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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.

  • Maintenance Releases - 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, maintenance versions are released once a month.

  • Patch Releases - deliver critical patches to Maintenance versions. This type of release is used to address critical issues without impacting other functionality. It is released in exceptional cases to mitigate production risks. Only GridGain team can propose to release a patch based on risks analysis. All patch releases are named using the Major.Minor.Maintenance-Patch naming convention (for example, 8.5.6-p1).

Support Lifecycle

Description Guarantees

Full Support

Full support for GridGain minor versions lasts for 2 years. All maintenance releases are supported while the minor version is under full support.

End of Life (EOL)

New releases and patches are no longer available. Workloads running on these versions receive no bug fixes, patches, or maintenance releases. Rolling upgrade to a new version is not guaranteed after EOL. Customers with active support subscription can contact GridGain for professional on EOL version.

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

The following support options are available for Standard and Premium support customers:

Description Full Support End of Life (EOL)

Support via ticket system for service requests

Yes

Yes

Security alerts and updates

Maintenance Releases

No

Critical patch updates

Patch Releases

No

Regular patches & Improvements

Maintenance Releases

No

New features

Minor Releases

No

List of Releases

GridGain Releases: Full Support

Minor Version Apache Ignite Version Minor Release Date End-of-Life Date

8.7.X

2.7

March 04, 2019

December 31, 2021

8.5.X

2.5

October 31, 2018

October 31, 2020

Supported GridGain Web Console Releases

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

2019.XX.XX

2020.XX.XX

GridGain 8.4.4-8.4.16, GridGain 8.5.1+, GridGain 8.7.1+, Apache Ignite 2.5, Apache Ignite 2.7.0+

October 2nd, 2019

October 2nd, 2021

8.7.X

Ignite 2.5, Ignite 2.7.1, GridGain 8.5, GridGain 8.7.1

December 11, 2018

December 11, 2020

8.5.X

Ignite 2.5.3, GridGain 8.5.3

October 31, 2018

October 31, 2020

GridGain Releases: End of Life (EOL)

Minor Version Apache Ignite Version Release Date End-Of-Life Date

8.4.X

2.4

April 28, 2018

April 28, 2020

8.3.X

2.3

November 02, 2017

November 02, 2019