Blogs Infinispan 8.2.0.Beta2 and 8.1.2.Final

Infinispan 8.2.0.Beta2 and 8.1.2.Final

Dear Infinispan community,

we’re proud to announce two fresh releases today. First off is 8.2.0.Beta2, from our development branch. It is packed with a bunch of goodies:

  • lots of enhancements and additions to the administration console for Infinispan Server, such as cluster event views, task management, container administration and deployments. Some of these will be further refined before the upcoming Final release. If you prefer to manage your servers from the good ol' command-line, the CLI commands have also been similarly enhanced.

  • performance improvements for clustered reads, bulk and stream ops, and a sensible reduction in memory allocation rate. More improvements will come as we are rewriting some parts of the core to allow further optimizations.

  • a new distributed executor, ClusterExecutor which does not require an existing distributed cache and which comes complete with Java 8 goodness such as CompletableFutures and lambda support. This nicely complements our existing Streams support.

  • a new, experimental index manager to store indexes on Infinispan with better scalability and indexing throughput. Additionally we’ve upgraded Lucene to 5.4.1 and Hibernate Search to 5.6.0.Alpha1

  • the ability to indicate a number of nodes for initial cluster formation

  • lots of bug fixes

We’re still on track for a Final release at the end of the month.

We’ve also been fixing bugs in our stable 8.1 stream, which means we have a freshly released 8.1.2.Final.

Check out the development release notes, the stable release notes, download the releases and tell us all about it on the forum, on our issue tracker or on IRC on the #infinispan channel on Freenode.

Get it, Use it, Ask us!

We’re hard at work on new features, improvements and fixes, so watch this space for more announcements!

Please, download and test the latest release.

The source code is hosted on GitHub. If you need to report a bug or request a new feature, look for a similar one on our JIRA issues tracker. If you don’t find any, create a new issue.

If you have questions, are experiencing a bug or want advice on using Infinispan, you can use GitHub discussions. We will do our best to answer you as soon as we can.

The Infinispan community uses Zulip for real-time communications. Join us using either a web-browser or a dedicated application on the Infinispan chat.

Tristan Tarrant

Tristan has been leading the Infinispan Engineering Team at Red Hat for quite a while now, as well as being Principal Architect for Red Hat Data Grid. He's been a passionate open-source advocate and contributor for over three decades.