# Announcing Caterva 0.4.0: a simple multidimensional container for compressed data
## What is new?
An API renaming has been done to adapt some Caterva variable names to those
used by the general community.
Also, a new level of multi-dimensionality has been introduced. As a result,
unlike other libraries, Caterva supports two levels of multi-dimensional
chunking (chunks and blocks).
For more info, please see the release notes in:
## What is it?
Caterva is an open source C library and a format that allows to store large
multidimensional, chunked, compressed datasets.
Data can be stored either in-memory or on-disk, but the API to handle both
versions is the same. Compression is handled transparently for the user by
adopting the Blosc2 library.
## Download sources
The github repository is over here:
Caterva is distributed using the BSD license, see
[LICENSE](https://github.com/Blosc/Caterva/blob/master/LICENSE) for details.
## Mailing list
There is an official Blosc mailing list where discussions about Caterva are
- The Blosc Development Team