Couchbase Cloud Release Notes

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    15 June 2021 Release

    • Couchbase Cloud API is now GA

      The Couchbase Cloud APIs enable you to automate many of the administrative operations using secure RESTful APIs. Couchbase Cloud APIs contain functionality to create and delete clusters, buckets, and database users, as well as list clouds, manage projects, and more. For more information on the Couchbase Cloud Public API, see Overview of the Public API.

    • Migration and Import enhancements

      Enhanced import functionality enables you to migrate data to Couchbase Cloud more easily and in new ways. Using the new Import Tools interface, you can now import JSON (lines, list, and archive) and CSV files into Couchbase Cloud from a local machine using your browser or manually using a cURL command provided by the API. Keys for each document extracted from a CSV row or JSON list flat file can be auto-generated (UUID) or specified using a Generated Key Name Expression that follows the same syntax used by the cbimport utility.

      When creating an import, you also have the option to select from additional configuration options. These options include Skip Documents, Limit Documents, Ignore Fields, Infer Field Types (CSV only), and Omit Empty Fields (CSV only).

      For more information and how to use the enhanced import functionality, visit Import Data.

    • Streamlined sign-up experience

      Improvements made to the sign-up flow for Couchbase Cloud better guide you through the process and allow you to get signed up as quickly and easily as possible. To sign up for Couchbase Cloud, visit Sign Up for Couchbase Cloud.

    • Geo-expansion (AWS)

      Couchbase Cloud is now available in the AWS Middle East (Bahrain) Region. For a complete list of supported AWS regions, see Cloud Provider Requirements for AWS.

    31 March 2021 Release

    • Support for public and private endpoints in AWS and Azure is now GA

      Private networks provide an added layer of security for organizations by avoiding communication over the Internet. By setting up a private network, your application can interact with Couchbase Cloud over a private connection, resulting in significant reduction in latency and egress cost. Refer to the documentation for more information on configuring a private network.

    • Couchbase Cloud now available on Microsoft Azure Marketplace

      Couchbase Cloud can now be discovered, transacted, and deployed directly via the Azure Marketplace.

    • Couchbase Cloud REST API in BETA

      The Couchbase Cloud REST APIs, currently in restricted BETA, enable you to automate many of the administrative operations using secure REST APIs. Specifically, this release of the Cloud APIs contains functionality that enables you to deploy and destroy clusters, buckets, and database users, and to list clouds and to manage projects.

      The use of these APIs in production applications is not supported. Refer to the documentation for more information.
    • Improved in-product Support UX

      We’ve integrated the support workflow with the core application so you can perform actions such as the following from the Couchbase Cloud Control Plane:

      • Close opened tickets

      • Filter tickets using filters like ‘all, open, or closed’

      • View assigned priority for tickets

      • Perform free-text searching across tickets

      • Upload multiple files for a ticket

      • Add a comment on ticket closure

    • Performance and reliability enhancements for Full-text Search

      Full-text Search (FTS) indexes are now highly available with the ability to configure replicas via the Control Plane. And you can now configure partitions for better performance.

    • IaaS-expansion (Storage capacity on Microsoft Azure)

      Expansion of disk storage on Azure to a maximum size of 16TB, increases aggregate max IOPs for higher performance and capacity.

    • Geo-expansion (Microsoft Azure)

      Couchbase Cloud on Azure is now available in the West Central Region of Germany (Frankfurt).

    07 January 2021 Release

    • Support for Microsoft Azure Cloud Provider

      This release expands the choice for Cloud providers by adding support for Microsoft Azure and will be available globally across North America, Europe, and Asia. For a complete list of supported regions, see Cloud Provider Requirements for Microsoft Azure.

    • Introduces Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) for Couchbase Cloud

      With the introduction of Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) for Couchbase Cloud, users can choose to add another layer of security by requiring a one-time passcode to be used in conjunction with the password to log in to the Couchbase Cloud Control Plane.

    • Improved Monitoring

      The Cluster Overview screen has been improved to provide more visibility into node and database health.

    • Standardized AWS Instance Sizes

      This releases standardizes the list of available AWS compute instances to be consistent across instance families. The expanded instance selection now includes: m5.xlarge, m5.8xlarge, m5.16xlarge, r5.8xlarge, and c5.12xlarge.

    30 November 2020 Release

    • Introduces the Couchbase Analytics Service

      The Analytics Service provides a parallel data-management capability that enables you to run complex analytical queries. It supports large join, set, aggregation, and grouping operations, any of which may result in long running queries, high CPU usage, high memory consumption, and/or excessive network latency due to data fetching and cross node coordination.

      • The Analytics service can be added to new and existing clusters.

      • For a cluster with Analytics Service deployed, N1QL for Analytics queries can be issued using the Couchbase SDK and the interactive Analytics Workbench Analytics.

    • Introduces the Couchbase Eventing Service

      The Eventing Service provides a framework to operate on changes to data in real time and streamline your business workflows.

      Events are changes to data in the Couchbase cluster. Couchbase Eventing Functions, also referred to as Functions or Handlers, offer a computing paradigm that developers can use to handle data changes. In the Couchbase cluster, you can use the Functions to process and respond to data-changes according to an Event-Condition-Action model.

    • Introduces a 30-day free trial of Couchbase Cloud

      By signing up for a 30-day free trial of Couchbase Cloud, you can deploy the Quick Start 30-day Trial template that is ideal to evaluate all Couchbase services.

    • Adds support for AWS APAC regions.

    30 September 2020 Release

    The September release of Couchbase Cloud adds more features to the Search Service, and brings improvements to user management, charting, and metrics.

    • Updates the Search Service

      • The following Full Text Index settings can now be configured via the Couchbase Cloud UI:

      • When making configuration changes to a Full Text Index, the changes are now stored in browser memory until definitively submitted using the new Save Index button on the index’s configuration page. This ensures that the index is only rebuilt once all desired configuration changes have been made.

      • When searching a Full Text Index via the Couchbase Cloud UI, search results are now enhanced with highlighting, scoring, pagination, timeouts, consistency levels, consistency vectors, viewing docs from the result set, and time taken for execution.

      • The cluster’s Tools > Full Text Search tab in the Couchbase Cloud UI now displays document counts and indexing progress for Full Text Indexes.

      • Statistics can be viewed for individual Full Text Indexes via the Couchbase Cloud UI.

      • Relevant documentation links have been added to various areas of the cluster’s Tools > Full Text Search tab in the Couchbase Cloud UI.

    • Introduces proactive alerts within the Couchbase Cloud UI

      When an issue is automatically detected within a Couchbase Cloud-managed cluster, the Couchbase Cloud UI displays the details of the issue and enables you to be better informed about the overall health of the cluster and provides an option to contact Support with the details of the issue.

    • User management

      • Improvements to user management to resolve bugs and improve the user experience when adding one or more users to Couchbase Cloud or your clusters and buckets.

      • Improved permission workflow in Couchbase Cloud, which enables users to directly edit their accounts to take corrective action.

      • Support to include NIST Guidelines for user session timeouts.

    • Monitoring and Metrics Charts

      • Syncing the mouse-over behavior across charts.

      • Performance improvements for charts.

    • Other improvements

      • When configuring allowed IP addresses for a cluster, you can now specify IP address ranges.

      • Improved error message to guide user action when attempting to delete a cloud that contains one or more clusters.

      • UI performance has been improved by reducing network activity to backend APIs through the implementation of improved polling techniques.

    31 August 2020 Release

    • Introduces the Couchbase Search Service.

      The Search Service — also referred to as Full Text Search (or FTS) — provides extensive capabilities for natural-language querying. Deploying the Search Service on a cluster allows you to create, manage, and query specially purposed indexes that enable Google-like search capabilities on JSON documents within a bucket.

      • The Search Service can be added to new and existing clusters.

      • Full Text Indexes can be created, managed, and queried from the Couchbase Cloud UI.

        The following Search Service features are available in the UI:

        • Create and manage Full Text Indexes

        • Configure advanced index options

        • Add and manage type mappings

        • Import/export Full Text Index definitions

        • Query Full Text Indexes and view returned documents

        The following advanced Search Service features are not currently available in the UI:

        • Adding analyzers, custom filters, and data/time parsers; rearranging type mapping configurations; editing advanced index options; viewing service-specific FTS metrics

    • Introduces billing integration with AWS Marketplace.

      • Couchbase Cloud can now optionally be purchased through AWS Marketplace.

      • When purchasing through AWS Marketplace, invoices and payments for the Couchbase Cloud service are handled directly by AWS, allowing for consolidated billing alongside your infrastructure.

      For more information about purchasing Couchbase Cloud through the AWS Marketplace, please contact Couchbase Sales. You can also refer to the Couchbase Cloud Credits documentation for additional information regarding supported payment methods.