Red Hat
May 24, 2013
by Steven Hawkins
Teiid 8.4 CR1 for EAP 6.1.Alpha* is now available in our downloads .  The new features Beta2:

  • TEIID-2504 Improved socket results processing large results processing over a socket transport have been significantly improved for forward only results. Scrollable results will have only a marginal improvement.
  • TEIID-2427 TEIID-2311 Column Masking added column masking and refined row-based security. Also allow for permissions to be granted via the MetadataFactory methods addPermission and addColumnPermisison to enable adding roles via a MetadataRepository.


Additional web service security features and mongo connectivity have made it into 8.4 and will be fully doc'ed and in the release notes by the next CR/Final.



If needed we will produce a CR2 in approximately 10 days and will generally be selective about what issues get released before the Final. 



Beyond the 8.4 Final we now have the 8.4.1 and 8.5 release version targets active to take additional issues.



*And now more on the switch to EAP 6.1...



If you have any concerns about switching from AS to EAP first read: http://www.jboss.org/jbossas/faq



The most important take away is that EAP 6.1 Alpha is roughly the same as what AS 7.2 Final would have been - including licensing.  So don't be scared off by the name, version, or alpha designation.



Q: How does all this tie into the Teiid release schedule?



A: Teiid 8.4 and subsequent 8.x releases will be targeting the EAP line.  It is not clear however if there will be another public release of EAP off of the AS 7.x line. 



Q: Will subsequent Teiid 8.x releases remain compatible with EAP 6.1 Alpha (or whatever the latest public release is)?



A: Yes, until Wildfly 8 is released and a Teiid 9.0 is available targeting it at which point the community effort will track only the latest.  More than likely this implies both a Teiid 8.5 and 8.6.



Q: When will Teiid 9.0 be available?



A: That's not definitive.  Wildfly has its first alpha already available - http://www.wildfly.org/download/ and https://issues.jboss.org/browse/WFLY targets the release in November.  That would put Teiid 9.0 tentatively at the beginning of 2014.