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From Sylvain Lebresne <sylv...@datastax.com>
Subject [RELEASE] Apache Cassandra 2.1.0
Date Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:05:02 GMT
The Cassandra team is pleased to announce the release of the final version
of Apache Cassandra 2.1.0.

Cassandra 2.1.0 brings a number of new features and improvements including
(but
not limited to):
 - Improved support of Windows.
 - A new incremental repair option[4, 5]
 - A better row cache that can cache only the head of partitions[6]
 - Off-heap memtables[7]
 - Numerous performance improvements[8, 9]
 - CQL improvements and additions: User-defined types, tuple types, 2ndary
   indexing of collections, ...[10]
 - An improved stress tool[11]

Please refer to the release notes[1] and changelog[2] for details.

Both source and binary distributions of Cassandra 2.1.0 can be downloaded
at:

 http://cassandra.apache.org/download/

As usual, a debian package is available from the project APT repository[3]
(you will need to use the 21x series).

The Cassandra team

[1]: http://goo.gl/k4eM39 (CHANGES.txt)
[2]: http://goo.gl/npCsro (NEWS.txt)
[3]: http://wiki.apache.org/cassandra/DebianPackaging
[4]: http://goo.gl/MjohJp
[5]: http://goo.gl/f8jSme
[6]: http://goo.gl/6TJPH6
[7]: http://goo.gl/YT7znJ
[8]: http://goo.gl/Rg3tdA
[9]: http://goo.gl/JfDBGW
[10]: http://goo.gl/kQl7GW
[11]: http://goo.gl/OTNqiQ

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