Apache Hadoop 2.5.0 is Released

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:

More details can be found in the documentation and release notes.

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.

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