As usual it’s been long in the making, but after two beta versions, the final release of V4 is finally out. 🙌 This version packs a lot of changes and improvements:

  • New UI and improved user experience.
  • New dashboard layout engine, which supports more dynamic layout.
  • Choropleth Map and Funnel visualizations and improvements to the table, cohort and chart visualizations (don’t miss the new table configuration options!).
  • Improvements to multiple data sources (including showing scanned amount of data for BigQuery and Amazon Athena) and new data source types (CockroachDB and MapD).
  • New settings UI for administrators, Mattermost as alert destination, and much more.

You can review the full CHANGELOG for all the details.

This release was a joint effort of our team and the community. As always we send our appreciation to all the contributors to this release. 👏🙏

V4 Contributors 🙏🙏

For over a month now, we had V4 running in production for all the hosted Redash users. This allowed us to find some performance regressions in this release and address them before the final release of the open source version.

Addressing the issues we found delayed the release by another month. 😢 But as we know that our open source users don’t upgrade often, we wanted to deliver a more stable version.

How to upgrade? If you’re a SaaS customer, you don’t need to do anything — we always run the latest and greatest for you. 😎 If you’re using a self hosted instance, read the instructions 🔗 (make sure to read them all, including the troubleshooting part!).

What else is new?

This release is not the only new thing we released recently:

  • We have a new Knowledge Base with speedy search (powered by Algolia), which is open to the community to edit and contribute(checkout the “Edit on GitHub” links at the bottom of each page).
  • We also refreshed our website to better explain what Redash is all about.
The New Knowledge Base

For those of you who self host Redash, we’re working on a new 🐳 Docker based setup to make upgrades simpler and safer. Follow this publication for updates on its release.

What’s next?

For starters, starting from the next version (and probably in two weeks or so for SaaS users), you will be able to easily disable user accounts in Redash.

But we have bigger things planned as well —

  • Better queries, dashboards and alerts discovery in Redash. This means favorites, better list pages and more. You’re welcome to join the discussion about this in our forum 💬.
  • Overhaul to how permissions work in Redash and further improvement to the parameters feature.

As always, we’re happy to get feedback from you. You’re welcome to share it here in the comments or the forum.