We are excited to announce the latest update to our web-based software platform, Tator v1.0.0, which marks a significant milestone for the product. This release brings about changes at both the architectural layer and API level, providing a rock-solid foundation for future iterations of the platform. In addition to laying the groundwork for future features, Tator v1.0.0 brings a plethora of bug fixes, UI consistency improvements, and quality of life enhancements that we believe our users will appreciate.
One of the most noteworthy changes in this update is the removal of the Elasticsearch subsystem, which caused significant ripples throughout the API. Although Elasticsearch and PostgreSQL can complement each other, managing their integration can lead to challenges related to data consistency and maintenance. By utilizing structured metadata in PostgreSQL, we can achieve our search and analytics requirements without the need for Elasticsearch, reducing maintenance costs and improving scalability.