Starburst Galaxy release notes #

Starburst Galaxy is updated regularly. The following release notes provide highlights of user-facing changes available with specific new deployments.

16 Mar 2023 #

  • Added the ability to view entities in a cluster regardless of the cluster’s status in the cluster explorer.

14 Mar 2023 #

27 Feb 2023 #

16 Feb 2023 #

15 Feb 2023 #

10 Feb 2023 #

  • Fixed issue with autoscaling clusters not scaling up correctly.

9 Feb 2023 #

25 Jan 2023 #

  • Added a notification system shown as a bell icon in Galaxy’s banner header.

17 Jan 2023 #

6 Jan 2023 #

  • Added support for editing shared query access rights based on role.
  • Added auto-completion support for table aliases in the query editor.

13 Dec 2022 #

  • Fixed behavior issue with the < Back button on the query details page.
  • Fixed bug that caused clusters to be de-selected when refreshing the edit cluster schedule page.

8 Dec 2022 #

  • Changed the navigation menu to be collapsible into icons only. Submenus are still visible by hovering over an icon.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Top tables metric to report the wrong number when grouped by queries.
  • Fixed bugs related to browser back button usage.
  • Added SSH tunnel support for Elasticsearch.

6 Dec 2022 #

  • Added a warning banner to the cluster creation dialog when enabling resource intensive query processing mode.
  • Fixed bug that prevented access control rules from correctly limiting the list.
  • Fixed issue that caused the MongoDB edit connection form to fail.
  • Fixed issue that prevented users from deleting certain cluster schedules.

28 Nov 2022 #

  • Added public preview support for catalog explorer, which allows users to discover data without running a cluster.

10 Nov 2022 #

8 Nov 2022 #

  • Fixed bug that caused the delete button to hang when deleting a custom cluster autoscale configuration.

4 Nov 2022 #

  • Added read-write access to MongoDB catalogs that are configured with single node deployment or that configure replica sets across the same cloud provider region.

1 Nov 2022 #

  • Added a new catalog: public preview support for Elasticsearch data platforms, including Amazon OpenSearch Service.

25 Oct 2022 #

  • Fixed bug that prevented granting the same privilege to more than one entity in certain cases.

20 Oct 2022 #

  • Updated the Show/Hide filters UI on the Query history panel. A date selection is now required with Today as the default. Simplified and clarified adding other filter criteria.
  • Restricted query history to 90 days back from today’s date.

18 Oct 2022 #

  • Added public preview support for read-only access to existing Hudi tables in the supported cloud object stores Amazon S3, Azure ADLS, and Google Cloud.
  • Added support for connecting to MongoDB instances using an SSH tunnel to a bastion host.
  • Added a link to these release notes in the Starburst Galaxy Help menu.

11 Oct 2022 #

  • Extended single sign-on support to include custom identity providers.
  • Fixed a bug that allowed creation of privileges for write operations in read-only catalogs.

4 Oct 2022 #

  • Added support for Google BigQuery catalogs to read views (but not materialized views).

29 Sep 2022 #

  • Added another tutorial, Federate multiple data sources that shows how to join two data sources in different catalogs with the same query.
  • Reorganized the Cloud settings panes, with new SSH tunnels sections added for both AWS and Azure.
  • Renamed the built-in metastore option for object storage catalogs to the Starburst Galaxy metastore.

26 Sep 2022 #

  • Added a tutorial, Query the COVID-19 data lake that shows how to use the free research datasets provided by AWS.
  • Added support for the SQL MERGE statement.
  • Added Shared with me in the Saved queries pane that allows you to share saved queries with one or more roles for editing collaboration.

22 Sep 2022 #

  • Added support for read-only Snowflake catalogs on Google Cloud.

15 Sep 2022 #

  • Added a new location privilege which allows you to restrict or allow access to object storage locations.

14 Sep 2022 #

26 Aug 2022 #

  • Added a new catalog: public preview, read-only support for Google BigQuery warehouses.
  • Added a new catalog: public preview, support for MongoDB or MongoDB Atlas data platforms.
  • Added a Run all (limit 1000) option to the Run button so that selecting the queries to run is no longer required.

18 Aug 2022 #

  • Added an onboarding workflow when signing up for a new Galaxy account that gathers information on Galaxy use cases and preferred data sources.
  • Updated the UI that manages roles and privileges to clarify the process.

11 Aug 2022 #

  • Added customization of the cluster autoscaling feature from navigation menu Admin > Cluster configuration, which allows you to create a named set of minimum and maximum number or worker nodes. This is a public preview feature.

4 Aug 2022 #

2 Aug 2022 #

  • Added support for connecting a Snowflake database as a data source. Supported as a public preview on AWS and Azure clouds.
  • Added public preview support for schema discovery of catalogs in object store data sources only.

30 July 2022 #

28 July 2022 #

  • Added an option to never suspend a cluster.

26 July 2022 #

28 June 2022 #

  • Added support for connecting to Azure Synapse.
  • Added automatic persistence across sessions of catalog and schema selections per tab in the query editor.

16 June 2022 #

14 June 2022 #

17 May 2022 #

4 May 2022 #

29 Apr 2022 #

  • Added autocomplete for SQL functions and inline documentation in the query editor.
  • Added dedicated cloud settings section for AWS to manage IAM roles.

15 Apr 2022 #

  • Added the ability to download a query result set directly from the query editor. Result sets with more than 1000 rows are allowed.

22 Mar 2022 #

  • Added support for connecting to SQL Server data sources.

8 Mar 2022 #

  • Added support for personal query history by role.
  • Added support for autocomplete SQL grammar in the query editor. Valid keywords such as SELECT, FROM, WHERE, LIKE, and others are suggested when appropriate to speed up your query writing.

3 Mar 2022 #

18 Feb 2022 #

Jan 2022 #

  • Added support for authentication with a cross-account IAM role in S3 catalogs.

2021 #

Initial deployments to first public launch with cluster management, a set of supported catalogs, query editor, authentication and access control, and more.