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Xplenty Gmail Action Buttons

Xplenty Gmail Action Buttons

Xplenty notification emails now include “View Job” and “View Cluster” action buttons. The buttons are available at the inbox level, so you can easily interact with jobs and clusters in Xplenty without having to open emails.

New Features: Amazon Redshift & Google AdWords Reporting Integration

New Features: Amazon Redshift & Google AdWords Reporting Integration

New Xplenty features: Redshift merge, Google AdWords Reporting integration and scheduler enhancements

Processing Small Files & Better Database Integration

Processing Small Files & Better Database Integration

New Xplenty features: processing small files, importing Heroku connections, MongoDB secondary replica sets and more.

New Functions & Variable History

New Functions & Variable History

Many new functions are now available and also run-time variables in the job history.

Scheduler is now in beta

Scheduler is now in beta

We now have these additional features for you..

Xplenty Now Provides Cube and Rollup Functions

Xplenty Now Provides Cube and Rollup Functions

Analyzing the large amounts of data in your data warehouse is now easier than ever with support for the Cube and Rollup functions. You can now aggregate your data across multiple field combinations in one step. Besides reducing the steps required, the processing is now more efficient.

Xplenty Provides Enhancements to Field Expressions, Functions and Database Destinations

Xplenty Provides Enhancements to Field Expressions, Functions and Database Destinations

We've been busy adding new features since the last announcement.

Xplenty Now Provides Direct Access to Relational Databases

Xplenty Now Provides Direct Access to Relational Databases

Xplenty now provides the capability to directly access source data from relational databases. You can use the new Database Source component to read data directly from Postgres, MySQL and Amazon RDS.

OpenSSL Security Update

OpenSSL Security Update

On Monday April 7th an OpenSSL security update was released for the "Heartbleed" vulnerability. Here at Xplenty we've immediately installed the security update to protect ourselves from this vulnerability and are reissuing our SSL certificate.

Xplenty Now Provides Cross Join Between Dataflows

Xplenty Now Provides Cross Join Between Dataflows

Xplenty now supports the capability to join dataflows using non-equality conditions to compare values between the dataflows. This is done using the new cross join component to define the data sources to join and then applying a filter to the joined dataflow.

Xplenty Now Provides Cluster Scaling and Notifications

Xplenty Now Provides Cluster Scaling and Notifications

We haven’t forgotten about you. In fact, we’ve been thinking about you since the last update regarding new features, because we’ve been adding…you guessed it, new features! So away we go…

Xplenty Provides Datetime Data Type

Xplenty Provides Datetime Data Type

We’ve decided to end the year with some platform upgrades for you. Just a few more tweaks to make Xplenty Hadoop-as-a-Service that much more functional.

Xplenty Provides Usability Improvements

Xplenty Provides Usability Improvements

Happy holidays everyone! We’ve been working hard to make the Xplenty Hadoop-as-a-Service platform better and more user friendly for you. We hope you’re enjoying your experience with us, and these updates and improvements will make it that much better. Enough small talk, let’s cut to the chase.

Xplenty Now Provides Access to SoftLayer and Swift Cloud Services

Xplenty Now Provides Access to SoftLayer and Swift Cloud Services

It’s been a while since we've written. But we have a good reason, honest we do. We've been making mad upgrades and system tweaks for your benefit.

Xplenty Now Lets You Add Members to Your Account

Xplenty Now Lets You Add Members to Your Account

We are proud to announce a few enhancements we've just rolled out.

  • Account Members - you can invite your friends and colleagues to help you solve your big data problems. Just go to your account settings, click members and invite them.
  • We also added new Watchers API endpoint which enables you to list a cluster or job watchers, add the authenticated user as a watcher, or remove the authenticated user from the watchers list. Check out theWatchers documentation.

Xplenty Provides New Features to Manage Clusters and Jobs

Xplenty Provides New Features to Manage Clusters and Jobs

We’ve rolled out some new features for you to manage your cluster and jobs.

Xplenty Now Provides Syntax Highlighting, Auto Complete and Validation

Xplenty Now Provides Syntax Highlighting, Auto Complete and Validation

We’ve been busy upgrading the platform and have some nifty new features for you.

Xplenty Has Launched a Public Release

Xplenty Has Launched a Public Release

Xplenty is pleased to announce we are launching a public release. Now anyone can sign up, get a free 14 day trial period in which they can build packages and test them. Then, once you've realized how easy it is to process large amounts of data using Xplenty, you can pick a pricing plan and become an actual paying customer. The pricing plans determine the maximum size and number of clusters that can be created in an Xplenty account. Existing customers will not be affected by the changes.