Major Improvements

  • Adapters and custom Java operators are now cluster aware. They can be automatically started and stopped based on the current state of the cluster.
  • Secure communication profile support was added for administration and node data transport connections.
  • Support was added for hosting web services on a node's built-in web server.
  • An administration REST API is now supported.
  • A heath check REST API is now supported.
  • A metrics REST API is now supported.
  • A metrics Java API is now support to allow applications to define custom metrics that are exposed via the metrics REST API.
  • Module parameter support was improved by adding configuration per container and a ParameterSettingsGroup configuration object to support reusable parameter configuration.
  • Engine configurations now support merging.
  • Parallel region queue configuration is now supported in HOCON.
  • Trusted host configurations now support merging.
  • Support was added for discovering administration command signatures via the management API.
  • Administration command help is now available in JSON.
  • Custom Java operator logging was improved to support a separate logger instance per operator.
  • The distributer router operator now supports routing to a specific availability zone.
  • Null string values are now supported in transactional memory query table keys.
  • Runtime samples were migrated to GitHub.
  • A new sample was added for proxy discovery.
  • New statistics were added for transactional memory usage per type, the classloader, and for node and engine start-up times.
  • The ep-maven plugin is now available on Maven Central.
  • Maven archiver property files are now included in fragment and application archives.
  • Application docker images now enable docker logging by default.
  • Support was added in the unit test framework to wait for a state specified by an arbitrary string.
  • RedHat 8 is now supported.
  • 3rd-party dependency updates to address identified security issues.
  • Ongoing performance and stability improvements.