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Infinispan 13.0 Release Notes

Core
  • JDK 17 support (but still compatible with JDK 8 and JDK 11)
Infinispan Server
  • Configuration overlays
  • Thread pool consolidation for lower resource consumption
  • Automatically enable TLS for the cluster transport simply by specifying a security realm with a keystore/truststore server identity
  • Distributed Security Realm*: a server security realm which can aggregate multiple sub-realms, trying each one in turn.
  • PEM key/trust stores*: Support for PEM files for both keys and certificates without the need to convert them to Java keystores first
  • Full support for TLSv1.3 via native OpenSSL.
Cloud
  • Operator-assisted cluster migration upgrade
  • Helm charts
CLI
  • Simplified shell connection to Kubernetes pods
Console
  • Type-aware entry editing
  • Rebalancing controls
REST
  • Rebalancing control
  • Availability control
  • Configuration mutability
  • Configuration conversion
  • Cache entry listeners with Server-Sent events
  • Cache configuration listeners with Server-Sent events
Live cluster migration
  • Manually changing configurations of the cache(s) is no longer necessary
  • New methods in the REST API to control the migration
  • Support dynamically-created caches
  • Simplified configuration
Configuration
  • XML/YAML/JSON configuration
  • Alter cache configuration at runtime
Management, monitoring and logging
  • Cache size reporting is now optional to improve performance
Indexing and Querying
  • Delete by query
Cross-Site Clustering
  • Improve cross-site replication observability
  • The cross-site view (sorted list of site names currently online) and relay-nodes (members who are responsible for relaying messages between sites) are now exposed via CLI/REST/JMX.
  • Detailed metrics exposed per site and per cache (response times, number of messages)
Persistence
  • Default file store is now the Soft-Index file store
  • SQL store for easy mapping of tables/queries
Testing
  • Testcontainers for user development
Tutorials
  • ...
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Infinispan 12.1 Release Notes

Core
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Infinispan Server
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Infinispan Operator
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CLI
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Console
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REST
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Quarkus
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Container Image
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Configuration
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Management, monitoring and logging
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Indexing and Querying
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Cross-Site Clustering
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Marshalling
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Persistence
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Test suite
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Tutorials
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Infinispan 12.0 Release Notes

Core
  • Integration with Knative Eventing
  • Allow caches to scale up without state transfer
  • Replace Blocking Executor with an EnhancedQueueExecutor
  • BlockingManager add reentrant blocking scheduler
  • Improved license generation
  • Improved MediaType parsing
Infinispan Server
  • Allow custom paths for conf/data/log directories
  • Ability to separate server root subdirectories
  • Handlers for both HTTP 1.1 and HTTP 2.0
  • Improve Infinispan Server Extension in Spring Boot
  • Cluster backup and restore capabilities
  • Use alternative to JMX to compute protocols server global connection count
  • System init files to run as a system service
  • Treat PEM files in the client in the same way as truststores
  • Use correct expressions to set infinispan.cluster.name and infinispan.cluster.stack properties
  • Add credential store support
  • Allow system properties from file
  • Set JGroups port offset
  • Improve log message when client auth config is incomplete
  • Add caching to the server security realm
  • Near caches with bloom filter
  • OpenTracing for distributed tracing
Infinispan Operator
  • Cluster backup and restore capabilities
  • Manual cross-site configuration
  • Node anti-affinity configuration
  • Ability to specify the PVC StorageClassName
  • Kubernetes CLI
  • Support for multiple and global namespace installation
  • Quarkus native Infinispan image support
CLI
  • Improve CLI server report to work with macOS
  • Alternative CLI configuration
  • Persistent CLI configuration
  • CLI command help improvements
  • Tooling to generate server performance tests
Console
  • Add an About page
  • Make the welcome visible without login in every case
  • Filter counters
  • Delete counters
  • Describe ProtoBuf error message
  • Handle FAILED Health status
  • Display a sample of data on the cache entries tab
REST
  • Report realm readiness through REST login configuration resource
  • Allow backup restore progress to be submitted and polled
  • Support streaming operations for entries
  • Remove jackson databind
  • Remove deprecated GET methods
Quarkus
  • Infinispan Native CLI
Container Image
  • Added support for configuring zero-capacity
  • Override JGroups properties at runtime
Configuration
  • Support cache fragments when creating caches and templates via remote APIs
  • Handle maximum idle expiration across sites
  • Enforce `` for protobuf payloads in indexed caches
  • Add JGroups stack.combine INSERT_BEFORE
  • Configurable properties for JGroupsChannelLookup
  • Add zero-capacity-node support for Replicated caches
  • Convert expiration to no longer use transactions
  • Dump effective JGroups Stack on startup
  • CacheIgnoreManager should use global config cache
  • org.infinispan.CONFIG should ignore zero-capacity-node=true
  • Allow templates to be defined clusterwide and persisted
  • Improve error message when XML element is removed
Management, monitoring and logging
  • Allow anonymous connections to the metrics endpoint
Indexing and Querying
  • Upgrade to Hibernate Search 6 and Lucene 8
  • Non-blocking indexing
  • Remove deprecated indexed query classes
  • Avoid loading from unreferenced caches during queries
  • Support for query and indexing statistics
  • Introduce strong typed indexing configuration
  • Add blockhound support
Cross-Site Clustering
  • `Transport::getSitesView()` should be ordered
  • SPI for Cross-Site Replication conflict resolution
  • Update `tcp::MPING::bind_addr` to SITE_LOCAL
  • XSite Response should allow a value
  • Enable conflict resolution for IRAC state transfer
Marshalling
  • User types fully isolated from the Infinispan internal context
  • Automatic SerializationContextInitializer registration
  • Add UUID to core SerializationContexts
  • ProtoStream adapters for third-party classes
Persistence
  • RemoteStore uses new NonBlockingStore SPI
  • Change RemoteStore to handle media types and verify segments
  • Add JDBC Meta Table
  • Add RocksDB Meta Column Family
  • Remove Rest store
  • Allow custom wait strategies for database connections
Test suite
  • Add default Infinispan JGroups stacks
  • Remove alternative http clients
  • Add test driver dependencies to the bom
  • Add the `server-integration` module into `integrationtests` module
  • Allow different servers for server integration test suite
  • Create an InfinispanXSiteServerRule and increase test coverage
  • Add eap profile for third-party-server project
  • Allow custom unzip expression for tomcat in third-party-server
  • E2E Smoke tests with Cypress
  • Add Memcached client test for third-party-server
  • Shrinkwrap dependencies for Server JUnit modules
Tutorials
  • Infinispan Remote Weather App Tutorial
  • Infinispan Server Extension tutorial (remote-junit5)
Website
  • Improve Welcome Page design and use new Logo
  • Change favicon to the new logo
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Infinispan 11.0 Release Notes

Core
  • Compile-time internal dependency injection removes runtime reflection
  • Non-blocking embedded and remote listeners
  • Expiration on primary-node only to reduce load
  • Quarkus
  • Off-heap iterator improvements
Infinispan Server
  • Complete rearchitecture
  • Reduced disk footprint (50MB vs 170MB)
  • Reduced boot memory footprint (18MB vs 40MB)
  • Single-port design for Hot Rod, HTTP/1.1 and HTTP/2
  • Elytron-backed security
  • New Hot Rod authentication mechs (SCRAM, OAUTHBEARER)
  • New HTTP authentication mechs (DIGEST, CLIENT_CERT, TOKEN)
  • Non-blocking Hot Rod and REST authentication
  • New CLI
  • REST-based admin API
Quarkus
  • Embedded Quarkus extension
  • Remote Quarkus extension
  • Native server
REST
  • New V2 REST API
  • Support for counters
  • Much better performance
  • Full authorization support
Marshalling
  • Complete separation of internal and user marshaller
  • Embedded marshaller is now based on Protocol Buffers
Configuration
  • Inline JGroups configuration with XSite
  • Out-of-the-box JGroups stacks for many cloud environments
  • XInclude support
Management, monitoring and logging
  • MicroProfile metrics
  • OpenMetrics endpoint
  • Coarse-grained logging categories
  • JSON logging
Persistence
  • All core cache-stores are now non-blocking
  • Increased passivation throughput
  • Segmented stores by default for faster performance and decreased memory usage
Container Image
  • Based on UBI Minimal and Java 11
  • Simple YAML configuration
  • Authentication, Encryption, Logging and XSite support
Cross-Site Clustering
  • Concurrent requests handled simultaneously instead of sequentially
  • Detect site disconnections in async mode
  • Metrics for asynchronous requests
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Infinispan 10.0 Release Notes

Core
  • Compile-time internal dependency injection removes runtime reflection
  • Non-blocking embedded and remote listeners
  • Expiration on primary-node only to reduce load
  • Quarkus
  • Off-heap iterator improvements
Infinispan Server
  • Complete rearchitecture
  • Reduced disk footprint (50MB vs 170MB)
  • Reduced boot memory footprint (18MB vs 40MB)
  • Single-port design for Hot Rod, HTTP/1.1 and HTTP/2
  • Elytron-backed security
  • New Hot Rod authentication mechs (SCRAM, OAUTHBEARER)
  • New HTTP authentication mechs (DIGEST, CLIENT_CERT, TOKEN)
  • Non-blocking Hot Rod and REST authentication
  • New CLI
  • REST-based admin API
Quarkus
  • Embedded Quarkus extension
  • Remote Quarkus extension
  • Native server
REST
  • New V2 REST API
  • Support for counters
  • Much better performance
  • Full authorization support
Marshalling
  • Complete separation of internal and user marshaller
  • Embedded marshaller is now based on Protocol Buffers
Configuration
  • Inline JGroups configuration with XSite
  • Out-of-the-box JGroups stacks for many cloud environments
  • XInclude support
Management, monitoring and logging
  • MicroProfile metrics
  • OpenMetrics endpoint
  • Coarse-grained logging categories
  • JSON logging
Persistence
  • All core cache-stores are now non-blocking
  • Increased passivation throughput
  • Segmented stores by default for faster performance and decreased memory usage
Container Image
  • Based on UBI Minimal and Java 11
  • Simple YAML configuration
  • Authentication, Encryption, Logging and XSite support
Cross-Site Clustering
  • Concurrent requests handled simultaneously instead of sequentially
  • Detect site disconnections in async mode
  • Metrics for asynchronous requests
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Download Infinispan 10.0

Infinispan 9.4 Release Notes

Core
  • Segmented off-heap data container
Data Interoperability
  • Transcoding completely replaces compatibility mode
Cache Stores
  • Segmented cache stores
Infinispan Server
  • Rebased on WildFly 14
Management, monitoring and logging
  • Hot Rod client-side statistics
Hot Rod / REST
  • Transaction recovery over Hot Rod
  • Near-cache performance/reliability improvements
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Infinispan 9.3 Release Notes

Core
  • Segmented on-heap data dontainer
  • Cluster-wide max idle expiration
Data Interoperability
  • Transparently convert between JSON and Protobuf for remote APIs
Cache Stores
  • Write-behind stores are now fault-tolerant
Infinispan Server
  • Rebased on WildFly 13
  • Single port access independent of protocol
Management, monitoring and logging
  • Improved editors to add syntax highlighting
Hot Rod / REST
  • Transactions over Hot Rod
  • On the fly data conversion
Integrations
  • Hibernate 5.1/5.3 second-level cache providers
  • Hibernate Search 5.10
  • WildFly feature packs for Infinispan use in app server
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Infinispan 9.2 Release Notes

Core
  • Further improvements to conflict resolution and merge policies
  • Reactive streams for increased throughput
  • Biased reads for scattered caches
  • More accurate off-heap memory calculations
Data Interoperability
  • Transparently convert between JSON and Protobuf
API
  • Multimap caches for embedded and Hot Rod
  • Clustered Counters for Hot Rod
  • Clustered Locks
  • Wildcard configurations
  • Cluster-wide cache admin via embedded and remote
Indexing and Query
  • Broadcast queries
Management, monitoring and logging
  • Console support for counters
  • Improved remote protocol access logging
Infinispan Server
  • Rebased on WildFly 11
  • Hot Rod server uses async ops for reduced thread usage
Integrations
  • JCache 1.1
  • Hibernate 5.1/5.2 second-level cache providers
  • Azure cloud discovery
Hot Rod / REST
  • Clustered Counters over Hot Rod
  • MultiMap over Hot Rod
  • Queries over REST
  • Hot Rod Client rewritten to use Netty
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Infinispan 9.1 Release Notes

Core
  • Conflict resolution and merge policies
  • Performance improvements
Cache Stores
  • Batching support
API
  • Clustered counters
  • Exclusive stream operations
  • Distributed compute(), computeIfAbsent(), computeIfPresent()
Infinispan Server
  • HTTP/2 support for the REST endpoint
  • Much improved REST endpoint performance
Management and monitoring
  • Endpoint management through the console
  • Usability improvements
Integrations
  • Improved Kubernetes PING support
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Infinispan 9.0 Release Notes

Core
  • Graceful shutdown and restart with persistent cache state
  • Off-heap storage
  • Performance improvements
  • New internal marshaller
Indexing and Query
  • Ickle, a new query language derived from JPQL with full-text predicates
  • Replace the HQL translator with an internal one
  • Always cache the query AST
  • ElasticSearch indexing backend
API
  • Replace the home-brew notifying futures with CompletableFutures everywhere
  • Stream usability improvements
Infinispan Server
  • Server base upgraded to WildFly 11
  • SNI for Hot Rod and REST
  • Multi-tenancy
Eviction
  • New bounded container based on Caffeine
  • More reliable eviction
Integrations
  • Spring Session support
  • Kryo and Protostuff marshallers for Hot Rod
  • Kubernetes PING support
Management and monitoring
  • Web console works with both domain and standalone mode
Cache Stores
  • RocksDB cache store which replaces the LevelDB one
  • Upserts and transactions for JDBC stores
  • HikariCP connection pooling
  • Dropped Mixed and Binary JDBC stores
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Infinispan 8.2 Release Notes

Core
  • Staggered remote gets
  • Continued internals refactoring
  • Synchronous consistent hashing is now the default
  • Initial cluster size configuration
  • Performance and memory allocation-rate improvements
Indexing and Query
  • Explicit indexed entity configuration
  • Hibernate Search 5.6 Alpha and Lucene 5.5
  • Unified continuous query API between embedded and remote
  • Experimental index affinity
API
  • New lambda-aware clustered executor to replace distributed executor
Infinispan Server
  • Server base upgraded to WildFly 10
  • Queryable event logger
  • More complete management ops for schemas and scripts
Management and monitoring
  • Persistent login session which survives refresh
  • Deployment / undeployment of user code
  • Management of ProtoBuf schemas for indexing
  • Management of scripts for task execution
  • Event viewing
  • Much improved cache and template configuration
  • Container configuration
  • Cross-site replication management
Server tasks
  • Deployable tasks
  • Alternate data-types for input/output for cross-language compatibility
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Infinispan 8.1 Release Notes

Core
  • Global state persistence
  • Continued internals refactoring
  • Per-cache rebalance control
Indexing and Query
  • Continuous Queries are now indexed
  • Projections in Continuous Queries
  • Lots of improvements in performance and correctness
API
  • Cache injection in forEach consumer
Infinispan Server
  • Server base upgraded to WildFly 10
  • Caches can be hidden from the clients to perform maintenance
Management and monitoring
  • Huge overhaul of the web-based management console for server
Server tasks
  • Includes server-side scripting
  • Per-task role ACL, strict named-parameter checking
Hot Rod protocol improvements
  • Site failover support
  • Clustered statistics
  • Compatibility mode awareness
Security
  • Improved caching of ACLs with flush ops
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Infinispan 8.0 Release Notes

Core
  • Based on Java 8
  • Reduced resource consumption
  • Reduced locking
  • Separate thread pool for async operations
Indexing and Query
  • Continuous Query listeners
  • Grouping and Aggregation with DSL-based queries
  • Mixed queries, supporting indexed and non-indexed fields
  • The indexing and query engine has been upgraded to Lucene 5.2
API
  • New lambda-based functional cache API
  • Distributed streams based on java.util.stream
  • Configuration templates
Integrations
  • Apache Spark connector
  • Apache Hadoop connector
Eviction
  • Memory size-based eviction
  • Runtime resizing of the maximum number of entries
Management and monitoring
  • Remote entry iterator
  • Expose server segment mapping
Listeners
  • Notifications for entry expiration
  • Listeners can be registered using DSL queries
Hot Rod protocol improvements
  • Remote entry iterator
  • Expose server segment mapping
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Infinispan 7.2 Release Notes

Bulk operations
  • The performance of bulk operations (getAll, putAll) in both embedded and remote mode has been improved by an order of magnitude
  • The clear operation is now non-transactional and lock-free.
Scripting (JSR-223) in server
  • Allows creation of server-side scripts which can be invoked from HotRod
Eviction
  • New design based on the ConcurrentHashMap from JDK 8
  • The maximum number of entries is now respected exactly, and not rounded up to the nearest power of 2
  • A greatly improved LIRS algorithm which is much more accurate in deciding which entries to evict
Integrations
  • JCache (JSR-107) support over Hot Rod
Listeners
  • Listeners can be registered using DSL queries
Cache Stores
  • It is now possible to deploy cache stores to the server
  • We now have a cache store Maven archetype
Configuration
  • Configuration inheritance now only applies modified attributes, making programmatic templating more predictable
Indexing
  • More performance improvements
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Infinispan 7.1 Release Notes

Near Cache support
  • HotRod clients can utilize near caching to improve read performance
Uber Jars
  • The CLI is now also packaged as an UberJar
  • Many fixes to classloading and hiding of private inner packages
Partition Handling
  • Cluster will enter degraded mode instead of unavailable allowing for more keys to stay available
  • Huge stability improvements
Indexing
  • Mass Indexer operation no longer blocks
  • Huge performance/stability improvements in indexing
Clustered listeners
  • Enhanced performance when multiple cluster listeners are installed as well as asynchronous cluster listeners
Remote events over HotRod
  • Remote event filter/converter callbacks can use raw data
Enhanced Statistics
  • Statistics for clustered caches
  • Statistics for a single node
Entry Iterator
  • Local entry iteration when no loader should operate subsantially faster
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Infinispan 7.0 Release Notes

Partition Handling
  • Detects split brain scenarios and reduces availability to provide consistency in such situations
Uber JARs
  • To add Infinispan to your application you now need to use only one JAR
Security
  • Cache and CacheManager authorization with support for custom auditing. This feature can optionally integrate with the JDK SecurityManager.
  • HotRod authentication based on SASL and integrated with the Security Realms in the server.
  • Clustering authentication and authorization integrated with the Security Realms in the server.
Brand new XML configuration
  • XML configuration has been revamped to match server-side configuration format found in Infinispan Server, Wildfly or JBoss Application Server 7.
  • Support for the XML format used by Infinispan 6.0 and older has been dropped
Cross-Site Clustering

State-transfer across sites for seamless synchronization of data when a remote site is brought online

Query improvements
  • Indexless queries
  • Integration with Apache Lucene version 4.10.x
  • Improved reliability of index storage
  • Significant performance improvements for asynchronous indexing backends
  • Experimental support for “MoreLikeThis” queries
  • Automatic election of “master” indexing node (experimental)
Clustered listeners

Distributed caches can now notify a single listener in the cluster of all write events

Remote events over HotRod
  • Server-side cache events can be now propagated to Hot Rod clients that register listeners, enabling near-cache architectures.
  • Events can be filtered server-side and they can be customized to fit the user.
Distributed Entry Iterator
  • Allows for memory sensitive way to iterate entire contents of the cluster
  • Provides way for filtering of entries retrieved and materialized views
Remote Query improvements
  • Simplified schema management using the cache API
  • Schemas are automatically compiled by the server
  • Field-level indexing granularity
  • Protobuf schemas are supported without need to precompile them
Map bulk operations enhancements (entrySet, keySet, values, size)
  • Operations now properly take into account entire cluster contents
  • Returned collections are now backing in that updates to the collection are reflected in the cache and vice versa
Infinispan Server improvements
  • Hot Rod remote event filters and converters, container within JAR files, can be deployed using standard mechanisms to Infinispan Servers.
  • The server CLI is now built on top of WildFly’s CLI enabling access to the full Domain Management Model
Map/Reduce performance improvements
  • Now takes advantage of multicore concurrency in all phases for exceptional speedup when compared to Infinispan 6
Hot Rod 2.0 protocol improvements
  • RemoteCache.size() now implemented with a dedicated size() operation in the protocol, which takes both persistent store, and cluster wide cache contents into account.
  • Better topology updates sent to clients, containing less information and providing more precise key location mechanism.
Integrations
  • JCache (JSR-107) support upgraded to 1.0.0
  • Support for CDI events
  • OSGi support
  • Support for both Spring 3.x and 4.x
New experimental Soft Index File Store
  • A file store which indexes entries using B+ tree that is cached in-memory using Java's soft references
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Download Infinispan 7.0