka attributes "key" and "value".
  • Gen2 environments
    • Fix bug preventing Data Service Super Admin users from seeing all subscribers to a data feed/share.
      • Super Admin users can now see all the subscribers of published data feeds/shares. This specifically helps address a case when trying to delete a data feed/share, where users encountered an error because they were unaware of a downstream subscriber.
      • This change does NOT affect the security or permissions of the subscribing component in downstream dataflows.