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Grakn v0.8.0 is released

Grakn v0.8.0 was released earlier this week, as you probably know by now.

You can download it from here: https://github.com/graknlabs/grakn/releases/tag/v0.8.0

This release offers a nearly feature complete version towards 1.0.

Here are the highlights:

  • Split concept identification into automatically managed IDs and type names
  • Improved support for comparison between resource values
  • Code cleanup and refactorings for; Engine API, Visualizer front-end and Reasoner
  • Add support for the notion “primary key” with “key” resource types associated with entities
  • More user friendly handling of auto-generated roles and relations for representing resources
  • Completion of reasoner support for all Graql constructs
  • Many, many bug fixes, including in patching Titan and working around Tinkerpop issues. We are one of the heaviest, if the not the heaviest, user of the Tinkerpop stack.
  • Documentation improvements - in a spring to an official 1.0 release, various documentation areas have seen improvements, including a brand new documentation of the analytics modules.
  • Key performance improvements, some of the recovering lost performance due to redesigning how we manage identifiers. But also, an important optimization that was identified thanks to Sheldon’s scalability testing.
  • Introduction to user management in the system keyspace: basic user profiles, login, logout, admin users
  • A new, more flexible and extensible syntax for Analytics
  • Final touches to the knowledge representation model and validation
  • Last, but not least, further improvements to the Dashboard and better UI experience
  • Overall, this release was marked by a lot of refactorings, bug fixes and making sure our genealogy sample applications works smoothly in demos.

A complete list of changes can be found in the CHANGELOG.

Documentation is, as ever, available here: https://grakn.ai/pages/index.html

If there are any questions, problems or suggestions about the release, please post them as a comment to this thread.

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