Remove 'beta' verbiage from site

Change-Id: I864b9fbbc1fc6c389ab4dc082e72a46cc99d9d68
Reviewed-by: Jean-Daniel Cryans <>
Tested-by: Todd Lipcon <>


Branch: refs/heads/gh-pages
Commit: ef53d3c1c15fa214e711755de6910a3b5f7c3716
Parents: 9062ee6
Author: Todd Lipcon <>
Authored: Mon Sep 19 19:15:46 2016 -0700
Committer: Todd Lipcon <>
Committed: Tue Sep 20 03:24:01 2016 +0000

----------------------------------------------------------------------     | 40 ++++++++++++----------------------------
 index.html |  4 +---
 2 files changed, 13 insertions(+), 31 deletions(-)
diff --git a/ b/
index bdc6df5..b946ef7 100644
--- a/
+++ b/
@@ -45,21 +45,8 @@ workloads.
 #### Is Apache Kudu ready to be deployed into production yet?
-We don't yet recommend this -- Kudu is currently in Beta. During the next few 
months we
-might have to break backwards compatibility with our current on-the-wire or 
-formats or change public APIs. There is also still work to do to improve data 
-and consistency. Kudu is currently in a good state for using in a 
-scenario for a future deployment.
-For more details on the Kudu Beta period, see the
-[release notes](docs/release_notes.html#_about_the_kudu_public_beta).
-#### When can I expect GA or version 1.0?
-There is no set timeline for general availability (GA). We are looking forward 
to working
-with the community to continue stabilizing and improving Kudu. We want to 
implement some
-critical missing features such as security and fill in other gaps before 
releasing Kudu
+Yes! Although Kudu is still relatively new, as far as storage engines are 
+it is ready for production workloads.
 #### Is Kudu open source?
@@ -196,8 +183,7 @@ partitioning.
 #### Is there any limitation to the size of data that can be added to a column?
 There is no hard limit imposed by Kudu, but large values (10s of KB and above)
-are likely to perform poorly and may cause stability issues in the current beta
+are likely to perform poorly and may cause stability issues in current 
 #### Does Kudu support dynamic partitioning?
@@ -226,7 +212,7 @@ Kudu gains the following properties by using Raft consensus:
   sent to any of the replicas. If that replica fails, the query can be sent to 
   replica immediately.
-During Kudu's beta period, those properties maybe not be fully implemented and
+In current releases, some of these properties are not be fully implemented and
 may suffer from some deficiencies. See the answer to
 "[Is Kudu's consistency level tunable?](#is-kudus-consistency-level-tunable)"
 for more information.
@@ -293,7 +279,7 @@ to bulk load performance of other systems.
 Kudu uses typed storage and currently does not have a specific type for semi-
 structured data such as JSON. Semi-structured data can be stored in a STRING or
 BINARY column, but large values (10s of KB or more) are likely to cause
-performance or stability problems in the current beta release.
+performance or stability problems in current versions.
 Fuller support for semi-structured types like JSON and protobuf will be added 
 the future, contingent on demand from early adopters.
@@ -336,7 +322,7 @@ direction, for the following reasons:
 #### What frameworks are integrated with Kudu for data access?
-Kudu is already integrated with Impala, MapReduce, and Spark (beta). Additional
+Kudu is already integrated with Impala, MapReduce, and Spark. Additional
 frameworks are expected for GA with Hive being the current highest priority
@@ -368,9 +354,8 @@ required, but not more RAM than typical Hadoop worker nodes.
 #### Is the master node a single point of failure?
-The beta release of Kudu includes only experimental support for master node
-failover, with some known limitations. Kudu's first generally available
-release will feature a highly available master process.
+No. Kudu includes support for running multiple Master nodes, using the same 
+consensus algorithm that is used for durability of data.
 #### Does Kudu require the use of SSDs?
@@ -431,8 +416,7 @@ Parquet format using a statement like:
     INSERT INTO TABLE some_parquet_table SELECT * FROM kudu_table
 then use [distcp](
-to copy the Parquet data to another cluster. While Kudu is in beta, we're not
-expecting people to deploy mission-critical workloads on it yet.
+to copy the Parquet data to another cluster.
 #### Can the WAL transaction logs be used to build a disaster recovery site?
@@ -488,9 +472,9 @@ As a true column store, Kudu is not as efficient for OLTP 
as a row store would b
 currently some implementation issues that hurt Kudu's performance on Zipfian 
 updates (see the YCSB results in the performance evaluation of our [draft 
-Our intention with the Kudu beta is that if you have a _light_ OLTP-like 
-it should work, but if you have mostly random accesses something like HBase is 
probably better.
+We anticipate that future releases will continue to improve performance for 
these workloads,
+but Kudu is not designed to be a full replacement for OLTP stores for all 
workloads. Please
+consider other storage engines such as Apache HBase or a traditional RDBMS.
 ### Indexes
diff --git a/index.html b/index.html
index e383d5f..7d23aa2 100644
--- a/index.html
+++ b/index.html
@@ -16,9 +16,7 @@ active_nav: home
   <strong>fast analytics on fast data</strong>.
-  <p>Currently, a limited-functionality version of Kudu is available as a 
-  <a href="docs/installation.html" class="btn btn-info">Install the Beta</a>
+  <a href="docs/installation.html" class="btn btn-info">Install Kudu</a>
   <a href="docs/quickstart.html" class="btn btn-info">Get the Kudu Quickstart 

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