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Altinity.Cloud Release Notes

Most recent releases organized by major release and release date:

  • 2022-05-13 Altinity.Cloud 22.6.18
  • 2022-04-25 Altinity.Cloud 22.5.15
  • 2022-04-06 Altinity.Cloud 22.4.15
  • 2022-03-17 Altinity.Cloud 22.3.14
  • 2022-02-28 Altinity.Cloud 22.2.15
  • 2022-01-31 Altinity.Cloud 22.1.28

      Altinity.Cloud 22.6.18

      Released: 2022-05-13

      Added

      • Explorer now requires user authorization using ClickHouse user/password
      • Altinity staff does not have an access to the data by default. Multiple levels of access can be granted by a customer – that enables ‘altinity’ user to work with the data.
      • New ‘Workload’ tab in Explorer to analyze typical queries
      • Copy to Clipboard buttons in Connection Details

      Changed

      • DataDog metrics are labeled with environment and cluster
      • clickhouse-operator user is restricted to Altinity network only
      • Brute force protection is enabled for password recovery form

       

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      Altinity.Cloud 22.5.15

      Released: 2022-04-25

      Added

      • Cluster Uptime feature that allows stopping the cluster automatically when inactive or by schedule.
      • Reset to defaults is available on ClickHouse settings and profile settings pages.
      • Email notification is sent to the user when trial is extended.
      • Connection to Remote environment via Altinity Connector.

      Changed

      • Display a warning when downgrading ClickHouse major version
      • Display a warning when non-replicated MergeTree table is created on replicated cluster
      • Cluster Dashboard now shows LB type and storage type

      Fixed

      • Fixed UI slowness when a long query is being executed.
      • Fixed Schema tab that may be not displaying tables when databases contains hundreds of those.
      • Small UI fixes in different places.

       

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      Altinity.Cloud 22.4.15

      Released: 2022-04-06

      Added

      • Breakdown by clusters on a billing page.
      • Initial support for user managed environments.
      • Environment connection status.

      Changed

      • Changed cluster wizard to make it easier to use.
      • Fractional disk sizes are not allowed anymore.
      • ‘Pay by Invoice’ option is disabled.

      Fixed

      • Fixed a bug with local backups not being deleted that might result in higher disk usage.
      • Fixed a possible backup failure on clusters with async_inserts=1.
      • Fixed a bug with ALTER TABLE did not work sometimes on clusters restored from a backup.
      • Fixed a bug with schema did not refresh sometimes.
      • Fixed a bug in incorrect retention of backups of sharded cluster.

       

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      Altinity.Cloud 22.3.14

      Released: 2022-03-17

      Added

      • Allow to select a node type when launching a cluster from backup (available for Altinity staff only).

      Changed

      • DROP TABLE is executed now before restoring a table from the backup.
      • CPU is correctly displayed in cores on Environment page in this release.
      • clickhouse-operator has been upgraded to 0.18.3.
      • Fixed a bug that did not allow to enter ‘0’ in cluster settings.
      • Fixed a bug that might result in cluster not going online when using ClickHouse versions 22.2 and above.
      • Fixed a bug with incorrect display of billing data for GCP environments.
      • Fixed a bug with AWS NLB usage.
      • Fixed a bug with cluster metadata not being stored in backup sometimes.

       

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      Altinity.Cloud 22.2.15

      Released: 2022-02-28

      Added

      • Notifications for cluster related events can be configured
      • Datadog integration
      • Option to force Auth0 authentication for organization
      • Dark UI theme
      • Cmd/Ctrl+Enter in Explorer can be used to run a query

      Changed

      • ZooKeeper is now stopped when cluster is stopped
      • Warning has been removed from volume rescale popup
      • Monitoring links have been moved to the top in order to make it easier to find
      • Max part size has been reduced to 50GB
      • Column compression tab is more compact now
      • When backup operation is in progress all operations that may incidentally restart the cluster are blocked now

      Fixed

      • Fixed a bug with list of databases sometimes could not be parsed in user dialog
      • Fixed a bug with replica cluster creation
      • Fixed latest backup timestamp display for stopped clusters
      • Fixed a bug with table restore from a backup that could download full cluster backup instead of a single table

       

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      Altinity.Cloud 22.1.28

      Released: 2022-01-31

      Added

      • Restore cluster from an External backup (available for superadmins only)
      • Restore single table from a backup
      • New Grafana dashboard for logs

      Changed

      • UI facelifting on Cluster and Nodes dashboards
      • System tables are now hidden by default on Schema dashboard
      • Stronger security for Grafana monitoring dashboard
      • Better performance of Billing dashboard
      • Use ‘pd-ssd’ fast storage for ZooKeeper nodes in GCP
      • Cluster dashboard now shows a warning if backup utility is outdated
      • Backup line item is now correctly displayed for GCP clusters
      • Support plan is now displayed on a billing page
      • Error Log section is removed from ClickHouse logs page

      Fixed

      • Fixed ON CLUSTER switch behavior
      • Removed deprecated ClickHouse settings from default profile
      • Removed deprecated node annotations

       

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    The GitHub repository for this project is located at:

    https://github.com/Altinity/acm

    1 - Altinity.Cloud 22.6.18

    Added

    • Explorer now requires user authorization using ClickHouse user/password
    • Altinity staff does not have an access to the data by default. Multiple levels of access can be granted by a customer – that enables ‘altinity’ user to work with the data.
    • New ‘Workload’ tab in Explorer to analyze typical queries
    • Copy to Clipboard buttons in Connection Details

    Changed

    • DataDog metrics are labeled with environment and cluster
    • clickhouse-operator user is restricted to Altinity network only
    • Brute force protection is enabled for password recovery form

    2 - Altinity.Cloud 22.5.15

    Added

    • Cluster Uptime feature that allows stopping the cluster automatically when inactive or by schedule.
    • Reset to defaults is available on ClickHouse settings and profile settings pages.
    • Email notification is sent to the user when trial is extended.
    • Connection to Remote environment via Altinity Connector.

    Changed

    • Display a warning when downgrading ClickHouse major version
    • Display a warning when non-replicated MergeTree table is created on replicated cluster
    • Cluster Dashboard now shows LB type and storage type

    Fixed

    • Fixed UI slowness when a long query is being executed.
    • Fixed Schema tab that may be not displaying tables when databases contains hundreds of those.
    • Small UI fixes in different places.

    3 - Altinity.Cloud 22.4.15

    Added

    • Breakdown by clusters on a billing page.
    • Initial support for user managed environments.
    • Environment connection status.

    Changed

    • Changed cluster wizard to make it easier to use.
    • Fractional disk sizes are not allowed anymore.
    • ‘Pay by Invoice’ option is disabled.

    Fixed

    • Fixed a bug with local backups not being deleted that might result in higher disk usage.
    • Fixed a possible backup failure on clusters with async_inserts=1.
    • Fixed a bug with ALTER TABLE did not work sometimes on clusters restored from a backup.
    • Fixed a bug with schema did not refresh sometimes.
    • Fixed a bug in incorrect retention of backups of sharded cluster.

    4 - Altinity.Cloud 22.3.14

    Added

    • Allow to select a node type when launching a cluster from backup (available for Altinity staff only).

    Changed

    • DROP TABLE is executed now before restoring a table from the backup.
    • CPU is correctly displayed in cores on Environment page in this release.
    • clickhouse-operator has been upgraded to 0.18.3.
    • Fixed a bug that did not allow to enter ‘0’ in cluster settings.
    • Fixed a bug that might result in cluster not going online when using ClickHouse versions 22.2 and above.
    • Fixed a bug with incorrect display of billing data for GCP environments.
    • Fixed a bug with AWS NLB usage.
    • Fixed a bug with cluster metadata not being stored in backup sometimes.

    5 - Altinity.Cloud 22.2.15

    Added

    • Notifications for cluster related events can be configured
    • Datadog integration
    • Option to force Auth0 authentication for organization
    • Dark UI theme
    • Cmd/Ctrl+Enter in Explorer can be used to run a query

    Changed

    • ZooKeeper is now stopped when cluster is stopped
    • Warning has been removed from volume rescale popup
    • Monitoring links have been moved to the top in order to make it easier to find
    • Max part size has been reduced to 50GB
    • Column compression tab is more compact now
    • When backup operation is in progress all operations that may incidentally restart the cluster are blocked now

    Fixed

    • Fixed a bug with list of databases sometimes could not be parsed in user dialog
    • Fixed a bug with replica cluster creation
    • Fixed latest backup timestamp display for stopped clusters
    • Fixed a bug with table restore from a backup that could download full cluster backup instead of a single table

    6 - Altinity.Cloud 22.1.28

    Added

    • Restore cluster from an External backup (available for superadmins only)
    • Restore single table from a backup
    • New Grafana dashboard for logs

    Changed

    • UI facelifting on Cluster and Nodes dashboards
    • System tables are now hidden by default on Schema dashboard
    • Stronger security for Grafana monitoring dashboard
    • Better performance of Billing dashboard
    • Use ‘pd-ssd’ fast storage for ZooKeeper nodes in GCP
    • Cluster dashboard now shows a warning if backup utility is outdated
    • Backup line item is now correctly displayed for GCP clusters
    • Support plan is now displayed on a billing page
    • Error Log section is removed from ClickHouse logs page

    Fixed

    • Fixed ON CLUSTER switch behavior
    • Removed deprecated ClickHouse settings from default profile
    • Removed deprecated node annotations

    7 - Altinity.Cloud 21.13.21

    Added

    • Expiration date for trials can be adjusted from UI (previously it could only be done with an API call)
    • Expiration date for notifications can be configured
    • Units to the billing usage page
    • Legend to the Columns tab that clarifies key flags

    Changed

    • UI has been refreshed with a new version of Clarity.Design library
    • When user VPC endpoint is configured Access Point URLs are switched to ‘internal’ now
    • AWS NLB is disabled by default. It can be enabled on Environment level if needed
    • Cron job logs are sent to centralized logging

    Fixed

    • Processes view is fixed for ClickHouse versions 21.8
    • Estimated costs for GCP are corrected
    • Trial notifications are not longer created for blocked organizations

    8 - Altinity.Cloud 21.12.26

    Added

    • Post-trial workflow allows user to signup to the paid account
    • Column level compression tab in Schema popup
    • New billing user role in order to access billing only
    • Soft rolling restart of ClickHouse nodes is now available. The previous ‘hard’ restart can be used as well.
    • Background operation status is now displayed on the cluster dashboard
    • Billing integration for GCP
    • Backups for GCP

    Changed

    • ZooKeeper is updated to 3.7.0. It only affects new clusters.
    • ClickHouse Backup is updated to 1.2.2
    • User will receive notification when subscribes or unsubscribes from Clickhouse alerts
    • Billing company name can now be different from the organization name

    Fixed

    • Fixed ‘Refresh’ button on Processes tab that did not refresh the screen sometimes
    • Fixed an issue when sometimes schema was displayed as empty

    9 - Altinity.Cloud 21.11.24

    Added

    • Usage details are available in Billing
    • Download links to issued invoices are available in Billing
    • Backup cost is extracted as a separate line item. Previously it was a part of a storage cost.
    • VPC Endpoint status is displayed when enabled
    • Datadog integration is supported for ClickHouse logs. Contact us with your datadog agent id.
    • GCP support
    • Enabled support for Altinity Builds of ClickHouse

    Changed

    • Networks are removed from ClickHouse users creation. It is now controlled in Connectivity on a cluster level
    • ZooKeeper cluster size can not be selected anymore. It is adjusted automatically.
    • Available API endpoints are now filtered according to the user role. Previously, user could see all API even if those could not be used.

    Fixed

    • Fixed a bug with node endpoints being unavailable under VPC endpoint

    10 - Altinity.Cloud 21.10.28

    Added

    • Allow users to configure alerts for the cluster. Note: cluster may be restarted when email is used for a first time
    • IP/CIDR whitelisting to protect access point access
    • Compression ratio column on a Schema tab
    • Email notifications (system)
    • Notifications to a specific recipient (system)
    • ‘Prepare All Invoices’ super-button that sends invoices to all paid customers (system)
    • CC and BCC addresses for invoices

    Changed

    • Users and ClickHouse users passwords are now required to be 12 characters at least
    • Session timeout is increased to 60 minutes
    • Troubleshooting mode now allows Altinity Engineers to enter the failed node
    • ‘View Logs’ are renamed to ‘Logs’
    • Backup utility is updated to [altinity/ClickHouse Backup:1.0.16](https://github.com/Altinity/ClickHouse Backup/releases/tag/1.0.16). That improves speed of backups among other fixes.

    11 - Altinity.Cloud 21.9.9

    Added

    • Cluster level access control
    • Cluster Restart action
    • User level configurable API tokens

    Changed

    • Improved ZK cluster scale up/down logic
    • Improved Invoices creation logic
    • Security improvements

    12 - Altinity.Cloud 21.8.20

    Added

    • Billing integration
    • Price estimator is now displayed when starting a cluster
    • In-app notifications
    • Allow to deploy 3-node ZK cluster in the regions with only two AZs available (e.g. us-west-1)
    • Cluster name now appears at all cluster related popup windows

    Changed

    • Upgraded clickhouse-operator to 0.15.0
    • Backup and security improvements

    13 - Altinity.Cloud 21.7.19

    Added

    • Support for multiple environments for an organization
    • Basic usage information at the billing page
    • Download of logs
    • Password recovery if user has lost his password
    • Externally available status page that can be referenced as https://status.<tenant-name>.altinity.cloud

    Changed

    • ClickHouse custom images are restricted to Yandex and Altinity only
    • Non-XML config files are now allowed (e.g. for dictionaries)
    • Backup and security improvements

    14 - Altinity.Cloud 21.6.9

    Added

    • New Environment Settings section into cluster configuration
    • default_replica_path and default_replica_name settings are now pre-populated that to simplifies creation of ReplicatedMergeTree tables (requires ClickHouse 21.1+)
    • Node selector is now available at the Explorer page. It allows to run queries against an individual node.

    Changed

    • Improved usability of cluster settings
    • Fixed a bug with “.inner.” tables did not properly work in Explorer
    • Fixed a bug with orgadmin did not have permissions to modify cluster settings
    • Fixed a bug with orgadmin could see user plain password in user audit log when password is changed
    • Upgraded to clickhouse-operator to 0.14.1. That fixes a possible failure of schema creation when adding a new replica to the cluster.
    • Upgraded ClickHouse Backup to 1.0.9. That fixes restore of materialized views and distributed tables.
    • Backup and security improvements

    15 - Altinity.Cloud 21.5.10

    Added

    • Node endpoints connection details
    • Last query and last insert timestamps
    • Fixed default ClickHouse version when upgrading.
    • Login screen protection from a brute force attack

    Changed

    • Now it is possible to rollback quickly to the older version if ClickHouse does not start after upgrade
    • Fixed Share feature when user belongs to a different environment
    • Enabled multi-AZ ZooKeeper deployment
    • Upgraded to clickhouse-operator 0.14.0
    • Improvements to ACM dashboard
    • Backup and security improvements

    16 - Altinity.Cloud 21.4.10

    • Schema tab has been fully re-designed
    • Atomic databases can be now correctly backed up with the new version of backup utility (requires cluster re-publish)
    • We have added gp3 storage option, and removed unencrypted volumes completely
    • ClickHouse Version is now automatically defaults to the latest Altinity Stable release
    • The number of replicas for Zookeeper clusters has been added to a list of Zookeepers
    • General stability and security improvements

    17 - Altinity.Cloud 21.3.21

    • New ‘Share’ function to invite users
    • Cluster created by one user can not be deleted by another user anymore
    • Improved Account Details screen
    • New service status page that allows to subscribe for status changes
    • Added a startup mode advanced setting. New ‘Direct’ mode decreases startup times for huge clusters
    • Added input validation in different places
    • Added a limit on maximum number of shards and replicas
    • Added an option to re-scale ZooKeeper from 1 to 3 nodes and vice versa (available only for admins yet)
    • Stability, security and backup improvements

    18 - Altinity.Cloud 21.2.15

    • Grafana is now accessible under ‘/monitoring’ path rather than a separate endpoint. That works under VPC as well.
    • Individual shards and replicas can be directly accessed by TCP and HTTP clients. In order to use that cluster needs to be re-published. Ask us for more detail if interested.
    • Flexible backup schedule (available on request)
    • Restore a backup to a new cluster (available on request)
    • Cluster names are now forced to use only lower case latin characters and numbers
    • Fixed a bug with RENAME TABLE query did not work in ON CLUSTER mode
    • Fixed a bug with losing SSL files when stopping the cluster for a long time
    • UI stability improvements and bug fixes

    19 - Altinity.Cloud 21.1.12

    • UI performance optimizations
    • Usability changes in Rescale screen
    • Added a validation to Profile Settings values
    • Login attempts are now correctly logged into Audit Log
    • Macros section is removed. Macros can be overridden via Settings if needed and looked up in system.macros table
    • Fixed a bug in Query Explorer that did not display query results with WITH statement properly
    • Fixed a bug that did not allow to Resume to a different node type
    • UI improvements and minor bug fixes

    20 - Altinity.Cloud 20.5.10

    • Handling of custom configuration files in cluster settings has been improved
    • Altinity Stable ClickHouse version has been upgraded to 20.8.11.17
    • Cluster Migrate feature has been temporary disabled
    • UI improvements and minor bug fixes

    21 - Altinity.Cloud 20.4.3

    • Grafana has been switched to Edge Ingress load balancer, and is now secured by https
    • UI improvements and minor bug fixes

    22 - Altinity.Cloud 20.3.4

    • Platform specific settings are now protected from user modifications
    • Node and Cluster status is displayed correctly
    • ClickHouse version has been added to the clusters list
    • Session times out after 30 minutes of user inactivity
    • Healthcheck screen has been improved
    • Automatic redirect from HTTP to HTTPs when accessing the management plane