This talk will give an overview of two exciting releases for Apache HBase 2.0 and Phoenix 5.0. HBase provides a NoSQL column store on Hadoop for random, real-time read/write workloads. Phoenix provides SQL on top of HBase. HBase 2.0 contains a large number of features that were a long time in development, including rewritten region assignment, performance improvements (RPC, rewritten write pipeline, etc), async clients and WAL, a C++ client, offheaping memstore and other buffers, shading of dependencies, as well as a lot of other fixes and stability improvements. We will go into details on some of the most important improvements in the release, as well as what are the implications for the users in terms of API and upgrade paths. Phoenix 5.0 is the next big Phoenix release because of its integration with HBase 2.0 and a lot of performance improvements in support of secondary Indexes. It has many important new features such as encoded columns, Kafka and Hive integration, and many other performance improvements. This session will also describe the uses cases that HBase and Phoenix are a good architectural fit for.