Aerospike Database (May 4, 2022)

Aerospike Database version was released on May 4, 2022.

  • This General Availability release contains all hotfixes deployed during the release candidate cycle.
  • When upgrading to server version 6.0, you must either trim or wipe (zeroize) the Aerospike header on the devices. A modified record storage format was introduced by AER-6513, which adds protection against partially written records during an unclean shutdown.
  • For upgrading, or the unlikely event of downgrading, please refer to Special Upgrades.
  • BREAKING CHANGE: The truncate privilege is now a separate privilege and is no longer under write .
  • The batch operations capability has been made comprehensive. We now fully support batch reads, writes, deletes, and UDF commands.
  • The previously deprecated Predicate Expression API has been removed. Use Aerospike Filter Expressions (added in version 5.2).
  • Service context configuration paxos-single-replica-limit has been removed.
  • Configurations, Metrics, and Server Logs related to Scans are now referred to as Primary Index Queries (pi queries). For example, scan_basic_complete is now referred to as pi_query_long_basic_complete.
  • The jobs info command is now officially deprecated and will continue to be supported through a deprecation period, after which it will be removed. jobs are now redundant with the new secondary index building methods and the following new info commands:
    • query-show replaces query-list and the deprecated scan-show command.
    • query-abort replaces query-kill and the deprecated scan-abort command.
  • The batch-without-digests configuration parameter has been removed.
  • A number of Best Practices will be checked at startup. The Best Practices can be enforced by enabling the new enforce-best-practices configuration item.
  • Several configuration parameters have been renamed or removed. Please refer to Config, Metrics, and Info Changes in Aerospike Database 6.0 .
  • Use Prometheus Exporter version 1.2.1 or later to run Prometheus Exporter with this version of Aerospike Server.

Bug Fixes

  • Enterprise & Community
    • [AER-6529] - (SINDEX) Garbage collection does not decrement memory_used_sindex_bytes , which may cause erroneous stop-writes or eviction.

Known Issues