# Release 0.16.0
## Major Features
* Added support for stream timeout in KafkaGroupIODataset
* Renamed gstpufs to gsmemcachedfs
* Added experimental KakfaBatchIODataset for online learning
* Added gabor/laplacian/gaussian filter support
* Added basic Arrow string type support for BigQuery reader
* Added ElasticSearch dataset support
* Added Prewitt and Sobel filter support
* Added arbitary dimensional support for `decode_json`
* Added bool data type support for `decode_json`
* Added tutorials for Kafka and ElasticSearch usage with tf.keras.
* Containers of tensorflow-io releases are available
at `docker pull tfsigio/tfio`.
## Thanks to our Contributors
This release contains contributions from many people:
Aleksey Vlasenko, Daniel, Kota Yamaguchi, Mark Daoust,
Michael Kuchnik, Vignesh Kothapalli, Yong Tang, Yuan Tang,
We are also grateful to all who filed issues or helped resolve them, asked and
answered questions, and were part of inspiring discussions.