We are excited to release a game-changing new experience in real-time data visualization - Alooma Live! We've also made major experience investments, exposed some important product basics, and fixed a ton of stuff… read on.
Alooma is a real-time data platform. In fact, one of Alooma's greatest features is making streaming data pipelines more transparent and accessible. For a while we've been looking for a way to allow our product to better represent the real-time nature of our vision, answering the greatest question of all: "What data is flowing through my pipeline right now?"
That's why we built Alooma Live, a tool built right into Alooma (you can find it in your left nav) that lets you visualize your data as it flows in through your inputs. It shows statistics, extracts live samples, and allows you to search and filter your data streams, all in real-time.
OneClick and Auto-mapping Improvements
- When setting up a transactional database such as MySQL with OneClick, the fields were auto-mapped and the tables were created, but there was always that last pesky step of manually setting up the consolidation. No more - we now set up consolidation automatically, as well as update it on changes of your schema. Replicate on!
- Auto-mapping of table and column names now converts every unsupported character to an underscore (_). Gone are the days where you'll have to quote something we auto-mapped!
- If you tried to set up an input with OneClick without having an output configured, we've now attached a notification to that failure.
- Have you contacted support because you forgot or needed to change your password? Well, prepare to feel independent, as we've added password reset to the login flow. Find the link beneath the username and password fields on our login page (right where you thought it'd be…).
- If you felt like you were missing a notification after purging your restream, fear not - we've added it.
- MySQL replication was creating an event type called N/A that included data-less binlog events like queries or alter tables. We decided this was more confusing than necessary, so we removed it, which has no effect on the integrity of the rest of the data.
- As you may know, our consolidation queries periodically recreate the table where the consolidated data resides. This process used to invalidate any VIEW which depends on those tables (well, except our _NRT VIEW, which the consolidation queries always recreated). Today your dependent VIEWs will be detected by the consolidation queries and recreated as well.
- We've upgraded our Storm clusters to v1.0.2. From Alooma's first day we've believed in cutting edge technologies: Kafka, Storm, Docker and more. All have proven themselves to be the best choices for performance, resilience, security, and visibility, so we make sure to keep up with the latest and greatest.
A couple of notables...
- We fixed an issue where JSON blobs coming from PSQL were being truncated unnecessarily.
- You can no longer delete the restream node while it appears in the plumbing screen… because that broke the UI, and no one likes that. If you'd like to stop the restream mid-stream, click the "stop" option in the top right Restream button on the Plumbing page.
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