Apache Kudu 1.2.0 released

Posted 20 Jan 2017 by Todd Lipcon

The Apache Kudu team is happy to announce the release of Kudu 1.2.0!

The new release adds several new features and improvements, including:

  • User data such as row contents is now redacted from logging statements.
  • Kudu’s ability to provide strong consistency guarantees has been substantially improved.
  • Various performance improvements in metadata management as well as optimizations for BITSHUFFLE encoding on AVX2-capable hosts.

Additionally, 1.2.0 fixes a number of important bugs, including:

  • Kudu now automatically limits its usage of file descriptors, preventing crashes due to ulimit exhaustion.
  • Fixed a long-standing issue which could cause ext4 file system corruption on RHEL 6.
  • Fixed a disk space leak.
  • Several fixes for correctness in various edge cases.

The above list of changes is non-exhaustive. Please refer to the release notes for an expanded list of important improvements, bug fixes, and incompatible changes before upgrading.

  • Download the Kudu 1.2.0 source release
  • Convenience binary artifacts for the Java client and various Java integrations (eg Spark, Flume) are also now available via the ASF Maven repository.