ThoughtSpot version 6.3 is now available. These release notes include information about new and enhanced features.
For a complete list of issues that we fixed in this release, see Fixed issues.
- 6.3 New Features
- Supported Upgrade Paths
6.3 New Features and Functionality
For a complete list of issues that we fixed in this release, see 6.3 Fixed issues.
For the Analyst
- ThoughtSpot now supports GeoMap visualizations for this new locale:
- Netherlands: Province, Municipality, Postcode
This release introduces expanded support for exporting and importing ThoughtSpot objects. Pinboard and Answer Scriptability is now GA. You can also export, import, and update the following newly scriptable objects:
ThoughtSpot Scripting Language is now called ThoughtSpot Modeling Language.
- Linked Pinboard filters
- You can now create one filter that filters visualizations based on multiple Worksheets by linking the Worksheet columns, at the Pinboard level. This is useful when you have a Pinboard built on multiple Worksheets, and you would like to filter on columns that are functionally the same, but exist in multiple Worksheets. Refer to Linked Pinboard filters.
- Selective Pinboard filters
- You can now configure Pinboard filters to apply to specific visualizations that you choose. This is useful when you would like to filter some, but not all, visualizations in a Pinboard. Refer to Selective Pinboard filters.
For the Business User
- Mobile app updates
- ThoughtSpot mobile supports more features that were previously available only through the ThoughtSpot Web app, including:
- Deep linking
- Drill down
- Pivot table enhancements
- This release includes enhancements to Pivot tables. You can now:
- Drill down on values in pivot tables
- Show underlying data for values in pivot tables
- SpotIQ analyze values in pivot tables
For the Data Engineer
- New connection types
In this release, DataFlow expands support to the following connection types:
In all DataFlow database connections, you can now add row-level formulas that use native database functions to transform your data as it loads into ThoughtSpot.
- In this release, Embrace adds support for SpotIQ analyze. Now you can analyze any answer, pinboard vizualization, or data source to generate instant insights, by clicking the SpotIQ analyze button .
- Embrace now supports security passthrough for Snowflake and Google BigQuery using OAuth for authentication and authorization. This feature is in beta for this release. Contact ThoughtSpot support for assistance.
For the IT Ops Engineer
- Advanced lean mode for cloud deployments
- For ThoughtSpot customers who want to deploy their AWS, Azure, and GCP instances with lower data sizes, this release brings enhancements to advanced lean mode configuration.
- You can now configure lean mode yourself using tscli commands. No need to contact ThoughtSpot. For details, see Use small and medium instance types.
- OpenLDAP authentication
- ThoughtSpot now integrates with OpenLDAP for user authentication. LDAP provides security and makes user management more centralized. To enable user authentication through OpenLDAP, contact ThoughtSpot Support. This feature also exists in ThoughtSpot release 6.0.5.
- OpenLDAP admin user
- ThoughtSpot now supports using your company's OpenLDAP admin user to SSH into your cluster(s) as an admin, instead of using the local ThoughtSpot admin user, which has sudo privileges. This feature is only applicable to ThoughtSpot clusters run on an RHEL image. Refer to Install the ThoughtSpot application on online clusters that use RHEL to learn how to add the three OpenLDAP admin user parameters to your Ansible playbook.
- Admin Console enhancements
- This release reorganizes the Admin Console, to make it cleaner and more intuitive. This includes the following changes:
- The System Overview Pinboard in the Admin Console has been deprecated. You can find visualizations from it on the System Cluster Pinboard and the System Alerts Pinboard.
- The Total Capacity visualization is now in the System Cluster Pinboard.
- The visualizations about user activity that appeared in the System Overview Pinboard now appear in the new User Adoption Pinboard.
- The Relational Data Cache and Relational Search Engine panels that appeared in the System Overview Pinboard now appear in Data > Usage > Data.
- Many of the visualizations that appeared in the System Overview Pinboard appear in the System Information and Usage Pinboard.
- The Configuration Events panel that appeared in the System Overview Pinboard now appears in the System Alerts Pinboard.
- User adoption and performance Pinboards
- This release of ThoughtSpot contains two new default Pinboards for administrators. Use the User Adoption Pinboard in the Admin Console to understand how your ThoughtSpot users are interacting with ThoughtSpot, and how your user adoption is changing over time. Use the Performance Tracking Pinboard, accessible from the Pinboards tab, to understand how your ThoughtSpot cluster is performing. Refer to User Adoption Pinboard and Performance Tracking Pinboard.
- RHEL and Amazon Linux 2 ease of installation
- This release of ThoughtSpot makes it easier to deploy ThoughtSpot on an Amazon Linux 2 or RHEL image.
- You can now use a Terraform, Puppet, or Chef template, or an Ansible tarball, to install OS packages, dependencies, and the ThoughtSpot CLI (tscli), and configure your cluster. Previously, you could only use an Ansible tarball or Terraform template.
- You now only need 20 GB on the root drive for yum packages and system logs, and 200 GB for ThoughtSpot installation.
- You can now deploy ThoughtSpot on RHEL version 7.9. You can no longer deploy ThoughtSpot on RHEL version 7.7.
Supported Upgrade Paths
If you are running one of the following versions, you can upgrade to the 6.2 release directly:
- 6.1.x to 6.3
- 6.2.x to 6.3
This includes any hotfixes or customer patches on these branches.
If you are running a different version, you must do a multiple pass upgrade. First, upgrade to version 6.1.x, or version 6.2.x, and then to the 6.3 release.