The query.low-memory-killer.enabled config property has been replaced
with query.low-memory-killer.policy. Use total-reservation to continue
using the previous policy of killing the largest query. There is also a new
policy, total-reservation-on-blocked-nodes, which kills the query that
is using the most memory on nodes that are out of memory (blocked).
Add support for grouped join execution. When both sides of a join have the
same table partitioning and the partitioning is addressable, partial data
can be loaded into memory at a time, making it possible to execute the join
with less peak memory usage. The colocated join feature must be enabled with
the colocated-joins-enabled config property or the colocated_join
session property, and the concurrent_lifespans_per_task session property
must be specified.
Allow connectors to report the amount of physical written data.
Add ability to dynamically scale out the number of writer tasks rather
than allocating a fixed number of tasks. Additional tasks are added when the
the average amount of physical data per writer is above a minimum threshold.
Writer scaling can be enabled with the scale-writers config property or
the scale_writers session property. The minimum size can be set with the
writer-min-size config property or the writer_min_size session property.
The tradeoff for writer scaling is that write queries can take longer to run
due to the decreased writer parallelism while the writer count ramps up.
Resource Groups Changes
Add query type to the exact match source selector in the DB resource group selectors.
Improve display of values of the Geometry type.
Add support for grouped join execution for Hive tables when both
sides of a join have the same bucketing property.
Report physical written data for the legacy RCFile writer, optimized RCFile
writer, and optimized ORC writer. These writers thus support writer scaling,
which can both reduce the number of written files and create larger files.
This is especially important for tables that have many small partitions, as
small files can take a disproportionately longer time to read.
Thrift Connector Changes
Add page size distribution metrics.
MySQL, PostgreSQL, Redshift, and SQL Server Changes
Fix querying information_schema.columns if there are tables with
no columns or no supported columns.