At this point we figured that as a community we can support this release and be compatible for the foreseeable future. That makes this release an ideal candidate to be called 1.0," Arun C. Murthy, vice president of Apache Hadoop,said
darthcamaro writes: There has been a tonne of hype about Big Data and specifically Hadoop in recent years. But until today, Hadoop was not a 1.0 release product. Does it matter, not really, but it's still a big milestone. The new release includes a new web interface for the Hadoop filestysystem, security and Hbase database support.