Springtime is upon us, and with it comes new beginnings. We also have something fresh that we're excited to share with you. Our latest release, Axual 2021.1, is here, and it has some new features and improvements. So tune in with this blog and video to find out more.
Springtime is upon us, and with it comes new beginnings. We also have something fresh that we’re excited to share with you. Our latest release, Axual 2021.1, is here, and it has some new features and improvements. So tune in with our video to find out the full details.
Axual Release Update 2021.1
What Does Axual 2021.1 Include?
Client interoperability for schema registry
As of the 2021.1 release update, we are proud to announce that Axual is streamlining the process of data exchange between producers and consumers even more. The latest update introduces a new schema registry feature – client interoperability for schema registry. In addition to performing a literal match between schemas it will now perform a functional match. The functional match is insensitive to schema differences caused by different libraries used when using different programming languages, and therefore improves the interoperability of different clients using Avro schemas with Kafka. The new Schema Registry feature is backwards compatible, so there will be no impact on already running streaming data pipelines.
In this new update, we have added transactional support on multiple levels in the platform, from the broker until the various clients. When requesting authorization to produce on a Kafka topic, the proper ACLs to use transactions and perform an idempotent write are now being set on the topics affected. The good news is that is automatically being done at the time the request is made & approved. Moreover, you will now find transactional support and the necessary idempotence to a client’s Java and .NET libraries. Our 2021.1 release video introduces a demo project which you can also find on Gitlab to test the transaction features yourself: https://gitlab.com/axual-public/release-updates/2021.1
Aside from those two highlighted features and improvements, there are other updates in Axual 2021.1. The latest release includes PEM support, UI validation fixes and much more. You can check out our online documentation to learn more about the other updates.
The process of streaming data with Axual is now more efficient and effective with these new features and improvements. The new update highlights client interoperability to reduce issues with compatibility and readability. Axual Update 2021.1 also includes additional transactional support to eliminate duplicate and missing messages. The video covered the main points of our latest release, but you can read our online documentation to learn more about the other features and improvements.