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What is new in Version 6.0?

Version 6.0 is the most comprehensive upgrade we have ever developed, packed with a whole lot of new features, improvements and performance enhancements.

The most important changes in 6.0 are the following:

  • Data virtualization framework with virtual schemas
    The new concept of virtual schemas provides a powerful abstraction to conveniently access arbitrary data sources. 
  • Advanced integration framework (User-defined ETL via UDFs)
    In case the standard IMPORT interfaces (files, JDBC databases, native Oracle/Exasol connector) are not sufficient for your needs, you will be able to create user-defined scripts which implement any kind of data extracting logic.
  • Increased support for Hadoop
    Hadoop-based data stored in any HCatalog-supported native data format is now available for analytics in Exasol through the new data integration framework. 
  • Pluggable language support
    Users can now install nearly any programming language on the Exasol cluster and use it for UDFs. This extends the existing script language
  • Advanced automation
    Now, administrators of your system can completely automate almost all installation and configuration tasks through the extended XML-RPCI API.
  • JSON over Websockets API (and native Python driver)
    Using this new connectivity option makes it feasible to integrate Exasol into nearly any programming language of your choice. Also, a native lightweight Python driver based on this API has been included in Exasol V6.
  • Increases in performance
    Exasol has always maintained a performance advantage, and now with a series of enhancements, the database just got even faster. Faster join, insert & delete, backup & recovery, cluster resizing – these is just a small list of the performance improvements you now get in Exasol V6. 
  • Exasol goes Open Source
    Exasol has decided to publish a whole range of technologies as open source projects on GitHub. These comprise especially the areas integration, usage and analytic extensions for our commercial database (Our Github repository: https://github.com/EXASOL ).

Version 6 is available as standard or advanced edition. The advanced edition additionally includes: UDF and Scripting Support (Python, R, JAVA,Lua), Pluggable Language Support, Geospatial, Skyline, Virtual Schema, Advanced Import.

For the first time and in line with Exasol version 6.0, we are making a series of videos available that present the new features and improvements in technical detail. What’s more, over the coming months we will be building out our online education materials. Version 6.0 tutorial videos can be viewed on Exasol's YouTube channel in a specific playlist.

Latest 6.0 Downloads

Here you can find the latest released Downloads in Version 6.0. Not every component of the EXASuite is released with each Bugfix release.

Important Notes

(warning) Please note that since 6.0.7, raw memory licenses are strictly checked. See EXASOL-2209 for details.

(warning) Please carefully read the Changed Behavior section on page Version 6.0.0 before upgrading from 5.0.x to 6.0.0. In case you update from a 6.0.x version to another, please also read the changed behavior section on the appropriate sub page for the new version (and for the versions you might have skipped).

(warning) Exasol 6 for AWS and Azure is available via the marketplaces. It is not possible to update an 5.0.x installation on AWS or Microsoft Azure to 6.x.



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CentOS Security Updates

In this section you find security update packages for the CentOS operating system. These updates are not contained in EXAClusterOS update packages and have to be installed separately. The security updates contained in the packages correspond to the official CentOS announcements at http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/. Please refer to the threads on this list for further details. The CentOS security updates are cumulative, i.e. applying the most recent security updates installs all past security updates for this CentOS version. After a security update is installed, the system requires a restart. The downloads are visible only for registered customers that signed up for MyEXASOL.


CentOS Security Updates are now cumulative. The most recent security update contains all past updates for this CentOS version.


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Changelog

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