A number of architectural changes have been added to Hadoop MapReduce. The new MapReduce system is called MR2 (AKA MR.next). The first release version to include these changes will be Apache Hadoop 0.23.
A key change in the new architecture is the disappearance of the centralized JobTracker service. Previously, the JobTracker was responsible for provisioning the resources across the whole cluster, in addition to managing the life cycle of all submitted MapReduce applications;