Preview Features in this release

NuoDB 3.4 includes the preview features listed below.

NuoDB encourages you to use preview features in your development projects. The use of preview features in production is not supported.

In a future NuoDB release, it is expected that preview features will be available for production. However, not all preview features will be available in every NuoDB edition (Community Edition, Pro Edition, or Enterprise Edition).

Preview: NuoDB Admin (nuoadmin) is an alternative to the existing domain and database management interface. The nuoadmin service may be used instead of nuoagent and nuorestsvc services. When using nuoadmin, use nuocmd instead of the nuodbmgr Command Line Interface (CLI) tool.

Note: NuoDB Admin (nuoadmin) is the default admin service for the Red Hat OpenShift deployment model.

NuoDB plans to deploy NuoDB Admin as the default administrative interface in a future release. For now, NuoDB Admin is available to customers for trialing in development and or test environments to evaluate the new interface and benefits it offers. Benefits which NuoDB Admin has to offer over the existing domain and database management interface include:

Only one administrative management interface can run at any given time but it is possible to simply toggle between the existing administrative management interface and NuoDB Admin.

For more information on trialing NuoDB Admin in your environment, contact NuoDB support (for customers only).

Note: NuoDB Admin in current bare metal/virtual machine deployments of NuoDB does not yet support NuoDB Insights monitoring. However, support is planned for a future release of NuoDB.

Preview: Continuous data protection — Also referred to as online snapshot backup, provides the snapshot storage manager (SSM) process and associated NuoDB Manager commands that let you hot copy the archive of a running database with a snapshot specification, restore data to a snapshot and remove old snapshots. (The NuoDB Manager hotcopy command itself is a supported feature and not a preview feature.)

Preview: User authentication using LDAP. See User Authentication Using LDAP.