New offload capabilities and support for Cloudera Data Platform (CDP) are at the heart of release 3.4 of the Gluent Data Platform software suite. With this release, Gluent has enabled incremental offload capabilities for non-partitioned Oracle tables. Additionally, Gluent has further invested in the partnership with Cloudera to certify support for their most recent release of CDP. This certification brings an expanded offering to our customers targeting modern cloud-based platforms. Finally, an improved user experience can be found across the Gluent software with this release in the form of several general product enhancements.
Additional Offload Capabilities
Gluent Data Platform’s Offload technology has always supported the partial offload of partitioned tables, utilizing a feature known as Incremental Partition Append. This feature enables customers to offload older partitions to distributed storage systems, while retaining more recent partitions in the Oracle Database. Gluent Data Platform 3.4 extends this functionality to non-partitioned tables by introducing a new capability. Incremental Data Append by Predicate (also known as Predicate-Based Offload) enables the partial offload of partitioned or non-partitioned tables by user defined data sets, rather than partition boundaries. Customers can now benefit from offloading subsets of data from any type of table, utilizing the same 90/10 hybrid patterns that have always been available with Gluent. To add even more flexibility, the new Predicate-Based Offload feature can be combined with the existing Incremental Partition Append feature to support a wide range of offload use-cases, such as “top-up offload” of late-arriving data or intra-day offloading of subsets of a partition’s data as soon as it is available.
Support for Cloudera Data Platform Data Center
With the 3.4 release, Gluent Data Platform is certified for use with CDP. Cloudera’s new cloud-based platform is evolving rapidly and Gluent Data Platform 3.4 has now been certified on CDP Data Center version 7.1. With the expanding range of Cloudera product versions supported by Gluent, customers can choose the cloud vendor of their choice or deploy on-prem. Furthermore, Gluent will continue to certify Gluent Data Platform for use with CDP as new functionality becomes available with each Cloudera release.
General Product Improvements
The 3.4 release continues to deliver general improvements across the product set. These improvements include enhancements to Gluent Smart Connector’s predicate pushdown to improve handling for extra-large predicate sets. Users of Gluent Offload Engine tools such as Offload and Present are now able to separate staging data from base table data while loading, enabling tighter security control over data migration operations. The Diagnose support utility is now enabled for diagnostic data collection in environments secured with TLS, SSL and HTTPS security protocols. Several general enhancements for improving performance and usability are also included.
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