Babelfish 2.1.0 has been released (updated)

By: Simon Lightstone. On: Jul 06, 2022.

Update: We recently released Babelfish 2.1.0-a to address an issue fixed in PostgreSQL version 14.4.

Our users have asked us to make Babelfish easier to use, and we’ve responded with a feature-packed release. After installing 2.1.0-a, the latest stable release, you can browse database tables and column types with SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS). This release also adds support for creating roles on the TDS port with the CREATE ROLE command, and improves cross-database reference support for queries.

We’re happy to announce that Babelfish delivers on these user requests, as well as others. As always, build directions for Babelfish and its prerequisites, along with Babelfish source distributions for 2.1.0a can be found in the babelfish-for-postgresql repository.

We hope you relish the benefits and improved usability of Babelfish!

Note: In response to an issue in PostgreSQL 14.3 which can corrupt indexes, that was fixed in PostgreSQL version 14.4, the Babelfish team has backported the fix and released Babelfish 2.1.0-a, up from 2.1.0. For those using 2.1.0, we recommend you move to 2.1.0-a as soon as possible.