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Monday Aug 22, 2016

Announcing Apache® CloudStack™ v4.9

Mature, easy-to-deploy Open Source Cloud computing software meets the demands of the world's largest Cloud providers

Forest Hill, MD —22 August 2016— The Apache CloudStack project announced today the immediate availability of Apache CloudStack v4.9, the latest version of the turnkey Open Source Cloud computing software platform used for creating private, public, and hybrid Cloud environments.

Apache CloudStack Clouds enable billions of dollars worth of business transactions annually across their Clouds. Its maturity, stability and ease of deployment has led it to become the Open Source platform of choice for many service providers offering on-demand, elastic public Cloud computing services. CloudStack is also leveraged by many enterprises to provide private or hybrid Clouds for use by their employees.

CloudStack includes an intuitive user interface and rich APIs for managing the compute, networking, software, and storage infrastructure resources. It supports a broad range of integration points for both traditional and Cloud-native workloads.

"We're delighted to be releasing Apache CloudStack 4.9," said Will Stevens, Vice President of Apache CloudStack. "This version brings many new and exciting features, with the continued emphasis on making Apache CloudStack the easiest Cloud platform to deploy and most reliable platform for running IaaS environments. This release is the culmination of many months of hard work by our diverse developer community."

CloudStack 4.9 reflects dozens of new features and improvements, including:
  • Out-of-band power management of hosts through IPMI, iLO, DRAC
  • Enhancements to CloudStack networking model including deeper integration with Nuage VSP SDN
  • User defined security roles
  • More than 180 minor enhancements and issues fixed
A complete overview of all new enhancements can be found in the project release notes at http://docs.cloudstack.apache.org/projects/cloudstack-release-notes/en/4.9.0/

Apache CloudStack has been used by thousands of organizations worldwide and is in use/production at Alcatel-Lucent, Autodesk, BT Cloud, China Telecom, cloud.ca, Cloudops, Codero Hosting, DataPipe, Exoscale, Globo.com, GreenQloud, Hokkaido University, IDC Frontier, Ikoula, Interoute, KDDI, KT/Korea Telecom, LeaseWeb, NTT, Orange, PCextreme, Schuberg Philis, Shopzilla, Slovak Telekom, Tata, Telia Latvia, Trader Media Group, TomTom, University of Melbourne, University of São Paolo, Verizon, and WebMD among many others. A list of known users of the software can be found at http://cloudstack.apache.org/users.html

"At Codero, we have been running our Public Cloud flawlessly on CloudStack since 2012 having selected it to power our Public and Hybrid Cloud due to its amazing stability, ease of use, and versatility," said Emil Sayegh, CEO and Chairman of Codero Hosting. "We are excited for the release of the next version of Apache CloudStack with its new features and capabilities that cement it as the Open Source platform of choice for leading hosting providers."

"Apache CloudStack has enabled us at Exoscale to build a public Cloud infrastructure offering that targets Cloud native teams directly," said Marc-Aurèle Brothier, Senior Developer at Exoscale. "CloudStack's flexibility lets us choose standard components for most workloads and then swap in our own code where our product and customers' needs demand it. We're excited to have contributed to CloudStack and also for the future of our CloudStack-based business."

"Apache CloudStack has been at the very foundation of Telia CLOUDY SERVICES already for more than 3 years," said Mārtiņš Paurs, CCO of CLOUDY SERVICES by Telia Latvia. "After starting with regular IaaS services, during time it has taken over orchestration of Cloud based video surveillance, CDN and video lifecycle management workloads, all for the benefit of our customers. And CloudStack does it really well! The ease of use, stability, professional and community support, powerful features  and scale we can achieve by using CloudStack has turned upside down the way and pace we innovate together with the very demanding market."

"cloud.ca is an avid supporter of Apache CloudStack not only because we value the stability and robustness of the platform, but because we highly value the power of the CloudStack community to drive innovation," said Mike Gero, Vice President of Product & Business Development at cloud.ca. "We look forward to benefiting from the myriad of improvements and fixes in CloudStack 4.9, as well as beginning to work with new features like the enhanced networking model."

"At University of São Paulo we are proud to be part of the Apache CloudStack community. We see the community playing a very strong role in solving many issues and providing ongoing effort to improve Apache CloudStack through recent versions, including 4.9," said Professor João Eduardo Ferreira, IT Office CIO, and Cyrano Rizzo, Sao Paulo IT Office Director, at University of São Paulo. "We are very happy to have adopted Apache CloudStack since 2012 as our main tool to run our infrastructure private cloud initiative of +500 hosts. Apache CloudStack is a professional-grade and very robust tool: we continue to use and encourage other institutions to use the same architecture."

Availability
CloudStack 4.9 is available immediately as a free download from http://cloudstack.apache.org/downloads.html. Apache CloudStack software is released under the Apache License v2.0.

Governance and Oversight
Apache CloudStack 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.

Get Involved!
Apache CloudStack welcomes contribution and community participation through mailing lists as well as attending face-to-face MeetUps, developer trainings, and user events. Anybody wishing to get involved in the project can find out more at http://cloudstack.apache.org/contribute.html

About Apache CloudStack
Apache CloudStack is a mature, turnkey integrated Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Open Source software platform that allows users to build feature-rich public and private Cloud environments. Hailed by Gartner Group as "a solid product", CloudStack includes an intuitive user interface and rich APIs for managing the compute, networking, software, and storage infrastructure resources. CloudStack entered the Apache Incubator in April 2012 and became an Apache Top-level Project in March 2013. For downloads, documentation, and ways to become involved with Apache CloudStack, visit http://cloudstack.apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/CloudStack

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Friday Aug 19, 2016

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 19 August 2016

We're wrapping up the 33rd week of the year with the following achievements:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's Bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 21 September 2016. Board calendar and minutes available at http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield sparkly performance at 99.71% uptime http://status.apache.org/

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - CFP and registration open for Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon Europe/Seville http://apachecon.com/

Apache Attic™ –provides process and solutions to make it clear when an Apache project has reached its end of life.
 - Apache Continuum retired http://attic.apache.org/projects/continuum.html

Apache Gearpump (incubating) –a real-time big data streaming engine.
 - Apache Gearpump 0.8.1-incubating released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/incubator/gearpump/0.8.1-incubating/

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 2.12.3 and Jackrabbit Oak 1.2.18 and 1.5.8 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Olingo™ – a Java library that enables developers to implement Open Data Protocol (OData) producers and consumers.
 - Apache Olingo 2.0.7 released http://olingo.apache.org/doc/odata2/download.html

Apache Phoenix™ –enables OLTP and operational analytics for Apache Hadoop through SQL support and integration with other projects in the ecosystem such as Spark, HBase, Pig, Flume, MapReduce and Hive.
 - Apache Phoenix 4.8.0 released https://people.apache.org/keys/committer/ankit.asc

Apache Sling™ –a Web framework that uses a Java Content Repository, such as Apache Jackrabbit, to store and manage content.
 - Apache Sling Hypermedia API client-side tools 1.0.0 released http://sling.apache.org/site/downloads.cgi


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Twitter uses Apache Mesos and Apache Aurora to easily deploy across multiple environments & clusters? http://mesos.apache.org/ http://aurora.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Sberbank uses Apache Ignite to handle 3,000-4,000 transactions/second? http://ignite.apache.org/

 - Did you know that you can support the ASF by making a donation via Amazon, Bitcoin, check, PayPal, or even your old car? http://apache.org/foundation/contributing.html


Apache Community Notices:

 - Find out how you can participate with Apache community/projects/activities --opportunities open with Avro, ComDev, Directory, Apache HTTP Server, OODT, Poi, Syncope, Tika, Trafodion, and Zest! https://helpwanted.apache.org/

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

 - The next Cassandra Summit will be held 7-9 September 2016 in San Jose https://cfp.cassandrasummit.org/

 - ApacheCon Europe will take place 14-18 November 2016 in Seville, Spain http://apachecon.com/

 - The second ASF Annual Report is available at https://s.apache.org/pTMX

 - 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 Aug 12, 2016

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 12 August 2016

Happy Friday! The Apache Community has had another great week --here's what happened:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's Bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 17 August 2016. Board calendar and minutes available at http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield fab performance at 99.80% uptime http://status.apache.org/

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - CFP and registration open for Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon Europe/Seville http://apachecon.com/

Apache Commons™ Crypto – a cryptographic library optimized with AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions).
 - Apache Commons Crypto 1.0.0 released http://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-crypto/download_crypto.cgi

Apache Commons™ parent –the Maven parent of most commons components.
 - Apache Commons parent 41 released http://commons.apache.org/commons-parent-pom.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 1.4.6 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Kafka™ –high-throughput, publish-subscribe messaging system rethought of as a distributed commit log.
 - Apache Kafka 0.10.0.1 released https://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi?path=/kafka/0.10.0.1/kafka-0.10.0.1-src.tgz

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 3.1.2 released http://openmeetings.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Sqoop™ –a tool designed for efficiently transferring bulk data between Apache Hadoop and structured datastores, such as relational databases.
- Apache Sqoop 1.99.7 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.lua/sqoop/1.99.7

Apache Storm™ –a distributed, fault-tolerant, and high-performance realtime computation system that provides strong guarantees on the processing of data.
 - Apache Storm 1.0.2 released http://storm.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Stratos™ –a PaaS framework that is designed to address the various challenges currently faced in the Cloud PaaS space.
 - Apache Stratos 4.1.6 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/stratos

Apache UIMA™ DUCC –Distributed UIMA Cluster Computing is a cluster management system providing tooling, management, and scheduling facilities to automate the scale-out of applications written to the UIMA framework.
 - Apache UIMA DUCC 2.1.0 released http://uima.apache.org/doc-uimaducc-whatitam.html


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Savings Banks Group Finland uses Apache Wicket? https://wicket.apache.org

 - Did you know that Didi Chuxing uses Apache Flume, Apache Kafka, and Apache Samza in their real time architecture? http://flume.apache.org/ http://kafka.apache.org/ http://samza.apache.org/

 - Did you know that you can support the ASF by becoming a Sponsor? http://apache.org/foundation/thanks Join us in thanking our Sponsors:

  -- Platinum Sponsors: Cloudera, Facebook, Google, LeaseWeb, Microsoft, Pivotal, and Yahoo.
  -- Gold Sponsors: ARM, Bloomberg, Comcast, Hewlett Packard, Hortonworks, IBM, ODPi, and PhoenixNAP.
  -- Silver Sponsors: Alibaba Cloud Computing, Budget Direct, Capital One, Cerner, Confluent, Huawei, InMotion Hosting, iSIGMA, Private Internet Access, Produban, Red Hat, Serenata Flowers, and WANdisco.
  -- Bronze Sponsors: 01 Casinos, Basis Technology, Binary Option Robot Info, Bluehost, Casino2k, ChameleonJohn Coupons, Cloudsoft Corporation, HostingAdvice.com, The Linux Foundation, Samsung, Stags and Hens, Talend, Tobi, Twitter, Travel Ticker Hotels, and Web Hosting Secret Revealed.
  -- Infrastructure Sponsors: Bintray, Freie Universität Berlin, Hotwax Systems, No-IP, OSU Open Source Labs, PagerDuty, Ping My Box, Rackspace, Sonatype, SURFnet, and Symantec.


Apache Community Notices:

 - Find out how you can participate with Apache community/projects/activities --opportunities open with Avro, ComDev, Directory, Apache HTTP Server, OODT, Poi, Syncope, Tika, and Zest! https://helpwanted.apache.org/

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

 - Atlanta Hadoop Users Group present Cutting edge with HBASE on 17 August 2016 http://www.meetup.com/Atlanta-Hadoop-Users-Group/events/230344766/

 - CFP is open for the next Cassandra Summit 7-9 September 2016 in San Jose https://cfp.cassandrasummit.org/

 - CloudStack Collaboration Conference Brasil will take place 29-30 September 2016 in Sao Paolo http://cloudstack.usp.br/en/index.php

 - ApacheCon Europe will take place 14-18 November 2016 in Seville, Spain http://apachecon.com/

 - The second ASF Annual Report is available at https://s.apache.org/pTMX

 - 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 Aug 05, 2016

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 5 August 2016

Welcome August! Whilst many are on holidays, the Apache Community at-large is always productive. Here's what happened over the past week:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's Bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 17 August 2016. Board calendar and minutes available at http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield fab performance at 99.60% uptime http://status.apache.org/

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - CFP and registration open for Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon Europe/Seville http://apachecon.com/

Apache Attic –provides process and solutions to make it clear when an Apache project has reached its end of life.
 - Apache Tuscany retired http://attic.apache.org/projects/tuscany.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 1.5.7 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Knox™ –a REST API Gateway for providing secure access to the data and processing resources of Apache Hadoop clusters.
 - Apache Knox 0.9.1 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/knox/0.9.1


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Uber uses Apache Aurora, Cassandra, Hadoop, Kafka, Mesos, Spark, Storm, and Thrift at the core of its tech stack? http://aurora.apache.org/http://cassandra.apache.org/http://hadoop.apache.org/http://kafka.apache.org/http://mesos.apache.org/http://spark.apache.org/http://storm.apache.org/http://thrift.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Southwest's OpsSuite uses Apache Geode (incubating) to show real time logistics operational status? 10M messages consumed; 1M schedules optimized in seconds! http://geode.incubator.apache.org/

 - Did you know that the ASF is an hiring Infrastructure Systems Administrator/Architect? https://blogs.apache.org/infra/entry/position_available_infrastructure_systems_administrator


Apache Community Notices:

 - Find out how you can participate with Apache community/projects/activities https://helpwanted.apache.org/

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

 - Atlanta Hadoop Users Group present Cutting edge with HBASE on 17 August 2016 http://www.meetup.com/Atlanta-Hadoop-Users-Group/events/230344766/

 - CFP is open for the next Cassandra Summit 7-9 September 2016 in San Jose https://cfp.cassandrasummit.org/

 - CloudStack Collaboration Conference Brasil will take place 29-30 September 2016 in Sao Paolo http://cloudstack.usp.br/en/index.php

 - ApacheCon Europe will take place 14-18 November 2016 in Seville, Spain http://apachecon.com/

 - The second ASF Annual Report is available at https://s.apache.org/pTMX

 - 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 Jul 29, 2016

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 29 July 2016

As we're wrapping up the month, let's review the Apache Community's activities over the past week:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's Bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 17 August 2016. Board calendar and minutes available at http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield stable performance at 99.43% uptime http://status.apache.org/

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - CFP and registration open for Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon Europe/Seville http://apachecon.com/

Apache Airavata™ –a software framework providing APIs, sophisticated server-side tools, and graphical user interfaces to construct, execute, control and manage long running applications and workflows on distributed computing resources.
 - Apache Airavata 0.16 released http://airavata.apache.org/development.html

Apache Directory Server™ –an extensible and embeddable directory server entirely written in Java, which has been certified LDAPv3 compatible by the Open Group.
 - ApacheDS 2.0.0-M23 released http://directory.apache.org/apacheds/downloads.html

Apache Fortress™ –a sub-project of Apache Directory that provides role-based access control, delegated administration and password policy services with LDAP.
 - Apache Fortress 1.0.1 released http://directory.apache.org/fortress/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 1.5.6 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Kudu™ –Open Source columnar storage engine enables fast analytics across the Internet of Things, time series, cybersecurity, and other Big Data applications in the Apache Hadoop ecosystem.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Kudu™ as a Top-Level Project https://s.apache.org/9OIw

Apache Kylin™ –an Open Source Distributed Analytics Engine designed to provide SQL interface and multi-dimensional analysis (OLAP) on Hadoop, supporting extremely large datasets.
 - Apache Kylin 1.5.3 released https://kylin.apache.org/download/

Apache Mesos™ –mature Open Source cluster resource manager, container orchestrator, and distributed operating systems kernel.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Mesos™ v1.0 https://s.apache.org/qbx4

Apache Open Climate Workbench™ –a comprehensive suite of algorithms, libraries, and interfaces designed to standardize and streamline the process of interacting with large quantities of observational data (such as is provided by the RCMED) and conducting regional climate model evaluations.
 - Apache Open Climate Workbench 1.1.0 released http://climate.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Traffic Server™ –a fast, scalable and extensible HTTP/1.1 compliant caching proxy server.
 - Apache Traffic Server 6.2.0 released http://trafficserver.apache.org/downloads

Apache Twill™ –Open Source abstraction layer over Apache Hadoop® YARN simplifies developing distributed Hadoop applications.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Twill™ as a Top-Level Project https://s.apache.org/Rzsf


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the ASF has a Code of Conduct for Apache Projects and Communities? http://www.apache.org/foundation/policies/conduct

 - Did you know that Apache CouchDB has a series of blog posts that highlight The Road to CouchDB 2.0? https://blog.couchdb.org/2016/07/25/the-road-to-couchdb-2-0/

 - Did you know that the ASF is an hiring Infrastructure Systems Administrator/Architect? https://blogs.apache.org/infra/entry/position_available_infrastructure_systems_administrator


Apache Community Notices:

 - Find out how you can participate with Apache community/projects/activities https://helpwanted.apache.org/

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

 - Atlanta Hadoop Users Group present Cutting edge with HBASE on 17 August 2016 http://www.meetup.com/Atlanta-Hadoop-Users-Group/events/230344766/

 - CFP is open for the next Cassandra Summit 7-9 September 2016 in San Jose https://cfp.cassandrasummit.org/

 - CloudStack Collaboration Conference Brasil will take place 29-30 September 2016 in Sao Paolo http://cloudstack.usp.br/en/index.php

 - ApacheCon Europe will take place 14-18 November 2016 in Seville, Spain http://apachecon.com/

 - The second ASF Annual Report is available at https://s.apache.org/pTMX

 - 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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Wednesday Jul 27, 2016

The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Mesos™ v1.0

Mature Open Source cluster resource manager, container orchestrator, and distributed operating systems kernel in use at Netflix, Samsung, Twitter, and Yelp, among others.

Forest Hill, MD —27 JULY 2016— 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® Mesos™ v1.0, the mature clustering resource management platform.

Apache Mesos provides efficient resource isolation and sharing across distributed applications in Cloud environments as well as private datacenters. Mesos is a cluster resource manager, a container orchestrator, and a distributed operating systems kernel.

"At Berkeley in 2009, we were thinking about a new way to manage clusters and Big Data, and Mesos was born," said Benjamin Hindman, Vice President of Apache Mesos, one of the original creators of the project, and Chief Architect/Co-Founder of Mesosphere. "Mesos v1.0 is a major milestone for the community."

Mesos entered the Apache Incubator in 2010 and has had 36 releases since becoming a Top-Level Project (TLP) in 2013.

Under The Hood
Apache Mesos 1.0 includes a number of new and important features that include:
  • New HTTP API: One of the main areas of improvement in the 1.0 release, this API simplifies writing Mesos frameworks by allowing developers to write frameworks in any language via HTTP. The HTTP API also makes it easy to run frameworks behind firewalls and inside containers.

  • Unified containerizer: This allows frameworks to launch Docker/Appc containers using the Mesos containerizer without relying on docker daemon (engine) or rkt. The isolation of the containers is done using isolators.

  • CNI support: The network/cni isolator has been introduced in the Mesos containerizer to implement the Container Network Interface (CNI) specification proposed by CoreOS. With CNI, the network/cni isolator is able to allocate a network namespace to Mesos containers and attach the container to different types of IP networks by invoking network drivers called CNI plugins.

  • GPU support: Support for using Nvidia GPUs as a resource in the Mesos "unified" containerizer. This support includes running containers with and without filesystem isolation (i.e., running both imageless containers as well as containers using a Docker image)

  • Fine-grained authorization: Many of Mesos' API endpoints have added authentication and authorization, so that operators can now control which users can view which tasks/frameworks in the web UI and API, in addition to fine-grained access control over other operator APIs such as reservations, volumes, weights, and quota.
  • Mesos on Windows: Support for running Mesos on the Windows operating system is currently in beta. The Mesos community is aiming for full support by late 2016.

Over the years, Mesos has gained popularity with datacenter operators for being the first Open Source platform capable of running containers at scale in production environments, using both Docker containers and directly with Linux control groups (cgroups) and namespace technologies. Mesos' two-level scheduler distinguishes the platform as the only one that allows distributed applications such as Apache Spark, Apache Kafka, and Apache Cassandra to schedule their own workloads using their own schedulers within the resources originally allocated to the framework and isolated within a container.

"Initially the big breakthrough was this new way to run containers at scale, but the beauty of the design of Mesos and its two-level scheduler has proven to be its ability to run not only containers, but Big Data frameworks, storage services, and other applications all on the same cluster," added Hindman. "Mesos has become a core technology that serves as a kernel for other systems to be built on top, so the maturity on the API has been a big focus, and it’s one of the main areas of improvement in the 1.0 release." 

These capabilities have distinguished Apache Mesos as the kernel of choice for many Open Source and commercial offerings. One of Mesos' earliest and most notable users was Twitter, who leveraged the Mesos architecture to kill the "Fail Whale" by handling its massive growth in site traffic. Prominent Mesos contributors and users include IBM, Mesosphere, Netflix, PayPal, Yelp, and many more.

"We use Mesos regularly at NASA JPL - we are leveraging Mesos to manage cluster resources in concert with Apache Spark identify Mesoscale Convective Complexes (MCC) or extreme weather events in satellite infrared data. Mesos has performed well in managing a high memory cluster for our team," said Chris A. Mattmann, member of the Apache Mesos Project Management Committee, and Chief Architect, Instrument and Science Data Systems Section at NASA JPL. "We have also taken steps to integrate the Apache OODT data processing framework used in our missions with Apache Mesos."

Learn more about Apache Mesos at MesosCon Europe 2016 conference in Amsterdam 31 August-1 September 2016, and at MesosCon Asia 2016 in Hangzhou, China 18-19 November 2016.

Availability and Oversight
Apache Mesos 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 Mesos, visit http://mesos.apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/ApacheMesos

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 550 individual Members and 5,300 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 Alibaba Cloud Computing, ARM, Bloomberg, Budget Direct, Cerner, Cloudera, Comcast, Confluent, Facebook, Google, Hortonworks, HP, Huawei, IBM, InMotion Hosting, iSigma, LeaseWeb, Microsoft, OPDi, PhoenixNAP, Pivotal, Private Internet Access, Produban, Red Hat, Serenata Flowers, WANdisco, and Yahoo. For more information, visit http://www.apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/TheASF

© The Apache Software Foundation. "Apache", "Mesos", "Apache Mesos", "Cassandra", "Apache Cassandra", "Kafka", "Apache Kafka", "OODT", "Apache OODT", "Apache Spark", "Apache Spark", and "ApacheCon" are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation in the United States and/or other countries. All other brands and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Twill™ as a Top-Level Project

Open Source abstraction layer over Apache Hadoop® YARN simplifies developing distributed Hadoop applications.

Forest Hill, MD –27 July 2016– 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® Twill™ 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.

Apache Twill is an abstraction over Apache Hadoop® YARN that reduces the complexity of developing distributed Hadoop applications, allowing developers to focus more on their application logic.

"The Twill community is excited to graduate from the Apache Incubator to a Top-Level Project," said Terence Yim, Vice President of Apache Twill and Software Engineer at Cask. "We are proud of the innovation, creativity and simplicity Twill demonstrates. We are also very excited to bring a technology so versatile in Hadoop into the hands of every developer in the industry."

Apache Twill provides rich built-in features for common distributed applications for development, deployment, and management, greatly easing Hadoop cluster operation and administration.

"Enterprises use big data technologies - and specifically Hadoop - to drive more value," said Patrick Hunt, member of the Apache Software Foundation and Senior Software Engineer at Cloudera. "Apache Twill helps streamline and reduce complexity of developing distributed applications and its graduation to an Apache Top-Level Project means more people will be able to take advantage of Apache Hadoop YARN more easily."

"This is an exciting and major milestone for Apache Twill," said Keith Turner, member of the Apache Fluo (incubating) Project Management Committee, which used Twill in the development of Fluo, an Open Source project that makes it possible to update the results of a large-scale computation, index, or analytic as new data is discovered. "Early in development, we knew we needed a standard way to launch Fluo across a cluster, and we found Twill. With Twill, we quickly and easily had Fluo running across many nodes on a cluster." 

Apache Twill is in production by several organizations across various industries, easing distributed Hadoop application development and deployment.

Twill originated at Cask in early 2013. After 7 major releases, the project was submitted to the Apache Incubator in November of 2013.

"Apache Twill has come a long way through The Apache Software Foundation, and we're thrilled it has become an ASF Top-Level Project," said Nitin Motgi, CTO of Cask. "Apache Twill has become a key component behind the Cask Data Application Platform (CDAP), using YARN containers and Java threads as the processing abstraction. CDAP is an Open Source integration and application platform that makes it easy for developers and organizations to quickly build, deploy and manage data applications on Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark."

"The Apache Twill community worked extremely well within the incubator environment, developing and collaborating openly to follow The Apache Way," said Henry Saputra, ASF Member and member of the Apache Twill Project Management Committee. "There is a tremendous demand for effective APIs and virtualization for developing big data applications and Apache Twill fills that need perfectly. We’re looking forward to continuing the journey with Apache Twill as a Top-Level Project."

Catch Apache Twill in action at:
  • JavaOne, 18-22 September 2016 in San Francisco
  • Strata+Hadoop World, 27-29 September 2016 in New York City
Availability and Oversight
Apache Twill 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 Twill, visit http://twill.apache.org/ and follow @ApacheTwill

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 550 individual Members and 5,300 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 Alibaba Cloud Computing, ARM, Bloomberg, Budget Direct, Cerner, Cloudera, Comcast, Confluent, Facebook, Google, Hortonworks, HP, Huawei, IBM, InMotion Hosting, iSigma, LeaseWeb, Microsoft, OPDi, PhoenixNAP, Pivotal, Private Internet Access, Produban, Red Hat, Serenata Flowers, WANdisco, and Yahoo. For more information, visit http://www.apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/TheASF

©The Apache Software Foundation. "Apache", "Twill", "Apache Twill", "Hadoop", "Apache Hadoop", "Apache Hadoop YARN", "Spark", "Apache Spark", and "ApacheCon" are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation in the United States and/or other countries. All other brands and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Tuesday Jul 26, 2016

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

Open Source columnar storage engine enables fast analytics across the Internet of Things, time series, cybersecurity, and other Big Data applications in the Apache Hadoop ecosystem

Forest Hill, MD –25 July 2016– 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® Kudu™ 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.

Apache Kudu is an Open Source columnar storage engine built for the Apache Hadoop ecosystem designed to enable flexible, high-performance analytic pipelines.

"Under the Apache Incubator, the Kudu community has grown to more than 45 developers and hundreds of users," said Todd Lipcon, Vice President of Apache Kudu and Software Engineer at Cloudera. "Recognizing the strong Open Source community is a testament to the power of collaboration and the upcoming 1.0 release promises to give users an even better storage layer that complements Apache HBase and HDFS."

Optimized for lightning-fast scans, Kudu is particularly well suited to hosting time-series data and various types of operational data. In addition to its impressive scan speed, Kudu supports many operations available in traditional databases, including real-time insert, update, and delete operations. Kudu enables a "bring your own SQL" philosophy, and supports being accessed by multiple different query engines including such other Apache projects as Drill, Spark, and Impala (incubating).

Apache Kudu is in use at diverse companies and organizations across many industries, including retail, online service delivery, risk management, and digital advertising.

"Using Apache Kudu alongside interactive SQL tools like Apache Impala (incubating) has allowed us to deploy a next-generation platform for real-time analytics and online reporting," said Baoqiu Cui, Chief Architect at Xiaomi. "Apache Kudu has been deployed in production at Xiaomi for more than six months and has enabled us to improve key reliability and performance metrics for our customers. Kudu's graduation to a Top-Level Project allows companies like ours to operate a hybrid architecture without complexity. We look forward to continuing to contribute to its success."

"We are already seeing the many benefits of Apache Kudu. In fact we're using its combination of fast scans and fast updates for upcoming releases of our risk solutions," said Cory Isaacson, CTO at Risk Management Solutions, Inc. "Kudu is performing well, and RMS is proud to have contributed to the project’s integration with Apache Spark."

"The Internet of Things, cybersecurity and other fast data drivers highlight the demands that real-time analytics place on Big Data platforms," said Arvind Prabhakar, Apache Software Foundation member and CTO of StreamSets. "Apache Kudu fills a key architectural gap by providing an elegant solution spanning both traditional analytics and fast data access. StreamSets provides native support for Apache Kudu to help build real-time ingestion and analytics for our users."

"Graduation to a Top-Level Project marks an important milestone in the Apache Kudu community, but we are really just beginning to achieve our vision of a hybrid storage engine for analytics and real-time processing," added Lipcon. "As our community continues to grow, we welcome feedback, use cases, bug reports, patch submissions, documentation, new integrations, and all other contributions."

The Apache Kudu project welcomes contributions and community participation through mailing lists, a Slack channel, face-to-face MeetUps, and other events. Catch Apache Kudu in action at Strata + Hadoop World, 26-29 September 2016 in New York. 

Availability and Oversight
Apache Kudu 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 project updates, downloads, documentation, and ways to become involved with Apache Kudu, visit http://kudu.apache.org/ , @ApacheKudu, and http://kudu.apache.org/blog/.

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 550 individual Members and 5,300 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 Alibaba Cloud Computing, ARM, Bloomberg, Budget Direct, Cerner, Cloudera, Comcast, Confluent, Facebook, Google, Hortonworks, HP, Huawei, IBM, InMotion Hosting, iSigma, LeaseWeb, Microsoft, OPDi, PhoenixNAP, Pivotal, Private Internet Access, Produban, Red Hat, Serenata Flowers, WANdisco, and Yahoo. For more information, visit http://www.apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/TheASF

© The Apache Software Foundation. "Apache", "Kudu", "Apache Kudu", "Drill", "Apache Drill", "Hadoop", "Apache Hadoop", "Apache Impala (incubating)", "Spark", "Apache Spark", and "ApacheCon" are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation in the United States and/or other countries. All other brands and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Friday Jul 22, 2016

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 22 July 2016

Another week has zipped by! Here's what the Apache Community has been up to:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's Bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 17 August 2016. Board calendar and minutes available at http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield positive performance at 99.84% uptime http://status.apache.org/

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - CFP and registration open for Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon Europe/Seville http://apachecon.com/

Apache DeltaSpike™ –a suite of portable CDI (Contexts & Dependency Injection) extensions intended to make application development easier when working with CDI and Java EE.
 - Apache DeltaSpike 1.7.1 https://deltaspike.apache.org/download.html

Apache Eagle (incubating) –a monitoring framework to analyze Big Data platforms for security and performance.
 - Apache Eagle 0.4.0-incubating released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi?path=/incubator/eagle/apache-eagle-0.4.0-incubating

Apache HBase™ –an Open Source, distributed, versioned, non-relational database.
 - Apache HBase 1.2.2 released https://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.lua/hbase/1.2.2

Apache Wicket™ –an Open Source Java component oriented Web application framework that powers thousands of web applications and Web sites for governments, stores, universities, cities, banks, email providers, and more.
 - Apache Wicket 6.24.0 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/wicket/6.24.0
 - Apache Wicket 7.4.0 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/wicket/7.4.0

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Bloomberg uses Apache Phoenix's rich set of capabilities above Apache HBase as a critical piece of their data platform? http://phoenix.apache.org/ and http://hbase.apache.org/

 - Did you know that LinkedIn uses Apache Kafka to process more than a trillion messages per day? http://kafka.apache.org/

 - Did you know that we're always looking for great ways to highlight Apache projects in our "Did You Know" campaigns? Send your success stories to <press@apache.org>!


Apache Community Notices:

 - Find out how you can participate with Apache community/projects/activities https://helpwanted.apache.org/

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

 - Atlanta Hadoop Users Group present Cutting edge with HBASE on 17 August 2016 http://www.meetup.com/Atlanta-Hadoop-Users-Group/events/230344766/

 - CFP is open for the next Cassandra Summit 7-9 September 2016 in San Jose https://cfp.cassandrasummit.org/

 - CloudStack Collaboration Conference Brasil will take place 29-30 September 2016 in Sao Paolo http://cloudstack.usp.br/en/index.php

 - ApacheCon Europe will take place 14-18 November 2016 in Seville, Spain http://apachecon.com/

 - The second ASF Annual Report is available at https://s.apache.org/pTMX

 - 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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Wednesday Jul 20, 2016

"httpoxy" CGI vulnerability response

A group of ASF projects (HTTP Server, Tomcat, Traffic Server, mod_perl) has analyzed the CGI application vulnerability recently published at https://httpoxy.org/

Their detailed analysis, targeted at Web server administrators and CGI developers and including mitigation information, can be found at https://www.apache.org/security/asf-httpoxy-response.txt

Friday Jul 15, 2016

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 15 July 2016

It's midmonth already and the Apache Community has had another great week:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's Bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 20 July 2016. Board calendar and minutes available at http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks fab performance at 99.74% uptime http://status.apache.org/

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - CFP and registration now open for Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon Europe/Seville http://apachecon.com/

Apache Atlas (incubating) –a scalable and extensible set of core foundational governance services enabling enterprises to effectively and efficiently meet their compliance requirements within Hadoop and allows integration with the whole enterprise data ecosystem.
 - Apache Atlas 0.7-incubating released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/incubator/atlas/0.7.0-incubating/

Apache Commons™ BCEL –gives users a convenient way to analyze, create, and manipulate (binary) Java class files (those ending with .class).
 - Apache Commons BCEL 6.0 released http://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-bcel/download_bcel.cgi

Apache FreeMarker (incubating) –a template engine: a Java library to generate text output (HTML Web pages, e-mails, configuration files, source code, etc.) based on templates and changing data.
 - Apache FreeMarker 2.3.25-incubating released http://freemarker.org/freemarkerdownload.html

Apache Jackrabbit™ –a fully conforming implementation of the Content Repository for Java Technology API (JCR). A content repository is a hierarchical content store with support for structured and unstructured content, full text search, versioning, transactions, observation, and more.
 - Apache Jackrabbit 2.13.0, 2.13.1 and Jackrabbit Oak 1.2.17 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Log4j™ –a well known framework for logging application behavior.
 - Apache Log4j 2.6.2 released http://logging.apache.org/log4j/2.x/

Apache NiFi™ –an easy to use, powerful, and reliable system to process and distribute data.
 - Apache NiFi 0.7.0 released http://nifi.apache.org/download.html
 - Apache NiFi MiNiFi 0.0.1 released http://nifi.apache.org/minifi/download.html

Apache Qpid™ –an AMQP 1.0 messaging library.
 - Apache Qpid Proton 0.13.1 released http://qpid.apache.org/download.html
 - [SECURITY] CVE-2016-4467: Apache Qpid Proton: Failure to verify that the server host name matches the certificate host name on Windows http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201607.mbox/%3CCANVjZ_R-e0M_JQ66CNpBN2YbcKj46gHyZYBCNoEj9WPA3JyNuw%40mail.gmail.com%3E

Apache Struts™ –an elegant, extensible framework for creating enterprise-ready Java web applications.
 - Apache Struts 2.3.30 GA and 2.5.2 GA released http://struts.apache.org/download.html#struts-ga

Apache Tomcat™ –an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language, Java WebSocket and JASPIC technologies.
 - Apache Tomcat 9.0.0.M9 released http://tomcat.apache.org/download-90.cgi
 - Apache Tomcat 8.5.4 released http://tomcat.apache.org/download-80.cgi


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache Groovy is a Top 20 language? http://groovy.apache.org/

 - Did you know that analysts project the global Apache Hadoop industry will grow at a CAGR of 59.37% between 2016-2020? http://hadoop.apache.org/

 - Did you know that we're always looking for great ways to highlight Apache projects in our "Did You Know" campaigns? Send your success stories to <press@apache.org>!


Apache Community Notices:

 - Find out how you can participate with Apache community/projects/activities https://helpwanted.apache.org/

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

 - Big data, Hadoop, Spark, NoSQL and DevOps will take place 16 July 2016 in Santa Clara http://www.meetup.com/Silicon-Valley-Data-Science-Predictive-Analytics-Meetup/events/232218689/

 - Data Science, Data Engineering and Infrastructure will be held 16 July 2016 in San Jose http://www.meetup.com/Redbasin-Bootcamp/events/231382474/

 - Real Time Sporting Event Predictions using Apache Spark will take place 18 July 2016 in New York City http://www.meetup.com/Big-Data-Developers-in-NYC/events/232086830/

 - Intensivo: Arquitectura y Virtualización de Hadoop will be held 18 July 2016 in Madrid http://www.meetup.com/Madrid-Big-Data-Open-School/events/231512987/

 - Data Science in the Newsroom w/ Geetu Ambwani, Principal Data Scientist @ HuffPo will take place 18 July 2016 New York City http://www.meetup.com/Metis-New-York-Data-Science/events/232303760/

 - Ingesting Data from Kafka to HDFS with Dedupper & Enrichment using JDBC will be held 19 July 2016 in Pune http://www.meetup.com/Apache-Apex-Pune/events/232312502/

 - Big Data for Personalized Health & Genomics will be held 19 July 2016 in Washington DC http://www.meetup.com/Washington-DC-Area-Spark-Interactive/events/231912452/

 - Stream Computing (The engineer’s perspective) will be held 19 July 2016 in San Francisco http://www.meetup.com/SF-Big-Analytics/events/231317344/

 - Apache Airflow introduction and best practices will be held 19 July 2016 in Amsterdam http://www.meetup.com/Netherlands-Hadoop-User-Group/events/232545021/

 - Apache Apex: Stream Processing Architecture and Applications will be held 19 July 2016 in München http://www.meetup.com/Hadoop-User-Group-Munich/events/230313355/

 - "Stream Processing with Apache Flink" w/ Flink PMC Robert Metzger will be held 19 July 2016 in Taipei http://www.meetup.com/flink-tw/events/231707894/

 - Lunch with MapR: Apache Spark - With or without Hadoop! will be held 20 July 2016 in Leawood http://www.meetup.com/Kansas-City-Big-Data-Projects-Group/events/232110867/

 - Running Spark on Hive or Hive on Spark?! will take place 20 July 2016 in London http://www.meetup.com/futureofdata-london/events/232423292/

 - Cassandra: Tuning and Real-life War Stories will be held 20 July 2016 in Amsterdam http://www.meetup.com/Netherlands-Cassandra-Users/events/231960365/

 - Lessons Learnt with Data Modelling in Cassandra will take place 20 July 2016 in Sydney http://www.meetup.com/Sydney-Cassandra-Users/events/230164960/

 - Apache Camel :- Getting Your Project Over The Hump will be held 20 July 2016 in Grand Rapids http://www.meetup.com/gr-jug/events/230463181/

 - Spark, Zeppelin and Cassandra will be held 20 July 2016 in London http://www.meetup.com/Spark-London/events/232355493/

 - Atlanta Hadoop Users Group present Cutting edge with HBASE on 17 August 2016 http://www.meetup.com/Atlanta-Hadoop-Users-Group/events/230344766/

 - CFP is open for the next Cassandra Summit 7-9 September 2016 in San Jose https://cfp.cassandrasummit.org/

 - CloudStack Collaboration Conference Brasil will take place 29-30 September 2016 in Sao Paolo http://cloudstack.usp.br/en/index.php

 - ApacheCon Europe will take place 14-18 November 2016 in Seville, Spain http://apachecon.com/

 - The second ASF Annual Report is available at https://s.apache.org/pTMX

 - 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 Jul 08, 2016

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 8 July 2016

The Apache Community is wrapping up a great week with the following activities:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's Bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 20 July 2016. Board calendar and minutes available at http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks fab performance at 99.72% uptime http://status.apache.org/

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - CFP and registration now open for Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon Europe/Seville http://apachecon.com/

Apache HTTP Server™ –the world's most popular Web server.
 - Apache HTTP Server 2.4.23 released http://httpd.apache.org/download.cgi

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 3.15-beta2 released https://poi.apache.org/download.html

Apache Qpid™ JMS –our newer AMQP 1.0 JMS client, based around the Qpid Proton protocol engine and implementing the AMQP JMS Mapping as it evolves at OASIS.
 - Apache Qpid JMS 0.10.0 released http://qpid.apache.org/download.html
 - [SECURITY] CVE-2016-4974: Apache Qpid: deserialization of untrusted input while using JMS ObjectMessage http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201607.mbox/%3CCAFitrpQuqhcLM2ZV9PKfqieHRD%2Buz%2Bh4Ljd5DSbhiq-Dhvf8LA%40mail.gmail.com%3E

Apache Taverna (incubating) –a domain-independent suite of tools used to design and execute data-driven workflows.
 - Apache Taverna Command-line 3.1.0-incubating released https://s.apache.org/taverna-commandline-3.1.0

Apache Tomcat™ Native Library –provides portable API for features not found in contemporary JDKs.
 - Apache Tomcat Native 1.2.8 released http://tomcat.apache.org/download-native.cgi


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Alibaba is using Apache Flink for mission-critical products on thousands of nodes? http://flink.apache.org/

 - Did you know that IBM Graph's enterprise Database-as-a-Service is powered by Apache Tinkerpop? http://tinkerpop.apache.org/

 - Did you know that we're always looking for great ways to highlight Apache projects in our "Did You Know" campaigns? Send your success stories to <press@apache.org>!


Apache Community Notices:

 - Find out how you can participate with Apache community/projects/activities https://helpwanted.apache.org/

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

 - Bangalore Mesos User Group will present Introduction to Apache Mesos on 9 July 2016 http://www.meetup.com/Bangalore-Mesos-User-Group/events/228745899/

 - Big Data Day LA 2016 will take place 9 July 2016 in Santa Monica http://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-Deep-Learning-Big-Data-Science/events/228961547/

 - Ingest from Kafka, Dimension Compute and Enrich using Apache Apex (Hadoop) will be held in Fremont, Denver, and Seattle on 9 July 2016 http://www.meetup.com/Apex-Fremont/events/232229800/

 - Wprowadzenie do Big Data i Apache Hadoop will take place 9 July 2016 in Warsaw http://www.meetup.com/StacjaIT/events/232102766/

 - Introduction to Apache Mesos will take place 9 July 2016 in Bangalore http://www.meetup.com/Bangalore-Mesos-User-Group/events/228745899/

 - [LA] PANCAKE STACK: Spark Recommender +Kafka +Cassandra +Streams +TensorFlow will be held 10 July 2016 in San Francisco http://www.meetup.com/Advanced-Spark-and-TensorFlow-Meetup/events/231900972/

 - Beijing Kafka Meetup第二次活动 will take place 10 July 2016 http://www.meetup.com/Beijing-Kafka-Meetup/events/232270387/

 - 1º Workshop Ecossistemas Big Data will be held 11 July 2016 in Belo Horizonte http://www.meetup.com/Big-Data-Belo-Horizonte/events/231971491/

 - Apache Flink... Don’t Cross The Streams! Modern Data Science Workflows will be held 11 July 2016 in Dublin http://www.meetup.com/hadoop-user-group-ireland/events/232023668/

 - Using Cassandra from Spark will be held 11 July 2016 in Zagreb http://www.meetup.com/Apache-Spark-Zagreb-Meetup/events/232027824/

 - Spark Summit Debrief will take place 11 July 2016 in Salt Lake City http://www.meetup.com/apache-spark-slc/events/231790035/

 - Intro to Apache Apex (next gen Hadoop) & comparison to Spark Streaming will be held 12 July 2016 in Hyderabad and Pune http://www.meetup.com/Big-Data-native-Hadoop-Ingest-and-Transform-Hyderabad/events/232289928/

 - Big Data Processing with Apache Spark will take place 12 July 2016 in San Francisco http://www.meetup.com/Metis-San-Francisco-Data-Science/events/232231072/

 - Cleveland Big Data and Hadoop User Group will meet on 12 July 2016 http://www.meetup.com/Cleveland-Hadoop/events/231623275/

 - Apache Kafka at eBay and Salesforce will be held 12 July 2016 in Bellevue http://www.meetup.com/Seattle-Apache-Kafka-Meetup/events/232190888/

 - Data Science and Big Data Problem Solving Team Event will be held 12 July 2016 in Addison http://www.meetup.com/DFW-Data-Science/events/232082864/

 - Learn Spark for Big Data - 4 Week Night Class (PAID) will kickoff on 12 July 2016 in San Francisco http://www.meetup.com/SF-Data-Science/events/232040024/

 - Intro to Apache Apex (next gen Hadoop) & comparison to Spark Streaming will be held 12 July 2016 in Seattle http://www.meetup.com/Big-Data-native-Hadoop-Ingest-and-Transform-Seattle/events/232289728/

 - Introduction to Data Modeling with Apache Cassandra will be held 12 July 2016 in Dallas http://www.meetup.com/Dallas-Cassandra-Users/events/231945903/

 - Two talks: Streaming and Akka Persistence + Cassandra availability management will be held 12 July 2016 in New York http://www.meetup.com/Reactive-New-York/events/232063482/

 - Intro to Data Science - 6 Week Night Class (PAID) will begin 12 July 2016 in New York http://www.meetup.com/Metis-New-York-Data-Science/events/232059037/

 - Kubernetes for the Mesos User will be held 12 July 2016 in Denver http://www.meetup.com/Denver-Mesos-User-Group/events/232276390/

 - Intro to Apache Apex (next gen Hadoop) & comparison to Spark Streaming will be held 12 July 2016 in Raleigh http://www.meetup.com/Big-Data-native-Hadoop-Ingest-and-Transform-Raleigh-NC/events/232289839/

 - Robust Stream Processing with Apache Flink will be held 13 July 2016 in New York http://www.meetup.com/NYCFlink/events/232306611/

 - Apache Spark Meet-up Wellington will take place 13 July 2016 http://www.meetup.com/Wellington-Spark-Meetup/events/232379389/

 - Building/Runn­ing Netflix's Data Pipeline using Apache Kafka will take place 13 July 2016 in San Francisco and Redwood City http://www.meetup.com/SF-Big-Analytics/events/231072452/

 - Streaming in the Wild with Apache Flink with Kostas Tzoumas will take place 13 July 2016 in São Paulo http://www.meetup.com/Data-Science-Brasil/events/232170654/

 -  Data science life cycle with Apache Zeppelin will take place 13 July 2016 in San Francisco http://www.meetup.com/SF-Data-Science/events/232085216/

 - Atlanta Hadoop Users Group present Cutting edge with HBASE on 17 August 2016 http://www.meetup.com/Atlanta-Hadoop-Users-Group/events/230344766/

 - CFP is open for the next Cassandra Summit 7-9 September 2016 in San Jose https://cfp.cassandrasummit.org/

 - CloudStack Collaboration Conference Brasil will take place 29-30 September 2016 in Sao Paolo http://cloudstack.usp.br/en/index.php

 - ApacheCon Europe will take place 14-18 November 2016 in Seville, Spain http://apachecon.com/

 - The second ASF Annual Report is available at https://s.apache.org/pTMX

 - 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 Jul 01, 2016

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 1 July 2016

Welcome July! Let's take a peek at what's happened this week:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's Bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 20 July 2016. Board calendar and minutes available at http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield sunshine-y performance at 99.20% uptime http://status.apache.org/

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - CFP and registration now open for Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon Europe --14-18 November 2016 in Seville, Spain http://apachecon.com/

Apache Bahir™ –Big Data extensions for distributed analytic platforms such as Apache Spark.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Bahir™ as a Top-Level Project https://s.apache.org/Kvrp

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 1.4.4 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Lucene™ –a high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java.
 - Apache Lucene 5.5.2 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.lua/lucene/java/5.5.2

Apache OODT™ –Open Source Big Data middleware metadata framework.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® OODT™ v1.0 https://s.apache.org/z9pk

Apache Slider (incubating) –a YARN application that deploys existing distributed applications on YARN, monitors them, and makes them larger or smaller as desired.
 - Apache Slider 0.91.0-incubating released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/incubator/slider/0.91.0-incubating/

Apache Solr™ –the popular, blazing fast, Open Source NoSQL search platform from the Apache Lucene project.
 - Apache Solr 5.5.2 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.lua/lucene/solr/5.5.2
 - 700-page Solr Reference Guide for 6.1 released https://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/lucene/solr/ref-guide/apache-solr-ref-guide-6.1.pdf

Apache Syncope™ –an Open Source system for managing digital identities in enterprise environments, implemented in Java EE technology.
 - Apache Syncope 2.0.0-M4 released http://syncope.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Tomcat™ –an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Expression Language and Java WebSocket technologies.
 - Apache Tomcat 7.0.70 released http://tomcat.apache.org/download-70.cgi
 - [CORRECTION] CVE-2016-3092 Apache Tomcat Denial of Service http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201606.mbox/%3C6223ece6-2b41-ef4f-22f9-d3481e492832%40apache.org%3E

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Apache Community Notices:

 - Find out how you can participate with Apache community/projects/activities https://helpwanted.apache.org/

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

 - Bangalore Mesos User Group will present Introduction to Apache Mesos on 9 July 2016 http://www.meetup.com/Bangalore-Mesos-User-Group/events/228745899/

 - Atlanta Hadoop Users Group present Cutting edge with HBASE on 17 August 2016 http://www.meetup.com/Atlanta-Hadoop-Users-Group/events/230344766/

 - CFP is open for the next Cassandra Summit 7-9 September 2016 in San Jose https://cfp.cassandrasummit.org/

 - CloudStack Collaboration Conference Brasil will take place 29-30 September 2016 in Sao Paolo http://cloudstack.usp.br/en/index.php

 - ApacheCon Europe will take place 14-18 November 2016 in Seville, Spain http://apachecon.com/

 - The second ASF Annual Report is available at https://s.apache.org/pTMX

 - 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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Wednesday Jun 29, 2016

The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® OODT™ v1.0

Open Source Big Data middleware metadata framework in use at Children's Hospital Los Angeles Virtual Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, DARPA MEMEX and XDATA, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the National Cancer Institute, among others.

Forest Hill, MD —29 June 2016— 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® OODT™ v1.0, the Big Data middleware metadata framework.

OODT is a grid middleware framework for science data processing, information integration, and retrieval. As "middleware for metadata" (and vice versa), OODT is used for computer processing workflow, hardware and file management, information integration, and linking databases. The OODT architecture allows distributed computing and data resources to be searchable and utilized by any end user.

"Apache OODT 1.0 is a great milestone in this project," said Tom Barber, Vice President of Apache OODT. "Effectively managing data pools has historically been problematic for some users, and OODT addresses a number of the issues faced. v1.0 allows us to prepare for some big changes within the platform with new UI designs for user-facing apps and data flow processing under the hood. It's an exciting time in the data management sector and we believe Apache OODT can be at the forefront of it."

OODT 1.0 signals a stage in the project where the initial scope of the platform is feature- complete and ready for general consumption. v1.0 features include:
  • Data ingestion and processing;
  • Automatic data discovery and metadata extraction;
  • Metadata management;
  • Workflow processing and support; and
  • Resource management

Originally created at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in 1998 as a way to build a national framework for data sharing, OODT has been instrumental to the National Cancer Institute's Early Detection Research Network for managing distributed scientific data sets across 20+ institutions nationwide for more than a decade.

Apache OODT is in use in many scientific data system projects in Earth science, planetary science, and astronomy at NASA, such as the Lunar Mapping and Modeling Project (LMMP), NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP) Sounder PEATE Testbed, the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) project, and the Soil Moisture Active Passive mission testbed. In addition, OODT is used for large-scale data management and data preparation tasks in the DARPA MEMEX and XDATA efforts, and for supporting research and data analysis within the pediatric intensive care domain in collaboration with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and its Laura P. and Leland K. Whittier Virtual Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (VPICU), among many other applications.

"To watch Apache OODT grow from an internal NASA project to 1.0 where it is today and dozens of releases is an amazing feat. I truly believe having it at the ASF has allowed it to grow and prosper. We are doubling down on our commitment to Apache OODT, investing in its enhancement and use in several national-scale projects," said Chris Mattmann, member of the Apache OODT Project Management Committee, and Chief Architect, Instrument and Science Data Systems Section at NASA JPL. "Apache OODT processes some of the world's biggest data sets, distributes and manages them, and makes sure science happens in a timely and accurate fashion."

OODT entered the Apache Incubator in January 2010, and graduated as a Top-level Project in November 2010. 

Catch Apache OODT in action at ApacheCon Europe, 14-18 November 2016 in Seville, Spain http://apachecon.com/ .

Availability and Oversight
Apache OODT 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 OODT, visit http://oodt.apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/apache_oodt

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 550 individual Members and 5,300 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 Alibaba Cloud Computing, ARM, Bloomberg, Budget Direct, Cerner, Cloudera, Comcast, Confluent, Facebook, Google, Hortonworks, HP, Huawei, IBM, InMotion Hosting, iSigma, LeaseWeb, Microsoft, OPDi, PhoenixNAP, Pivotal, Private Internet Access, Produban, Red Hat, Serenata Flowers, WANdisco, and Yahoo. For more information, visit http://www.apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/TheASF

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

Bolsters Big Data processing by providing extensions to distributed analytic platforms such as Apache Spark.

Forest Hill, MD –29 June 2016– 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® Bahir™ has become a Top-Level Project (TLP).

Apache Bahir bolsters Big Data processing by serving as a home for existing connectors that initiated under Apache Spark, as well as provide additional extensions/plugins for other related distributed system, storage, and query execution systems.

"Apache Bahir is a new community that aims to be a place to curate extensions related to distributed analytic platforms following the Apache Governance," said Luciano Resende, Vice President of Apache Bahir and an Architect at IBM contributing to The Apache Software Foundation for over 10 years. "The project is initially offering a few Apache Spark extensions but it is definitely open for expanding to other platforms such as Apache Beam, Apache Flink and others."

Bahir code is extracted from the Apache Spark project, and has spun out as a standalone project to provide implementations for different Spark related extensions/plugins, connectors, and other pluggable components. Current extensions include:
  •  streaming-akka (akka:Open Source toolkit and runtime simplifying the construction of concurrent and distributed applications on the Java Virtual Machine)
  •  streaming-mqtt (mqtt: lightweight messaging protocol for small sensors and mobile devices, optimized for high-latency or unreliable networks)
  •  streaming-twitter (Twitter: online social networking service; Bahir allows the processing of social data from Twitter)
  •  streaming-zeromq (zeromq: a high-performance asynchronous messaging library, aimed at use in distributed or concurrent applications)

In addition, Apache Bahir has a strong relationship with different storage layers; the project intends to extend that relationship to a number of other ASF projects and Apache-licensed initiatives.

"We are very interested in streaming-mqtt for remote sensing applications and control/monitoring. We have a lot of Big Data needs in Earth science especially in remote and difficult to access environments and plugins such as streaming-mqtt from Bahir provide a readily accessible and Apache-based solution to that," said Chris Mattmann, member of the Apache Bahir Project Management Committee, and Chief Architect, Instrument and Science Data Systems Section at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

"We are very motivated to increase the size and diversity of the Apache Bahir community," added Resende. "We welcome feedback, use cases, bug reports, patch submissions, code contributions, documentation, new extension proposals, and other ways to participate."

Availability and Oversight
Apache Bahir 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 Bahir, visit http://bahir.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 550 individual Members and 5,300 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 Alibaba Cloud Computing, ARM, Bloomberg, Budget Direct, Cerner, Cloudera, Comcast, Confluent, Facebook, Google, Hortonworks, HP, Huawei, IBM, InMotion Hosting, iSigma, LeaseWeb, Microsoft, OPDi, PhoenixNAP, Pivotal, Private Internet Access, Produban, Red Hat, Serenata Flowers, WANdisco, and Yahoo. For more information, visit http://www.apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/TheASF

© The Apache Software Foundation. "Apache", "Bahir", "Apache Bahir", "Spark", "Apache Spark" and "ApacheCon" are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation in the United States and/or other countries. All other brands and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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