Hosted Version EOL Questions

With the hosted version of Redash being retired, it brings up several questions I haven’t seen the answers to yet:

  • Does this mean the open source version will just be in ‘maintenance mode’ moving forward?

  • Will this discussion forum, which is hosted on redash.io go away?

  • Will the open source license change?

I noticed also that the commits on the open source version came to an abrupt halt. Going from 2-5 per day to only 1 commit in the whole month of June. :cry:

Hi @rotten. What’s your source for eol? I’m asking since v10 beta was published just last month…

Thanks.

Two things:

  1. If you go to http://redash.io it is a big banner in the middle of the page.
  2. I got an email with more details a few hours later.

Neither of which answer my questions though.

And well, I suppose (3) if you go to the github statistics, click on ‘insights’, and then click on ‘commits’: Commit Activity · getredash/redash · GitHub - you can see the sudden drop off in daily commits.

Here is the full text of the email:
“”"
Hi,

It’s been a fun few years and we’re thrilled and humbled by what we’ve accomplished with Redash so far. In order to focus our efforts on establishing best in class experiences for SQL analysts within Databricks as our paid offering, we’ve decided to discontinue the hosted service at app.redash.io - effective November 30, 2021.

While we are discontinuing the hosted version of Redash, we intend to continue to develop the Open Source Redash project alongside Databricks SQL. The beta of the next Open Source Redash release (v10) was just finalized and we plan to release the final version later this summer.

As a current Redash user, you have a few options if you want to continue using Redash depending on the functionality within Redash that you’ve been using:

For a complete, self-hosted, Redash experience, you can use the migration script to migrate your content from your hosted account to an open source deployment;
If your primary use case is limited to running workloads on Databricks, you may join the Databricks SQL public preview which shares some functionality of Redash. Please reach out to sales-at-databricks to join the public preview.
In order to help you during this transition, we are pleased to let you know that starting today, you will no longer be charged for using

Please note that you will be unable to access any data within the service as of November 30, 2021 and all Redash-hosted customer data will be deleted within thirty days thereafter. Please see the FAQ for more details.

Sincerely,

Arik
“”"

Those are good questions, @rotten!

No, we plan to keep evolving the open source project.

redash.io is going to be updated to be the website for the Open Source project and the forum will stay. We do have some thoughts on whether we should move to GitHub Discussions, but this is unrelated to what’s going on with the hosted service and regardless we plan on keeping a forum and the current one’s history.

Changing licenses been in fashion recently, but we don’t have such plans.

It’s true that our development velocity changed, but this had many contributing factors. One is the v10 release, where we wanted to freeze changes until we finish with the release. The other is that we’re still trying to figure out a process for code sharing between Databricks SQL and Redash and on how to work better with the community.

Somewhat different from before, we want the next releases of Redash to have more community involvement.

I hope this answers any concerns you might have.

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@arikfr Hi there. Thanks for the update, that helped lower my anxiety levels! Very, very good to know of your plans going forward.

Best of luck!

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Lots of exciting stuff is coming for Open Source Redash :rocket:

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