Higher Availability, Increased Scale and Enhanced Security on Apache HBase
The highlights from 0.96 where around stability and longer term scale (moving all internal data exchange and persistence to protobufs).
0.98 introduced some exciting new security features and a new HFile format with both encryption at rest and cell level security labels.
HBaseCon has all new speakers and new use cases with new and familiar faces listening onward. A must attend if you can make it.
1.0 is focusing on SLA and more inmemorry database features and general cleanup.
Listen into the podcast and all of what they talked about together.