Release Notes

For Self-Hosted deployments
These are the relevant changes that are introduced in each specific self-hosted release version.
If you're looking for the latest features and updates in the platform, please visit the What's new section, where you'll also find more details about each feature.


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  • Workflows: Automate data preparation & analysis pipelines with our no-code workflow design tool. Exporting in Workflows is disabled by default in Self-Hosted instances.
  • SQL Parameters in Builder: SQL Parameters are placeholders that can be used on any SQL Query data source in Builder. Once defined, the actual value for the parameter can be set through a control UI, allowing easy manipulation of the data source by both Editor and Viewer users.
  • New API Access Tokens UI: developers now have an easy way to create and manage their API Access Tokens, used for authentication in CARTO for Developers.
  • Table optimizations: CARTO will now detect automatically whenever a table could perform better thanks to geospatial optimizations, that can be applied from Data Explorer.
  • Labels for tile layers: CARTO Builder now supports adding labels to point layers loaded via tiles, with a set of improved features.
  • Default role for new users: admins can now select what is the default role for every new user that signs up to their organization.
  • Just-in-time provisioning in SSO organizations: admins that have previously set up an SSO integration now have the ability to let their users skip all the onboarding steps, for a seamless signup experience.
  • Accessing the CARTO Data Warehouse SQL console: we have enabled an easy way of getting authorization (via a Google account) to the console of their CARTO Data Warehouse.
  • Beta Support in Maps API for raster sources created via Beta functions in Analytics Toolbox for BigQuery.
  • Refresh buttons have been added in several places when listing and previewing data, to prevent cache issues.
  • We’ve added additional optional parameters in Imports API to support upcoming features.
  • We’ve made available a private Beta Version of a new feature: Basemap selector for public maps. Please contact the team if you’re interested.
  • Be able to disable TrackJS for www components
  • Add support for PodDisruptionBudget (disabled by default). A PDB limits the number of Pods of a replicated application that are down simultaneously from voluntary disruptions
  • Disable upstream buffering in the router component for APIs that uses streaming to transfer data to the client. We disabled it for the self-hosted behavior to be aligned with the SaaS.
  • Other minor changes and improvements
Fixes from the last release:
  • Fixed potential issues where containers would not shutdown correctly after receiving SIGTERM signal by:
    • Start docker containers in Exec form. So the process will take up PID 1 inside the container and Kubernetes will be able to send signals to the pod.
    • Add terminationGracePeriodSeconds to all pods. Now, Kubernetes will wait for a specified time called the termination grace period before killing the containers when it needs to stop them, so the APIs will be able to finish their work before shutdown in a correct way.
  • Fixed an issue that would make embedded maps not work outside of the self-hosted domain. Now the router component returns the header X-Frame-Options = “ALLOW” for public map requests.
  • Fixed an issue when sending requests to SQL API larger than 1 Mb. Now you can send requests up to 10Mb of payload.
  • Fixed an issue while trying to download helm customer packages using the tool
  • Fixed a logout problem where users with SSO would be stuck in a logout-login loop under specific circumstances.
  • Fixed minor issues with GEOMETRY type handling in Redshift.
  • Fixed an issue where the COUNT operation wouldn’t be available for Quadbin layers in Builder.
  • Fixed an issue where the dynamic aggregation of points into Quadbin wouldn’t work for Snowflake and PostgreSQL connections under specific circumstances in Builder.
  • Fixed an issue where widgets would not be accurate with tileset data sources under specific circumstances.
  • Other minor fixes


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  • The appearance of some screens in the login/signup contexts have changed to match our design system.
  • Import API and LDS API can now be selected and used as allowed_apis in tokens created via Tokens API.
  • Performance improvements related to the ability to cancel queries and manage timeouts for unused tiles in maps.
  • Removed support for fixed radius (meters) in Builder.
  • Several performance improvements for Snowflake connections, including better handling of a connection pool for Maps API and SQL API and faster queries for point-based data sources.
  • Database parameter is now mandatory when creating Snowflake connections.
  • Several improvements when importing files:
    • Longer timeout for importing larger files (from 10 minutes to 1 hour)
    • Better error handling, with improved error tolerance and clearer error messages.
    • The resulting tables in Snowflake after importing are now correctly optimized.
  • Other minor changes and improvements
Fixes from the last release:
  • Fixed an issue where users could attempt to delete maps owned by a different user.
  • Fixed an issue where invitations could be duplicated due to case sensitivity.
  • Fixed an issue with Builder SQL console where the spatial data type would remain cached.
  • Fixed an issue where an OAuth connection could be marked as shared under specific circumstances.
  • Fixed an issue with quantiles calculation not being consistent in static tilesets versus dynamic tiling.
  • Fixed several issues with the map/connection sharing dialog, where it would not behave correctly under some circumstances.
  • Fixed an issue where a demo dataset for retail industry use cases would appear to non-retail industry users.
  • Fixed an issue with the generation of “Intersect an Aggregate” SQL Analysis for Redshift in Builder.
  • Fixed an issue to support resolution levels lower than 4 for H3 layers and lower than 6 for Quadbin layers in Builder.
  • Other minor fixes

Previous releases

The release notes for releases prior to 2023.3.31 can be found: