Amazon Redshift OCF Connector Release Notes

Alation Cloud Service Applies to Alation Cloud Service instances of Alation

Customer Managed Applies to customer-managed instances of Alation

February 28, 2024

Redshift OCF Connector: Version 1.8.0

Enhancements

Docker CIS Benchmark Compliance

Amazon Redshift OCF connector versions 1.8.0 and newer are now compliant with the following Docker CIS benchmarks:

  • Docker 4.1 - Ensures that a user for the container is created

  • Docker 4.6 - Ensures that HEALTHCHECK instructions are added to container images

  • Docker 4.7 - Ensures that docker files do not include update instructions as a standalone or single-line instruction

February 14, 2024

Redshift OCF Connector: Version 1.7.1

Fixed Issues

NULL Values Displayed As Zero In Compose Query Results for Cloud Service Instances

When you execute a query in Compose, NULL values are displayed as zero.

January 31, 2023

Redshift OCF Connector: Version 1.7.0

Compatible Alation Version - 2023.1.6, 2023.3 or higher

Enhancements

With Alation version 2023.3.4 and higher and Amazon Redshift OCF connector version 1.7.0 and higher, Alation has introduced an enhanced user interface for configuring the Amazon Redshift data source settings.

Note

The connector version is compatible with Alation versions prior to 2023.3.4. However, you will view the old user interface with Alation versions prior to 2023.3.4.

The documentation for the new Amazon Redshift experience is available at : Amazon Redshift OCF Connector.

The enhanced user interface provides the following features:

Better User Experience

The enhanced Redshift user interface provides better navigation and multiple visual cues, making it easy to configure and manage Redshift data source.

Easy to Connect

The Redshift user interface now provides a step-by-step process to connect to your Redshift data source easily and quickly.

Additional Error-Prevention Checks

The Redshift user interface now includes added checks to avoid obvious configuration mistakes. The user interface also includes text to assist and provide cues while configuring.

Detailed Error Reports and Troubleshooting Support

The improved Redshift user interface makes troubleshooting easier for metadata extraction and query log ingestion, as you can now have a detailed error report for both processes. The report contains a detailed error description and steps to resolve the issue.

December 06, 2023

Redshift OCF Connector: Version 1.6.0

Compatible Alation Version - 2022.4.11 or higher

Enhancements

JDBC Driver Upgrade

The custom JDBC driver for the Redshift OCF connector is upgraded to version 2.1.0.21. This upgrade addresses associated potential issues with the Redshift OCF connector. It will also help prevent problems that may arise when handling large volumes of metadata for a Redshift data source.