What’s New

Important new features and improvements are as follows.


Blue text next to a description in these Release Notes indicates the launch state, availability, and default state of the item. For more information, click the label. Unless otherwise stated, features are generally available, available as self-service (without intervention by Qubole support), and enabled by default.

Azure-Specific Improvements

  • Presto FastPath optimizations reduce QDS driver command latency.
  • RubiX caching on Spark clusters improves query performance. Via Support, Disabled
  • QDS Azure now supports Airflow package management.

Other Important Improvements

Other important QDS improvements appear under the tabs below:

  • Master/Worker terminology is now used in the QDS UI instead of Master/Slave.

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  • You can use your own Prometheus setup for metrics.
  • QDS now supports Apache Airflow v1.10.0. You can choose it from the Airflow Version drop-down list on the Clusters page of the QDS UI. Learn more
  • Sqoop has been upgraded to 1.4.7 (Cluster Restart Required). Via Support, Disabled

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  • Hive 2.3 (Beta) is available. You can choose it when you configure a Hadoop 2 (Hive) cluster. (Cluster Restart Required). Beta.
  • Multi-column data from a Hive query result is displayed in the Results tab of the Analyze UI page. Via Support.
  • A detailed log is now available for each Hive query that is executed using HiveServer2 or Hive on Master. Via Support.

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  • The multi-tenant Qubole Job History Server has been upgraded to Spark 2.3 (2.3.1 by default). This server makes available the logs and history of Spark jobs that ran on clusters that have since been terminated.
  • Spark on Qubole now supports Hive Admin commands that allow users to grant privileges such as SELECT, UPDATE, INSERT and DELETE to other users or roles.

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