This section describes product changes, along with new features and functionality for InsightEdge Platform and XAP release 14.0.
The InsightEdge Platform and the XAP data grid both support the Kubernetes environment. Benefits include:
- The ability to deploy GigaSpaces-based applications in whatever environment best suits the business needs of the enterprise.
- Kubernetes synergizes with InsightEdge and XAP, simplifying the operationalizing of machine learning and transactional processing at scale.
- InsightEdge and XAP utilize key features of Kubernetes, such as cloud-native orchestration automation with self-healing, cooperative multi-tenancy, and RBAC authorization.
- Auto-deployment of data services and deep learning and machine learning frameworks, such as Apache Spark, Stateful Sets (analogous to Processing Units), as well as the Apache Zeppelin web notebook.
For more information, see Orchestration.
Tiered Storage (MemoryXtend)
This version of InsightEdge and XAP introduces our newest Persistent Memory (PMEM) driver for the MemoryXtend module. The combined strength of Optane DC Persistent Memory and the InsightEdge Platform provides customers with the required performance and TCO optimization for uncompromised business results:
- In-memory extreme performance at at a significantly lower cost.
- Large reduction in the number of servers required, which reduces footprint, power, maintenance, network and other overhead costs.
For more information, see MemoryXtend for PMEM.
Hot Swap - Rebalancing with Zero Downtime
Our new demote capability in the REST Manager API makes it easier, faster, and simpler to rebalance a system after significant environment change scenarios, such as failover or scaling. In the past, the only way to demote a primary instance in order to rebalance a system was to force a restart. Now customers can write their own rebalancing policies that take advantage of the ability to perform a hot swap during runtime, without having to reload the data.
For more information, see Hot Primary Swap.
Enhanced Web Notebook Functionality
InsightEdge now offers a JDBC-based interpreter for Apache Zeppelin. Customers can use this new interpreter to access data directly from the data grid, instead of via a Spark interpreter. This provides incredible value for analysts and developers, who can now visualize the Space data within the Zeppelin notebook.
For more information, see Using the InsightEdge Web Notebook.
Third-Party Product Changes
The following third-party dependency updates mitigate known security vulnerabilities:
- Jetty package has been upgraded to
- Spring Framework integration has been upgraded to
- Spring Security integration has been upgraded to
End-Of-Life and Deprecated Features and Functionality
The following functionality is deprecated as of this release:
- Legacy command line interface (use the new command line interface that was introduced in release 12.3 instead)
- The gs-agent script (use the
insightedge host run-agentor
xap host run-agentcommand instead)
The following functionality is end of life as of this release:
- XAP.NET for Microsoft .NET v3.5
In addition, we recommend that you review GigaSapaces’ updated Java and Spring Framework policies on the Product Lifecycle and End-of-Life Policy page.