Tuesday July 12, 2022
This is the beta 3.13 branch, not to be confused with the stable 3.10 branch.
We are very happy to announce the immediate availability of QuasarDB 3.13.4, a beta version update from 3.13.3.
This release is highly focused on performance and first time user experience (UX).
By performance, we mean working on the long tail where users would be experiencing underwhelming results in narrow use cases.
In the last three months, we went through every reported issue and analyzed and reworked every part of the engine as needed, little by little, to make sure those long tail issues are gone.
It was highly worthwhile: queries can have 10X to 20X performance improvement, especially queries using a combination of aggregation and LIMIT.
The order book Virtual Machine (VM) has been reworked to deliver even more performance while reducing the amount of data it needs to build a snapshot. That will significantly help users working on a very deep history.
Memory usage of the daemon has been dramatically reduced. Doing so required a deep dive into the memory allocator, but it was worth it! You will be able to do more with less.
On top of that, we worked on the first minutes user experience, everything related to setup and first API calls.
It goes from a better error message if you downloaded the wrong build for your CPU architecture to a more resilient installer that accounts for even the most exotic setups.
We’ve also changed some aggregation to make them less surprising for users coming from SQL databases.
Lastly, we fixed several OS X issues that prevented developers on a Mac from having a smooth experience with Quasar.
If you are still having issues, please mail us at [email protected]. Whether you’re using the community version or not, we want to hear from you.
Oh, one more thing. Quasar now supports hot backups.
Get QuasarDB 3.13.4 here!
QuasarDB is also available on the AWS marketplace.
32-bit and 64-bit ARM binaries for Linux are now included with every release.