PostHog v1.15.0 Release Notes

Release Date: 2020-10-15 // almost 2 years ago
  • Clickhouse Screenshot

    If you've followed our progress on GitHub over the past months, you'll know that ClickHouse has been the talk of the town.

    In their own words, ClickHouse is "a column-oriented database management system (DBMS) for online analytical processing of queries (OLAP)".

    Or, in simple terms: it's a very fast database.

    ๐Ÿ‘ As you may know, we have been using the well-established and reliable PostgreSQL until now, but from here on out our Enterprise Edition will be using ClickHouse instead. PostgreSQL remains a great option for lower volumes, but, for companies that handle huge event volumes, ClickHouse is a much better choice.

    On our cloud version we handle event numbers in the nine figures, and implementing ClickHouse has drastically reduced the execution time for all of our queries.

    If you're interested in using PostHog with ClickHouse, send us an email at [email protected].

    Command Palette Screenshot

    We're super excited about this.

    Last week we did an internal hackathon and the command palette was one of the awesome projects to come out of it.

    ๐Ÿ Now, when using PostHog, you can press โŒ˜K (Mac) or Ctrl + K (Windows) to reveal a Spotlight or Superhuman-like command palette that lets you navigate around PostHog mouse-less. In addition to navigation, the command palette also has page-specific commands that let you, for example, change the time range on charts, as well as a way to quickly share feedback with the PostHog team, create an API key, or even do some math with the built-in calculator.

    Eric, Michael, and Paolo got this done in just a few days, and we love it.

    Stay tuned for more exciting features that were built during the hackathon.

    Backend Feature Flags Code

    Based on community feedback, we made it easier for feature flags to be integrated with your backend, in addition to our frontend JavaScript implementation.

    ๐Ÿ‘ We've added feature flag support to our Python Integration, as well as improved the /decide endpoint used by feature flags to make the API experience better.

    We have ourselves been using feature flags with the Python integration to slowly roll out some exciting new features.

    Weekly Email Screenshot

    To help users keep up with their key metrics in a simple way, we have introduced a weekly email that gives you an overview of your active and churned users over the previous week.

    ๐ŸŽ This is in Beta mode and we're expanding its capabilities, but it already gives you a good sense of your performance in terms of users.

    Have you gotten your weekly report yet?

    • [User Interviews](calendly.com/posthog-feedback)

    Weโ€™re working hard to improve PostHog and would love to talk to you about your experience with the product.

    โฑ If you're interested in helping us out, you can schedule a quick 30-min call with us on Calendly.

    Oh, and we're giving away some awesome PostHog merch as a thank you!