The Apache Software Foundation has released version 3.0 of Hadoop, the extremely popular open source framework for distributed computing. The last major update to the big data tool, Hadoop 2.0, was released in 2013. Key new features in Hadoop 3.0 include HDFS erasure coding, a preview of YARN Timeline Service version 2, YARN resource types and improved cloud computing support.
“This latest release unlocks several years of development from the Apache community,” said Chris Douglas, vice president of Apache Hadoop. “The platform continues to evolve with hardware trends and to accommodate new workloads beyond batch analytics, particularly real-time queries and long-running services. At the same time, our open source contributors have adapted Apache Hadoop to a wide range of deployment environments, including the cloud.”