Current Release - 1.2.3:

ORC 1.2.3 contains both the Java reader and writer and the C++ reader for ORC files. It also contains tools for working with ORC files and looking at their contents and metadata.

The new features of ORC 1.2:

  • ORC-54 Evolve schemas based on field name rather than index
  • ORC-84 Create a separate java tool module.
  • ORC-77 and ORC-81 Implement LZO and LZ4 compression codecs.
  • ORC-92 Add support for nested column id selection in C++
  • ORC-69 Add batch option support in orc-scan tools.

Important fixes:

  • HIVE-14214 ORC schema evolution and predicate push down do not work together.

Known issues:

  • ORC-40 Predicate push down is not implemented in C++.

Checking signatures

All GPG signatures should be verified as matching one of the keys in ORC’s committers’ key list.

% shasum -a 256 orc-X.Y.Z.tgz | diff - orc-X.Y.Z.tgz.sha256
% gpg --import KEYS
% gpg --verify orc-X.Y.Z.tgz.asc

All releases:

Version Date State Release
1.2.3 2016-12-12 latest ORC-1.2.3
1.2.2 2016-12-01 archived ORC-1.2.2
1.2.1 2016-10-05 archived ORC-1.2.1
1.2.0 2016-08-25 archived ORC-1.2.0
1.1.2 2016-07-08 stable ORC-1.1.2
1.1.1 2016-06-13 archived ORC-1.1.1
1.1.0 2016-06-10 archived ORC-1.1.0
1.0.0 2016-01-25 archived ORC-1.0.0