Eclipse Kapua 0.3.0

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Eclipse Kapua 0.3.0 contains the following feature enhancements.
  • Data Management - Datastore Service stores the device IoT data into an Elasticsearch NoSQL database. With this release, the Datastore Service uses the Elasticsearch REST client connector to connect with Elasticsearch. With this approach, Kapua can connect to hosted Elasticsearch instances.
  • Application Integration - New Kapua REST APIs have been added to perform the following functions:
    • Executes a interaction with a device by sending a request message addressed to a specific device and waiting for the device response synchronously
    • Publishes a message to the messaging service; it's a send and forget interaction as the API call will not wait for a specific message response
    • Stores a message in the data store
  • Web Console - The Kapua Console has received the following enhancements:
    • Tags - A new Tag service has been added in the Kapua Console to group devices by tag
    • Jobs - A new Job service has been added in the Kapua Console to schedule batch device management operations
    • Digital Twin - For Kura devices, the Kapua Console offers introspection on the devices attached to the gateway providing infomation on the data channels and their value for each digital assets modeled in Kura
    • Extensibility - The Kapua Console has been made extensible as future Kapua Services can contribute new management pages in the Console
    • Single sign-on Self-registration: Allows users to self-register when they are logging in with SSO.
  • Platform Administration and Security - The Authentication service has a new option to couple a user identity to a specific device connection and it defines an optional credential expirtation polocy
  • Platform Build - The schema for the SQL backend has been made database independent  through a portable database schema definition which will also simplify the management of the upgrades
  • Gateway Client SDK - Provides an SDK for accessing Kapua as a gateway application.

Eclipse Kapua 0.3.0 is still under Eclipse Incubation status. The Eclipse Kapua team plans to release frequent incremental updates towards the Kapua 1.0 release in the upcoming weeks.

Release Date: 
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Release Type: 
Minor release