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The latest Apache HBase releases, 0.92 and 0.94, contain many improvements over prior releases in terms of correctness and performance improvements. We discuss a couple of these improvements from a development and operations perspective. For correctness, we discuss the ACID guarantees of HBase, give a case study of problems with earlier releases, and give an overview of the implementation internals that were improved to fix the issues. For performance, we discuss recent improvements in 0.94 and how to monitor the performance of a cluster with new metrics.