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Version 13.0.0 Release Notes

May 09th, 2024

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Mia-Platform Console v13.0.0 is now in Preview and will be generally available on May 30th.

Console SaaS users can try out v13.0.0 latest improvements in Preview! Open a Service Request to ask for the creation of a sandbox Company in case you do not have access to any Company.

For self-hosted installations, please read the following guidelines.

Welcome to Mia-Platform v13!

Console

Support to iFrame Extensions in Console

From now on, you can embed external web pages within Mia-Platform Console using iFrames. You can therefore register, activate and manage your extensions via API directly from our API Portal. This feature can enhance your experience and improve the customization of your working space by effortlessly integrating tools, dashboards, and other external content directly into our IDP.

The supported sections of the Console where you can add such extensions are at Company and Project level, as well as the Runtime section of your Project.

iFrame Extensions

To discover more about how to register and activate an iFrame extension in Console, please refer to the related documentation page.

Mia-Assistant, the AI chatbot of Mia-Platform

Mia-Platform Console now has its own AI chatbot: let's welcome Mia-Assistant!

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Please note that this feature is still in an Experimental phase: feel free to give us feedback in order to help us improve it!

From anywhere on the Console, you can interact with Mia-Assistant, an AI chatbot that will help you simplify your experience when using the Console. You can ask Mia-Assistant any question related to the Mia-Platform context: it will answer and provide the related Mia-Platform documentation reference, to help you retrieve all the information you need!

You only need to simply click on the new "Ask Mia-Assistant" button and try it out!

Mia-Assistant

Manage Custom Resources in Console

Inside a brand new dedicated section within the Design area, it is now possible to manage and configure custom objects that are not part of the standard Console supported resources.

This feature further expands the Console domain over the user's entire workload, enabling greater operability, governance, and control over systems.

Mia-Assistant

To discover more, visit the related documentation page.

Blueprint and Template management via User Interface

We're excited to unveil a significant enhancement to our platform: Blueprint and Template management via the User Interface. This update transforms how you handle your company's Blueprint alongside their respective Templates and settings.

With our new user-friendly interface, managing your Blueprint and Templates becomes a breeze. Say goodbye to the complexity of the CMS interface and hello to streamlined setup. This new section can simplify your project processes, gain better control over them, and seamless user experience.

Project Blueprint

To learn more about Blueprint, please refer to the related documentation page.

Create Company from Console

From now on, it is possible to create a Company directly through the Console interface, via an appropriate create button. This will only be possible for users with respective instance-level root permissions.

Create Company

Find more information at the related documentation page.

Manage Sidecars in Console

From now on, you can add and manage Sidecar containers in your Microservices directly from the Design area of your Project!

We have introduced the brand new Sidecars section where you can view and govern all the configurations of your Sidecars. You can also manage each of those Sidecar configurations in the detail page of each of your Microservices, in a new card dedicated to the containers management.

Sidecars

To discover more about this new feature, visit the related documentation page.

New root permission to view all user roles

The new root permission console.root.all.view to view all user roles among Companies has been added to the Console levels and permission. To discover more, visit the documentation of Console root level permissions.

Add decorators for MongoDB View endpoints type

From the Endpoints section of the Console you can now add decorators also for MongoDB View endpoint type.

Improvements

New Flow Manager Configurator features

From now on, the Flow Manager Configurator provides the ability to search for Flow Manager services within the project and to search for states and events of the flow currently being viewed which are selected and centered within the canvas.

Get user roles on all Company resources

The API to retrieve user roles on a Company now includes in the response all the resources the user has access to based on hierarchical permissions (even without a direct binding associated with it)

Revision/Version info available in the payload sent by the Orchestrator Generator

From now on, also the name of the Revision/Version is included in the payload sent by the Orchestrator Generator.

Bug Fix

This version addressed the following bugs:

  • the Flow Manager Configurator button in the microservices section correctly redirects to the right flow
  • in the Flow Manager Configurator, the isFinal flag is automatically disabled when events are edited via drag and drop
  • we fixed a wrong behavior when selecting the "Preserve files and directories already existing in the Runtime Mount Path directory" in the ConfigMaps files management
  • a misconfiguration that prevented versions from being correctly deployed when using GitHub has been corrected

Fast Data

Fast Data Control Plane

Mia-Platform Fast Data has been empowered with a Runtime Management solution, let's welcome Fast Data Control Plane.

From Marketplace, create, configure and deploy Fast Data Control Plane application to start monitoring and governing your Fast Data Runtime! This Fast Data suite component provides a general overview of the Fast Data pipelines released on the runtime environment. In addition, from its user-friendly web interface, users can pause and resume the consumption of data streams along Fast Data pipelines with just a few clicks to strategically allocate resources consumption and efficiently utilize them during peak demand processes.

Fast Data Control Plane Frontend

Take a look at the main concepts of Fast Data Runtime Management, learn about all the benefits Fast Data Control Plane brings to your Fast Data solution, and how to configure it on your Projects from the dedicated documentation.

Fast Data Configurator

Control Plane configuration card inside the Projection Storer page

A new card has been added to the Projection Storer configuration page to allow changes to the Control Plane settings.

Bug Fix

This version addressed the following bug:

  • the Custom option editor on the Message Format tab has been moved into a modal to prevent unexpected focus changes while writing code

Additionally, several changes and fixes have been added to the No Code Aggregation:

  • Aggregation mappings that contain the __fromFile__ keyword or constant values (e.g. __string__[]) are no longer erased when adding a new dependency or setting a new path
  • dependencies that contain the aliasOf keyword are now correctly handled and it is possible to map them and set Aggregation paths without raising configuration errors
  • Single Views and CRUD collections can now be used as Base Projection options inside the Aggregation placeholder or the Single View Creator Settings tab
  • newly selected fields for Aggregation mapping are not deselected when not configured
  • the warning and error icons are updated correctly when mapping a field
  • Array of String fields are now handled inside the Aggregation Advanced mode
  • it is now possible to correctly add new dependencies for nested fields
  • an info badge now appears when a selected dependency contains Object or Array type fields, guiding the use of the __fromFile__ keyword
  • the button for selecting and deselecting fields for mapping has been renamed Edit field list to improve clarity
  • the Set path modal width has been adjusted

Deprecations

Here is reported the list of features that have been deprecated and that will be removed in the future releases.

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Conditional Expression on Dependencies

In the Single View aggregation configuration, the advanced functionality conditional expression on dependencies (employed via _select keyword) has been deprecated.
It will be replaced in the future with a better solution for pre-filtering which projections should be included in the aggregation process

Fast Data Services

Real Time Updater

The new version v7.7.0 of the Real Time Updater is available!

New Features
  • introduce support for Runtime Management features, that is the interaction with Fast Data Control Plane. This can be enabled adding the dedicated configuration to the service as described in the workloads page

Bug Fix

This version addressed a few bugs, here is a comprehensive list:

  • the maximum number of pr-updates events that are produced on a topic within a single batch has been capped. In this manner the maximum batch size is not exceeded, especially when compressing messages before sending them on the topics.

For more information check out the service changelog.

Projection Storer

The new version v1.2.1 of the Projection Storer is available!

New Features
  • introduce support for Runtime Management features, that is the interaction with Fast Data Control Plane. This can be enabled adding the dedicated configuration to the service as described in the workloads page

Improvements

  • changed Kafka partition assigner to better handle rebalance operations
  • relaxed Kafka configuration constraints to allow changing a few more properties, such as auto-topic creation. Please, notice that we recommend carefully consider the amount of partitions and settings each ingestion and pr-update topic should receive to maximize system throughput
  • clarified explanation of some service runtime errors, especially the one related to communication errors between internal components
  • added secrets loading (plain value, from environment variable or from file) in service configuration file. More details can be found in this page

Bug Fix

This version addressed a few bugs, here is a comprehensive list:

  • the service does not throw anymore in case pr-updates topics were not provided in the configuration. Instead, it logs a warning. This enables the use case where the Projection Storer is employed as a standalone component for just ingesting change events without notifying downstream components.
  • reworked the internal behavior that previously prevented the service to timely restart when an unrecoverable error was encountered

For more information check out the service changelog.

Single View Trigger Generator

The new version v3.3.1 of the Single View Trigger Generator is available!

New Features
  • introduce support for Runtime Management features, that is the interaction with Fast Data Control Plane. This can be enabled adding the dedicated configuration to the service as described in the workloads page
Improvements
  • added secrets loading (plain value, from environment variable or from file) in service configuration file. More details can be found in this page

For more information check out the service changelog.

Single View Creator

The new version v6.7.1 of the Single View Creator is available!

New Features
  • introduce support for Runtime Management features, that is the interaction with Fast Data Control Plane. This can be enabled adding the dedicated configuration to the service as described in the workloads page
Improvements
  • introduced KAFKA_SECURITY_PROTOCOL to govern whether to enable SSL when the configured connection is authenticated

Bug Fix

This version addressed a few bugs, here is a comprehensive list:

  • the service is now able to properly emit Kafka heartbeats even during high utilization periods. This prevents the service to randomly restart even when no error was encountered

For more information check out the service changelog.

Data Catalog

Data Catalog Agent Template

The new version v0.5.1 of the Data Catalog Agent template is available!

Breaking Changes

Configuration logic has been reviewed to support secrets loading in several locations:

  • connection passwords
  • connection strings
  • salesforce secrets
  • PEM private keys

It is breaking on targets of type mia-console, which now requires private keys to be an object with the following format

{
"type": "file",
"path": "/path/to/key"
}

instead of a plain path string.

New Features

Salesforce SObjects have been added among the supported Data Sources, so that it is possible to configure the Agent to gather metadata from the ones deployed in your projects environments.

Improvements
  • introduce support for insecure tls connections on all http clients
  • introduce support for custom root certificates or self-signed certificates on all http clients
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In order to get access to this new feature, please remember to rebuild your Data Catalog Agent image against the newer Agent template version.

Microfrontend Composer

Configurator

Bug Fix

This version addressed the following bugs:

  • in the Microfrontend Composer it is now possible to generate the data schema for MongoDB Views, Projections and Single Views.

Back-Kit Library

The new version v1.5.1 of the back-kit library is available!

Refer to back-kit changelog for finer-grained details of new versions.

Improvements

Export enhancement for date/time format

It is now possible to choose the date format and the timezone while exporting, both with bk-export or bk-export-client components.

Table height fits parent

It is now possible to make the table fit the parent container with the fitParentContainer property in bk-table

Bug Fix

Fixed link URL generation with special characters

Marketplace

New Marketplace Components

Mia-Assistant

The template of Mia-Assistant, our brand new AI Chatbot, is now officially available OSS in Experimental phase! You can find the repository available here.

Marketplace Updates

API Portal

The new version 1.16.14 of the API Portal is available!

New Features

Added support for OpenAPI 3.1

CRUD Service

The new version 7.0.2 of the CRUD Service is available!

New Features

Added the _exportOpts query parameter to add the possibility to choose the CSV separator/delimiter.

How to update your Console

For self-hosted installations, please head to the self hosted upgrade guide or contact your Mia-Platform referent and upgrade to Console Helm Chart v13.2.0-beta.0.