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  • Announcing Spark 2.4 on QDS

    Announcing Spark 2.4 on QDS
     
    We are happy to announce that we have released Apache Spark 2.4 in QDS in AWS environments. It is displayed as 2.4 latest (2.4.0) in the Spark Version field of the Create New Cluster page on QDS UI. We plan to deploy into Azure and Oracle environments soon. 
     
    Spark 2.4 brings in various features and improvements, including Barrier Execution mode, Flexible streaming connectors, enhancements to Pandas UDFs and Avro data source. 
     
    Please find details in the release notes as published here.

     
    Team Qubole
  • 2018-11-10 RDS Upgrade - api.qubole.com

    Qubole Maintenance - RDS Upgrade - api.qubole.com

    What is changing?

    Periodically, Amazon RDS performs maintenance on Amazon RDS resources. Maintenance most often involves updates to the DB instance's underlying operating system (OS) or database engine version. Updates to the operating system most often occur for security issues and should be done as soon as possible.

    AWS has scheduled maintenance on the underlying hardware, our primary nodes are scheduled for maintenance, During the maintenance window a forced failover will be triggered and the instance will be unavailable for the time it takes the failover to complete.

    When is this happening?

    This activity will commence on Sunday, November 11, 2018, 9:30:00 AM (IST) / Saturday, November 10, 2018, 8:00:00 PM (PST) and last approximately 30 minutes including maintenance execution and verification. There will be an outage of approximately 1-2 minutes.

    What is the impact to my Qubole service during this time?

    This is a maintenance activity for Qubole hosted metastore in api.qubole.com. The customers who are using these metastores won't be able to connect to the metastore for 2 minutes during the maintenance window. Also customers who are using a custom metastore would not be affected due to this maintenance.


    Do things fail and recover?

    Yes, the tunnels servers will fail to connect to the metastore when it was down and all the connections will be re established once the metastore is back online. Commands submitted during the downtime will fail. All the commands submitted after the downtime will be accepted and processed. There is a possibility that commands which have completed execution during the downtime might fail.

    How will you receive communications?

    Status of this maintenance activity will be updated via the Qubole Status Page: https://status.qubole.com. If you are not subscribed to this page and wish to receive the maintenance notifications, please sign-up from there. 

    What if you have issues following the maintenance?

    Please contact Qubole Support
  • 2018-11-09 RDS Upgrade - us.qubole.com

    Qubole Maintenance - RDS Upgrade - us.qubole.com

    What is changing?

    Periodically, Amazon RDS performs maintenance on Amazon RDS resources. Maintenance most often involves updates to the DB instance's underlying operating system (OS) or database engine version. Updates to the operating system most often occur for security issues and should be done as soon as possible.

    AWS has scheduled maintenance on the underlying hardware, our primary nodes are scheduled for maintenance, During the maintenance window a forced failover will be triggered and the instance will be unavailable for the time it takes the failover to complete.

    When is this happening?

    This activity will commence on Saturday, November 10, 2018, 9:30:00 AM (IST) / Friday, November 9, 2018, 8:00:00 PM (PST) and last approximately 30 minutes including maintenance execution and verification. There will be an outage of approximately 1-2 minutes.


    What is the impact to my Qubole service during this time?

    This is a maintenance activity for Qubole hosted metastore in us.qubole.com. The customers who are using these metastores won't be able to connect to the metastore for 2 minutes during the maintenance window. Also customers who are using a custom metastore would not be affected due to this maintenance.

    Do things fail and recover?
    Yes, the tunnels servers will fail to connect to the metastore when it was down and all the connections will be re established once the metastore is back online. Commands submitted during the downtime will fail. All the commands submitted after the downtime will be accepted and processed. There is a possibility that commands which have completed execution during the downtime might fail.

    How will you receive communications?

    Status of this maintenance activity will be updated via the Qubole Status Page: https://status.qubole.com. If you are not subscribed to this page and wish to receive the maintenance notifications, please sign-up from there. 

    What if you have issues following the maintenance?

    Please contact Qubole Support.
  • 2018-10-29 QDS Feature Rollout

    Check out the latest QDS features for the week of October 29, 2018.