Adobe Experience Platform release notes
Release date: May 13, 2020
Updates to existing features in Adobe Experience Platform:
User interface updates
Adobe Experience Platform is releasing updates to the domain and header bar to improve your experience and unify with other Experience Cloud applications.
- Easier switching between your organizations or to a different application
- Improved user help, including featured articles and context-relevant documentation in the Help menu
- Ability to give feedback about the Experience Platform and file support tickets
The roll-out of the new experience is gradual. You can view the experience at https://experience.adobe.com/platform .
Data Science Workspace
Data Science Workspace uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to unleash insights from your data. Integrated into Adobe Experience Platform, Data Science Workspace helps you make predictions using your content and data assets across Adobe solutions. One of the ways Data Science Workspace accomplishes this is through the use of JupyterLab. JupyterLab is a web-based user interface for Project Jupyter and is tightly integrated into Adobe Experience Platform. It provides an interactive development environment for data scientists to work with Jupyter notebooks, code, and data.
The JupyterLab Launcher now includes starters for Spark 2.4 notebooks. Spark 2.3 notebook starters are now marked as deprecated and set to be removed in a subsequent release.
New Scala (Spark) and PySpark recipes now use Spark 2.4.
Scala (Spark) notebooks are now authored via the Scala kernel. PySpark notebooks are now authored via the Python Kernel. The Spark and PySpark kernel are deprecated and set to be removed in a subsequent release.
New PySpark and Spark recipes now follow the Docker workflow similar to Python and R recipes.
In Adobe Real-time Customer Data Platform , destinations are pre-built integrations with destination platforms that activate data to those partners in a seamless way.
Adobe Real-time CDP now supports data activation to Facebook, allowing you to activate profiles for your Facebook campaigns for audience targeting, personalization and suppression based on hashed emails.
For more information about the new functionality, see the Facebook destination page.
Amazon Kinesis and Azure Event Hubs streaming cloud storage destinations
Adobe Real-time CDP now supports data activation to streaming cloud storage destinations, allowing you to export audience data and events to these destinations in JSON format. You can then describe business logic on top of these events in your destinations. See below for details:
The Amazon Kinesis and Azure Event Hubs destinations in Adobe Real-time CDP are currently in beta. The documentation and the functionality are subject to change.
This article explains how to create a real-time outbound connection to your Amazon Kinesis storage to stream data from Adobe Experience Platform.
This article explains how to create a real-time outbound connection to your Azure Event Hubs storage to stream data from Adobe Experience Platform.
This tutorial demonstrates how to use API calls to connect to your Adobe Experience Platform data, create a connection to a streaming cloud storage destination (Amazon Kinesis or Azure Event Hubs), create a dataflow to your new created destination, and activate data to your new created destination.
For more information, please see the Destinations overview .
Experience Platform Web SDK and Experience Platform Edge Network
The Experience Platform Web SDK and Experience Platform Edge Network allow users to send data to the Adobe Experience Platform and other Adobe Solutions in real-time for end-user devices and browsers. The most recent list of use cases can be found in our public roadmap which is updated often.
Support for ECID
The SDK supports ECID out of the box without any additional libraries or information to install
Manage your configuration ID settings with the new edge configuration UI in Launch, must be whitelisted to access
Adobe Experience Platform Web SDK Mixin
A mixin for use with the Experience Platform web SDK that encompasses all the supported fields.
Course Consent Controls
Gives companies controls over opt-in and opt-out of the Experience Platform Web SDK
Client-side Debugging Support in the new Experience Cloud Debugger Extension
See requests from the Experience Platform web SDK as well as edge traces to see how data flows through the system.
Send data to Analytics report suites via the edge configuration. XDM is flattened into context data, supports multi-suite tagging
Support for Adobe Target. Including VEC, Form based composer, A/B, XT, Automated Personalization, MVT
Adobe Audience Manager Support
Support for Audience Manager ID syncs, URL destinations and Cookie Destinations
Renamed setCustomersIds to syncIdentity to make it more clear
XDM Object Builder
In the launch extension you can now build XDM objects as Data Elements
For more information on Platform Web SDK and Edge Network, refer to the documentation .
Real-time Customer Profile
Adobe Experience Platform enables you to drive coordinated, consistent, and relevant experiences for your customers no matter where or when they interact with your brand. With Real-time Customer Profile, you can see a holistic view of each individual customer that combines data from multiple channels, including online, offline, CRM, and third party data. Profile allows you to consolidate your disparate customer data into a unified view offering an actionable, timestamped account of every customer interaction.
New Profile Export metrics
Added metrics to profile export jobs showing total number of exported profiles and number of profiles in each namespace.
New Observability Insights metrics
Observability Insights API now has the following metrics for streaming ingestion into Profile: Incoming Request Rate, Successful Ingestion Rate, Ingested Record Size.
Bulk GET endpoint
Added bulk GET endpoint to Real-time Customer Profile API to enable retrieving of multiple results in a single API call. You can now bulk GET up to 100 IDs for segment definitions, segment jobs, and merge policies.
Browse profile by identity
In the Platform UI you can now select an identity namespace and provide an identity value in order to browse a profile.
For more information on Real-time Customer Profile, including tutorials and best practices for working with Profile data, please read the Real-time Customer Profile overview .
Adobe Experience Platform can ingest data from external sources while allowing you to structure, label, and enhance that data using Platform services. You can ingest data from a variety of sources such as Adobe applications, cloud-based storage, third party software, and your CRM system.
Experience Platform provides a RESTful API and an interactive UI that lets you set up source connections for various data providers with ease. These source connections allow you to authenticate and connect to external storage systems and CRM services, set times for ingestion runs, and manage data ingestion throughput.
Additional API and UI support for cloud storage systems
New source connectors for Azure File Storage.
Additional API and UI support for databases
New source connectors for Azure Data Explorer, IBM DB2, and Oracle DB.
Adobe Audience Manager to Experience Platform data sharing
The provisioning process for the Audience Manager connector has been updated. Audience Manager datasets for Real-time Customer Profile are now disabled by default. You can manually choose which datasets to promote to Profile. The new default settings are not retroactive and only impact provisioning for new Audience Manager connectors. See more information in the Datasets user guide .
To learn more about sources, see the sources overview .