This is your weekly summary of Compose news for those changes and updates which can make your life easier. In this August 20th 2018 edition, we look at services which are now being turned off to new provisioning. And we also take a browse through the past week's Compose Articles.
MongoDB Classic deprecation
As we wrote about a month ago in Retiring MongoDB Classic on Compose, the first part of closing down the service was to be halting of the ability to deploy new MongoDB Classic databases. If you have no MongoDB Classic databases on your account, you will no longer be offered access to the page that creates new Classic deployments.
Existing users who have a running MongoDB Classic will still have access to that page and to the ability to create a new deployment when restoring from a backup.
As we say in the original announcement, you'll have twelve months from now to migrate your databases onto the main platform's MongoDB where you can benefit from TLS secured access and the ability to use later versions of MongoDB.
We recommend starting your planning for this migration as soon as possible.
Elasticsearch 2.4.6 is off
Also on it's somewhat shorter end-of-life journey is Elasticsearch 2.4.6. We announced the shutdown of 2.4.6 at the start of July. The first stage of that process was stopping new provisions of 2.4.6. This engineering work was mostly finished by the start of August, and has now been completed. That means if you want a new Elasticsearch deployment on Compose, you can use 5.6.9 or 6.2.2.
Again, existing 2.4.6 users will be able to restore into new 2.4.6 deployments. But, using the same process, you can also restore your Elasticsearch data into an Elasticsearch 5.6.9 deployment and run with that. If you have any doubts about wether your Elasticsearch-using applications will work, this process will let you test with your current data. It should be a painless procedure and, at the same time, give you access to a range of new features. You have until the end of October 2018 to upgrade off 2.4.6.
In last week's Compose Articles we...
- Looked at how scaling portals could help with clogged connections in Noteworthy.
- Explained how we were updating PostgreSQL on Compose to get a pair of security fixes into circulation. If you run PostgreSQL, read this!
- And finally, on Friday we ran the latest Compose NewsBits. That news includes Linux changes in 4.18 which boost ScyllaDB performance, a new release of PgBouncer with some neat HA tricks, a new Go driver for SQLite and the latest Node-Red (and how it might use Redis in the future).
That's it for this week's Noteworthy at Compose. Onwards to next week!