Changelog

All notable changes to this project will be documented in this file.

This project adheres to Semantic Versioning.

Unreleased

0.8.2 - 2024-02-28

Added

  • %:z timezone format code to strptime.
  • Support for Airbyte connectors pw.io.airbyte.

0.8.1 - 2024-02-15

Added

  • Introduced the send_alerts function in the pw.io.slack namespace, enabling users to send messages from a specified column directly to a Slack channel.
  • Enhanced the pw.io.http.rest_connector by introducing an additional argument called request_validator. This feature empowers users to validate payloads and raise an HTTP 400 error if necessary.

Fixed

  • Addressed an issue in pw.io.xpacks.llm.VectorStoreServer where the computation of the last modification timestamp for an indexed document was incorrect.

Changed

  • Improved the behavior of pw.io.kafka.write. It now includes retries when sending data to the output topic encounters failures.

0.8.0 - 2024-02-01

Added

  • pw.io.http.rest_connector now supports multiple HTTP request types.
  • pw.io.http.PathwayWebserver now allows Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) to be enabled on newly added endpoints
  • Wrappers for LiteLLM and HuggingFace chat services and SentenceTransformers embedding service are now added to Pathway xpack for LLMs.

Changed

  • pw.run now includes an additional parameter runtime_typechecking that enables strict type checking at runtime.
  • Embedders in pathway.xpacks.llm.embedders now correctly process empty strings as queries.
  • BREAKING: pw.run and pw.run_all now only accept keyword arguments.

Fixed

  • pw.Duration can now be returned from User-Defined Functions (UDFs) or used as a constant value without resulting in errors.
  • pw.io.debezium.read now correctly handles tables that do not have a primary key.

0.7.10 - 2024-01-26

Added

  • pw.io.http.rest_connector can now generate Open API 3.0.3 schema that will be returned by the route /_schema.
  • Wrappers for OpenAI Chat and Embedding services are now added to Pathway xpack for LLMs.
  • A vector indexing pipeline that allows querying for the most similar documents. It is available as class VectorStore as part of Pathway xpack for LLMs.

Fixed

  • pw.debug.table_from_markdown now uses schema parameter (when set) to properly assign simple types (int, bool, float, str, bytes) and optional simple types to columns.

0.7.9 - 2024-01-18

Changed

  • pw.io.http.rest_connector now also accepts port as a string for backwards compatibility.
  • pw.stdlib.ml.index.KNNIndex now sorts by distance by default.

0.7.8 - 2024-01-18

Added

  • Support for comparisons of tuples has been added.
  • Standalone versions of methods such as pw.groupby, pw.join, pw.join_inner, pw.join_left, pw.join_right, and pw.join_outer are now available.
  • The abs function from Python can now be used on Pathway expressions.
  • The asof_join method now has configurable temporal behavior. The behavior parameter can be used to pass the configuration.
  • The state of the deduplicate operator can now be persisted.

Changed

  • interval_join can now work with intervals of zero length.
  • The pw.io.http.rest_connector can now open multiple endpoints on the same port using a new pw.io.http.PathwayWebserver class.
  • The pw.xpacks.connectors.sharepoint.read and pw.io.gdrive.read methods now support the size limit for a single object. If set, it will exclude too large files and won't read them.

0.7.7 - 2023-12-27

Added

  • pathway.xpacks.llm.splitter.TokenCountSplitter.

0.7.6 - 2023-12-22

New Features

Conversion Methods in pw.Json

  • Introducing new methods for strict conversion of pw.Json to desired types within a UDF body:
    • as_int()
    • as_float()
    • as_str()
    • as_bool()
    • as_list()
    • as_dict()

DateTime Functionality

  • Added table.col.dt.utc_from_timestamp method: Creates DateTimeUtc from timestamps represented as ints or floats.
  • Enhanced the table.col.dt.timestamp method with a new unit argument to specify the unit of the returned timestamp.

Experimental Features

  • Introduced an experimental xpack with a Microsoft SharePoint input connector.

Enhancements

Improved JSON Handling

  • Index operator ([]) can now be directly applied to pw.Json within UDFs to access elements of JSON objects, arrays, and strings.

Expanded Timestamp Functionality

  • Enhanced the table.col.dt.from_timestamp method to create DateTimeNaive from timestamps represented as ints or floats.
  • Deprecated not specifying the unit argument of the table.col.dt.timestamp method.

KNNIndex Enhancements

  • KNNIndex now supports returning computed distances.
  • Added support for cosine similarity in KNNIndex.

Deprecated Features

  • The offset argument of pw.stdlib.temporal.sliding and pw.stdlib.temporal.tumbling is deprecated. Use origin instead, as it represents a point in time, not a duration.

Bug Fixes

DateTime Fixes

  • Sliding window now works correctly with UTC Datetimes.

asof_join Improvements

  • Temporal column in asof_join no longer has to be named t.
  • asof_join includes rows with equal times for all values of the direction parameter.

Fixed Issues

  • Fixed an issue with pw.io.gdrive.read: Shared folders support is now working seamlessly.

0.7.5 - 2023-12-15

Added

  • Added Table.split() method for splitting table based on an expression into two tables.
  • Columns with datatype duration can now be multiplied and divided by floats.
  • Columns with datatype duration now support both true and floor division (/ and //) by integers.

Changed

  • Pathway is better at typing if_else expressions when optional types are involved.
  • table.flatten() operator now supports Json array.
  • Buffers (used to delay outputs, configured via delay in common_behavior) now flush the data when the computation is finished. The effect of this change can be seen when run in bounded (batch / multi-revision) mode.
  • pw.io.subscribe() takes additional argument on_time_end - the callback function to be called on each closed time of computation.
  • pw.io.subscribe() is now a single-worker operator, guaranteeing that on_end is triggered at most once.
  • KNNIndex supports now metadata filtering. Each query can specify it's own filter in the JMESPath format.

Fixed

  • Resolved an optimization bug causing pw.iterate to malfunction when handling columns effectively pointing to the same data.

0.7.4 - 2023-12-05

Changed

  • Pathway now keeps track of array columntype better - it is able to keep track of Array dtype and number of dimensions, wherever applicable.

Fixed

  • Fixed issues with standalone panel+Bokeh dashboards to ensure optimal functionality and performance.

0.7.3 - 2023-11-30

Added

  • A method weekday has been added to the dt namespace, that can be called on column expressions containing datetime data. This method returns an integer that represents the day of the week.
  • EXPERIMENTAL: Methods show and plot on Tables, providing visualizations of data using HoloViz Panel.
  • Added support for instance parameter to groupby, join, windowby and temporal join methods.
  • pw.PersistenceMode.UDF_CACHING persistence mode enabling automatic caching of AsyncTransformer invocations.

Changed

  • Methods round and floor on columns with datetimes now accept duration argument to be a string.
  • pw.debug.compute_and_print and pw.debug.compute_and_print_update_stream have a new argument n_rows that limits the number of rows printed.
  • pw.debug.table_to_pandas has a new argument include_id (by default True). If set to False, creates a new index for the Pandas DataFrame, rather than using the keys of the Pathway Table.
  • windowby function shard argument is now deprecated and instance should be used.
  • Special column name _pw_shard is now deprecated, and _pw_instance should be used.
  • pw.ReplayMode now can be accessed as pw.PersistenceMode, while the SPEEDRUN and REALTIME variants are now accessible as SPEEDRUN_REPLAY and REALTIME_REPLAY.
  • EXPERIMENTAL: pw.io.gdrive.read has a new argument with_metadata (by default False). If set to True, adds a _metadata column containing file metadata to the resulting table.
  • Methods get_nearest_items and get_nearest_items_asof_now of KNNIndex allow to specify k (number of returned elements) separately in each query.

0.7.2 - 2023-11-24

Added

  • Added ability of creating custom reducers using pw.reducers.udf_reducer decorator. Use pw.BaseCustomAccumulator as a base class for creating accumulators. Decorating accumulator returns reducer following custom logic.
  • A function pw.debug.compute_and_print_update_stream that computes and prints the update stream of the table.
  • SQLite input connector (pw.io.sqlite).

Changed

  • pw.debug.parse_to_table is now deprecated, pw.debug.table_from_markdown should be used instead.
  • pw.schema_from_csv now has quote and double_quote_escapes arguments.

Fixed

  • Schema returned from pw.schema_from_csv will have quotes removed from column names, so it will now work properly with pw.io.csv.read.

0.7.1 - 2023-11-17

Added

  • Experimental Google Drive input connector.
  • Stateful deduplication function (pw.stateful.deduplicate) allowing alerting on significant changes.
  • The ability to split data into batches in pw.debug.table_from_markdown and pw.debug.table_from_pandas.

0.7.0 - 2023-11-16

Added

  • class Behavior, a superclass of all behavior classes.
  • class ExactlyOnceBehavior indicating we want to create a CommonBehavior that results in each window producing exactly one output (shifted in time by an optional shift parameter).
  • function exactly_once_behavior creating an instance of ExactlyOnceBehavior.

Changed

  • BREAKING: WindowBehavior is now called CommonBehavior, as it can be also used with interval joins.
  • BREAKING: window_behavior is now called common_behavior, as it can be also used with interval joins.
  • Deprecating parameter keep_queries in pw.io.http.rest_connector. Now delete_completed_queries with an opposite meaning should be used instead. The default is still delete_completed_queries=True (equivalent to keep_queries=False) but it will soon be required to be set explicitly.

0.6.0 - 2023-11-10

Added

  • A flag with_metadata for the filesystem-based connectors to attach the source file metadata to the table entries.
  • Methods pw.debug.table_from_list_of_batches and pw.debug.table_from_list_of_batches_by_workers for creating tables with defined data being inserted over time.

Changed

  • BREAKING: pw.debug.table_from_pandas and pw.debug.table_from_markdown now will create tables in the streaming mode, instead of static, if given table definition contains _time column.
  • BREAKING: Renamed the parameter keep_queries in pw.io.http.rest_connector to delete_queries with the opposite meaning. It changes the default behavior - it was keep_queries=False, now it is delete_queries=False.

0.5.3 - 2023-10-27

Added

  • A method get_nearest_items_asof_now in KNNIndex that allows to get nearest neighbors without updating old queries in the future.
  • A method asof_now_join in Table to join rows from left side of the join with right side of the join at their processing time. Past rows from left side are not used when new data appears on the right side.

0.5.2 - 2023-10-19

Added

  • interval_join now supports forgetting old entries. The configuration can be passed using behavior parameter of interval_join method.
  • Decorator @table_transformer for marking that functions take Tables as arguments.
  • Namespace for all columns Table.C.*.
  • Output connectors now provide logs about the number of entries written and time taken.
  • Filesystem connectors now support reading whole files as rows.
  • Command line option for pathway spawn to record data and pathway replay command to replay data.

0.5.1 - 2023-10-04

Fixed

  • select operates only on consistent states.

0.5.0 - 2023-10-04

Added

  • Schema method typehints that returns dict of mypy-compatible typehints.
  • Support for JSON parsing from CSV sources.
  • restrict method in Table to restrict table universe to the universe of the other table.
  • Better support for postgresql types in the output connector.

Changed

  • BREAKING: renamed Table method dtypes to typehints. It now returns a dict of mypy-compatible typehints.
  • BREAKING: Schema.__getitem__ returns a data class ColumnSchema containing all related information on particular column.
  • BREAKING: tuple reducer used after intervals_over window now sorts values by time.
  • BREAKING: expressions used in select, filter, flatten, with_columns, with_id, with_id_from have to have the same universe as the table. Earlier it was possible to use an expression from a superset of a table universe. To use expressions from wider universes, one can use restrict on the expression source table.
  • BREAKING: pw.universes.promise_are_equal(t1, t2) no longer allows to use references from t1 and t2 in a single expression. To change the universe of a table, use with_universe_of.
  • BREAKING: ix and ix_ref are temporarily broken inside joins (both temporal and ordinary).
  • select, filter, concat keep columns as a single stream. The work for other operators is ongoing.

Fixed

  • Optional types other than string correctly output to PostgreSQL.

0.4.1 - 2023-09-25

Added

  • Support for messages compressed with zstd in the Kafka connector.

0.4.0 - 2023-09-21

Added

  • Support for JSON data format, including pw.Json type.
  • Methods as_int(), as_float(), as_str(), as_bool() to convert values from Json.
  • New argument skip_nones for tuple and sorted_tuple reducers.
  • New argument is_outer for intervals_over window.
  • pw.schema_from_dict and pw.schema_from_csv for generating schema based, respectively, on provided definition as a dictionary and CSV file with sample data.
  • generate_class method in Schema class for generating schema class code.

Changed

  • Method get() and [] to support accessing elements in Jsons.
  • Function pw.assert_table_has_schema for writing asserts checking, whether given table has the same schema as the one that is given as an argument.
  • BREAKING: ix and ix_ref operations are now standalone transformations of pw.Table into pw.Table. Most of the usages remain the same, but sometimes user needs to provide a context (when e.g. using them inside join or groupby operations). ix and ix_ref are temporarily broken inside temporal joins.

Fixed

  • Fixed a bug where new-style optional types (e.g. int | None) were translated to Any dtype.

0.3.4 - 2023-09-18

Fixed

  • Incompatible beartype version is now excluded from dependencies.

0.3.3 - 2023-09-14

Added

  • Module pathway.dt to construct and manipulate DTypes.
  • New argument keep_queries in pw.io.http.rest_connector.

Changed

  • Internal representation of DTypes. Inputting types is compatible backwards.
  • Temporal functions now accept arguments of mixed types (ints and floats). For example, pw.temporal.interval can use ints while columns it interacts with are floats.
  • Single-element arrays are now treated as arrays, not as scalars.

Fixed

  • to_string() method on datetimes always prints 9 fractional digits.
  • %f format code in strptime() parses fractional part of a second correctly regardless of the number of digits.

0.3.2 - 2023-09-07

Added

  • Table.cast_to_types() function that can perform pathway.cast on multiple columns.
  • intervals_over window, which allows to get temporally close data to given times.
  • demo.replay_csv_with_time function that can replay a CSV file following the timestamps of a given column.

Fixed

  • Static data is now copied to ensure immutability.
  • Improved error tracing mechanism to work with any type of error.

0.3.1 - 2023-08-29

Added

  • tuple reducer, that returns a tuple with values.
  • ndarray reducer, that returns an array with values.

Changed

  • numpy arrays of int32, uint32 and float32 are now converted to their 64-bit variants instead of tuples.
  • KNNIndex interface to take columns as inputs.
  • Reducers now check types of their arguments.

Fixed

  • Fixed delayed reporting of output connector errors.
  • Python objects are now freed more often, reducing peak memory usage.

0.3.0 - 2023-08-07

Added

  • @ (matrix multiplication) operator.

Changed

  • Python version 3.10 or later is now required.
  • Type checking is now more strict.

0.2.1 - 2023-07-31

Changed

  • Immediately forget queries in REST connector.
  • Make type annotations mandatory in Schema.

Fixed

  • Fixed IDs coming from CSV source.
  • Fixed indices of dataframes from pandas transformer.

0.2.0 - 2023-07-20

Added

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