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Managed Search Release Notes

This article gives a temporal account of changes in Managed Search. Because Managed Search is a Software as a Service (SaaS) product, updates to the software occur as needed on an ongoing basis, instead of in numbered releases.

This article provides information about:

  • Supported software versions

  • New and improved features

  • Known issues

  • Fixed issues

  • Other changes (miscellaneous noteworthy changes)

Information is listed by the dates on which changes occurred, and in some cases is aggregated over periods of time.

The most current information is at the top.

For additional information about compatible software, see Requirements.

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If you are interested in Managed Search, contact Lucidworks.

February 12, 2020

Software versions

Solr 8.4.1

Google Cloud Platform, Amazon Web Services

Lucidworks Managed Search SolrJ client library 8.4.1.a

New features

Regions

Managed Search now runs on a variety of public cloud providers and their supported regions, including Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Amazon Web Services (AWS).

For more information, see:

Backup and restore

You can now backup and restore your Managed Search collections, including all metadata and data. Backups are created programmatically and automatically, giving you full control of your backup process and granting notable advantages over Solr’s backup functionality.

For more information, see:

Improvements

  • Solr is upgraded to version 8.4.1.

January 20, 2020

Software versions

Solr 8.2

Google Cloud Platform

Lucidworks Managed Search SolrJ client library 8.2.0.a

Improvements

  • Managed Search now encrypts Elastic Block Store (EBS) volumes by default.

January 13, 2020

Software versions

Solr 8.2

Google Cloud Platform

Lucidworks Managed Search SolrJ client library 8.2.0.a

Improvements

  • Various security improvements are made.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed a bug with the JSON Web Token (JWT) which prevented keys from invalidating under heavy load.

  • The number of retry attempts for background tasks has been limited.

December 9, 2019

Software versions

Solr 8.2

Google Cloud Platform

Lucidworks Managed Search SolrJ client library 8.2.0.a

Improvements

  • Various UI improvements.

Bug fixes

  • Various bugs with cluster creation and deletion workflows are fixed.

December 2, 2019

Software versions

Solr 8.2

Google Cloud Platform

Lucidworks Managed Search SolrJ client library 8.2.0.a

Improvements

  • Two attributes are added to the Tasks API, `createdTime and updatedTime. Both of these attributes follow the format YYYY-MM-DD’T’hh:mm:ssZ.

    • createdTime denotes when a task is first created.

    • updatedTime denotes when a task’s progress value reaches 100.

  • The authentication service is updated to Spring Boot 2.0.

Bug fixes

  • The logout link now successfully logs the user out of Okta before ending the local session.

November 25, 2019

Software versions

Solr 8.2

Google Cloud Platform

Lucidworks Managed Search SolrJ client library 8.2.0.a

Improvements

  • Various changes are made to the Managed Search UI.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed a bug that prevented the deletion of clusters in a production environment.

November 18, 2019

Software versions

Solr 8.2

Google Cloud Platform

Lucidworks Managed Search SolrJ client library 8.2.0.a

October 21, 2019

Software versions

Solr 8.2

Google Cloud Platform

Lucidworks Managed Search SolrJ client library 8.2.0.a

The Lucidworks Managed Search SolrJ client library was added. Its initial version is 8.2.0.a.

New features

  • Lucidworks Managed Search SolrJ client library – A SolrJ client library (managed-search-client-java.jar) was added to facilitate integration of SolrJ clients with Managed Search.

    The SolrJ client library makes available an OAuth2HttpRequestInterceptor implementation of the Java HttpRequestInterceptor interface that simplifies obtaining and managing OAuth2 access tokens that are required in REST API requests.

October 11, 2019

Software versions

Solr 8.2

Google Cloud Platform

The version of Solr was changed from 8.1 to 8.2.

Improvements

  • Change the number of replicas for a collection – The Collections API now lets you change the number of replicas for a collection, with both PUT and PATCH.

Bug fixes

  • Updating the cluster configuration interfered with autoscaling.

  • Failed tasks were sometimes reported as successful.

September 27, 2019

Other changes

  • Names for Solr node types – Solr node type names changed to those listed in Solr Node Types.

September 11, 2019 (Inaugural release)

Software versions

Solr 8.1

Google Cloud Platform

New features

In the inaugural release, all features are new. These are highlights.

REST APIs

Managed Search provides REST APIs for:

  • Clusters: Create, update, and delete clusters.

  • Collections: Create, update, and delete collections.

  • Tasks: Get the status of long-running tasks (for cluster creation and deletion).

Autoscaling

In addition to having the ability to manually scale a cluster, you can set up autoscaling:

  • Scheduled autoscaling
    Managed Search automatically scales the number of Solr nodes in a cluster to specified numbers at specified times on specified days. If no time is specified in a schedule entry, then the default time 00:00 UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) is used.

  • Search rate autoscaling
    Managed Search compares the actual average search rate across Solr nodes to the target average search rate (targetSearchRate). Managed Search adds and removes Solr nodes to keep the actual average search rate in the vicinity of the target search rate. The number of Solr nodes can range between a minumum (minNodes) and maximum (maxNodes).