The Apache Phoenix team is pleased to announce its first releases as a top level project. Phoenix is the best performing open source SQL database for Apache HBase, a NoSQL data store. Phoenix is accessed as a JDBC driver and enables querying, updating, and managing HBase tables using SQL.

Our 3.1 release (for HBase 0.94.4+) includes:

Our 4.1 release (for HBase 0.98.1+) includes all of the above plus:

  • Tracing leveraging Cloudera’s HTrace library to show per-request performance metrics all they way from the client through into the HBase server, and back again
  • Local Indexes targeting write-heavy, space-constrained use cases by co-locating index and table data on the same region server

Source and binary downloads are available here.