The ORC team is excited to announce the release of ORC v1.6.0.

The new features of ORC 1.6:

  • ORC-14 Add column encryption.
  • ORC-189 Add timestamp with local timezone
  • ORC-203 Trim minimum and maximum string values
  • ORC-363 Add zstd support in Java
  • ORC-397 Support selectively disabling dictionaries
  • ORC-522 Add type annotations

Known issues:

  • ORC-414 ORC files with malformed protobuf objects can crash C++ reader

  • ORC-555 IllegalArgumentException when reading files with large footers

  • ORC-562 Don’t wrap the readerSchema with ACID fields, if it already is

  • ORC-569 The first index entry may have empty positions

  • ORC-571 ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException in StripePlanner.readRowIndex