Break point: Seldon Core, Artifact Hub, CloudFormation, Kats, PagerDuty, Ambassador DCP, and Hasura

break point

MLOps framework Seldon Core has made the jump to version 1.9 and now offers users integration into IBM’s Iter8 project, which is meant to provide them with a way of implementing progressive rollouts and more options to experiment. 

Examples explaining how to make the most of the new addition can be found in the freshly redesigned documentation. Other improvements include Alibi Explain V2 Server Support as well as capabilities to use multi-model repositories for TensorFlow Serving and override Istio VirtualService hosts.

Artifact Hub celebrates first major release

CNCF sandbox project Artifact Hub has been made available in version 1.0 this week. The project was started last year in an effort to provide a central place for Kubernetes users to find packages and configurations. Version 1.0 mainly comes with an added display of Helm chart sign key information, the option to customise sample search queries, and improvements to scanner error handling. 

Other changes include pagination support in some endpoints, a refactored packages search API, and upgraded backend and frontend dependencies. The Artifact Hub team used the release to thank everyone publishing to or getting artifacts off the platform “for all the great content and feedback provided so far”.

AWS CloudFormation gets public registry

AWS launched a public registry for sharing extensions for infra as code service CloudFormation this week. The new offer is meant to simplify the process of provisioning resources from third-party vendors and starts off with about 35 extensions from various partnering organisations such as MongoDB, JFrog, Datadog, various cloud-native security providers, and chaos engineering platform Gremlin.

Kats appears on the data analytics scene

Facebook’s engineering division decided to share the source code of Kats, a toolkit for analysing time series data it developed. According to the company, the MIT-licensed project provides classical and advanced techniques to model time series data and can be used for forecasting, detection, feature extraction, and embedding purposes.

PagerDuty drops Rundeck tech into platform, opens EU service region

PagerDuty utilised its user conference this week to present updates to its incident response platform. After having bought operation automation expert Rundeck last year, PagerDuty now includes their runbook actions to both automate processes and offer responders pre-selected actions to mitigate issues.

The platform has also been fitted with a dynamic service graph for mapping services and their relationships, a change correlation capability to show which changes could have caused a problem, and an outlier incident functionality that uses historical data to get a grasp of an incident’s uniqueness. A new EU service region is meant to help Europe-based companies with data privacy and residency requirements.

Ambassador DCP 1.0 previews canary releases

Ambassador Developer Control Plane, a managed offering to help in the Kubernetes app development process, is now stable enough to get the 1.0 label. To celebrate this, version 1.0 comes with a new UI that integrates a service catalog, source control, and other cloud native tools to view and manage services across the development lifecycle. It also includes a dev preview of canary releases with Argo and can be used to manage Telepresence across platform teams.

Hasura turns 2.0, opens up to new databases

Open source GraphQL engine Hasura 2.0 is now available, and provides users with support for adding multiple PostgreSQL databases and metadata storage separation. Thanks to a bit of generalisation work, Hasura has learned how to work with MS SQL server and BigQuery, though for now it only allows read operations. 

V2.0 also offers help when trying to come up with REST API endpoints, the permission system has been extended for remote schemas, and users can combine multiple roles into one through the Inherited Role feature. A full list of new features, bug fixes, and breaking changes is available on GitHub.