What’s New

Important new features and improvements are as follows.


A link in blue text next to a description in these Release Notes indicates the launch state, availability, and default state of the item (for example, Beta). The link provides more information. Unless otherwise stated, features are generally available, available as self-service (without intervention by Qubole support), and enabled by default.

  • The Account Level Concurrent Command Limit (shown under Account Settings in the QDS UI) has increased from 20 to 100. Gradual Rollout.
  • The Clusters page of the QDS UI displays a new cluster health tile card with metrics. Learn more.
  • QDS now supports Azure VMs of type E*as v4 (for example, E16as v4). This should be particularly useful in Presto clusters. See QCU on Azure for billing information.
  • Other enhancements and bug fixes.
  • A new version of the Analyze page, previously released as New Analyze, is now called Workbench. Beta.
  • Cluster monitoring, includng daemon status, heap usage and coordinator node metrics, is available in Workbench and a REST API.
  • QDS now allows you to configure buffer capacity in Hadoop and Spark clusters. Learn more.
  • QDS Hadoop now allows more containers per node, improving memory management in YARN.
  • QDS supports enterprise installations of Github and Gitlab. Via Support. Learn more.
  • The Environments UI is now available in the Control Panel by default for new users. Beta.
  • Ranger support for Spark is now available in Beta
  • QDS now supports Azure Active Directory (AD) for Single Sign-On (SSO).
  • QDS now supports Azure Data Lake Storage Gen 2 with users’ access to data controlled by their Azure Active Directory permissions.

For a list of bugs fixed between QDS versions R56 and R57, see Changelog for azure.qubole.com.