Since its first release in 2006, CKAN has become the go-to tool for sharing data between organizations. More than 100,000 organizations and institutions use CKAN to host, manage, and access data.

Thanks to the whole CKAN community and contributors, CKAN 2.10 is finally released.

Here are some of the new features that have been added and might benefit your organization:

Enhanced Security: The new security features, such as the implementation of Flask-Login and CSRF protection included in the updates, can help protect your data and the privacy of your users. This can help ensure that your business complies with regulations such as GDPR and CCPA and can help prevent costly data breaches or security incidents.

Cost Savings: The new updates can help reduce the costs associated with managing and maintaining your data portal. With improved performance and functionality, you may need fewer resources to manage and maintain your portal, which can lead to cost savings in the long run. Introducing the Configuration declarations can speed up the configuration of your data portal while maintaining it becomes easier. 

Competitive Advantage: By staying up-to-date with the latest features and functionality of CKAN, your business can maintain a competitive edge over other companies in your industry. With the ability to quickly and easily manage and share data, your business can be more agile and responsive to changes in the market. 

Increased Efficiency: The new updates can improve the performance and functionality of your data portal, which can help your employees work more efficiently and productively. With improved data organization and search capabilities, employees can quickly find and use the data they need to make informed decisions, saving time and increasing productivity.

Improved Performance: This may include enhancements to CKAN’s performance and improved look and feel with the migration to Bootstrap 5, leading to faster load times and smoother browsing experiences for users. 

These are just some of the reasons you should upgrade your CKAN data portal.

We advise upgrading your CKAN version to either CKAN 2.9 or CKAN 2.10 to ensure continued support. 

Also, please be aware that Python 2 on CKAN 2.9 is no longer supported. Therefore, we recommend upgrading to CKAN 2.10, which supports Python 3.7 to 3.10. This upgrade will ensure your CKAN installation is secure, up-to-date, and fully supported.

And don’t forget to visit our blog and find out more about CKAN migration.

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