SlashDB version 1.5.0 is now generally available.
In this release we are introducing several brand new capabilities. First off are two newly supported backends: Snowflake, a cloud native data warehouse and Databricks, a data warehouse and data lake platform. In addition to that we improve application startup with the addition of schema caching.
New backends: Snowflake & Databricks
SlashDB Enterprise Edition now fully supports Snowflake and Databricks. Both are cloud native data warehouses and analytical platforms. For us this is just a natural extension of SlashDB’s principal use case of being a data hub for data stores located on premises.
Data scientists, quantitative analysts and developers who work on application integration love the simplicity of a URL to pull live data out of any database while not having to deal with complications such as ODBC connection setup, driver installation or (in the case of cloud resources) firewalls and VPNs.
This new performance enhancement is available in all editions.
Upon initial connection to a database, a process known as reflection takes place. During that time SlashDB automatically discovers tables and views that are available from the database and reflects them into API endpoints for Data Discovery. For large database schemas with many tables and complex foreign key relationships reflection can take minutes. While that still handily beats manual coding of an API by weeks or months, caching the schema allows near instantaneous reconnect on restart or on demand.
Check it out today.
Various fixes and feature improvements including:
- display version number of the installed license key
- fix display issues with logos in database connection wizard
- fix issues with highlighting required fields in the database connection wizard
- fix persistent warnings after going back in database connection wizard
- make long error messages scrollable
Code refactoring, configuration and packaging improvements
Of note are:
- add missing configurable paths to slashdb.ini
- configure allowing of empty passwords in slashdb.ini (disabled by default)
- error handing for depth parameter, which is not allowed in SQL Pass-thru
- error handling for negative limit and offset
- limit the size of error message in HTTP header to 2,000 characters
- fix .rpm build for Amazon Linux by ensuring user slashdb in preinst step
- add change log + other various packaging improvements
- new layout for User Guide
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The “cat at sunset” picture on top is by Slovenian photographer Sašo Tušar.