Reltio Connected Data Platform 2022.2 Release Notes

New features and enhancements in the Reltio platform accelerate your ability to turn data into action.

Wondering when you can get your hands on the Reltio Connected Data Platform 2022.2 release? Mark your calendar with these dates:
  • June 1, 2022 - Preview: Take a sneak peek at some of the features to be included in this release. These are marked In Preview - Yes in the sections below.
  • June 22, 2022 - General Availability (GA): Get the full package with all of the new features and enhancements.

Interested in early access to yet-to-be released features? Look into Reltio’s Early Access (EA) program. If you’re interested in participating in learning more or becoming an EA user, contact your Reltio Customer Success Manager (CSM) or raise a Support ticket.

Read on for highlights of key features and enhancements in this release, or watch this 2022.2 Release Overview video .

Real-Time Consumption

Reltio Connected Data Platform enables enterprises to onboard all the data, including transactions and interactions, to create a single source of truth and deliver hyper-personalized experiences.

Great form and function!

If you’ve been around the block with us a few times, you may notice our fresh, new look for navigation and views in this release. But it’s not just better looking! You’ll find it quicker to navigate, easier to understand, and faster to resolve job executing failures. For now, you can choose between Classic and New views for some features (except Profile Categories or the Research, Network, and Discussions tabs in the side panel). You’ll find out more about our new look and feel in specific feature/enhancement descriptions in these Release Notes.

Check out our new look by selecting the checkbox for the desired New view in Manage view preferences. Take a last look at the Classic views; we’re switching over fully to the new views in the next release. For more information, see topic Managing View Preferences.

If you’re new to the party, welcome! Hope you like what you see. You can ignore any content on Classic views; we only put the fresh new views on your tenant.

Availability: GA In Preview: Yes Configuration: No Additional Subscription: No

From taking it from the top to gliding in from the side!

You don’t need to hunt for Search, Dashboard, or Profile in the Hub any longer. We shifted the navigation bar from the top of the page to a left side panel, so you can move your views and perspectives with fewer clicks and in less space and time. For more information, see topic New navigation in the Reltio Hub.

Availability: GA In Preview: Yes Configuration: No Additional Subscription: No

Get a fresh perspective on your data graphs!

With the new graph perspective, there is no need to go back and forth between perspectives to view details or define new relationships. You can view existing entity relationships and add new ones from the same place . Does a graph look too crowded? Filter and search for relationships by entity or relationship type and view the results instantly in this real-time graph. And the icing on the cake–this graph loads faster,even for an entity with a large number of complex relationships. For more information, see topic Graph perspective (new view) overview.

Availability: GA In Preview: Yes Configuration: No Additional Subscription: No

Review potential matches in a breeze!

You wanted to do more, and faster, while reviewing matches, so we've made the review process easier than ever before. Now you can review 5 profiles side-by-side in one go to decide which is the best match. Select and sort attributes you want to compare; the closer the comparison, the better the match is. Want to make the final call yourself? No problem. Search and filter potential matches manually to determine the best match. For more informatin, see topic Potential Matches Perspective (New View).

Availability: GA In Preview: No Configuration: No Additional Subscription: No

Export job options without having to rely on an API

No need to leave the comfort of the Reltio UI to set up export jobs anymore. Now in the Console Export page, you search for data you want to include when you create a new export:
  • Entities: Search by OV: export only operation values (OV)
  • Relationships:
    • Search by OV: export only operation values (OV)
    • Resolve Merged Entities: export only the winner URI of start/end objects in the relationship.
    • Resolve Relation Edge Types: export the entity type of the start/end objects in the relationship.
For more information, see topic Exporting Entities and Relationships.
Availability: GA In Preview: Yes Configuration: No Additional Subscription: No

Did unruly messages jump the queue?

Message receivers don’t operate on a First In, First Out (FIFO) basis, but without timestamps they couldn’t know what order to process messages streamed from Reltio. We added commitTime and objectVersion fields to message headers, so the message receiver can identify the correct order of events for all existing and new queues. For more information, see topic Message Streaming.

Availability: GA In Preview: No Configuration: No Additional Subscription: No

Find and fix Data Loader job problems fast!

Investigating a full or partial failure of a Data Loader job took too much time and effort. We made it easier than ever for you to locate a problematic job, download its source file, and triage any issues in the source data from the Data Loader. Sort and filter jobs by the user that created them in the Job Status dashboard. Drill down to a job details page to download yourself job files the job creator previously uploaded. For more information, see topic Sort and Filter Jobs.

Availability: GA In Preview: Yes Configuration: No Additional Subscription: No

Define your own date formats in Data Loader

No need to transform date values from uncommon data format to supported formats before uploading a source file. We enhanced Data Loader to accept and transform date values in virtually any date format. Now, just define the patterns of uncommon date formats in your job files, and Data Loader accurately parses and transforms applicable date values before loading them into mapped attributes that use standard and Reltio native date formats. Define your pattern to display columns with date values in supported format, unsupported format, or both. For more information, see topic Work with Date formats during Column Mapping.

Availability: GA In Preview: Yes Configuration: No Additional Subscription: No

Get a better handle on job errors

If you had a full or partial failure of a Data Loader job, you had to download one or more error files to your local machine and extract their contents before you could begin to investigate the problem. We enhanced Data Loader to provide information about any job error directly in the Data Loader page. For basic information, look for a banner message on the top of a Job detail page and a tooltip containing a snippet of the error details on the Job Status dashboard. For error details, download a single error file. Yep, even if Data Loader created multiple error files for a job, we now package into a single, consolidated archive file for your convenience. For more information, see topics View Data Analysis Information about a Job and Download Error Files.

Availability: GA In Preview: Yes Configuration: No Additional Subscription: No

Entity 360 Capabilities

Different functional groups have different data requirements, and not all information is needed or even used by all of them. Reltio Connected Data Platform helps create contextual profiles that are specific to the business role, designed to help users meet their business objectives.

Now that’s quality data!

Head over to the Hub to check out our Real-Time Data Quality dashboard to gain insights about the quality of your data. With over a dozen charts providing metrics on entities and attributes, the DQ dashboard gives you a complete picture of your data consistency and accuracy in real-time. Up-to-date insights you can use to drive your decision making. For more information, see topic Real-Time Data Quality dashboard overview.

Availability: GA In Preview: No Configuration: No Additional Subscription: No

Say hello to our newest industry solution: Reltio for Insurance

Looking for a data unification and standardization solution for the Insurance industry? Look to Reltio for Insurance to help you meet your insurance data challenges with real-time access to clean consolidated customer and policy data-and all related information.

Get a 360° customer view of relationships among people, policies, claims, households, organizations, and more. This new out-of-the-box solution includes the standard Reltio configurations for cleanse, match, survivorship, data quality, and UI layouts, plus new enhancements for household match rules, along with unified client profiles with transactions and interactions specific to insurance data. For more information, see topic Reltio for Insurance overview.

Availability: GA In Preview: No Configuration: Yes Additional Subscription: No

No more custom codes for households (EA)

Need to identify and group household members that share common data such as last name and address? If you’re in the Reltio Early Access program, get a sneak peek at our new Household feature in the Data Modeler.

Now instead of creating and managing a custom code to build solutions for households, use matching to have Reltio automatically create a set of group entity records and associate them with matched member entities.

Availability: EA In Preview: No Configuration: Yes Additional Subscription: No

Lost in time across global zones?

Keeping track of time zones is tricky when some countries or regions have two time zones or move their clocks forward or backward for parts of the year. We enhanced our Address Verification APIs to include the Time Zone Name, Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), and Daylight Saving Time (DST) in time zone data. To save yourself the hassle of calculating time zones, when you submit an Address Verification request, add TimeZone_Name as an additional field in the cleanse output mapping and as an additional attribute on the entity type. For more information, see topic Time Zone Data.

Availability: GA In Preview: Yes Configuration: Yes Additional Subscription: No

Stop a bad match rule in its tracks!

When match rules slow performance, now we automatically bypass them to keep your system running smoothly. Proactive Monitoring System took the track as an option in the 2022.1 release; in May we sent emails to let you know of our plans to enable it for all tenants in this 2022.2 release.

This Proactive Monitoring System continuously monitors match rules processing and automatically skips over rules that are hindering performance. Rest assured, nothing is being done to your existing match rules; we’re just keeping our eyes on the road ahead with you. To receive an alert about any bypassed match rules, subscribe to match rule notifications. Check the Match Rules tab in the Data Modeler for highlighted bypassed match rules so you can easily find and fix them and get them right back on the track. To find out more about how the system works, see topic Proactive Monitoring System for Match Rules.

Availability: GA In Preview: No Configuration: No Additional Subscription: No

Don’t cross the street to create a crosswalk ID!

What’s easier than generating an ID for a crosswalk and loading it into Reltio? Automatically generating a crosswalk ID right in Reltio! We have enhanced the Record ID Generators API to automatically generate crosswalk identifiers, including UUID v4 format, which you can use as crosswalk values. See the difference in end-to-end object tracking with a single ID across all of the systems you integrate with Reltio. One advantage? The speed of object retrieval. Clock how much faster you can retrieve a crosswalk using a direct get by crosswalk ID API call than traditional search.

Availability: GA In Preview: No Configuration: No Additional Subscription: No

Security and Compliance

Who shall be the keeper of the key?

You? We? Depending on your cloud storage solution, you decide with whom to entrust the encryption key for your tenant. Use our new Shield Encryption UI with Bring Your Own Key capability to manage the encryption of your Reltio data storage using your own key or the key provided by Reltio. For more information, see topic Get started with Reltio Shield.

Availability: GA In Preview: No Configuration: No Additional Subscription: Yes

Modern Cloud-Native Foundation

Welcome Azure: the newest member of our Cloud-native platform!

Now enjoy the benefits of being able to choose from three cloud providers: Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, and Amazon Web Services. With Reltio on Azure, you can leverage existing investments and solutions to power frictionless and accelerated integration by virtue of being in the same cloud ecosystem. For more information, see topic Cloud Providers Overview.

Availability: GA In Preview: No Configuration: No Additional Subscription: No

Look under the hood at API performance

Want to take a closer look at tenant usage and performance patterns? Pop the hood on our Reltio APIs with the API Performance Monitoring Console to:
  • Monitor performance—current and historical—for selected groups of APIs on median, average, 90th, 95th percentile levels.
  • Understand usage patterns of individual or selected groups of APIs over a specified period of time.
  • Get visibility into most used and most time consuming APIs by type, user, compute capacity consumption, and more.
For more information, see topic Performance monitoring overview.
Availability: GA In Preview: No Configuration: Yes Additional Subscription: Yes

Do away with slow LCAs

Were your custom Life Cycle Actions slowing Reltio down? To ensure custom LCA codes don’t affect Reltio’s performance, we are timing out LCAs taking more than 50 milliseconds to run. On new tenants provisioned after the 2022.2 release, you will now see a message/alert in Reltio, when an LCA you created exceeds this threshold. For more information, see topic LCA Configuration.

Availability: GA In Preview: Yes Configuration: No Additional Subscription: No

Fixes included with 2022.2 GA

Cleanse

Cleansing a US address that did not specify the country, sometimes returned the wrong State. We have updated our address cleansing service, so address cleansing returns the correct state.

Data Loader

Some Data Loader job requests failed with an internal service error message. If you retried the request, sometimes the job succeeded. We have changed the way we prepare data for loading, so now Data Loader job requests should run as expected. For more information on viewing on viewing analysis information on a data job, see topic Download Error Files.

Hub

In the Hub Profile perspective, the Show Inactive Relationship option was set to enabled by default. We have changed the default to disabled to match general user expectations. For more information on using this option, see topics Relationships Perspective and Relationships Perspective (new view).

Reltio Platform

Profile data with reference attribute sources that were excluded from a relationship that had more than one crosswalk was sometimes incorrectly displayed in the Profile view. We have fixed this issue, and the correct data is now displayed for the profile. For more information, see topic Hide/Show Profile Information Based on User Roles.

Search

Searches occasionally returned the same result multiple times. We have fixed the issue, so Search returns unique results. For more information, see topics Search and Working with the Search Results.

Security

The Get Users and Get all Customer groups APIs did not return users who were only assigned group permissions. We have modified the way these APIs retrieve user lists, so now they return all users. For more information, see topics Get Users and Get all Customer Groups.

Workflow

You may not have been able to access the Inbox tab in your Reltio Inbox if it contained unchanged Data Change Requests (DCRs). We have changed our Inbox handling to remove invalid DCRs, so that you can access your Inbox tab. For more information, see topics Reltio Inbox Overview and Get started with the Reltio Inbox.