Noteworthy on Compose - RabbitMQ Updated


This is your weekly summary of Compose news for those changes and updates which can make your life easier. In this edition, we talk about how we're updating RabbitMQ, managing releases, and revising our terms of service.

The past week at Compose has been a week of updates of various kinds.

Updates at Compose

RabbitMQ 3.7.5

We've updated our RabbitMQ database offering. RabbitMQ 3.7.5 is the very latest RabbitMQ, incorporating the enhanced engineering of RabbitMQ 3.7 and the tuning of five patch releases to give what is the best RabbitMQ yet. It is now available on the Compose platform and you can read more about it in RabbitMQ 3.7.5 available at Compose.

New release protocols

To make it easier for various classes of customer to test and manage updates, we're bringing in a new protocol. When a new version is introduced, it'll be announced but it will not be made the new preferred version. We'll announce when we plan to move it to preferred when we release it, though expect it to be around seven days. After seven days, it'll become the preferred option. As RabbitMQ 3.7.5 is the first update to be released under the new protocol, you can read more about the protocol in RabbitMQ 3.7.5 available at Compose.

Encryption at Rest

We gave an update on how we're progressing with bringing Encryption at Rest to all capable Compose databases and hosts. The short version is we've upgraded 75% of our host servers and thousands of deployments to run with Encryption at Rest enabled. Read more in An Update on Encryption at Rest at Compose.

Terms update

With May 25th, the GDPR enforcement date, approaching, you should already have received an email informing you that we've updated the Compose Terms of Service to conform with new requirements. You can find the updated documents - there's three rather than one now - on the Terms of Service page.

Compose Articles

We wrapped up the week just past with our usual Compose NewsBits. This edition looked at the latest addition to Mongoose ODM for MongoDB - Map support, an update to the OmniDB database client, MongoDB updates, a new database - Tidis and what may be coming in PostgreSQL 11.

That's it for this week's Noteworthy at Compose. Onwards to next week!

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