Release Notes

TigerGraph Server 3.5.0 was released on Feb 8th, 2022.

Maintenance releases

3.5.3

TigerGraph 3.5.3 was released on May 12th, 2022 and is available on TigerGraph Cloud.

Issues fixed:

  • Fixed security issues that could have allowed users to access local files on the local server file system.

  • Fixed a security issue that could have allowed unprivileged users to change their access privileges or configuration settings.

Improvements:

  • Enabled configurability for Executor file transfer concurrency.

3.5.2

TigerGraph 3.5.2 was released on April 25th, 2022 and is available on TigerGraph Cloud.

Issues fixed:

  • Fixed an issue that could cause Tokenbank.so to be lost after restoring a backup in rare cases.

  • Fixed an issue that could cause schema to become empty after cluster shrinking in rare cases.

  • Fixed an issue that could cause the Graph Processing Engine (GPE) to crash after getting invalid responses from Zookeeper in rare cases.

  • Fixed an issue that could cause the Graph Storage Engine (GSE) to crash during leader election in rare cases.

  • Upgraded the dependencies of GUI server, GSQL server, Kafka, Kafka-connect, and Zookeeper to resolve related security issues.

  • Fixed an issue that prevented failed CREATE VERTEX or CREATE EDGE commands from being properly rolled back.

  • Fixed an issue that caused errors when a query’s path pattern included edge wildcards.

  • Fixed an issue that slowed the semantic checker when editing queries written in syntax V2 on GraphStudio.

  • Fixed an issue that prevented GPE’s memory protection from recognizing when memory usage enters the critical stage.

  • Fixed an issue that could prevent vertex upsertions after the Graph Storage Engine (GSE) restarts on a single-partition (including single-node) TigerGraph instance in rare cases.

3.5.1

TigerGraph 3.5.1 was released on March 31st, 2022.

Issues fixed:

  • Resolved CVE-2022-23302 and CVE-2022-23305 by removing JDBCappender and JMSsink classes from ZK and Kafka log4j jar.

  • Fixed an issue that caused GraphStudio to issue too many expensive requests if the user stays on the Load Data page.

  • Fixed an issue that caused Graph Storage Engine (GSE) to reuse IDs of deleted vertices.

  • Fixed an issue that in rare cases prevented the Graph Processing Engine (GPE) process from restarting after being terminated.

  • Fixed an issue that in rare cases caused data upsert operations to cause queries to time out.

  • Fixed an issue that impacted upsert performance when upserting data to STRING COMPRESS data type.

  • Fixed an issue that in rare cases prevented a TigerGraph cluster from recovering from a Kafka failure.

  • Resolved SQL injection risks in GraphStudio.

  • Added an error message when a query written in syntax V2 uses the SAMPLE clause of a SELECT statement. SAMPLE clauses are currently not supported in syntax V2.

  • Fixed an issue that impacted performance when a query writes results to a file.

  • Fixed an issue that prevented loading jobs from loading data from other disks in a file system.

  • Fixed an issue that in some cases prevented GraphStudio from displaying the entire query if the query is too long.

Improvements:


The rest of this page provides the 3.5.0 release notes.

New Features

Below is a list of new features and improvements in TigerGraph 3.5.0:

Elasticity

  • Added support for provisioning Elastic Read-only (ER) clusters to provide computation on demand.

    • Note: This feature is currently in the preview stage only available for enterprise TigerGraph Cloud customers. If you are a paid TigerGraph Cloud enterprise customer and want to set up an ER cluster for your environment, please open a support ticket.

Manageability

Security

Ecosystem integration

Observability

  • Improved error messaging when the maximum graph size allowed by license is reached.

Reliability

  • Added the gsql-atomic-level header to the endpoint POST /graph/{graph_name} to allow users to set atomicity levels in upsert requests.

Query Language Enhancement

GraphStudio Enhancement

  • Added pagination support to AdminPortal metric charts.

Other tools

Fixed issues

  • Fixed an issue where the installer did not check AllowerUser on all nodes for installation on OEL8.

  • Fixed an issue that in rare cases led to GPE crash when the database is empty.

  • Fixed an issue that caused large parallel loading to trigger race conditions.

  • Fixed an issue that threw out-of-range errors when a 64-bit BitwiseAccum flips all bits with its flip() method.

  • Fixed an issue where PRINT statements printed vertex accumulators declared after the PRINT statement.

  • Improved the error message of the /requesttoken endpoint.

  • Fixed an issue where in rare cases clusters with over 10 partitions fail to elect a GSE leader.

  • Fixed an issue that caused connection refused errors when connecting to a TigerGraph cluster behind a load balancer through a remote GSQL client.

  • Fixed an issue that caused the getAttr() function of vertices and edges to invalidate a clause even if it doesn’t get called.

  • Fixed an issue that caused the edgeAttribute() method of a vertex to erroneously throw type check errors in syntax V2.

  • Fixed an issue in GraphStudio query editor that produced inconsistent indentation when indents are autogenerated.

  • Fixed an issue in GraphStudio where some metadata of a graph isn’t deleted after the graph is dropped

Known Issues

Applications

GSQL

  • Multiple (Conjunctive) Path Patterns:

    • There are no known functional problems, but the performance has not been optimized. Your feedback would be appreciated.

  • DML type check error in V2 Syntax:

    • GSQL will report a wrong type check error for Query block with multiple POST-ACCUM clauses and Delete/Update attribute operation.

  • Turn on GSQL HA manually when upgrading from 3.0.x

  • Stale data visible after Deletes using index

    • Queries that use secondary index may still see the vertices being deleted until after the snapshots are fully rebuilt.

  • Concurrent read and write on the same vertex during loading

    • Concurrent read and write operations on the same vertex and its connected edges during data loading could cause Graph Processing Engine (GPE) dysfunction in rare cases

Compatibility with TigerGraph 3.4

  • A single POST-ACCUM clause can no longer reference more than one vertex alias in Syntax V1.

  • GET /requesttoken endpoint is dropped. Please use POST /requesttoken to request authentication tokens instead.

    • Using request body to store credentials is more secure than using query string. If you have a create a token request that puts the credentials in the query string, all you need to do is use the POST endpoint and move your credentials to the request body.

  • GET /gsqlserver/gsql/queryinfo endpoint on port 14240 now returns the query input parameters in the same order as they are in the query instead of an unordered list.

  • Deploying TigerGraph in Kubernetes now requires more service account permissions than previous versions. For details, see Prerequisites section in Quickstart with GKE, Quickstart with AKS, and Quickstart with EKS.

Compatibility with TigerGraph 3.1

The following changes were made to the built-in roles in TigerGraph’s Role-based Access Control

  • The built-in role queryreader can no longer run queries that include updates to the database.

    • To emulate the old queryreader role, create a role with all queryreader privileges, and also grant the WRITE_DATA privilege to the new role.

  • The built-in role admin can no longer create users

    • To emulate the old admin role, create a global role with all admin privileges, and also grant the WRITE_USER privilege to the new role.

  • To learn more about role management and the privileges of built-in roles, see:

Compatibility with TigerGraph 2

Major revisions (e.g., from TigerGraph 2 to TigerGraph 3) are the opportunity to deliver significant improvements. While we make every effort to maintain backward compatibility, in selected cases APIs have changed or deprecated features have been dropped, in order to advance the overall product.

Data migration: A tool is available to migrate the data in TigerGraph 2.6 to TigerGraph 3.0. Please contact TigerGraph Support for assistance.

Query and API compatibility:

V3.0 Removal of Previously Deprecated Features

TigerGraph 2.x contained some features which were labeled as deprecated. These features are no longer necessary because they have been superseded already by improved approaches for using the TigerGraph platform. The new approaches were developed because they use more consistent grammar, are more extensible, or offer higher performance. Therefore, TigerGraph 3.0 has streamlined the product by removing support for some of these deprecated features, listed below:

Data Types

Deprecated Type Alternate Approach

REAL

Use FLOAT or DOUBLE

INT_SET

Use SET<INT>

INT_LIST

Use LIST<INT>

STRING_SET_COMPRESS

Use SET<STRING COMPRESS>

STRING_LIST_CONPRESS

Use LIST<STRING COMPRESS>

UINT_SET

Use SET<INT>

UINT32_UINT32_KV_LIST

Use MAP<UINT, UINT>

INT32_INT32_KV_LIST

Use MAP<INT, INT>

UINT32_UDT_KV_LIST

Use MAP<UINT, UDT_type>, where UDT_type is a user-defined tuple type

INT32_UDT_KV_LIST

Use MAP<INT, UDT_type>, where UDT_type is a user-defined tuple type

Syntax for Control Flow Statements

See Control Flow Statements in GSQL Language Reference

Deprecated Statement Alternate Statement
FOREACH ... DO ... DONE FOREACH... DO... END
FOREACH (condition) {

body

}

FOREACH condition DO

body

END

IF (condition) {

body1

} else {

body2

}

IF condition THEN

body1

ELSE

body2

END

WHILE (condition) {

body

}

WHILE condition DO

body

END

Vertex Set Variable Declaration

If a vertex type is specified, the vertex type must be within parentheses.

Deprecated Statement Alternate Statement

MySet Person = …​

MySet (Person) = …​

Query, Job, and Token Management

Deprecated Operation Alternate Operation
CREATE JOB CREATE LOADING JOB
RUN JOB

Specify the job type:

RUN LOADING JOB

RUN SCHEMA_CHANGE JOB

RUN GLOBAL SCHEMA_CHANGE JOB

CREATE / SHOW/ REFRESH TOKEN To create a token, use the REST endpoint GET /requesttoken
offline2online The offline loading job mode was discontinued in v2.0. Do not write loading jobs using this syntax.

Output

Deprecated Syntax Alternate Syntax

JSON API v1

v2 has been the default JSON format since TigerGraph 1.1. No alternate JSON version will be available.

PRINT …​ TO_CSV [filepath]

Define a file object, then PRINT …​ TO_CSV [file_object]

Built-in Queries

Deprecated Statement Alternate Statement

SELECT count() FROM ...

// count may be out of date

SELECT approx_count(*) FROM ...

// same behavior as count(); may not include all the latest data updates

SELECT count(*) FROM ...

// exact, but slower than approx_count(*)