The HBase team is happy to announce the immediate availability of Apache HBase 2.0.0.
Apache HBase™ is the Hadoop database, a distributed, scalable, big data store. To learn more about HBase, see https://hbase.apache.org/. HBase 2.0.0 is our second major release, the first release off the HBase 2.0 line. Please review 'Upgrading from 1.x to 2.x' in the bundled HBase 2.0.0 Reference Guide before installing or upgrading for a list of notable incompatibilities, major changes, and features including a new Region assignment manager ("AMv2"), a means for configuring the read and/or write path to run off-heap, and an optional In-Memory Compaction ("IMC", A.K.A "Accordion") facility. According to our adopted Semantic Versioning guidelines, we allowed ourselves make breaking changes in this major version release. For example, Coprocessors will need to be recast to fit more constrained APIs and rolling upgrade of an hbase-1.x install to hbase-2.x without downtime is (currently) not possible. That said, a bunch of effort has been expended mitigating the differences; a hbase-1.x client can perform DML against an hbase-2 cluster. A bundled compatibility report showing difference from 1.2.6 may be of help . For the complete list of fixes and improvements, see the included `CHANGES.md` (or online at ) and `RELEASENOTES.md`. Download through an ASF mirror near you: http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.lua/hbase/2.0.0/ The relevant checksums files are available at: https://www.apache.org/dist/hbase/2.0.0/hbase-2.0.0-src.tar.gz.sha512 https://www.apache.org/dist/hbase/2.0.0/hbase-2.0.0-bin.tar.gz.sha512 Project member signature keys can be found at https://www.apache.org/dist/hbase/KEYS PGP signatures are available at: https://www.apache.org/dist/hbase/2.0.0/hbase-2.0.0-src.tar.gz.asc https://www.apache.org/dist/hbase/2.0.0/hbase-2.0.0-bin.tar.gz.asc For instructions on verifying ASF release downloads, please see https://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi#verify Question, comments, and problems are always welcome at: d...@hbase.apache.org. Thanks to all who contributed and made this release possible. Cheers, The HBase Dev Team 1. https://s.apache.org/hbase-2.0.0-JIRA-changes 2. http://hbase.apache.org/2.0/book.html#hbase.versioning.post10 3. http://apache.mirrors.tds.net/hbase/2.0.0/compatibiliity_report_1.2.6vs2.0.0.html