Apache Tajo™ 0.9.0 Release Announcement

The Apache Tajo team is pleased to announce the release of Apache 0.9.0. Apache Tajo provides low-latency and scalable SQL query processing on Hadoop. Due to its advanced design, it is a nice tool at low-latency ad-hoc queries as well as batch queries.

The release is available for immediate download:

This is a major release. Apache Tajo team resolved 330 issues including lots of new features, bug fixes, and improvements. Apache Tajo 0.9.0 mainly focues on advanced SQL features (window function and multiple distinct aggregation), performance improvements (offheap tuple, skewness handling, runtime code generation), and scalability on large clusters (improved shuffle and fetch).

Some of highlights

More mature SQL features

  • TIMESTAMP, DATE, and TIME Refactoring (TAJO-825)
  • INTERVAL type support (TAJO-761)
  • WINDOW functions and OVER clause support (TAJO-924)
  • ORDER BY and GROUP BY clauses allow column references as well as expressions.
  • Multiple distinct aggregation (TAJO-1010)
  • concat() and concat_ws() function support
  • to_char() for date time format

Performance Improvements

  • Offheap tuple block and zero-copy tuple (TAJO-907)
  • Offheap sort operator for ORDER BY (TAJO-907)
  • hash shuffle I/O improvement (TAJO-992)
  • Better automatic parallel degree choice for operators involving hash and range shuffles
  • Skewness handling for hash shuffle (TAJO-987)
  • Runtime code generation for evaluating expressions (TAJO-906)
  • Lots of query optimizer improvements

Hadoop Integration

  • Hadoop 2.2.0 or higher (to 2.5.1) support
  • Hive Meta Store access support for 0.13.0 and 0.13.1
  • Updated Parquet to 1.5.0. (TAJO-932)

Availability, Reliability, and Stability

  • TajoMaster HA (TAJO-704)
  • More stable and error-tolerant fetch (TAJO-789, TAJO-953, TAJO-908, TAJO-949, TAJO-991)

Other important improvements

  • MariaDB Catalog Store support (TAJO-847)
  • Linux and HDFS utility support in tajo shell (TAJO-732)

For a complete list of new features and fixed problems, please see the release notes:

Many Thanks to contributors on the 0.9.0 releases

Alvin Henrick, DaeMyung Kang, David Chen, Hyoung Jun Kim, Hyunsik Choi, Ilhyun Suh, JaeHwa Jung, Jae Young Lee, Jihun Kang, Jinho Kim, Jihoon Son, Jongyoung Park, Mai Hai Thanh, Min Zhou, Keuntae Park, Prafulla T, Seungun Choe, SeongHwa Ahn, Youngjun Park, and Wan Heo.