Amazon Neptune Engine Version 1.0.4.1.R2 (2021-02-24) - Amazon Neptune

Amazon Neptune Engine Version 1.0.4.1.R2 (2021-02-24)

As of 2021-02-24, engine version 1.0.4.1.R2 is being generally deployed. Please note that it takes several days for a new release to become available in every region.

Subsequent Patch Releases for This Release

New Features in This Engine Release

  • Neptune now supports compression of single files in bzip2 format for bulk loads. See Load Data Formats.

Defects Fixed in This Engine Release

  • Fixed a bug in Release: 1.0.4.0 (2020-10-12) that allowed connections to Neptune using HTTP or earlier versions of TLS, rather than HTTPS and TLS 1.2.

    Important

    Having to use SSL/TLS for all connections to Neptune can be a breaking change. It affects your connections with the Gremlin console, the Gremlin driver, Gremlin Python, .NET, nodeJs, REST APIs, and also load-balancer connections. If you have been using HTTP or an older TLS version for any or all of these up until now, you must update the relevant client and drivers before installing this patch, and change your code to use HTTPS exclusively.

  • Fixed a Gremlin bug where InternalFailureException was set as the response code in certain circumstances when a ConcurrentModificationException occurred.

  • Fixed a Gremlin bug where under certain conditions updating edges or vertices could cause a transient InternalFailureException.

Query-Language Versions Supported in This Release

Before upgrading a DB cluster to version 1.0.4.1.R2, make sure that your project is compatible with these query-language versions:

  • Gremlin version: 3.4.8

  • SPARQL version: 1.1

Upgrade Paths to Engine Release 1.0.4.1.R2

Your cluster will be upgraded to this patch release automatically during your next maintenance window if you are running engine version 1.0.4.1.

Upgrading to This Release

Amazon Neptune 1.0.4.1.R2 is now generally available.

If a DB cluster is running an engine version from which there is an upgrade path to this release, it is eligible to be upgraded now. You can upgrade any eligible cluster using the DB cluster operations on the console or by using the SDK. The following CLI command will upgrade an eligible cluster immediately:

For Linux, OS X, or Unix:

aws neptune modify-db-cluster \ --db-cluster-identifier (your-neptune-cluster) \ --engine-version 1.0.4.1 \ --apply-immediately

For Windows:

aws neptune modify-db-cluster ^ --db-cluster-identifier (your-neptune-cluster) ^ --engine-version 1.0.4.1 ^ --apply-immediately

Updates are applied to all instances in a DB cluster simultaneously. An update requires a database restart on those instances, so you will experience downtime ranging from 20–30 seconds to several minutes, after which you can resume using the DB cluster.

Always test before you upgrade

When a new major or minor Neptune engine version is released, always test your Neptune applications on it first before upgrading to it. Even a minor upgrade could introduce new features or behavior that would affect your code.

Start by comparing the release notes pages from your current version to those of the targeted version to see if there will be changes in query language versions or other breaking changes.

The best way to test a new version before upgrading your production DB cluster is to clone your production cluster so that the clone is running the new engine version. You can then run queries on the clone without affecting the production DB cluster.

Always create a manual snapshot before you upgrade

Before performing an upgrade, we strongly recommend that you always create a manual snapshot of your DB cluster. Having an automatic snapshot only offers short-term protection, whereas a manual snapshot remains available until you explicitly delete it.

In certain cases Neptune creates a manual snapshot for you as a part of the upgrade process, but you should not rely on this, and should create your own manual snapshot in any case.

When you are certain that you won't need to revert your DB cluster to its pre-upgrade state, you can explicitly delete the manual snapshot that you created yourself, as well as the manual snapshot that Neptune might have created. If Neptune creates a manual snapshot, it will have a name that begins with preupgrade, followed by the name of your DB cluster, the source engine version, the target engine version, and the date.

For more information about upgrading your engine version, see Neptune engine updates. If you have any questions or concerns, the AWS Support team is available on the community forums and through AWS Premium Support.