We are pleased to announce the release of Apache Beam 2.4.0. Thanks goes to the many people who made this possible. Apache Beam is an open source unified programming model to define and execute data processing pipelines, including ETL, batch and stream (continuous) processing. See https://beam.apache.org You can download the release here: https://beam.apache.org/get-started/downloads/ As well as many bugfixes, some notable changes in this release are: - A new Python Direct runner, up to 15x faster than the old one. - Kinesis support for reading and writing in Java - Several refactoring to enable portability (Go/Python on Flink/Spark) Full release notes can be found at https://issues.apache.org/jira/secure/ReleaseNote.jspa?version=12342682&projectId=12319527 Enjoy!