Please make sure you're downloading from a nearby mirror site, not from www.apache.org.
We suggest downloading the current stable release.
The 1.2.x series is the current stable release line, it supercedes 1.1.x, 1.0.x, 0.98.x and 0.94.x (the 1.1.x, 1.0.x, 0.98.x and 0.94.x lines are still seeing a monthly cadence of bug fix releases for those who are not easily able to update). Note that 0.96 was EOL'd September 1st, 2014.
For older versions, check the apache archive.
Name Last modified Size DescriptionApache/2.2.15 (Scientific Linux) Server at mirrors.sonic.net Port 80
Parent Directory - 0.98.23/ 23-Oct-2016 06:53 - 1.1.7/ 23-Oct-2016 06:56 - 1.2.4/ 06-Nov-2016 23:11 - hbase-0.94.27/ 14-Oct-2015 09:10 - hbase-1.0.3/ 08-May-2016 18:05 - stable/ 06-Nov-2016 23:11 -