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Versioning and Support Lifecycle

GridGain releases new versions on a regular basis following a Major.Minor.Maintenance naming convention.

  • Major Releases - represent major product changes, some of which are not backward-compatible (the jump from 7.6 to 8.7 for example). Rolling Upgrades for Enterprise and Ultimate Editions are not supported for major versions changes and assume a special upgrade procedure for production clusters. There is no particular release schedule for major versions.

  • Minor Releases - introduce new features and significant improvements. Thus, these releases are also called Feature Releases. For instance, 8.4, 8.5, and 8.7 are examples of minor versions of series 8. Rolling Upgrades are supported for all minor releases unless there are any breaking changes. If Rolling Upgrades are not supported between two specific versions then GridGain provides a migration path that eliminates downtime via a transitioning version. Usually, feature versions are released every 3 to 6 months.

  • Maintenance Releases - are used to deliver bug fixes, security patches, and performance optimizations. For instance, 8.7.3, 8.7.4, and 8.7.5 are examples of maintenance versions of series 8.7. Rolling Upgrades are supported similarly to minor releases as described above. Upgrades between maintenance versions of different minor series (for example, from 8.5.6 to 8.7.5) are supported as well unless there are any breaking changes. Usually, public maintenance versions are released once a month.

Support Lifecycle

Description Guarantees

Full Support

Full support for GridGain versions lasts for 2 years.

End of Life (EOS)

Version is no longer supported. Workloads running on these versions receive no bug fixes, patches, or maintenance releases.

GridGain can continue answering questions related to EOS versions but the scope of support is limited and might come at a ​premium cost. Customers are recommended to migrate off of EOS versions.

The end-of-life date is announced and published on this page at release time.

List of Releases

Supported GridGain Releases

First Public Version Apache Ignite Version Release Date End-of-Life Date

8.7.3

2.7

March 04, 2019

March 04, 2021

8.5.3

2.5

October 31, 2018

October 31, 2020

8.4.4

2.4

April 28, 2018

April 28, 2020

8.7.1

2.7

December 11, 2018

N/A

Supported GridGain Web Console Releases

First Public Version Supported GridGain Versions Release Date End-Of-Life Date

8.1.5

Ignite 2.1.5, GridGain 8.1.5

September 29, 2017

September 29, 2019

8.3.2

Ignite 2.3.2, GridGain 8.3.2

January 23, 2018

January 23, 2020

8.4.4

Ignite 2.4.4, GridGain 8.4.4

April 28, 2018

April 28, 2020

8.5.3

Ignite 2.5.3, GridGain 8.5.3

October 31, 2018

October 31, 2020

8.7.1

Ignite 2.5, Ignite 2.7.1, GridGain 8.5, GridGain 8.7.1

December 11, 2018

December 11, 2020

Unsupported GridGain Releases

First Public Version Apache Ignite Version Release Date Unsupported Since

8.1.1

2.1

June 18, 2017

June 18, 2019

8.0.1

2.0

May 05, 2017

May 05, 2019

7.9.1

1.9

March 07, 2017

March 07, 2019

7.8.1

1.8

December 09, 2016

December 09, 2018

7.7.2

1.7

September 30, 2016

September 30, 2018

7.6.1

1.6

June 30, 2016

June 30, 2018

7.5.3

1.5

January 12, 2016

January 12, 2018

7.4.1

1.4

September 25, 2015

September 25, 2017

7.3.1

1.3

July 15, 2015

July 15, 2017

7.1.2

1.1

June 16, 2015

June 16, 2017

7.0.0

1.0

April 12, 2015

April 12, 2017