In the following, we’ll examine some of our favorite features that in the newest release of Alteryx – let’s get into it!
We’re at the last main release for Alteryx in 2020, and while many of us are “waving” this year goodbye, Tessellation is WELCOMING many of the features released – so let’s take a look.
AMP. IT. UP!
My favorite feature (that I truly valued when renewing my Advanced certification) was 2020.2’s release of AMP: Alteryx Multi-threaded Processing.
This is new architecture of the Alteryx engine that can’t be highlighted enough. As the name implies, AMP is a multi-threaded concept of processing your data in parallel packets. In contrast, the original engine architecture processes your data record-by-record and sequentially when running the workflow.
In 2020.4, AMP is expanded even further:
- Runtime tab is now available via the Workflow Configuration window.
- Complete Formula function support
- Sort/Join Memory and Threads Improvements
- Full functionality for the Summarize and Download tools
- and loads more!
In 2020.4, Alteryx upgraded the Python version embedded in Alteryx from Python 3.6.8 to Python 3.8.5.
This is an important change to note, and all of us that have custom Python tools should learn how this upgrade could impact us.
Alteryx also laid out a good path to make our upgrades as smooth and easy as possible. For example, us Python tool developers can validate our tools for other users via the previously linked pages.
Final Python note: I thought there might be even more additions to the awesomeness of Python in Alteryx in this release, so I am very much looking forward to the upcoming 2021 releases of Alteryx, in terms of Python SDK enhancements!
Data + Data + Data
And why not assign the use of RunAs credentials to custom user groups with Server to grant a group RunAs permissions to run workflows as if they were under a specific user account? We can now!
So many enhancements to current Server, make sure to check them all out!
- Share Credentials with User Groups
- Add User Groups to Collections
- Better Credentials User Experience
- New API Schedule Forecaster Endpoint
- Improvement to Oauth in Interactive Gallery API Documentation
But wait, there's more!
Next up for Alteryx? 2021.1! Join me as a BETA program participant where we can explore the “What’s Next” of the Alteryx Platform.