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Friday Jun 26, 2015

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 26 June 2015

Here's what the Apache community have been working on over the past week:

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - CFP closes on 1 July for "ApacheCon: Core" 1-2 October 2015 in Budapest http://apachecon.com/

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
  - Uptime over the past week has been a smooth 99.16% http://status.apache.org/

Apache CloudStack™ –Open Source software designed to deploy and manage large networks of virtual machines, as a highly available, highly scalable Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud computing platform.
 - Apache CloudStack 4.4.4 released http://cloudstack.apache.org/ downloads.html

Apache Commons™ Configuration –a software library that provides a generic configuration interface which enables an application to read configuration data from a variety of sources.
 - Commons Configuration 2.0-beta1 released http://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-configuration/download_configuration.cgi

Apache Flink™ –an Open Source platform for scalable batch and stream data processing.
 - Apache Flink 0.9.0 released http://flink.apache.org/news/2015/06/24/announcing-apache-flink-0.9.0-release.html 

Apache Jackrabbit™ Oak a scalable, high-performance hierarchical content repository designed for use as the foundation of modern world-class Web sites and other demanding content applications.
- Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.3.1 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache mod_perl™ –a unique piece of software that integrates the power of Perl with the flexibility and stability of the Apache Web server.
 - Apache mod_perl 2.0.9 released http://apache.org/dist/perl/

Apache Tika™ –a toolkit for detecting and extracting metadata and structured text content from various documents using existing parser libraries.
 - Apache Tika 1.9 released http://uima.apache.org/ruta.html

Apache Wicket™ –with proper mark-up/logic separation, a POJO data model, and a refreshing lack of XML, Apache Wicket makes developing Web-apps simple and enjoyable again.
 - Apache Wicket 7.0.0-M6 released http://wicket.apache.org/

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that more than 50 Apache project MeetUps will take place over the next 10 days?

 - Did you know that Apache BookKeeper is used at Huawei, HubSpot, and Yahoo! Cloud Messaging?

 - Did you know that we're always looking for Apache success stories that we can share with the community? Send newsworthy metrics/users/datapoints of Apache products to <press@apache.org>!


Apache Community Notices:

 - The list of Apache project-related MeetUps can be found at http://apache.org/events/meetups.html

 - Catch Apache Bigtop, Hadoop, Spark, Geode (Incubating) and Ignite (Incubating) in action at the In-Memory Computing Summit 29-30 June in San Francsico http://imcsummit.org/

 - The Chicago Apache Flink MeetUp will be held 30 June http://www.meetup.com/Chicago-Apache-Flink-Meetup/

 - MesosCon will be held 20-21 August in Seattle https://mesoscon2015.sched.org/

 - Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon: Core Europe will be held 28 September - 1 October in Budapest http://apachecon.com/

 - The first Apache Flink Conference, Flink Forward, will be held 12-13 October in Berlin http://flink-forward.org

 - CFP open for Lucene/Solr Revolution, to be held 13-16 October in Austin http://www.lucenerevolution.org

 - The ASF FY 2014-2015 Annual Report is available at http://s.apache.org/ZVp

 - Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our "Powered By" logos http://www.apache.org/foundation/press/kit/#poweredby

 - Show your support for Apache with ASF-approved swag from http://www.zazzle.com/featherwear and http://s.apache.org/landsend --all proceeds benefit the ASF! 


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Friday Jun 19, 2015

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 19 June 2015

The week has zipped by with many Apache activities happening over the past week:

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - CFP open for two new Apache events in Europe --"Apache: Big Data" and "ApacheCon: Core"-- 28 September - 2 October 2015 in Budapest http://apachecon.com/

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
  - Uptime over the past week has been a snappy 99.54% http://status.apache.org/

Apache Allura™ –an Open Source implementation of a software "forge", a web site that manages source code repositories, bug reports, discussions, wiki pages, blogs and more for any number of individual projects.
 - Apache Allura 1.3.0 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/allura/allura-1.3.0.tar.gz

Apache Buildr™ –a build system for Java-based applications, including support for Scala, Groovy and a growing number of JVM languages and tools.
 - Apache Buildr 1.4.23 released http://buildr.apache.org/

Apache Commons™ – CLI library –provides an API for parsing command line options passed to programs. It's also able to print help messages detailing the options available for a command line tool.
 - Apache Commons CLI 1.3.1 released http://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-cli/download_cli.cgi

Apache Directory™ Studio –a complete directory tooling platform intended to be used with any LDAP server however it is particularly designed for use with ApacheDS.
 - Apache Directory Studio 2.0-0-M9 released http://directory.apache.org/studio/downloads.html

Apache Hama™ –a High-Performance BSP computing engine, which can be used to perform compute-intensive general scientific BSP applications, Google's Pregel-like graph applications, and machine learning algorithms.
 - Apache Hama v0.7 released https://hama.apache.org/

Apache Jackrabbit™ Oak –a scalable, high-performance hierarchical content repository designed for use as the foundation of modern world-class web sites and other demanding content applications.
 - Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.3.0 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Lucene™ –a high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java.
 - Apache Lucene 5.2.1 released http://lucene.apache.org/core/mirrors-core-latest-redir.html

Apache Solr™ –the popular, blazing fast, open source NoSQL search platform from the Apache Lucene project.
 - Apache Solr 5.2.1 released http://lucene.apache.org/solr/mirrors-solr-latest-redir.html

Apache Storm™ –a distributed, fault-tolerant, and high-performance realtime computation system that provides strong guarantees on the processing of data.
 - Apache Storm 0.10.0-beta released http://storm.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Wicket™ –with proper mark-up/logic separation, a POJO data model, and a refreshing lack of XML, Apache Wicket makes developing web-apps simple and enjoyable again.
 - Apache Wicket 6.20.0 released http://wicket.apache.org/

Apache UIMA™ Ruta –a rule-based script language supported by Eclipse-based tooling.
 - Apache UIMA Ruta 2.3.0 released http://uima.apache.org/ruta.html


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the Incubator currently has 43 Apache projects (a.k.a. podlings) in development?

 - Did you know that most of Netflix's Data Warehouse is stored using Apache Parquet?

 - Did you know that @PlanetApache now follows the Twitter accounts of Apache project Committers and contributors?


Apache Community Notices:

 - New listing of more than 70 Apache project-related MeetUps can be found at http://apache.org/events/meetups.html

 - Reminder: How to Safely Download Apache OpenOffice http://s.apache.org/a1R

 - Audio recordings from select tracks from ApacheCon Austin are available at http://feathercast.apache.org/ includes Cloud, Community, httpd, and Apache HTTP Server Founder's panel; presentation slides are also up online http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america/program/slides

 - Apache CouchDB is seeking design and editorial assistance in English http://markmail.org/thread/dgvjpwnxie6pji5j

 - The second OFBiz Community Day will take place 20 June https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OFBIZ/OFBiz+Community+Days

 - The Berlin Apache Flink MeetUp will be held 23 June http://www.meetup.com/Apache-Flink-Meetup/events/223037790/

 - Catch Apache Bigtop, Hadoop, Spark, Geode (Incubating) and Ignite (Incubating) in action at the In-Memory Computing Summit 29-30 June in San Francsico http://imcsummit.org/

 - The Chicago Apache Flink MeetUp will be held 30 June http://www.meetup.com/Chicago-Apache-Flink-Meetup/

 - MesosCon will be held 20-21 August in Seattle https://mesoscon2015.sched.org/

 - Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon: Core Europe will be held 28 September - 1 October in Budapest http://apachecon.com/

 - The first Apache Flink Conference, Flink Forward, will be held 12-13 October in Berlin http://flink-forward.org

 - CFP open for Lucene/Solr Revolution, to be held 13-16 October in Austin http://www.lucenerevolution.org

 - The ASF FY 2014-2015 Annual Report is available at http://s.apache.org/ZVp

 - Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our "Powered By" logos http://www.apache.org/foundation/press/kit/#poweredby

 - Show your support for Apache with ASF-approved swag from http://www.zazzle.com/featherwear and http://s.apache.org/landsend --all proceeds benefit the ASF! 


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For real-time updates, sign up for Apache-related news by sending mail to announce-subscribe@apache.org and follow @TheASF on Twitter. For a broader spectrum from the Apache community, https://twitter.com/PlanetApache provides an aggregate of Project activities as well as the personal blogs and tweets of select ASF Committers.

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Wednesday Jun 17, 2015

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 12 June 2015

We've been active across many Apache projects and initiatives over the past week:

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - CFP open for two new Apache events in Europe --"Apache: Big Data" and "ApacheCon: Core"-- 28 September - 2 October 2015 in Budapest http://apachecon.com/

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
  - The system is currently undergoing maintenance, however, uptime over the past week was a brilliant 99.887% http://status.apache.org/

Apache Lucene™ –a high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java.
 - Apache Lucene 5.2.0 released http://lucene.apache.org/core/mirrors-core-latest-redir.html

Apache Solr™ –the popular, blazing fast, open source NoSQL search platform from the Apache Lucene project.
 - Apache Solr 5.2.0 and Reference Guide for Solr 5.2 released http://lucene.apache.org/solr/mirrors-solr-latest-redir.html

Apache Subversion™ –an Open Source centralized version control system characterized by its reliability as a safe haven for valuable data; the simplicity of its model and usage; and its ability to support the needs of a wide variety of users and projects, from individuals to large-scale enterprise operations.
 - Apache Subversion 1.9.0-rc2 released http://subversion.apache.org/download/#pre-releases

Apache UIMA™ Ruta –a rule-based script language supported by Eclipse-based tooling.
 - Apache UIMA Ruta 2.3.0 released http://uima.apache.org/ruta.html


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that more than 16,000 Apache code commits take place each month at the ASF?

 - Did you know that HBase users and developers can guest blog at https://blogs.apache.org/hbase to tell their "Why We Use Apache HBase" story?

 - Did you know that @PlanetApache now follows the Twitter accounts of Apache project Committers and contributors?


Apache Community Notices:

 - New listing of more than 70 Apache project-related MeetUps can be found at http://apache.org/events/meetups.html

 - Reminder: How to Safely Download Apache OpenOffice http://s.apache.org/a1R

 - Audio recordings from select tracks from ApacheCon Austin are available at http://feathercast.apache.org/ includes Cloud, Community, httpd, and Apache HTTP Server Founder's panel!

 - Presentations from ApacheCon Austin are available online http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america/program/slides

 - Apache CouchDB is seeking design and editorial assistance in English http://markmail.org/thread/dgvjpwnxie6pji5j

 - Submit your proposal for CloudStack Days Seattle (co-located with LinuxCon) by 12 June http://clds.co/18hplxk

 - The Karlsruhe DevOps Meetup featuring Apache Mesos and Aurora will be held 16 June http://www.meetup.com/DevOps-Karlsruhe-Meetup/events/222465491/

 - The SF Spark and Friends MeetUp featuring Apache Flink will take place in San Francisco on 16 June http://www.meetup.com/SF-Spark-and-Friends/

 - The second OFBiz Community Day will take place 20 June https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OFBIZ/OFBiz+Community+Days

 - Catch Apache Bigtop, Hadoop, Spark, Geode (Incubating) and Ignite (Incubating) in action at the In-Memory Computing Summit 29-30 June in San Francsico http://imcsummit.org/

 - The Chicago Apache Flink MeetUp will be held 30 June http://www.meetup.com/Chicago-Apache-Flink-Meetup/

 - MesosCon will be held 20-21 August in Seattle https://mesoscon2015.sched.org/

 - Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon: Core Europe will be held 28 September - 1 October in Budapest http://apachecon.com/

 - The first Apache Flink Conference, Flink Forward, will be held 12-13 October in Berlin http://flink-forward.org

 - CFP open for Lucene/Solr Revolution, to be held 13-16 October in Austin http://www.lucenerevolution.org

 - The ASF FY 2014-2015 Annual Report is available at http://s.apache.org/ZVp

 - Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our "Powered By" logos http://www.apache.org/foundation/press/kit/#poweredby

 - Show your support for Apache with ASF-approved swag from http://www.zazzle.com/featherwear and http://s.apache.org/landsend --all proceeds benefit the ASF! 


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For real-time updates, sign up for Apache-related news by sending mail to announce-subscribe@apache.org and follow @TheASF on Twitter. For a broader spectrum from the Apache community, https://twitter.com/PlanetApache provides an aggregate of Project activities as well as the personal blogs and tweets of select ASF Committers.

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Friday Jun 05, 2015

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 5 June 2015

We've kicked the week off with the release of our first official annual report http://s.apache.org/ZVp, and have been busily tracking numerous activities across the Apache community:

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - CFP open for Apache events Europe --Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon: Core-- 28 September - 2 October 2015 in Budapest http://apachecon.com/

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - Uptime over the past week is a kicking 99.51% http://status.apache.org/

ASF Fundraising & Sponsorship –the ASF relies on individual donors and corporate sponsors to help bolster existing projects, incubate new initiatives, and promote meritocratic, community-driven development "The Apache Way".
 - Welcome new ASF Sponsor PhoenixNAP, joining Bloomberg, Comcast, Hortonworks, HP, and IBM at the Gold Level. http://apache.org/foundation/thanks

Apache Calcite (incubating) – a dynamic data management framework. Its cost-based optimizer converts queries, represented in relational algebra, into executable plans.
 - Apache Calcite 1.3.0 (incubating) released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/incubator/calcite/apache-calcite-1.3.0-incubating/

Apache Commons™ Pool –Open Source software library provides an object-pooling API and a number of object pool implementations.
 - Apache Commons Pool 2.4.1 released http://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-pool/download_pool.cgi

Apache cTAKES™ –an Open Source natural language processing system for information extraction from electronic medical record clinical free-text.
 - Apache cTAKES 3.2.2 released http://ctakes.apache.org/downloads.cgi

Apache Flume™ –a distributed, reliable, and available service for efficiently collecting, aggregating, and moving large amounts of log data.
 - Apache Flume 1.6.0 released http://flume.apache.org/download.html

Apache HttpComponents™ Client – a library for client-side HTTP communication built on HttpCore. It provides connection management, cookie management, and authentication. This is the successor to the widely used Jakarta Commons HttpClient 3.1.
 - Apache HttpComponents Client 4.5 GA released http://hc.apache.org/downloads.cgi

Apache Jackrabbit™ –a fully compliant implementation of the Content Repository for Java(TM) Technology API, version 2.0 (JCR 2.0) as specified in the Java Specification Request 283 (JSR 283).
 - Apache Jackrabbit 2.8.1 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Mahout™ –an environment for quickly creating machine learning applications that scale and run on the highest performance parallel computation engines available.
 - Apache Mahout 0.10.1 released http://www.apache.org/dist/mahout/0.10.1/

Apache Olingo™ –a Java library which enables developers to implement OData producers and OData consumers.
 - Apache Olingo 2.0.4 released http://olingo.apache.org/doc/odata2/download.html

Apache OpenWebBeans™ –a CDI container (Contexts and Dependency Injection for Java) and targets the CDI-1.2 specification (JavaEE 7). We pass the standalone CDI TCK and the JavaEE7 WebProfile part of the CDI-TCK (in Apache TomEE-7.0).
 - Apache OpenWebBeans 1.6.0 released  http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/openwebbeans/1.6.0/

Apache Tomcat™ –an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language and Java WebSocket technologies.
 - End of life for Apache Tomcat 6.0.x http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201506.mbox/%3C556ECB68.2080804%40apache.org%3E


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache Airavata is a software framework for executing and managing computational jobs and workflows on distributed computing resources in Astronomy, Astrophysics, Bioinformatics, Biophysics, Computational Chemistry, Nuclear Physics, and other scientific fields?

 - Did you know that the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory uses Apache Phoenix to load and query hundreds of billions of records?

 - Did you know that eHealth Africa uses Apache CouchDB in their efforts to help implement, manage, and evaluate health projects?


Apache Community Notices:

 - Show your support for Apache with ASF-approved swag from http://www.zazzle.com/featherwear and http://s.apache.org/landsend --all proceeds benefit the ASF! 

 - Reminder: How to Safely Download Apache OpenOffice http://s.apache.org/a1R

 - Audio recordings from select tracks from ApacheCon Austin are available at http://feathercast.apache.org/ includes Cloud, Community, httpd, and Apache HTTP Server Founder's panel!

 - Presentations from ApacheCon Austin are available online http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america/program/slides

 - Apache CouchDB is seeking design and editorial assistance in English http://markmail.org/thread/dgvjpwnxie6pji5j

 - Check out the Apache project-related MeetUps listed at http://apache.org/events/meetups.html

 - Intro to Apache Cassandra MeetUp being held 5 June in Zürich http://www.meetup.com/Cloud-Scale-Data-Science-virtual-UserGroup-worldwide/events/221749304/

 - The MeetUp/Study Group: EdX Intro to Big Data with Apache Spark will be held 6 June in Perth http://www.meetup.com/Perth-Data-Science/events/222727686/

 - "Big Data Processing with Apache Spark" MeetUp is being held in Hydrabad 6 June http://www.meetup.com/Big-Data-Hyderabad/events/221413129/

 - The Mumbai BigData Half Day MeetUp will be held 6 June http://www.meetup.com/Aegis-IBM-BIG-DATA/events/222783949/

 - A MeetUp/Discussion on Apache Geode (incubating) will be taking place 6 June in Pune http://www.meetup.com/TechNext/events/222608288/

 - MeetUp/Study Group kick-off on Machine Learning is taking place 7 June in San Diego http://www.meetup.com/SanDiegoAI/events/222735463/

 - Submit your proposal for CloudStack Days Seattle (co-located with LinuxCon) by 12 June http://clds.co/18hplxk

 - The Karlsruhe DevOps Meetup featuring Apache Mesos and Aurora will be held 16 June http://www.meetup.com/DevOps-Karlsruhe-Meetup/events/222465491/

 - The SF Spark and Friends MeetUp featuring Apache Flink will take place in San Francisco on 16 June http://www.meetup.com/SF-Spark-and-Friends/

 - Catch Apache Bigtop, Hadoop, Spark, Geode (Incubating) and Ignite (Incubating) in action at the In-Memory Computing Summit 29-30 June in San Francsico http://imcsummit.org/

 - The Chicago Apache Flink MeetUp will be held 30 June http://www.meetup.com/Chicago-Apache-Flink-Meetup/

 - MesosCon will be held 20-21 August in Seattle https://mesoscon2015.sched.org/

 - Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon: Core Europe will be held 28 September - 1 October in Budapest http://apachecon.com/

 - The first Apache Flink Conference, Flink Forward, will be held 12-13 October in Berlin http://flink-forward.org

 - CFP open for Lucene/Solr Revolution, to be held 13-16 October in Austin http://www.lucenerevolution.org

 - Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our "Powered By" logos http://www.apache.org/foundation/press/kit/#poweredby

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Tuesday Jun 02, 2015

The Apache® Software Foundation Announces Annual Report for 2014-2015 Fiscal Year

Open Source Leadership Grows with Accelerated Innovation and Adoption of Apache Projects

Forest Hill, MD —2 June 2015— The Apache® Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today the availability of its annual report for its 2014-2015 fiscal year, which ended 30 April 2015.

Momentum continues to accelerate under the Apache umbrella, including:

Open Source Leadership --

  • 20th anniversary of the Apache HTTP Server Project
  • 15th anniversary of The Apache Software Foundation
  • More than 16,000 code commits per month
  • 831 Individual Contributor License Agreements (CLA), 58 Corporate CLAs, and 41 Software Grants signed 

Innovation --

  • More than 350 Projects in development
  • 17 new Apache Top-level Projects (TLPs)
  • 41 podlings in the Apache Incubator
  • Facilitated contribution with 317 Git and 296 Subversion repositories 

Community --

  • ASF Membership exceeded 600 individuals
  • 163 TLPs overseen by more than 2,000 Project Management Committee (PMC) members
  • Held hundreds of events globally, including ApacheCon Europe and North America, as well as countless conferences, workshops, and regional MeetUps
  • Mentored hundreds of students in "The Apache Way" of software development for the 11th consecutive year through the Google Summer of Code

Operations --

  • Bolstered Infrastructure, with 99.57% total uptime across all Apache services
  • Launched new "Powered by Apache" graphics and revised apache.org look-and-feel
  • Provided trademarks, brand management, and legal support for dozens of existing and new projects
  • Rise in corporate support, with 39 Sponsors
  • The ASF exited FY 2014 with revenue at $996K, ahead of projected budget


The full report is available online at http://s.apache.org/ZVp

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Friday May 29, 2015

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 29 May 2015

It's been quite a productive week! Here's what's been going on within the Apache community:

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - Announcing updates to ApacheCon Europe; Introducing Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon: Core, taking place in Budapest 28 September - 2 October 2015 http://www.linuxfoundation.org/news-media/announcements/2015/05/linux-foundation-announces-new-conference-support-collaboration

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - The system is currently undergoing maintenance, however, uptime over the past week was a tip-top 100.000% http://status.apache.org/

ASF Security –a team comprising ASF Members dedicated to helping and advising Apache projects on security issues, as well as co-ordinating the handling of security vulnerabilities.
 - CVE-2015-1772: Apache Hive Authentication vulnerability in HiveServer2 http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201505.mbox/%3CCAOpgucy52yzNN1FaRcxwhZmx8ZtNRjmK6V0Bxk4svAD-R1q70Q%40mail.gmail.com%3E

Apache Commons™ Email –an API for sending email built on top of the JavaMail API, which it aims to simplify.
 - Apache Commons Email v1.4 released http://commons.apache.org/email/download_email.cgi

Apache OFBiz™ –Open Source product for the automation of enterprise processes that includes framework components and business applications for ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), CRM (Customer Relationship Management), E-Business / E-Commerce, SCM (Supply Chain Management), MRP (Manufacturing Resource Planning), MMS/EAM (Maintenance Management System/Enterprise Asset Management), and POS (Point Of Sale).
 - Apache OFBiz 13.07.02 released http://ofbiz.apache.org/download.html

Apache OpenMeetings™ –video conferencing, instant messaging, white board, collaborative document editing and other groupware tools using API functions of the Red5 Streaming Server for Remoting and Streaming.
 - Apache OpenMeetings 3.0.6 released http://openmeetings.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Tomcat™ –an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language and Java WebSocket technologies.
 - Apache Tomcat 8.0.23 available http://tomcat.apache.org/download-80.cgi


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache Whisker assists complex assembled applications maintain correct legal documentation by verifying and generating meta-data documents and distribution?

 - Did you know that Facebook used Apache ORC to help scale their data warehouse to 300 PB?

 - Did you know that Apache Zest is the first project to become a Top-level Project (TLP) without going through the Apache Incubator?


Apache Community Notices:

 - Show your support for Apache with ASF-approved swag from http://www.zazzle.com/featherwear and http://s.apache.org/landsend --all proceeds benefit the ASF! 

 - Reminder: How to Safely Download Apache OpenOffice http://s.apache.org/a1R

 - Audio recordings from select tracks from ApacheCon Austin are available at http://feathercast.apache.org/ includes Cloud, Community, httpd, and Apache HTTP Server Founder's panel!

 - Presentations from ApacheCon Austin are available online http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america/program/slides

 - Apache CouchDB is seeking design and editorial assistance in English http://markmail.org/thread/dgvjpwnxie6pji5j

 - The next Lucene/Solr London User Group meetup will take place 4 June http://www.meetup.com/Apache-Lucene-Solr-London-User-Group/events/222476050/

 - Submit your proposal for CloudStack Days Seattle (co-located with LinuxCon) by 12 June http://clds.co/18hplxk

 - The Karlsruhe DevOps Meetup featuring Apache Mesos and Aurora will be held 16 June http://www.meetup.com/DevOps-Karlsruhe-Meetup/events/222465491/

 - Catch Apache Bigtop, Hadoop, Spark, Geode (Incubating) and Ignite (Incubating) in action at the In-Memory Computing Summit 29-30 June in San Francsico http://imcsummit.org/

 - MesosCon will be held 20-21 August in Seattle https://mesoscon2015.sched.org/

 - Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon: Core Europe will be held 28 September - 1 October in Budapest http://apachecon.com/

 - The first Apache Flink Conference, Flink Forward, will be held 12-13 October in Berlin http://flink-forward.org

 - CFP open for Lucene/Solr Revolution, to be held 13-16 October in Austin http://www.lucenerevolution.org

 - Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our "Powered By" logos http://www.apache.org/foundation/press/kit/#poweredby

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Friday May 22, 2015

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 22 May 2015

It's been a great week at Apache! Here's what we've been up to:

ASF Governance –the ASF Board has appointed the following corporate officers: Chairman - Brett Porter; Vice Chairman - Greg Stein; President - Ross Gardler; Executive Vice President - Rich Bowen; Treasurer - Chris Mattmann; co-Assistant Treasurers - Jan Iversen and Kevin McGrail; Secretary - Craig L Russell http://apache.org/foundation/

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - Uptime over the past week is a fantastic 99.79% http://status.apache.org/

ASF Security –a team comprising ASF Members dedicated to helping and advising Apache projects on security issues, as well as co-ordinating the handling of security vulnerabilities.
 - CVE-2015-1772: Apache Hive Authentication vulnerability in HiveServer2 http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201505.mbox/%3CCAOpgucy52yzNN1FaRcxwhZmx8ZtNRjmK6V0Bxk4svAD-R1q70Q%40mail.gmail.com%3E

Apache Accumulo™ –robust, scalable, high performance data storage system that features cell-based access control and customizable server-side processing, and is based on Google's BigTable design and is built on top of Apache Hadoop, Apache Zookeeper, and Apache Thrift.
 - Apache Accumulo 1.7.0 released http://accumulo.apache.org/downloads/

Apache DeltaSpike™ –not a CDI-container, but a portable CDI extension.
 - Apache DeltaSpike 1.4.0 released http://deltaspike.apache.org/documentation/

Apache Drill™ –Open Source, enterprise-grade, schema-free SQL query engine for Apache Hadoop, NoSQL, and Cloud storage.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache Drill http://s.apache.org/Id8

Apache Hive™ –data warehouse software built on top of Apache Hadoop that facilitates querying and managing large datasets residing in distributed storage.
 - Apache Hive 1.2.0 released https://hive.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Jackrabbit™ –a fully compliant implementation of the Content Repository for Java(TM) Technology API, version 2.0 (JCR 2.0) as specified in the Java Specification Request 283 (JSR 283).
 - Apache Jackrabbit 2.10.1 and Jackrabbit Oak 1.0.14 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Log4j™ –a well-known framework for logging application behavior. Log4j 2 is an upgrade to Log4j that provides significant improvements over its predecessor, Log4j 1.x, and provides many other modern features such as support for Markers, property substitution using Lookups, and asynchronous Loggers.
 - Apache Log4j 2.3 released http://logging.apache.org/log4j/2.x/

Apache NiFi (Incubating) –an easy to use, powerful, and reliable system to process and distribute data; made for dataflow.
 - Apache NiFi 0.1.0-incubating released http://nifi.incubator.apache.org/download.html

Apache Parquet™ –a general-purpose columnar storage format, built for Hadoop, usable with any choice of data processing framework, data model, or programming language.
 - Apache Parquet MR 1.7.0 released https://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/parquet/parquet-1.7.0/

Apache Slider (Incubating) –a YARN application that deploys existing distributed applications on YARN, monitors them, and makes them larger or smaller as desired - even while the application is running.
 - Apache Slider 0.80.0-incubating released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/incubator/slider/0.80.0-incubating

Apache Tomcat™ –an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Expression Language and Java WebSocket technologies.
 - Apache Tomcat 7.0.62 released http://tomcat.apache.org/download-70.cgi


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache Tomcat is the most widely used Java EE container with 58.66% of the 2015 application server market?

 - Did you know that healthcare insurance provider Oscar uses Apache Aurora's cluster compute framework and Apache Mesos for scheduling?

 - Did you know that the European Commission's MICO project uses Apache Marmotta for Linked Data?


Apache Community Notices:

 - Show your support for Apache with ASF-approved swag from http://www.zazzle.com/featherwear and http://s.apache.org/landsend --all proceeds benefit the ASF! 

 - Reminder: How to Safely Download Apache OpenOffice http://s.apache.org/a1R

 - Audio recordings from select tracks from ApacheCon Austin are available at http://feathercast.apache.org/ includes Cloud, Community, httpd, and Apache HTTP Server Founder's panel!

 - Presentations from ApacheCon Austin are available online http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america/program/slides

 - Apache CouchDB is seeking design and editorial assistance in English http://markmail.org/thread/dgvjpwnxie6pji5j

 - The Apache Drill MeetUp on 26 May will be held in Los Gatos and feature Apache Kylin http://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-Apache-Drill-User-Group/events/221764407/

 - The next Lucene/Solr London User Group meetup will take place 4 June http://www.meetup.com/Apache-Lucene-Solr-London-User-Group/events/222476050/

 - Submit your proposal for CloudStack Days Seattle (co-located with LinuxCon) by 12 June http://clds.co/18hplxk

 - The Karlsruhe DevOps Meetup featuring Apache Mesos and Aurora will be held 16 June http://www.meetup.com/DevOps-Karlsruhe-Meetup/events/222465491/

 - MesosCon will be held 20-21 August in Seattle https://mesoscon2015.sched.org/

 - ApacheCon Europe will be held 28 September - 1 October in Budapest http://apachecon.com/

 - The first Apache Flink Conference, Flink Forward, will be held 12-13 October in Berlin http://flink-forward.org

 - CFP open for Lucene/Solr Revolution, to be held 13-16 October in Austin http://www.lucenerevolution.org

 - Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our "Powered By" logos http://www.apache.org/foundation/press/kit/#poweredby

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Tuesday May 19, 2015

The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache™ Drill™ 1.0

Thousands of users adopt Open Source, enterprise-grade, schema-free SQL query engine for Apache Hadoop®, NoSQL, and Cloud storage.

Forest Hill, MD --19 May 2015-- The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today the availability of Apache™ Drill™ 1.0, the schema-free SQL query engine for Apache Hadoop®, NoSQL, and Cloud storage.

"The production-ready 1.0 release represents a significant milestone for the Drill project," said Tomer Shiran, member of the Apache Drill Project Management Committee. "It is the outcome of almost three years of development involving dozens of engineers from numerous companies. Apache Drill's flexibility and ease-of-use have attracted thousands of users, and the enterprise-grade reliability, security and performance in the 1.0 release will further accelerate adoption."

With the exponential growth of data in recent years, and the shift towards rapid application development, new data is increasingly being stored in non-relational, schema-free datastores including Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud storage. Apache Drill revolutionizes data exploration and analytics by enabling analysts, business users, data scientists and developers to explore and analyze this data without sacrificing the flexibility and agility offered by these datastores. Drill processes the data in-situ without requiring users to define schemas or transform data.

"Drill introduces the JSON document model to the world of SQL-based analytics and BI" said Jacques Nadeau, Vice President of Apache Drill. "This enables users to query fixed-schema, evolving-schema and schema-free data stored in a variety of formats and datastores. The architecture of relational query engines and databases is built on the assumption that all data has a simple and static structure that’s known in advance, and this 40-year-old assumption is simply no longer valid. We designed Drill from the ground up to address the new reality.”

Apache Drill's architecture is unique in many ways. It is the only columnar execution engine that supports complex and schema-free data, and the only execution engine that performs data-driven query compilation (and re-compilation, also known as schema discovery) during query execution. These unique capabilities enable Drill to achieve record-breaking performance with the flexibility offered by the JSON document model.

The business intelligence (BI) partner ecosystem is embracing the power of Apache Drill. Organizations such as Information Builders, JReport (Jinfonet Software), MicroStrategy, Qlik®, Simba, Tableau, and TIBCO, are working closely with the Drill community to interoperate BI tools with Drill through standard ODBC and JDBC connectivity. This collaboration enables end users to explore data by leveraging sophisticated visualization tools and advanced analytics.

"We've been using Apache Drill for the past six months," said Andrew Hamilton, CTO of Cardlytics. "Its ease of deployment and use along with its ability to quickly process trillions of records has made it an invaluable tool inside Cardlytics. Queries that were previously insurmountable are now common occurrence. Congratulations to the Drill community on this momentous occasion." 

"Drill's columnar execution engine and optimizer take full advantage of Apache Parquet's columnar storage to achieve maximum performance," said Julien Le Dem, Technical Lead of Analytics Data Pipeline at Twitter and Vice President of Apache Parquet. "The Drill team has been a key contributor to the Parquet project, including recent enhancements to Parquet types and vectorization. The Drill team’s involvement in the Parquet community is instrumental in driving the standard."

"Apache Drill 1.0 raises the bar for secure, reliable and scalable SQL-on-Hadoop," said Piyush Bhargava, distinguished engineer, IT, Cisco Systems. "Because Drill integrates with existing data virtualization and visualization tools, we expect it will improve adoption of self-service data exploration and large-scale BI queries on our advanced Hadoop platform at Cisco."

"MicroStrategy recognized early on the value of Apache Drill and is one of the first analytic platforms to certify Drill," said Tim Lang, senior executive vice president and chief technology officer at MicroStrategy Incorporated.  "Because Drill is designed to be used with a minimal learning curve, it opens up more complex data sets to the end user who can immediately visualize and analyze new information using MicroStrategy’s advanced capabilities."

"Apache Drill closes a gap around self-service SQL queries in Hadoop, especially on complex, dynamic NoSQL data types," said Mike Foster, Strategic Alliances Technology Officer at Qlik.  "Drill's performance advantages for Hadoop data access, combined with the Qlik associative experience, enables our customers to continue discovering business value from a wide range of data. Congratulations to the Apache Drill community."

"Apache Drill empowers people to access data that is traditionally difficult to work with," said Jeff Feng, product manager, Tableau.  "Direct access within a centralized data repository and without pre-generating metadata definitions encourages data democracy which is essential for data-driven organizations. Additionally, Drill's instant and secure access to complex data formats, such as JSON, opens up extended analytical opportunities."

"Congratulations to the Apache Drill community on the availability of 1.0," said Karl Van den Bergh, Vice President, Products and Cloud at TIBCO. "Drill promises to bring low-latency access to data stored in Hadoop and HBase via standard SQL semantics. This innovation is in line with the value of Fast Data analysis, which TIBCO customers welcome and appreciate."

"The community's accomplishment is a testament to The Apache Software Foundation's ability to bring together diverse companies to work towards a common goal. None of this would have been possible without the contribution of engineers with advanced degrees and experience in relational databases, data warehousing, MPP, query optimization, Hadoop and NoSQL," added Nadeau. "Our community's strength is what will solidify Apache Drill as a key data technology for the next decade. We welcome interested individuals to learn more about Drill by joining the community's mailing lists, attending upcoming talks by Drill code committers at various conferences including Hadoop Summit, NoSQL Now, Hadoop World, or at a local Apache Drill MeetUp."

Availability and Oversight
Apache Drill 1.0 is available immediately as a free download from http://drill.apache.org/download/. Documentation is available at http://drill.apache.org/docs/. As with all Apache products, Apache Drill software is released under the Apache License v2.0, and is overseen by a self-selected team of active contributors to the project. A Project Management Committee (PMC) guides the project's day-to-day operations, including community development and product releases. For ways to become involved with Apache Drill, visit http://drill.apache.org/ and @ApacheDrill on Twitter.

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees more than 350 leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server --the world's most popular Web server software. Through the ASF's meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way," more than 500 individual Members and 4,500 Committers successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade software, benefiting millions of users worldwide: thousands of software solutions are distributed under the Apache License; and the community actively participates in ASF mailing lists, mentoring initiatives, and ApacheCon, the Foundation's official user conference, trainings, and expo. The ASF is a US 501(c)(3) charitable organization, funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including Bloomberg, Budget Direct, Cerner, Citrix, Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook, Google, Hortonworks, HP, IBM, InMotion Hosting, iSigma, Matt Mullenweg, Microsoft, Pivotal, Produban, WANdisco, and Yahoo. For more information, visit http://www.apache.org/ or follow @TheASF on Twitter.

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Friday May 15, 2015

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 15 May 2015

What a whirlwind week within the Apache community! Here's what happened:

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - Uptime over the past week is a stellar 99.83% http://status.apache.org/

ASF Security –a team comprising ASF Members dedicated to helping and advising Apache projects on security issues, as well as co-ordinating the handling of security vulnerabilities.
 - CVE-2014-7810: Apache Tomcat Security Manager Bypass http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201505.mbox/%3C5554AB1C.7050606%40apache.org%3E

Apache Incubator™ –the entry path into The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) for projects and codebases wishing to become part of the Foundation's efforts.
 - New Incubator podling: Apache CMDA (Climate Model Diagnostic Analyzer) --Web services for multi-aspect physics-based and phenomenon-oriented climate model performance evaluation and diagnosis through the comprehensive and synergistic use of multiple observational data, reanalysis data, and model outputs.

Apache CloudStack™ –Open Source software designed to deploy and manage large networks of virtual machines, as a highly available, highly scalable Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Cloud computing platform.
 - Apache CloudStack 4.5.1 released http://cloudstack.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Commons™ CLI –an Open Source library that provides an API for parsing command line options passed to programs.
 - Apache Commons CLI 1.3 released http://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-cli/download_cli.cgi

Apache Curator™ –Open Source Java libraries that make using Apache ZooKeeper much easier and more reliable.
 - Apache Curator 2.8.0 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/curator/

Apache Olingo™ –a Java library that enables developers to implement OData producers as well as OData consumers.
 - Apache Olingo 4.0.0-beta-03 released http://olingo.apache.org/doc/odata4/download.html

Apache POI™ –well-known in the Java field as a library for reading and writing Microsoft Office file formats, such as Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio, Publisher and Outlook.
 - Apache POI 3.12 released http://poi.apache.org/download.html

Apache Portals™ Gems –a collection of portlets completely portable to the Portlet API (2.0) Gems is a subproject of the Apache Portals Applications project.
 - Apache Portals Gems 1.2, RSS 1.3, Logging 1.1 released http://portals.apache.org/applications/portals-gems/

Apache Portals™ Web Content Application –a servlet/portlet application framework dedicated to the development of reverse proxying, Web content rewriting and rendering.
 - Apache Portals Web Content 2.0 released http://portals.apache.org/applications/webcontent2/index.html

Apache Sqoop™ –a tool designed for efficiently transferring bulk data between Apache Hadoop and structured datastores, such as relational databases.
 - Apache Sqoop 1.4.6 and 1.99.6 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/sqoop/

Apache Subversion™ –an Open Source centralized version control system characterized by its reliability as a safe haven for valuable data; the simplicity of its model and usage; and its ability to support the needs of a wide variety of users and projects, from individuals to large-scale enterprise operations.
 - Apache Subversion 1.9.0-rc1 released http://subversion.apache.org/download/#pre-releases

Apache Traffic Server™ –a fast, scalable and extensible HTTP/1.1 compliant caching proxy server.
 - Apache Traffic Server 5.3.0 released http://trafficserver.apache.org/downloads


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that MapR chose Apache Parquet for Drill due to the openness of its community? http://parquet.apache.org/ http://drill.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Apache Helix is used at companies such as Instagram (backend management), LinkedIn (direct messaging), Pinterest (cluster management), and RedHat (Clustering in jBPM)? http://helix.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Apache Storm's stream processing is used at Alipay (China's leading third-party online payment platform) for 100M+ messages/day and log processing 6T+/day? http://storm.apache.org/documentation/Powered-By.html


Apache Community Notices:

 - Show your support for Apache with ASF-approved swag from http://www.zazzle.com/featherwear and http://s.apache.org/landsend --all proceeds benefit the ASF! 

 - Reminder: How to Safely Download Apache OpenOffice http://s.apache.org/a1R

 - Audio recordings from select tracks from ApacheCon Austin are available at http://feathercast.apache.org/ includes Cloud, Community, httpd, and Apache HTTP Server Founder's panel!

 - Presentations from ApacheCon Austin are available online http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america/program/slides

 - Apache CouchDB is seeking design and editorial assistance in English http://markmail.org/thread/dgvjpwnxie6pji5j

 - A lightning talk on Apache Calcite will take place on 20 May at XLDB in Stanford http://www-conf.slac.stanford.edu/xldb2015/

 - Apache Usergrid will be featured at {CODESHOW}SE on 21 May in Charleston https://www.codeshowse.com/

 - The Apache CloudStack European User Group will be held 21 May in London http://www.shapeblue.com/events/cloudstack-european-user-group-5/

 - The Apache Drill MeetUp on 26 May will be held in Los Gatos and feature Apache Kylin http://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-Apache-Drill-User-Group/events/221764407/

 - The next Lucene/Solr London User Group meetup will take place 4 June http://www.meetup.com/Apache-Lucene-Solr-London-User-Group/events/222476050/

 - Submit your proposal for CloudStack Days Seattle (co-located with LinuxCon) by 12 June http://clds.co/18hplxk

 - The Karlsruhe DevOps Meetup featuring Apache Mesos and Aurora will be held 16 June http://www.meetup.com/DevOps-Karlsruhe-Meetup/events/222465491/

 - MesosCon will be held 20-21 August in Seattle https://mesoscon2015.sched.org/

 - ApacheCon Europe will be held 28 September - 1 October in Budapest http://apachecon.com/

 - The first Apache Flink Conference, Flink Forward, will be held 12-13 October in Berlin http://flink-forward.org

 - CFP open for Lucene/Solr Revolution, to be held 13-16 October in Austin http://www.lucenerevolution.org

 - Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our "Powered By" logos http://www.apache.org/foundation/press/kit/#poweredby

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Friday May 08, 2015

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 8 May 2015

It's been a cracking week at the ASF! Here's what happened:

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - Uptime over the past week is an excellent 99.90% http://status.apache.org/

ASF Security –a team comprising ASF Members dedicated to helping and advising Apache projects on security issues, as well as co-ordinating the handling of security vulnerabilities.
 - CVE-2014-0230 Apache Tomcat Denial of Service http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201505.mbox/%3C554949D1.8030904%40apache.org%3E

Apache Incubator™ –the entry path into The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) for projects and codebases wishing to become part of the Foundation's efforts.
- New Incubator podling: Apache Atlas -- a scalable and extensible set of core foundational governance services that enables enterprises to effectively and efficiently meet their compliance requirements within Hadoop and allows integration with the complete enterprise data ecosystem.

Apache CXF™ –an Open Source services framework for building and developing services using frontend programming APIs such as JAX-WS and JAX-RS.
 - Apache CXF 3.1.0 released http://cxf.apache.org/download.html

Apache Directory™ DS –an extensible and embeddable directory server entirely written in Java, which has been certified LDAPv3 compatible by the Open Group.
 - ApacheDS 2.0.0-M20 released http://directory.apache.org/apacheds

Apache Directory™ LDAP Client API –an ongoing effort to provide an enhanced LDAP API, as a replacement for JNDI and the existing LDAPAPI (jLdap and Mozilla LDAP API).
 - Apache Directory LDAP API 1.0.0-M30 released http://directory.apache.org/api/downloads.html

Apache Jackrabbit™ Oak –a scalable, high-performance hierarchical content repository designed for use as the foundation of modern world-class Web sites and other demanding content applications.
 - Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.2.2 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Lens (Incubating) – Unified Analytics interface platform that enables multi-dimensional queries in a unified way over datasets stored in multiple warehouses.
 - Apache Lens 2.1.0-beta-incubating released http://lens.incubator.apache.org/

Apache Nutch™ –a well matured, production ready Web crawler that enables fine grained configuration, relying on Apache Hadoop™ data structures, which are great for batch processing.
 - Apache Nutch 1.10 released http://nutch.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache SpamAssassin™ –the #1 enterprise Open Source anti-spam platform that provides system administrators a filter to classify email and block "spam" (unsolicited bulk email).
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache™ SpamAssassin™ v3.4.1 http://s.apache.org/13G

Apache Syncope™ –an Open Source system for managing digital identities in enterprise environments, implemented in JEE technology and released under Apache 2.0 license.
 - Apache Syncope 1.2.4 released http://syncope.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Tomcat™ 8 –an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language and Java WebSocket technologies.
 - Apache Tomcat 8.0.22 released http://tomcat.apache.org/download-80.cgi


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache STeVe is used for electing new Apache Members and voting in the new ASF Board of Directors? http://steve.apache.org/

 - Did you know that the Apache Attic was established to retire ASF projects that have reached their end of life through a scalable process? http://attic.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Apache Giraph is used at Facebook to analyze the social graph formed by users and their connections? http://giraph.apache.org/


Apache Community Notices:

 - Reminder: How to Safely Download Apache OpenOffice http://s.apache.org/a1R

 - Presentations from ApacheCon Austin are available online http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america/program/slides

 - Apache CouchDB is collecting user/developer testimonials based on their experience --contact <press@apache.org> for more information 

 - Presentations from Spark Summit East are available online at http://spark-summit.org/east/2015

 - Proposals for the next Berlin Buzzwords conference close 10 May. Event features Apache projects such as Lucene, Spark, Solr, and Cassandra, and will be held 31 May-3 June in Berlin http://berlinbuzzwords.de

 - The first Apache Flink MeetUp in Stockholm will be held on 11 May http://www.meetup.com/Apache-Flink-Stockholm/events/221701529/

 - A lightning talk on Apache Calcite will take place on 20 May at XLDB in Stanford http://www-conf.slac.stanford.edu/xldb2015/

 - Apache Usergrid will be featured at {CODESHOW}SE on 21 May in Charleston https://www.codeshowse.com/

 - The Apache CloudStack European User Group will be held 21 May in London http://www.shapeblue.com/events/cloudstack-european-user-group-5/

 - The Apache Drill MeetUp on 26 May will be held in Los Gatos and feature Apache Kylin http://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-Apache-Drill-User-Group/events/221764407/

 - CloudStack Days Seattle will be co-located with LinuxCon: submit your proposal by 12 June http://clds.co/18hplxk

 - MesosCon will be held 20-21 August in Seattle https://mesoscon2015.sched.org/

 - ApacheCon Europe will be held 28 September - 1 October in Budapest http://apachecon.com/

 - The first Apache Flink Conference, Flink Forward, will be held 12-13 October in Berlin http://flink-forward.org

 - CFP open for Lucene/Solr Revolution, to be held 13-16 October in Austin http://www.lucenerevolution.org

 - Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our "Powered By" logos http://www.apache.org/foundation/press/kit/#poweredby

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Tuesday May 05, 2015

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 1 May 2015

Here's what the ASF and Apache community at-large have been up to over the past week:

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - Whilst SonarQube Analysis is currently undergoing maintenance, uptime over the past week has been 100% for Apache Web sites in the US, and 99.84% for those in Europe http://status.apache.org/

Apache Incubator™ –the entry path into The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) for projects and codebases wishing to become part of the Foundation's efforts.
- New Incubator podling: Apache Geode --a data management platform that provides real-time, consistent access to data-intensive applications throughout widely distributed Cloud architectures.

Apache Parquet™ –Open Source storage format for the Apache Hadoop ecosystem.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache™ Parquet™ as a Top-Level Project http://s.apache.org/L0H

Apache Portable Runtime™ –software libraries that provide a predictable and consistent interface to underlying platform-specific implementations.
 - Apache Portable Runtime 1.5.2 released http://apr.apache.org/download.cgi


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache Libcloud can run tests locally on all the supported Python versions using Docker? https://github.com/apache/libcloud/pull/504

 - Did you know that Apache Phoenix has supported joins for more than a year? https://blogs.apache.org/phoenix/entry/tpc_in_apache_phoenix

 - Did you know that Apache Solr efficiently powers search in eCommerce, financial services, social, media, government, Big Data, IoT, and other applications?


Apache Community Notices:

 - Presentations from ApacheCon Austin are available online http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america/program/slides

 - Apache CouchDB is collecting user/developer testimonials based on their experience --contact <press@apache.org> for more information 

 - Presentations from Spark Summit East are available online at http://spark-summit.org/east/2015

 - Apache Solr will be represented at AngelHack Sydney 2-3 May http://www.eventbrite.com/e/angelhack-sydney-2015-tickets-15569882939?aff=estw

 - The next Apache Phoenix MeetUp will be held on 5 May in Santa Clara http://www.meetup.com/San-Francisco-Apache-Phoenix-Meetup/events/221247399/

 - HBaseCon, the fourth annual event for the Apache HBase contributor/developer/admin/user community, will take place 7 May in San Francisco http://hbasecon.com/

 - Proposals for the next Berlin Buzzwords conference close 10 May. Event features Apache projects such as Lucene, Spark, Solr, and Cassandra, and will be held 31 May-3 June in Berlin http://berlinbuzzwords.de

 - The first Apache Flink MeetUp in Stockholm will be held on 11 May http://www.meetup.com/Apache-Flink-Stockholm/events/221701529/

 - A lightning talk on Apache Calcite will take place on 20 May at XLDB in Stanford http://www-conf.slac.stanford.edu/xldb2015/

 - Apache Usergrid will be featured at {CODESHOW}SE on 21 May in Charleston https://www.codeshowse.com/

 - The Apache CloudStack European User Group will be held 21 May in London http://www.shapeblue.com/events/cloudstack-european-user-group-5/

 - The Apache Drill MeetUp on 26 May will be held in Los Gatos and feature Apache Kylin http://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-Apache-Drill-User-Group/events/221764407/

 - CloudStack Days Seattle will be co-located with LinuxCon: submit your proposal by 12 June http://clds.co/18hplxk

 - MesosCon will be held 20-21 August in Seattle https://mesoscon2015.sched.org/

 - ApacheCon Europe will be held 28 September - 1 October in Budapest http://apachecon.com/

 - The first Apache Flink Conference, Flink Forward, will be held 12-13 October in Berlin http://flink-forward.org

 - CFP open for Lucene/Solr Revolution, to be held 13-16 October in Austin http://www.lucenerevolution.org

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Monday May 04, 2015

The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache™ SpamAssassin™ v3.4.1

Latest version of award-winning Open Source anti-spam platform features top level domain updating, blocklist improvements, better SPF support to help identify spoofed emails, and Redis support for massively-scalable Bayesian installations.

Forest Hill, MD —04 May 2015— The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today the availability of Apache™ SpamAssassin™ v3.4.1, the latest version of the popular anti-spam platform.

Apache SpamAssassin is the #1 enterprise Open Source anti-spam platform that provides system administrators a filter to classify email and block "spam" (unsolicited bulk email).  It uses a robust scoring framework and plug-ins to integrate a wide range of advanced heuristic and statistical analysis tests on email headers and body text.

"With the release of SpamAssassin 3.4.1, I particularly love that we're delivering new top level domains through rule updates," said Apache SpamAssassin Vice President Kevin A. McGrail. "With this latest release, we continue to deliver on our promise to separate the rules from the software, allowing administrators to react faster, stop more spammers and lower administrative overhead."

SpamAssassin v3.4.1 represents more than a year of development and nearly 500 tweaks, changes, upgrades and bug fixes over the previous release.  Highlights include: 

  • improved automation to help combat spammers that are abusing new top level domains; 
  • tweaks to the SPF support to block more spoofed emails; 
  • increased character set normalization to make rules easier to develop and stop spammers from using alternate character sets to bypass tests; 
  • continued refinement to the native IPv6 support; and 
  • improved Bayesian classification with better debugging and attachment hashing.


A complete overview of new enhancements can be found in the project release notes at https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/spamassassin/tags/spamassassin_release_3_4_1/Changes

SpamAssassin was named by eWeek as one of the 11 Apache Technologies that have changed computing in the last 10 years, and can be used on Unix, Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows. It is deployed by hundreds of thousands of organizations worldwide, including national, regional and local ISPs; email service providers; Fortune Global 500 companies; small and medium-sized businesses; all levels of the education sector; governments; and private individuals.

Internet security company Guardian Digital utilizes the best-of-breed technology available in SpamAssassin to build enterprise security solutions for some of the largest companies in the world. "Using Apache SpamAssassin as a framework, our email protection system helps the most successful organizations protect their data from all forms of email attacks," stated Dave Wreski, President and CEO of Guardian Digital.

Availability and Oversight
As with all Apache products, Apache SpamAssassin software is released under the Apache License v2.0, and is overseen by a self-selected team of active contributors to the project. A Project Management Committee (PMC) guides the Project's day-to-day operations, including community development and product releases. Apache SpamAssassin release notes, source code, documentation, and related resources are available at http://spamassassin.apache.org/.

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees more than 350 leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server --the world's most popular Web server software. Through the ASF's meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way," more than 500 individual Members and 4,500 Committers successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade software, benefiting millions of users worldwide: thousands of software solutions are distributed under the Apache License; and the community actively participates in ASF mailing lists, mentoring initiatives, and ApacheCon, the Foundation's official user conference, trainings, and expo. The ASF is a US 501(c)(3) charitable organization, funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including Bloomberg, Budget Direct, Cerner, Citrix, Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook, Google, Hortonworks, HP, IBM, InMotion Hosting, iSigma, Matt Mullenweg, Microsoft, Pivotal, Produban, WANdisco, and Yahoo. For more information, visit http://www.apache.org/ and follow https://twitter.com/TheASF

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Monday Apr 27, 2015

The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache™ Parquet™ as a Top-Level Project

Open Source storage format for the Apache™ Hadoop® ecosystem in use at Cloudera, NASA, Netflix, Stripe, and Twitter, among other organizations 

Forest Hill, MD --27 April 2015-- The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today that Apache™ Parquet™ has graduated from the Apache Incubator to become a Top-Level Project (TLP), signifying that the project's community and products have been well-governed under the ASF's meritocratic process and principles.

"The incubation process at Apache has been fantastic and really the last step of making Parquet a community driven standard fully integrated within the greater Hadoop ecosystem," said Julien Le Dem, Vice President of Apache Parquet.

Apache Parquet is an Open Source columnar storage format for the Apache™ Hadoop® ecosystem, built to work across programming languages and much more:
  • processing frameworks (MapReduce, Apache Spark, Scalding, Cascading, Crunch, Kite)
  • data models (Apache Avro, Apache Thrift, Protocol Buffers, POJOs)
  • query engines (Apache Hive, Impala, HAWQ, Apache Drill, Apache Tajo, Apache Pig, Presto, Apache Spark SQL)

"At Twitter, Parquet has helped us scale our big data usage by in some cases reducing storage requirements by one third on large datasets as well as scan and deserialization time. This translated into hardware savings as well as reduced latency for accessing the data. Furthermore, Parquet being integrated with so many tools creates opportunities and flexibility regarding query engines," said Chris Aniszczyk, Head of Open Source at Twitter. "Finally, it's just fantastic to see it graduate to a top-level project and we look forward to further collaborating with the Apache Parquet community to continually improve performance."

"Parquet's integration with other object models, like Avro and Thrift, has been a key feature for our customers," said Ryan Blue, Software Engineer at Cloudera. "They can take advantage of columnar storage without changing the classes they already use in their production applications."

"At Netflix, Parquet is the primary storage format for data warehousing. More than 7 petabytes of our 10+ Petabyte warehouse is Parquet formatted data that we query across a wide range of tools including Apache Hive, Apache Pig, Apache Spark, PigPen, Presto, and native MapReduce. The performance benefit of columnar projection and statistics is a game changer for our big data platform," said Daniel Weeks, Software Engineer at Netflix. "We look forward to working with the Apache community to advance the state of big data storage with Parquet and are excited to see the project graduate to full Apache status."

"Stripe's data warehouse has been built on Parquet from the beginning," said Avi Bryant, Engineering Manager at Stripe. "Every aspect of our pipeline, from data import to machine learning to adhoc SQL analysis, uses Apache Parquet as the common interchange format."

"I was extremely happy to see Parquet arrive as an Incubator project," said Chris Mattmann, Apache Parquet Incubator Mentor, and Chief Architect, Instrument and Science Data Systems Section at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. "After talking with some in its community there was a real match with this columnar data format technology and its community with the way that we do things here at the ASF. Parquet has had an exemplar Incubation, and the project has big things ahead of it. I am encouraging my Data Science Team at NASA to evaluate it for data representation especially as it relates to our science holdings in Earth, planetary and space sciences, and astrophysics."

Catch Apache Parquet in action at the Hadoop Summit, 9-11 June 2015 in San Jose, California. The Apache Parquet project welcomes contributions and community participation through mailing lists, face-to-face MeetUps, and user events. For more information, visit http://parquet.apache.org/community/

Availability and Oversight
Apache Parquet software is released under the Apache License v2.0 and is overseen by a self-selected team of active contributors to the project. A Project Management Committee (PMC) guides the Project's day-to-day operations, including community development and product releases. For downloads, documentation, and ways to become involved with Apache Parquet, visit http://parquet.apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/ApacheParquet

About the Apache Incubator
The Apache Incubator is the entry path for projects and codebases wishing to become part of the efforts at The Apache Software Foundation. All code donations from external organizations and existing external projects wishing to join the ASF enter through the Incubator to: 1) ensure all donations are in accordance with the ASF legal standards; and 2) develop new communities that adhere to our guiding principles. Incubation is required of all newly accepted projects until a further review indicates that the infrastructure, communications, and decision making process have stabilized in a manner consistent with other successful ASF projects. While incubation status is not necessarily a reflection of the completeness or stability of the code, it does indicate that the project has yet to be fully endorsed by the ASF. For more information, visit http://incubator.apache.org/.

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees more than 350 leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server --the world's most popular Web server software. Through the ASF's meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way," more than 500 individual Members and 4,500 Committers successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade software, benefiting millions of users worldwide: thousands of software solutions are distributed under the Apache License; and the community actively participates in ASF mailing lists, mentoring initiatives, and ApacheCon, the Foundation's official user conference, trainings, and expo. The ASF is a US 501(c)(3) charitable organization, funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including Bloomberg, Budget Direct, Cerner, Citrix, Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook, Google, Hortonworks, HP, IBM, InMotion Hosting, iSigma, Matt Mullenweg, Microsoft, Pivotal, Produban, WANdisco, and Yahoo. For more information, visit http://www.apache.org/ or follow @TheASF on Twitter.

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Friday Apr 24, 2015

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 24 April 2015

After wrapping up a successful ApacheCon, Hackathons, BarCampApache, MeetUps, PGP keysigning, Project Geode Lab, Ignite Training, CloudStack Days, Spark Forum, Traffic Server Summit, and more, our community accomplished much over the past week! Here's what's happened:

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - The City of Austin and Mayor Steve Adler proclaimed 13-16 April "Apache Software Foundation Days" http://s.apache.org/vx
 - Presentations from ApacheCon Austin are now online http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america/program/slides
 - Save the Date! ApacheCon Europe will take place 28 September - 1 October in Budapest

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - Global uptime across all Apache services is an excellent 99.94% http://status.apache.org/

Apache Calcite (Incubating) –a dynamic data management framework whose cost-based optimizer converts queries, represented in relational algebra, into executable plans.
 - Apache Calcite 1.2.0 (incubating) released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/incubator/calcite/apache-calcite-1.2.0-incubating/

Apache CloudStack™ –mature, easy-to-deploy Open Source Cloud computing software platform.
 - Apache CloudStack v4.4.3 released http://cloudstack.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Commons™ Math –a library of lightweight, self-contained mathematics and statistics components addressing the most common problems not available in the Java programming language or Commons Lang.
 - Apache Commons Math 3.5 released http://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-math/download_math.cgi

Apache HttpComponents™ Client –a library for client-side HTTP communication built on HttpCore. It provides connection management, cookie management, and authentication. This is the successor to the widely used Jakarta Commons HttpClient 3.1.
 - Apache HttpComponents HttpAsyncClient 4.1 GA released http://hc.apache.org/downloads.cgi

Apache Jackrabbit™ Oak –a scalable, high-performance hierarchical content repository designed for use as the foundation of modern world-class Web sites and other demanding content applications.
 - Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.0.13 and 1.2.0 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache MyFaces™ Core –a JavaServer Faces 2.2 implementation as specified by JSR-344.
 - MyFaces Core v2.2.8 released http://myfaces.apache.org/download.html

Apache Olingo™ –offers libraries in Java and JavaScript that enable developers to implement OData producers and OData consumers.
 - Apache Olingo OData Client 4.0.0 for JavaScript released http://olingo.apache.org/doc/javascript/download.html

Apache OpenWebBeans™ –a CDI container (Contexts and Dependency Injection for Java) and targets the CDI-1.2 specification (JavaEE 7).
 - Apache OpenWebBeans-1.5.0 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/openwebbeans/1.5.0/

Apache Parquet (Incubating) –a set of Java libraries for working with the Parquet column-oriented file format for Apache Hadoop.
 - Apache Parquet MR 1.6.0 (Incubating) released https://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/incubator/parquet/parquet-mr-1.6.0-incubating/

Apache Sentry (Incubating) –a system to enforce fine grained role based authorization to data and metadata stored on a Hadoop cluster.
 - Apache Sentry 1.5.0 (Incubating) released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/incubator/sentry

Apache Solr™ –an Open Source enterprise search server based on the Lucene Java search library, with XML/HTTP and JSON, Ruby, and Python APIs, hit highlighting, faceted search, caching, replication, and a web administration interface.
 - Apache Solr 5.1.0 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/lucene/solr/5.1.0

Apache Tika™ –a toolkit for detecting and extracting metadata and structured text content from various documents using existing parser libraries.
 - Apache Tika 1.8 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/tika/apache-tika-1.8-src.zip


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apple Siri is powered by Apache Mesos?

 - Did you know that DARPA Memex's analytics, distributed programming, infrastructure, and integration are powered by Apache Kafka and Storm? Also, its Deep Web image/text search building blocks use Apache Nutch, Solr, and Tika!

 - Did you know that we're always looking for Apache success stories that we can share with the community? Send newsworthy metrics/users/datapoints of Apache products to <press@apache.org>!



Apache Community Notices:

 - Apache Flink will be holding a MeetUp on 29 April in Berlin http://www.meetup.com/Apache-Flink-Meetup/events/221748668/

 - The Metroplex Mesos Group will be held on 27 April in Dallas http://www.meetup.com/Metroplex-Mesos-Group/

 - The inaugural Apache Aurora MeetUp will be held on 30 April in the Bay Area/Northern California http://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-Apache-Aurora-Users-Group/events/221219480/

 - Presentations from Spark Summit East are available at http://spark-summit.org/east/2015

 - Apache Solr will be represented at AngelHack Sydney 2-3 May http://www.eventbrite.com/e/angelhack-sydney-2015-tickets-15569882939?aff=estw

 - The next Apache Phoenix MeetUp will be held on 5 May in Santa Clara http://www.meetup.com/San-Francisco-Apache-Phoenix-Meetup/events/221247399/

 - HBaseCon, the fourth annual event for the Apache HBase contributor/developer/admin/user community, will take place 7 May in San Francisco http://hbasecon.com/

 - The first Apache Flink MeetUp in Stockholm will be held on 11 May http://www.meetup.com/Apache-Flink-Stockholm/events/221701529/

 - A lightning talk on Apache Calcite will take place on 20 May at XLDB in Stanford http://www-conf.slac.stanford.edu/xldb2015/

 - Apache Usergrid will be featured at {CODESHOW}SE on 21 May in Charleston https://www.codeshowse.com/

 - The next Berlin Buzzwords conference will feature Apache projects such as Lucene, Spark, Solr and Cassandra and will take place 31 May-3 June in Berlin http://berlinbuzzwords.de

 - CloudStack Days Seattle will be co-located with LinuxCon: submit your proposal by June 12 http://clds.co/18hplxk

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Friday Apr 17, 2015

At ApacheCon, Austin Mayor Steve Adler Recognized the ASF's 15th Anniversary by Proclaiming 13-16 April 2015 "Apache Software Foundation Days"

At the opening session of ApacheCon, Apache Software Foundation (ASF) President Ross Gardler read a proclamation from City of Austin Mayor Steve Adler that recognized the all-volunteer ASF for its leadership in developing, stewarding, and incubating more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives over the past 15 years: 13-16 April 2015 have been designated "Apache Software Foundation Days".

Now in its 16th year, ApacheCon, the official conference for the ASF, attracted nearly 500 attendees from the global Apache community. Event highlights included thought provoking keynotes by Brian Behlendorf, Chip Childers, Gina Likins, Mike Maxey, Jay Schmelzer, and Andy Terrel (videos at https://www.youtube.com/user/TheApacheFoundation); more than 120 in-depth sessions across sixteen tracks that include Big Data, Business, Cloud, Containers, Content, Integration, Mobile, OFBiz/Open Source ERP, Science, and Security; the 20th Anniversary celebration of the Apache HTTP Web Server (featuring some of the original members of the Apache Group https://www.flickr.com/photos/rbowen/16943016807/ ); BarCamp Apache, numerous Hackathons, MeetUps, and Birds of a Feather sessions; Lightning Talks; PGP Key Signing; and Women of ASF Luncheon. Co-located events focused on specific Apache projects included CloudStack Days, Ignite Training Session, Spark Forum, and Traffic Server Summit. Presentation slides, images, and conference recap are available at http://s.apache.org/Edx

The ASF continues its outreach to local communities with the upcoming ApacheCon Europe, taking place 28 September-1 October 2015 in Budapest, and ApacheCon North America 2016 in Vancouver. For more information, visit http://apachecon.com/

"Apache Software Foundation Days" Proclamation by Austin Mayor Steve Adler

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