Puppet released Puppet Enterprise 2017.1, with improved data management capabilities that help customers scale Puppet technology across teams and environments.
The release of Hiera 5 as part of PE 2017.1 makes day-to-day usage more efficient and understandable, as well as easier to extend when necessary. Hiera 5 eliminates the need for complex computational logic in describing infrastructure, so you can write cleaner, more maintainable Puppet code.
Highlights of PE 2017.1 include:
- Improved debugability of configuration data
- Support for per-environment data hierarchies
- Simplified construction of hierarchy rules
Ease and ability to separate configuration data from your configuration code
Greater efficiency in looking up data, so you should see significant performance improvements