An Apache representative concurred that goals for Hadoop include improvements for high availability, data management, and user friendliness, but Apache would not confirm what will be in the next release or what the version number will be. Because of Hadoop's culture of continuous beta releases, there has yet to be a formal 1.0 release, Baldeschwieler said. "There will come a point where we will want to call it 1.0 or 2.0."
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