The Apache Phoenix team is pleased to announce the release of its next major versions: 3.0.0 and 4.0.0 from the Apache Incubator. Phoenix is a SQL query engine for Apache HBase, a NoSQL data store. It is accessed as a JDBC driver and enables querying and managing HBase tables using SQL.

Major new features include:

Phoenix now supports the HBase 0.98 branch (0.98.1+) in its 4.0 release while the 3.0 release continues to support the HBase 0.94 branch (0.94.4+).

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