What’s New and Key Enhancements

The new features and key enhancements are listed in the corresponding tabs below.


The label (in blue) that is against the description indicates the launch stage, availability, and the default state of the feature/enhancement. For more information, click the label.

Unless stated otherwise, features are generally available, available as self-service and enabled by default.

  • Validate an account using AWS simulation. Beta, Via Support.
  • New monthly Qubole Compute Unit (QCU) API.
  • Add a description while whitelisting an IP address.

Learn more.

Learn more about other enhancements and bug fixes.

Workbench (Beta)

  • Organize your work as Collections as you iteratively build to a final query. Gradual Rollout.
  • View memory, CPU usage, and Hive Metastore connectivity while selecting a cluster for a Hive, Presto, or Spark command. Gradual Rollout.
  • Read-only view supported for Spark notebook commands.
  • Resizable command composer for Spark and Shell commands.
  • Clusters sorted by Up, Pending, Terminating, and Down.

Learn more.


  • Dedicated Streaming cluster for running long running streaming pipelines using Quest.
  • Health and cost insights from the Events tab of the Quest UI.
  • Integration with Kafka Registry for the ease of schema input and evolution.
  • New supported connector: S3-SQS as source.
  • Ability to clone, archive, and delete a pipeline.

Beta, Learn more.

  • Customize the User-Agent header in HTTP requests. Learn more.
  • Access GCP and OCI Cloud Object Storage Objects on AWS Hadoop (Hive) clusters. Learn more.

Learn more about other enhancements and bug fixes.

Learn more about other enhancements and bug fixes.

  • Qubole launches a new version of the JupyterLab interface with the following enhancements:

    • Integration of Jupyter notebooks with Version Control Systems: GitHub, GitLab, and Bitbucket.
    • Ability to schedule Jupyter notebooks from the Scheduler UI.
    • Ability to view and edit the Jupyter notebooks when the clusters are down.
    • Account level and object level Access Control.

    Beta, Via Support.

  • Enhancements in the Zeppelin 0.8.0 version.

  • Integration of Zeppelin notebooks with Bitbucket.

Learn more about other enhancements and bug fixes.

  • Dynamic Filtering improvements in Spark 2.4.3 and later versions. Learn more.