The Apache Hadoop community has voted to release Apache Hadoop 2.5.0.
Apache Hadoop 2.5.0 is a minor release in the 2.x release line and includes some major features and improvements, including:
- Extended file attributes and improved Web UIs in HDFS
- Security for ATS
- Richer YARN REST APIs
- Several bug fixes
The next minor release (2.6.0) is expected to include some major features as well, including transparent encryption in HDFS along with a key management server, work-preserving restarts of all YARN daemons, and others. Refer to the roadmap for a full, updated list.
Currently, Hadoop 2.5 is scheduled to ship inside CDH 5.2 (in late 2014).
Karthik Kambatla is Software Engineer at Cloudera and a Hadoop committer.