We are happy to announce the release of version 0.8 beta on Sourceforge. This release packages both the scale-out (distributed) and scale-up (single-server) versions of the bigdata RDF store. This release is capable of loading 1B triples in well under one hour on a 15 node cluster and has been used to load up to 13B triples on the same cluster. It also captures substantial improvements in the scale-out architecture. While query performance has not been optimized recently, it is nevertheless quite reasonable.