It is my pleasure to announce the release of Debezium 1.0.0.Beta2!

This new Debezium release includes several notable new features, enhancements, and fixes:

  • Support PostgreSQL LTREE columns with a logical data type (DBZ-1336)

  • Support for PostgreSQL 12 (DBZ-1542)

  • Validate configured PostgreSQL replication slot not contains no invalid characters (DBZ-1525)

  • Add MySQL DDL parser support for index creation VISIBLE and INVISIBLE keywords (DBZ-1534)

  • Add MySQL DDL parser support for granting SESSION_VARIABLES_ADMIN (DBZ-1535)

  • Fix MongoDB collection source struct field when collection name contains a dot (DBZ-1563)

  • Close idle transactions after performing a PostgreSQL snapshot (DBZ-1564)

Additionally the PostgreSQL connector was improved to warn users of a common situation where their configuration does not enable heartbeats and the monitored table(s) change less frequent than tables that are not monitored. This often lead to the write ahead logs (WAL) consuming additional disk space creating a WAL backlog as the connector only flushes LSN information to PostgreSQL if the log contains events for tables that are monitored. Our hope is this will help automated tools identify this problem earlier while also giving hints on how to avoid it.

In total, this release contains 13 fixes.

Thanks to all the community members who helped make this happen: Grant Cooksey, Mingcong Huang, navdeep710

Chris Cranford

Chris is a software engineer at Red Hat. He previously was a member of the Hibernate ORM team and now works on Debezium. He lives in North Carolina just a few hours from Red Hat towers.


About Debezium

Debezium is an open source distributed platform that turns your existing databases into event streams, so applications can see and respond almost instantly to each committed row-level change in the databases. Debezium is built on top of Kafka and provides Kafka Connect compatible connectors that monitor specific database management systems. Debezium records the history of data changes in Kafka logs, so your application can be stopped and restarted at any time and can easily consume all of the events it missed while it was not running, ensuring that all events are processed correctly and completely. Debezium is open source under the Apache License, Version 2.0.

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