This release makes it possible to alias relation names, rounds out support for BigQuery with incremental, archival, and hook support, adds the IAM Auth method for Redshift, and builds the foundation for autogenerated dbt project documentation, to come in the next release.
Additionally, a number of bugs have been fixed including intermittent BigQuery 404 errors, Redshift "table dropped by concurrent query" errors, and a probable fix for Redshift connection timeout issues. For a complete list of changes, check out the Changelog.
- Redshift: IAM Auth (#818) (docs)
- Model aliases (#800)(docs)
We want to extend a big thank you to our outside contributors for this release! You all are amazing.
- @danielchalef (#818)
- @mjumbewu (#796)
- @abelsonlive (#800)
- @jon-rtr (#800)
- @mturzanska (#797)
- @cpdean (#780)
A word on future releases
Going forwards, we'll be naming planned released after famous Philadelphians. We'll include a brief biography of these historical figures in the dbt release notes. This is our little way of exporting Philly culture across the world. You can read a short bio of Betsy Ross, courtesy of @jtcohen6, below 🔔
Betsy Ross (1752-1836) was an American seamstress and upholsterer famously associated with three legends: having sewn the ‘first’ American flag for General George Washington in 1776; having kept Hessian Colonel Carl von Dunup from fighting in the Battle of Trenton, the one for which Washington crossed the Delaware; and having lived in a still-standing, built-in-1740 house near 2nd & Arch that remains one of Philadelphia’s most visited tourist attractions.
The first-flag story dates to the 1876 American centennial (celebrated where else but in Philly), when a grandson invented details of Ross’s fateful, five-pointed-star meeting with Washington—though not out of whole cloth, since Ross did sew naval ensigns and later designs. Who knows about von Dunup. As far as 239 Arch, she most likely lived right next door.
We would be wrong, however, to dismiss mythologies as mere falsehoods. Though Ross’s stature in the pantheon of American revolutionaries is somewhat a fabrication, her place in Philadelphia was very real. She grew up in a strict, Quaker household, eloped with a fellow apprentice (and nephew of a signer of the Declaration of Independence), and they attended Christ Church in Old City. She married three times, her first two husbands both casualties of the revolution against Britain. She lived in the heart of the capital of the brand-new United States until, as all good Philadelphians must, she moved to be with her children in Montgomery County.
The Flag Resolution of 1777, officially replacing the Continental Colors / Grand Union Flag with the Stars and Stripes, is one sentence and 31 words long. Ross’s story wraps Old Glory in a more compelling narrative of it-takes-a-city ingenuity. The historical Betsy Ross was a significant Philadelphian whose life spanned several transformative decades; the mythical Ross helped stitch together the tapestry of a nation.