We've been working hard on giving you a better, safer, and cleaner way to connect to your databases by using Let's Encrypt-enabled database connections. We are now in the process of releasing LE-enabled connection strings for most MongoDB, RabbitMQ, Elastisearch, etcd, Redis, Scylla, and JanusGraph deployments.
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IBM Cloud Compose for PostgreSQL has new versions available that address security issues for which we recommend updating existing deployments as soon as possible.
ScyllaDB 2.0.3 is now available, in beta, through IBM Cloud Compose. The new release brings even more Cassandra-compatible features to Scylla, the high-performance, C++ based, in-place replacement for Cassandra. The Scylla 2.0.3 release also sees TLS encryption for clients switched on.
Included in the latest updates: two new upgrade options available for MongoDB and Elasticsearch users on the IBM Cloud. The release of MongoDB 3.4.10 and Elasticsearch 6.2.2 from IBM Compose are major version upgrades with many new features. There are also new backup restoration options which make upgrading easier along with new log file API endpoints.
Using TLS encryption means your connections, commands, and data are made safer from interception on the internet. TLS is the standard that took over from SSL for securing web connections and it is also referred to as TLS/SSL or SSL/TLS. We've made TLS encryption support the default for new Redis services. You can, though, still configure Redis without TLS by selecting an alternative plan when creating your Redis instance.
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You can now use the Compose API to manage your IBM Cloud Compose databases. The new API is a carefully crafted selection of REST endpoints from the original Compose API. These endpoints are skillfully blended with IBM Cloud's concepts of service instances to bring the power of Compose's API to your database deployments.
At IBM Compose, we know how important having control of your databases is. In August, when we introduced the new Bluemix Compose console and in September, we added Vertical scaling controls to your database consoles. Now, our latest update is taking the friction out of administrating your databases. It adds restorable backups, updatable passwords, IP whitelisting and in-place upgrades to your Bluemix Compose console. And it's all wrapped up in a newly re-organized interface.