Introducing Marathon 0.13, with revamped UI and security features
For more than five years, DC/OS has enabled some of the largest, most sophisticated enterprises in the world to achieve unparalleled levels of efficiency, reliability, and scalability from their IT infrastructure. But now it is time to pass the torch to a new generation of technology: the D2iQ Kubernetes Platform (DKP). Why? Kubernetes has now achieved a level of capability that only DC/OS could formerly provide and is now evolving and improving far faster (as is true of its supporting ecosystem). That’s why we have chosen to sunset DC/OS, with an end-of-life date of October 31, 2021. With DKP, our customers get the same benefits provided by DC/OS and more, as well as access to the most impressive pace of innovation the technology world has ever seen. This was not an easy decision to make, but we are dedicated to enabling our customers to accelerate their digital transformations, so they can increase the velocity and responsiveness of their organizations to an ever-more challenging future. And the best way to do that right now is with DKP.
Mesosphere's Marathon team is proud to announce the release of Marathon 0.13. The new version makes it even easier for Apache Mesos and Mesosphere Datacenter Operating System (DCOS) users to deploy and manage their important applications.
Marathon 0.13 features a completely revamped web interface that includes a number of new functionality and usability improvements: a new sidebar lets you filter by applications status or by label; an updated list view displays groups like "folders," as well the application labels; and we've added a few handy keyboard shortcuts that you can access by simply typing "?" from the web interface.
This release also introduces plugins to customize and extend the functionality of Marathon. We've started with pluggable authentication and authorization hooks, but plan to add more. If there's a plugin hook you'd like to see, please let us know. To get started, read the Plugin Documentation or take a look at our Example Plugins.
Another big addition in this release is integrated RAML-based API Reference Documentation. There were a lot of requests from our users for improved documentation, and we listened! Please let us know what you think.
Finally, we've rolled out a number of improvements for users who operate big clusters, including a transactional cache for ZooKeeper access, compression of ZooKeeper nodes, and greatly improved performance for large numbers of applications and tasks.
Mesos users can upgrade to Marathon 0.13 now to take advantage of these new features. It will also be included as part of the next Mesosphere DCOS release, which should be available soon.