Madhavi Chandra, Director of Informer Product Management, shares development details on our upcoming release Informer 5.4!

It’s coming! Informer 5.4 is currently in release process mode and will be officially released in Q2.  We have many new features that will bolster data governance and business workflows.  You’ll find a new Field Security model that allows for granular field level security – you can restrict and grant differentiated access to fields within the same Mapping. Sharing a Dataset will now provide row level and field level restrictions for more robust security. The new security features are backwards compatible with previous versions of Informer.

The new Elastic Script Fields allow you to augment your Dataset without requiring the data to be re-indexed. Think of Elastic Script Fields as a post-Elasticsearch calculated column. You can now easily do calculations like ‘As of’ a specific date with fast performance.

Interacting with large amounts of data can be challenging. We improved column selection across the board so you can quickly navigate, find a field, and pare down the view by dynamically choosing fields that you wish to see.

You’ll also find two new Visuals in our Visual Gallery, Heat Map and Spider Chart, increasing the number of ways that you can visualize your data.

We have two impactful features behind an experimental flag – Templates Preview and a new Web Datasource driver.

Templates Preview allows total pixel-perfect control over output. You can create the exact layout you desire using HTML with server-side rendering. This mode allows for complete flexibility in designing a Template. Future features for Templates will include different modes for customizing existing PDF exporter and other tailored Template experiences.

The Web Datasource driver connects Informer 5 to web-based tools, opening the door to limitless possibilities. At Entrinsik, we have utilized the driver to connect Jira Software to Informer 5 to aid in the efficiency of our developmental process. Connect the Web Datasource to one of your web-based tools and see the insights you can extract.

With so much in Informer 5.4, it’s no wonder we are excited to release it to you soon.

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