This talk will give an overview of two exciting releases for Apache HBase and Phoenix. HBase 2.0 is the next stable major release for Apache HBase scheduled for early 2018. It is the next evolution from the Apache HBase community after 1.0. HBase-2.0 contains a large number of features that are long time in development, some of which include rewritten region assignment , perf improvements (RPC, rewritten write pipeline, etc), async clients and WAL, 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 technical 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 biggest release because of its integration with HBase 2.0 and lot of performance improvements in support of secondary Indexes. It has a lot of cool features such as encoded columns, Kafka, Hive integration, and many other performance improvements.