The next on-premises release
of Jama is targeted for the second quarter of 2016. We will be delivering new features and functionality as well as a modernized, simplified installation process. As part of this release, we have an important change that we want to make you well aware and give you proper time to make the necessary adjustments.
Beginning with this release, customers using Jama on-premises will be required to install Jama in a Linux environment with a MySQL (recommended) or Microsoft SQL database. We believe a standard approach for configuring Jama environments will provide the greatest benefits to our customers utilizing Jama within their own environments. Standardizing will
- Allow for quicker and more unified response from Jama support.
- Enable more frequent updates for fixing bugs and delivering new functionality.
- Allow for Jama to focus on solving the biggest problems you have within product delivery. Today, a significant portion of Jama’s development time is spent in testing the several different configuration options available.
As with any database update, it is important that you consider the potential impact to your business that this change may have, especially as it may impact security.
We will continue to support 2015.x and the current system configurations through January 31, 2017, giving you some time to make any adjustments. Of course, we would also be happy to share the benefits of moving to our hosted environment with you as well.
Please contact your customer success manager if you have any questions, or if you would like to discuss this change further.