The Apache Phoenix team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the 4.13.0 release. Apache Phoenix enables SQL-based OLTP and operational analytics for Apache Hadoop using Apache HBase as its backing store and providing integration with other projects in the Apache ecosystem such as Spark, Hive, Pig, Flume, and MapReduce. The 4.x releases are compatible with HBase 0.98 and 1.3.
Highlights of the release include:
* Critical bug fix to prevent snapshot creation of SYSTEM.CATALOG when connecting  * Numerous bug fixes around handling of row deletion  * Improvements to statistics collection  * New COLLATION_KEY built-in function for linguistic sort 
Source and binary downloads are available here .
Hi Kumar, I started a discussion  on the dev list to find an RM for the HBase 1.2 (and HBase 1.1) branch, but no one initially stepped up, so there were no plans for a release. Subsequently we've heard from a few folks that they needed it, and Pedro Boado volunteered to do CDH compatible release (see PHOENIX-4372) which requires an up to date HBase 1.2 based release.
So I've volunteered to do one more Phoenix 4.13.1 release for HBase 1.2 and 1.1. I'm hoping you, Pedro and others that need 1.2 based releases can volunteer to be the RM and do further releases.
One thing is clear, though - folks need to be on the dev and user lists so they can take place in DISCUSS threads.
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