Before upgrading from one version to another one, please read the release notes. While the Pinot committers strive to keep releases backaward-compatible and introduce new features in a compatible manner, your environment may have a unique combination of configurations/data/schema that may have been somehow overlooked. Before you roll out a new release of Pinot on your cluster, it is best that you run the compatibility test suite that Pinot provides. The tests can be easily customized to suit the configurations and tables in your pinot cluster(s). As a good practice, you should build your own test suite, mirroring the table configurations, schema, sample data and queries that is used in your cluster.