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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

© The Apache Software Foundation. "Apache", "OODT", "Apache OODT", 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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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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Friday Jun 24, 2016

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 24 June 2016

Another week has rushed by with excellent work by the Apache community. Here's what we've 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: 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 superb performance at 99.80% 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/
 - Feel free to drop by #apachecon on the Freenode IRC network and share your thoughts!

Apache Accumulo™ –sorted, distributed key/value store is a robust, scalable, high performance data storage system that features cell-based access control and customizable server-side processing.
 - Apache Accumulo 1.7.2 released https://accumulo.apache.org/downloads/

Apache Commons™ Compress –working with zip, ar, jar, bz2, cpio, tar, gz, dump, pack200, lzma, 7z, arj and xz files.
 - Apache Commons Compress 1.12 released http://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-compress/download_compress.cgi

Apache Commons™ Fileupload –provides a simple yet flexible means of adding support for multipart file upload functionality to servlets and web applications.
 - Apache Commons Fileupload information disclosure vulnerability http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201606.mbox/%3C45A20804-ABFF-4FED-A297-69AC95AB9A3F%40apache.org%3E

Apache Curator™ –Java libraries that make using Apache ZooKeeper much easier and more reliable.
 - Apache Curator 2.11.0 and 3.2.0 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/curator/

Apache DeltaSpike™ –not a CDI-container, but a portable CDI extension.
 - Apache DeltaSpike 1.7.0 released http://deltaspike.apache.org/download.html

Apache Directory™ LDAP API –an ongoing effort to provide an enhanced LDAP API, as a replacement for JNDI and the existing LDAP API (jLdap and Mozilla LDAP API).
 - Apache Directory LDAP API 1.0.0-RC1 released http://directory.apache.org/api/downloads.html

Apache Hive™ –data warehouse software facilitates querying and managing large datasets residing in distributed storage.
 - Apache Hive 2.1.0 released https://hive.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Libcloud™ –leading Cloud service interoperability library.
 - Apache Libcloud 1.0.0 released http://libcloud.apache.org/downloads.html
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Libcloud™ v1.0 https://s.apache.org/QBYs

Apache Lucene™ –a high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java.
 - Apache Lucene 6.1.0 released http://lucene.apache.org/core/mirrors-core-latest-redir.html

Apache Nutch™ –a well matured, production ready Web crawler.
 - Apache Nutch 1.12 released http://nutch.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Qpid™ Proton –an AMQP 1.0 messaging library.
 - Apache Qpid Proton 0.13.0 released http://qpid.apache.org/download.html

Apache Sentry™ –a system to enforce fine grained role based authorization to data and metadata stored on a Hadoop cluster.
 - Apache Sentry 1.7.0 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/sentry

Apache Solr™ –the popular, blazing fast, Open Source NoSQL search platform from the Apache Lucene project.
 - Apache Solr 6.1.0 released http://lucene.apache.org/solr/mirrors-solr-latest-redir.html

Apache Struts™ –an elegant, extensible framework for creating enterprise-ready Java Web applications.
 - Apache Struts 2.5.1 General Availability and 2.3.29 General Availability with Security Fixes released http://struts.apache.org/download.html#struts-ga

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

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that CERN uses Apache Hadoop to store/analyze 1 petabye of data per seccond produced by the Large Hadron Collider's 150M sensors? http://hadoop.apache.org/

 - Did you know that the presentations for Spark Summit are available online at https://spark-summit.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

 - Week 6 of Data Science Bootcamp – A summer of data, analytics and insight will take place 24 June 2016 in Toronto http://www.meetup.com/BDU-Toronto/events/231772526/

 - SEA: Search Engines Amsterdam will meet 24 June 2016 http://www.meetup.com/SEA-Search-Engines-Amsterdam/events/228591927/

 - Database Time! will meet 24 June 2016 in Berlin http://www.meetup.com/Big-Data-Beers/events/231386617/

 - What the Hackathon? Will hold Build an Apache Apex (native Hadoop) Big Data Application on 25 June 2016 in San Jose http://www.meetup.com/Big-Data-native-Hadoop-Ingest-and-Transform-Bay-Area/events/231697973/

 - Własna wyszukiwarka w oparciu o Apache Solr will be held 25 June in Warsaw http://www.meetup.com/StacjaIT/events/231557720/

 - Understanding and Building Big Data Architectures will feature Apache Kafka on 25 June 2016 in Hyderabad http://www.meetup.com/hyderabad-scalability/events/229886391/

 - Data Science for Developers will meet 25 June 2016 in Toronto http://www.meetup.com/BDU-Toronto/events/231698318/

 - Visualizing Big Data will take place 25 June 2016 in Bangalore http://www.meetup.com/Real-Time-Data-Processing-and-Cloud-Computing/events/231857051/

 - Building Big Data applications with Apache Beam and Apache Apex will be held 27 June 2016 in San Jose http://www.meetup.com/Apex-Bay-Area-Chapter/events/231422630/

 - Robust Stream Processing with Apache Flink and Flink-HTM will be held 27 June 2016 in Mountain View http://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-Apache-Flink-Meetup/events/231347668/

 - Apache Metron Overview and Demo @ Hadoop Summit San Jose will be held 27 June 2016 in San Francisco http://www.meetup.com/futureofdata-sanfrancisco/events/230019237/

 - Apache Ambari Meetup at Hadoop Summit 2016 San Jose will take place 27 June 2016 in Santa Clara http://www.meetup.com/Apache-Ambari-User-Group/events/231576067/

 - Apache Accumulo Meetup at Hadoop Summit San Jose 2016 will be held 27 June 2016 in Washington DC http://www.meetup.com/Accumulo-Users-DC/events/231397927/

 - Meetup @ Hadoop Summit will be held 27 June 2016 in Santa Clara http://www.meetup.com/futureofdata-siliconvalley/events/230019193/

 - IoT for Big Machines & 1-Click Deploy, Scale, SparkML & TensorFlow with Docker will be held 27 June 2016 in Fremont http://www.meetup.com/datariders/events/230919430/

 - War Stories of Making Software Work with Hadoop will be held 27 June 2016 in Palo Alto http://www.meetup.com/Open-Data-Platform-Group/events/231569465/

 - Mathematics to converge IoT, Cloud and Big Data @ Hadoop Summit 2016 will be held 27 June 2016 in Fremont http://www.meetup.com/Big-Data-Science/events/227573002/

 - Innovations in Spark and Hadoop Analytics + Beer Tasting! will take place 27 June 2016 in San Jose http://www.meetup.com/BigDataDevelopers/events/231736978/

 - Further Topics of Mesos will take place 27 June 2016 in Addison http://www.meetup.com/Metroplex-Mesos-Group/events/232069156/

 - 38th meetup - Cassandra and RIA will be held 27 June 2016 in Leuven http://www.meetup.com/bigdatabe/events/231887669/

 - NiFi Meetup at Hadoop Summit will be held 27 June 2016 in San Jose http://www.meetup.com/ApacheNiFi/events/231191180/

 - Cloudera Sessions will take place 28 June 2016 in New York http://www.meetup.com/NY-Cloudera-User-Group/events/231250522/

 - Introduction to Spark In-memory Computing will be held 28 June 2016 in Raleigh http://www.meetup.com/Big-Data-Developers-in-Raleigh/events/231744087/

 - BookKeeper Meetup will take place 28 June 2016 in San Francisco http://www.meetup.com/Apache-BookKeeper/events/231766042/

 - Hadoop Streamit will be held 28 June 2016 in Budapest http://www.meetup.com/futureofdata-budapest/events/231890824/

 - How to Simplify Load Testing: JMeter and Beyond will be held 28 June 2016 in New York http://www.meetup.com/Performance-and-Load-Testing/events/231881596/

 - Crowdmix - An Event Based Social Music Platform & Kafka 0.10 New Features will take place 28 June 2016 in London http://www.meetup.com/Apache-Kafka-London/events/231792705/

 - How to Use Apache Ignite, In-Memory Data Fabric, will be presented 28 June 2016 in New York http://www.meetup.com/mysqlnyc/events/231578906/

 - Mesosphere will be held 28 June 2016 in Paris http://www.meetup.com/Paris-Mesos-Users-Group/events/232023711/

 - Hadoop Summit San Jose: Enterprise-Grade Streaming Under 2ms on Hadoop will be held 29 June 2016 in San Jose http://www.meetup.com/Big-Data-native-Hadoop-Ingest-and-Transform-Bay-Area/events/231893607/

 - Spark at Microsoft Extravaganza will be held 29 June 2016 in Bellevue http://www.meetup.com/Seattle-Spark-Meetup/events/230511725/

 - Habitat a new open source project from Chef & MesosCon 2016 Update! will take place 29 June 2016 in Austin http://www.meetup.com/Austin-Mesos-Users-Group/events/231950091/

 - Data modeling w/Cassandra 3.0 & beyond & Cassandra on Docker @ Walmart Labs will be presented 29 June 2016 in Cupertino http://www.meetup.com/DataStax-Cassandra-South-Bay-Users/events/231864622/

 - Interaktive Datenanalysen mit Azure HDInsight /Apache Spark will be held 29 June 2016 in Karlsruhe http://www.meetup.com/Azure-Meetup-Karlsruhe/events/231908525/

 - Scala in practice, akka-streams and Apache Spark Streaming API will be held 29 June 2016 in Miami http://www.meetup.com/Miami-Scala-Enthusiasts/events/231594551/

 - Apache Spark #10 will be held 29 June 2016 in Toronto http://www.meetup.com/Toronto-Apache-Spark/events/231023863/

 - Hadoop Summit San Jose: Next Gen Data Analytics with Apache Apex will take place 30 June 2016 in San Jose http://www.meetup.com/Apex-Bay-Area-Chapter/events/231892148/

 - 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 22, 2016

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

Leading Cloud service interoperability library used by more than 50 providers, including Amazon Web Services, Apache CloudStack, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, OpenStack, and VMware.

Forest Hill, MD —22 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® Libcloud™ v1.0, the Cloud service interoperability library.

Created in 2009, Apache Libcloud enables developers to manage multiple providers’ Cloud services through a single, unified, and easy to use application program interface (API). Today, Apache Libcloud has benefitted from strong adoption in the Open Source community and the integrations into public Clouds spanning more than 50 providers including Amazon, Apache CloudStack, DigitalOcean, Google, Microsoft Azure, OpenStack, and VMware.

"When we first formed Apache Libcloud, there were many failed attempts to create a standard API specification for Cloud providers," said Tomaž Muraus, Vice President of Apache Libcloud. "We decided to form an Open Source interoperability library as part of The Apache Software Foundation. Apache Libcloud 1.0 introduces powerful multi-Cloud abstraction not just for compute/Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), but also Platform-as-a-Service components such as DNS, Storage, Application Load balancing, Backup, and Container-as-a-Service."

Cloud providers first started with Virtual Machine hosting, or IaaS-enabling hosting of KVM, VMware or XenServer virtualized machines. Apache Libcloud abstracted away from the differences between platforms, and provided a single Python-API to collect data from multiple Cloud, manage environments and automate server deployments. As Cloud providers evolved to offer Platform services such as DNS, Load Balancing, Storage, and Backups, Apache Libcloud has flexibly adapted over the years to support new platforms and Clouds.

In v1.0, Apache Libcloud supports Container-as-a-Service (CaaS) providers, Amazon EC2 Container Service (ECS), Google Cloud Container Engine (GKE), and on-premise options Kubernetes and Docker. 

"Apache Libcloud provides a simple API abstraction to deploy Docker containers across both private and public Clouds," explained Muraus. "We have seen adoption from academic and non-profit organizations wanting to benefit from free or low-cost Clouds, but still maintaining compatibility for public Clouds for commercial adoption."

Apache Libcloud is also a popular choice with DevOps tools seeking to provide a simple multi-Cloud automation capability.

"Apache Libcloud has managed to create one of the most stable and usable APIs out there for managing Cloud environments, without it Cloud orchestration from SaltStack Cloud would have been nearly impossible to create," said Thomas Hatch, CTO of SaltStack. "I'm excited to spend more time incorporating this library into my projects!"

In addition, Cloud providers use Apache Libcloud as a library to service multi-Cloud integration and support direct integration into APIs. 

"We use Apache Libcloud as a pivotal tool for our clients to automate the Dimension Data Cloud as part of a multi-Cloud strategy," said Ettienne Reinecke, CTO of Dimension Data. 

"We would like to thank our hundreds of volunteers and contributors dedicating their time and energy to making Apache Libcloud reach this major milestone and serve our millions of users," added Muraus.

Learn more from members of the Apache Libcloud community on 
 - Podcast.__init__ http://pythonpodcast.com/apache-libcloud.html and 
 - FLOSS weekly https://twit.tv/shows/floss-weekly/episodes/373

Availability and Oversight
Apache Libcloud 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 Libcloud, visit http://libcloud.apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/libcloud

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", "Libcloud", "Apache Libcloud", 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 Jun 17, 2016

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 17 June 2016

Happy Friday! The always-productive Apache community wrapped up 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: 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 fantastic performance at 99.67% 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/
 - Feel free to drop by #apachecon on the Freenode IRC network and share your thoughts!

Apache Calcite™ –a dynamic data management framework.
 - Apache Calcite 1.8.0 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/calcite/apache-calcite-1.8.0/

Apache Creadur™ Rat –a build tool focused on license audit, helping you to spot and fix missing license headers.
 - Apache Rat 0.12 released http://creadur.apache.org/rat/download_rat.cgi

Apache HttpComponents™ Core –a set of low level HTTP transport components that can be used to build custom client and server side HTTP services with a minimal footprint.
 - Apache HttpComponents Core 4.4.5 GA released http://hc.apache.org/downloads.cgi

Apache Mahout™ –an environment for quickly creating machine learning applications that scale and run on the highest performance parallel computation engines available.
 - Apache Mahout 0.12.2 released http://mahout.apache.org/

Apache SystemML (incubating) –declarative large-scale machine learning (ML) that aims at flexible specification of ML algorithms and automatic generation of hybrid runtime plans ranging from single-node, in-memory computations, to distributed computations on Apache Hadoop MapReduce and Apache Spark.
 - Apache SystemML 0.10.0-incubating released http://systemml.apache.org/

Apache Tomcat™ –an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language and Java WebSocket technologies.
 - Apache Tomcat 9.0.0.M8 released http://tomcat.apache.org/download-90.cgi
 - Apache Tomcat 8.0.36 and 8.5.3 available http://tomcat.apache.org/download-80.cgi


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache OFBiz is now a registered trademark? http://ofbiz.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Apache Roller (our blog publishing platform) has a newly modernized user interface? Learn how you can help contribute! http://rollerweblogger.org/roller/entry/modernizing-the-roller-ui

 - 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

 - PANCAKE STACK: Spark Recommender +Kafka +Cassandra +Streams +TensorFlow will be held 18 June 2016 in San Francisco http://www.meetup.com/Advanced-Spark-and-TensorFlow-Meetup/events/231133785/

 - 海 Spark Meetup第九次聚会 will be held 18 June 2016 in Shanghai http://www.meetup.com/Shanghai-Apache-Spark-Meetup/events/231612662/

 - Top 5 Mistakes When Writing Spark Applications will be presented 20 June 2016 in Chicago http://www.meetup.com/Chicago-Spark-Users/events/231373252/

 - User Defined Functions and Materialized Views in Cassandra 3.0 will be held 20 June 2016 in Dublin http://www.meetup.com/Dublin-Cassandra-Users/events/231171356/

 - Matt Pfeil and Patrick Callaghan talk Cassandra! on 20 June 2016 in London http://www.meetup.com/Cassandra-London/events/231859512/

 - Come Together to Work on a Data Science Project will take place 20 June 2016 in San Francisco http://www.meetup.com/StudyGroups/events/231673184/

 - Machine Learning Spain XIII will meet 20 June 2016 in Madrid http://www.meetup.com/MachineLearningSpain/events/231863173/

 - Apache Beam/Google Cloud Dataflow will be held 20 June 2016 in Pittsburgh http://www.meetup.com/Pittsburgh-Code-Supply/events/231167546/

 - Apache Kafka will meet up on 20 June 2016 in Vienna http://www.meetup.com/Papers-We-Love-Vienna/events/231318183/

 - Tech Talk: PySpark will take place 20 June 2016 in Austin http://www.meetup.com/PyLadies-ATX/events/231494470/

 - Intro to Apache Spark - Hands On will be held 21 June 2016 in Indianapolis http://www.meetup.com/Big-Data-Developers-in-Indianapolis/events/231593888/

 - Apache Bigtop & Apache Apex (native Hadoop) will be held 21 June 2016 in San Jose http://www.meetup.com/Apex-Bay-Area-Chapter/events/231799208/

 - Spark ML - Machine Learning Hands On w/ Matt Der will take place 21 June 2016 in Richmond http://www.meetup.com/RVA-Data-Hackers/events/231573981/

 - Fast-Data (2nd Meetup event) will be held 21 June 2016 in McLean http://www.meetup.com/Fast-Data-DC-NoVA-MD-DC/events/231221600/

 - Self Healing System Design + Spark on Knime will take place 21 June 2016 in Sydney http://www.meetup.com/Sydney-Apache-Spark-User-Group/events/230892723/

 - Intro to Apache Spark - Hands On will be held 22 June 2016 in Louisville http://www.meetup.com/Louisville-BI-Big-Data-Analytics-Meetup/events/231614605/

 - Introduction to Spark In-memory Computing will take place 22 June 2016 in Washington, DC http://www.meetup.com/Big-Data-Developers-in-DC/events/231023283/

 - Cassandra Meetup will be held 22 June 2016 in Tel Aviv-Yafo http://www.meetup.com/Tel-Aviv-Cassandra-Users/events/231855312/

 - How Better Measurement of User Outcomes Drives System Quality will take place 22 June 2016 in Santa Clara http://www.meetup.com/ContainerNetworking/events/231772850/

 - Hands-on Intro to Machine Learning with Apache Spark and Apache Zeppelin will be held 22 June 2016 in Santa Clara http://www.meetup.com/futureofdata-siliconvalley/events/230910868/

 - Spark Machine Learning Training will take place 22 June 2016 Atlanta http://www.meetup.com/Greater-Atlanta-Apache-Spark-Interactive/events/231756341/

 - The Third Spark Meetup will take place 22 June 2016 in Pune http://www.meetup.com/Pune-Apache-Spark-Meetup/events/231618172/

 - Options for Ingest: Elasticsearch Ingest Node and Apache Airflow will be held 22 June 2016 in San Francisco http://www.meetup.com/SF-Bay-Area-Data-Ingest-Meetup/events/231024947/

 - Joint Meetup with SF Bay Area Data Ingest Meetup will be held 22 June 2016 in Mountain View http://www.meetup.com/Silicon-Valley-Elastic-Fantastics/events/231215994/

 - AWS tips and tricks for Cassandra will take place 22 June 2016 in San Francisco http://www.meetup.com/CassandraSF/events/224881564/

 - Bay Area Search will be held 22 June 2016 in San Jose http://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-Search/events/229404315/

 - Overview of Open Source Fast Data Platforms and Future Plans will take place 22 June 2016 Washington, DC http://www.meetup.com/Fast-Data-DC/events/230711519/

 - How Spark can improve your Hadoop Cluster will be held 22 June 2016 in Hamburg http://www.meetup.com/Scala-Hamburg/events/231414246/

 - High concurrency, low latency reporting within Hadoop platform will be held 22 June 2016 in Atlanta http://www.meetup.com/Atlanta-Hadoop-Users-Group/events/230344816/

 - Spark RDD概念入門 will take place 22 June 2016 in Hsinchu http://www.meetup.com/Apache-Spark-Hsinchu/events/231850932/

 - IT talk на тему BigData и IoT на конференции ICTERI will be held 23 June 2016 Kyiv http://www.meetup.com/IT-Talk-Kyiv/events/231859440/

 - Apache Flink Crash Course - Meet the Squirrel will be held 23 June 2016 in Prague http://www.meetup.com/CS-HUG/events/231711892/

 - Big Data in the Cloud with Zoomdata, Cloudera and Centurylink will take place 23 June 2016 in Raleigh http://www.meetup.com/Zoomdata-Big-Data-Meetup-Raleigh/events/231295179/

 - Apache Metron Overview and Codelab: Building the next Generation Cyber Security will be held 23 June 2016 in Raleigh http://www.meetup.com/futureofdata-triangle/events/231440309/

 - Interactive Data Analytics with Flink and Zeppelin will take place on 23 June 2016 in McLean http://www.meetup.com/DCFlinkMeetup/events/231718607/

 - Distributed ML in Spark will be held 23 June 2016 in New York http://www.meetup.com/Spark-NYC/events/231796695/

 - Ted Dunning on Anomaly Detection will be presented on 23 June 2016 in Seattle http://www.meetup.com/Seattle-DAML/events/231426676/

 - Big Data at Twitter Scale will take place 23 June 2016 in Boulder http://www.meetup.com/Boulder-Denver-Big-Data/events/231339134/

 - Open House: Big Data Processing with Apache Spark will take place 23 June 2016 in San Francisco http://www.meetup.com/Metis-San-Francisco-Data-Science/events/231743873/

 - Spotkanie PJUG - Creating Test Tools oraz Data modeling with Apache Casandra will take place 23 June 2016 in Kraków http://www.meetup.com/Polish-Java-User-Group/events/231856240/

 - Week 6 of Data Science Bootcamp – A summer of data, analytics and insight will take place 24 June 2016 in Toronto http://www.meetup.com/BDU-Toronto/events/231772526/

 - SEA: Search Engines Amsterdam will meet 24 June 2016 http://www.meetup.com/SEA-Search-Engines-Amsterdam/events/228591927/

 - Database Time! will meet 24 June 2016 in Berlin http://www.meetup.com/Big-Data-Beers/events/231386617/

 - What the Hackathon? Will hold Build an Apache Apex (native Hadoop) Big Data Application on 25 June 2016 in San Jose http://www.meetup.com/Big-Data-native-Hadoop-Ingest-and-Transform-Bay-Area/events/231697973/

 - Własna wyszukiwarka w oparciu o Apache Solr will be held 25 June in Warsaw http://www.meetup.com/StacjaIT/events/231557720/

 - Understanding and Building Big Data Architectures will feature Apache Kafka on 25 June 2016 in Hyderabad http://www.meetup.com/hyderabad-scalability/events/229886391/

 - Data Science for Developers will meet 25 June 2016 in Toronto http://www.meetup.com/BDU-Toronto/events/231698318/

 - Visualizing Big Data will take place 25 June 2016 in Bangalore http://www.meetup.com/Real-Time-Data-Processing-and-Cloud-Computing/events/231857051/

 - 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

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Friday Jun 10, 2016

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 10 June 2016

We've kicked off the week with the publication of our second Annual Report https://s.apache.org/pTMX and wrapped it up 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: 15 June 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 fantastic performance at 99.66% uptime http://status.apache.org/

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - North America session recordings http://feathercast.apache.org/tag/apacheconna2016/
 - Mark your calendars: Europe --14-18 November 2016 in Seville, Spain. Watch this space http://apachecon.com/

Apache Calcite™ Avatica –a framework for building database drivers.
 - Apache Calcite Avatica 1.8.0 released https://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/calcite/apache-calcite-avatica-1.8.0/

Apache Groovy™ –a powerful, optionally typed and dynamic language, with static-typing and static compilation capabilities, for the Java platform aimed at improving developer productivity thanks to a concise, familiar and easy to learn syntax.
 - Apache Groovy 2.4.7 released http://groovy-lang.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 1.4.3 and 1.5.3 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Kylin™ –extreme OLAP engine for Big Data.
 - Apache Kylin 1.5.2.1 released https://kylin.apache.org/download/

Apache Log4j™ –a well known framework for logging application behavior.
 - Apache Log4j 2.6.1 released http://logging.apache.org/log4j/2.x/

Apache Mynewt –a community-driven module OS for constrained, embedded applications.
 - Apache Mynewt 0.9.0-incubating released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.lua/incubator/mynewt/apache-mynewt-0.9.0-incubating

Apache PDFBox™ –an Open Source Java tool for working with PDF documents.
 - Apache PDFBox 2.0.2 released http://pdfbox.apache.org/download.cgi

Apache Syncope™ –an Open Source system for managing digital identities in enterprise environments, implemented in Java EE technology.
 - Apache Syncope 1.2.8 and 2.0.0-M2 released http://syncope.apache.org/downloads.html


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Tesla Motors uses Apache Hadoop to efficiently collect & process data generated by its connected cars? http://hadoop.apache.org/

 - Did you know that 315,533,038 lines of Apache code changed over the past year? An increase of 65%! https://s.apache.org/pTMX

 - 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>!


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

 - The Bangalore Kafka Users Group will take place 11 June 2016 http://www.meetup.com/Bangalore-Apache-Kafka-Group/events/231361768/

 - All Things Technology - BigData Pune Group will present Why Spark? on 11 June 2016 http://www.meetup.com/All-Things-Technology-BigData-Pune-Group/events/231487549/

 - Advanced Spark and TensorFlow Meetup will be meeting at QCon NY 2016: Spark +Kafka Streaming +TensorFlow Recommendations Pipeline 13-17 June 2016 http://www.meetup.com/Advanced-Spark-and-TensorFlow-Meetup/events/229209315/

 - Apache Spark and Distributed Computing Maryland present Spark 2.0 Performance Improvements & Blazegraph GPU on 13 June 2016 http://www.meetup.com/Apache-Spark-Maryland/events/231625107/

- Big Data & Data Science - Israel will present Recommendation Systems – from scratch to a working Spark implementation on 13 June 2016 http://www.meetup.com/Big-Data-Israel/events/230511538/

 - Data Driven NYC #48 will be held 13 June 2016 http://www.meetup.com/DataDrivenNYC/events/231348559/

 - Fun[ctional] Spark with Scala will be held 13 June 2016 in Madrid http://www.meetup.com/Madrid-Apache-Spark-Meetup/events/231713096/

 - Hadoop User Group Ireland (HUG IRL) will present Production Quality Data Science. Building Rapid Ingestion Data Pipelines on 13 June 2016 http://www.meetup.com/hadoop-user-group-ireland/events/231165491/

 - Houston Hadoop and Spark Meetup Group will present Spark Hands On 1-Day Workshop for Data Engineers, Data Scientists and Developers on 14 June 2016 http://www.meetup.com/Houston-Hadoop-Meetup-Group/events/231577283/

 - Big Data Developers Philadelphia will present Introduction to Spark In-memory Computing on 14 June 2016 http://www.meetup.com/Big-Data-Developers-in-Philadelphia/events/231046411/

 - Big Data Developers New York City will present NY Water Complaint Analysis using Apache Spark on 14 June 2016 http://www.meetup.com/Big-Data-Developers-in-NYC/events/231605051/

 - Lessons Learned While Running Kafka at Scale by Gwen Shapira will be held in Tel Aviv on 14 June 2016 http://www.meetup.com/Big-things-are-happening-here/events/231119208/

 - San Francisco Hadoop Users will meet on 14 June 2016 http://www.meetup.com/hadoopsf/events/230691040/

 - Data Science MD will present De-siloing data with Apache Drill on 14 June 2016 in Baltimore http://www.meetup.com/Data-Science-MD/events/231032325/

 - Big Data Romandie will present "Apache Kafka A high-throughput distributed messaging system" in Geneva on 14 June 2016 http://www.meetup.com/Big-Data-Romandie/events/231182818/

 - Boise Cloud Computing Meetup will present Moving data gracefully with Apache NiFi on 14 June 2016 http://www.meetup.com/Boise-Cloud-Computing-Meetup/events/231429680/

 - Paris Cassandra Meetup will present "Jonathan Ellis and ING present Cassandra" on 14 June 2016 http://www.meetup.com/Cassandra-Paris-Meetup/events/231608877/

 - Sydney Cassandra Users will present Introduction to Apache Cassandra 3.X and beyond on 15 June 2016 http://www.meetup.com/Sydney-Cassandra-Users/events/230164958/

 - Big Data Application Meetup will be held in Palo Alto on 15 June 2016 http://www.meetup.com/BigDataApps/events/229659115/

 - Stream Processing Meetup @ LinkedIn will feature Apache Kafka on 15 June 2015 in Mountain View http://www.meetup.com/Stream-Processing-Meetup-LinkedIn/events/231454378/

 - Seattle Spark Meetup will present Spark 2.0 Highlights from Spark Summit SF 2016 on 15 June 2016 http://www.meetup.com/Seattle-Spark-Meetup/events/228768247/

 - Grand Rapids Java Users Group will present Make Your Bus A Camel :- Apache Camel on 15 June 2016 http://www.meetup.com/gr-jug/events/230463188/

 - Data Science Dojo will present Scale R to Big Data Using Hadoop and Spark on 15 June 2016 in Redmond http://www.meetup.com/data-science-dojo/events/231449206/

 - Data Scientists Ireland will present "Distributed deep learning on Spark" webinar on 15 June 2016 in Dublin http://www.meetup.com/DataScientistsIreland/events/231625306/

 - Poznan Scala User Group will present [Paweł Jurczenko] "Apache Spark, czyli MapReduce na sterydach" on 15 June 2016 http://www.meetup.com/poznanscala/events/231683071/

 - Scala-Montreal will present Buffering and consuming MySQL changes via Kafka on 15 June 2016 http://www.meetup.com/Scala-Montreal/events/231549749/

 - Vienna Spark Meetup will be held 15 June 2016 http://www.meetup.com/Vienna-Spark-Meetup/events/230220798/

 - Atlanta Hadoop Users Group will hold Using Machine Learning Algorithms with KNIME/Apache Spark’s MLLib/TensorFlow on 15 June 2016 http://www.meetup.com/Atlanta-Hadoop-Users-Group/events/231028728/

 - Eastcode Sessions will hold Intro to Reactive Streams on 15 June 2016 in Košice http://www.meetup.com/eastcode-sessions/events/230986509/

 - Big Data Introduction will feature Hands-on Session On Stream Processing using Apache Spark and Apache Kafka on 15 June 2016 in Bangalore http://www.meetup.com/KnowBigData/events/231693979/

 - Vancouver Spark Meetup will present Spark Streaming : Dealing with State on 16 June 2016 http://www.meetup.com/Vancouver-Spark/events/231605454/

 - Melbourne Cassandra Users will present Introduction to Cassandra 3.x and beyond + Graph & Spark on 16 June 2016 http://www.meetup.com/Melbourne-Cassandra-Users/events/226071373/

 - Java User Group Łódź will present Wstęp do Big Data: Apache Hadoop i modele obliczeń rozproszonych on 16 June 2016 http://www.meetup.com/Java-User-Group-Lodz/events/230364767/

 - Big Data Analytics Melbourne will present Graphing it up with Cassandra and Spark on 16 June 2016 http://www.meetup.com/Big-Data-Analytics-Meetup-Group/events/231710483/

 - Vancouver Scala will present Joint Meetup: Spark Streaming & Dealing with State on 16 June 2016 http://www.meetup.com/vancouver-scala/events/231690483/

 - Austin Cassandra Users will hold Cassandra Summer School: Cassandra Architecture 101 on 16 June 2016 http://www.meetup.com/Austin-Cassandra-Users/events/230683116/

 - New York Hadoop User Group will meet on 16 June 2016 http://www.meetup.com/Hadoop-NYC/events/231552672/

 -  PHASE: Philly Area Scala Enthusiasts will present Brian Clapper: RDDs, DataFrames and Datasets in Apache Spark on 16 June 2016 in Philadelphia http://www.meetup.com/scala-phase/events/229870987/

 - CloudTalk and Seattle Technical Forum will partner up to present Taking Spark to the Clouds on 16 June 2016 in Bellevue http://www.meetup.com/CloudTalk/events/231204317/

 - Big Data Developers Lisbon will hold All about Apache Spark on 16 June 2016 http://www.meetup.com/Big-Data-Developers-in-Lisbon/events/231199476/

 - DC/OS Taipei will feature Apache Mesos on 16 June 2016 http://www.meetup.com/DC-OS-Taipei/events/231203839/

 - Fairfield Technology entrepreneurship and career changers will present Introduction To Spark on 16 June 2016 http://www.meetup.com/Fairfield-Technology-entrepreneurship-and-career-changers/events/231338801/

 - The CloudStack European User Group will take place 16 June 2016 in Berlin https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cloudstack-european-user-group-tickets-23036757562

 - 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 Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: Third Quarter, Fiscal Year 2016 (November 2015 - January 2016) is availbable at https://s.apache.org/9zLj

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Monday Jun 06, 2016

The Apache® Software Foundation Announces Annual Report for 2015-2016 Fiscal Year

Trusted community recognized for accelerating Open Source innovation and advancing the future of open development.

Forest Hill, MD —6 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 its annual report for its 2015-2016 fiscal year, which ended 30 April 2016. Highlights include:

Open Source Leadership -- 

  • 21st anniversary of the Apache HTTP Server Project
  • 17th anniversary of The Apache Software Foundation
  • 175 committees managing 291 Top-level Projects (TLPs) and dozens of sub-projects
  • Millions of people worldwide access the ASF's two dozen servers and 75 distinct hosts each day
  • Apache featured more than 400 times in Gartner Magic Quadrant reports

Innovation --

  • 20 new Apache Top-level Projects (TLPs)
  • Record 55 podlings undergoing development in the Apache Incubator, plus 39 initiatives in the Apache Labs
  • Apache Hadoop® ecosystem continues to dominate the Big Data marketplace
  • 743 repositories managed
  • 33% increase in signed Individual Contributor License Agreements (CLAs)
  • 3,425 ASF Committers and 5,922 Apache code contributors (21% increase) added nearly 20M lines of code; average 18,000 code commits per month
  • 315,533,038 Lines of code changed (65% increase)

Community --

  • 58 new individual ASF Members elected
  • Apache projects overseen by 2,000+ Project Management Committee (PMC) members
  • Launched new "Help Wanted" application to match volunteers with Apache projects and activities seeking assistance
  • Held hundreds of events globally, including ApacheCon Europe and North America, plus countless conferences, workshops, and regional MeetUps
  • Participated in the Google Summer of Code as a Mentoring Organization for 12 consecutive years

Operations --

  • Apache services running 24x7x365 at near 100% uptime on an annual budget of less than US$5,000 per project
  • Launched new home.apache.org and lists.apache.org services
  • Initiated experiment with Github to automate user management and group permissions for 5,000+ Apache users
  • Launched new ASF brand identity
  • Ongoing trademarks, brand management, and legal support for dozens of existing and new projects
  • Bolstered organizational backing, with 37 ASF Sponsors and 11 Infrastructure partners
  • The ASF exited FY 2015 with revenue at $996K, ahead of projected budget

The full report is available online at https://s.apache.org/Ccml

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Friday Jun 03, 2016

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 3 June 2016

Welcome June! We're coming off a busy week of Apache-immersed conferences, summits, and symposia. We've had a productive week as well:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's Bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 15 June 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 cracking performance at 99.75% uptime http://status.apache.org/

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - Session recordings are available at http://feathercast.apache.org/tag/apacheconna2016/
 - Next up: Europe! 14-18 November 2016 in Seville, Spain. Watch this space http://apachecon.com/

Apache Archiva™ –an application for managing one or more remote repositories, including administration, artifact handling, browsing and searching.
 - Apache Archiva 2.2.1 released http://archiva.apache.org/

Apache Chemistry™ –the collection of Java libraries, frameworks and tools around the CMIS (Content Management Interoperability Services) specification [0].
 - Apache Chemistry OpenCMIS 0.14.0 released http://chemistry.apache.org/java/download.html

Apache Commons™ CSV –library provides a simple interface for reading and writing CSV files of various types.
 - Apache Commons CSV 1.4 released http://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-csv/download_csv.cgi

Apache Commons™ FileUpload –provides a simple yet flexible means of adding support for multipart file upload functionality to servlets and Web applications.
 - Apache Commons FileUpload 1.3.2 released http://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-fileupload/download_fileupload.cgi

Apache Hive™ –data warehouse software facilitates querying and managing large datasets residing in distributed storage.
 - Apache Hive 2.0.1 released https://hive.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Log4j™ –a well known framework for logging application behavior.
 - Apache Log4j 2.6 released http://logging.apache.org/log4j/2.x/

Apache Lucene™ –a high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java.
 - Apache Lucene 6.0.1 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.lua/lucene/java/6.0.1 

Apache SIS™ –a spatial framework that enables better representation of coordinates for searching, data clustering, archiving, or other relevant spatial needs.
 - Apache SIS 0.7 released http://sis.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Solr™ –the popular, blazing fast, Open Source NoSQL search platform from the Apache Lucene project.
 - Apache Solr 6.0.1 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.lua/lucene/solr/6.0.1

Apache Struts™ –an elegant, extensible framework for creating enterprise-ready Java Web applications.
 - Two security vulnerabilities reported http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201606.mbox/%3CCAMopvkOX0qosY3gtHz%2BpCo%3Do%2BAp86udmFBdUYfZKBkAJFtiJQA%40mail.gmail.com%3E

Apache VXQuery™ –will be a standards compliant XML Query processor implemented in Java.
 - Apache VXQuery 0.6 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/vxquery/


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache Flink and Apache Storm were winners in the 2016 SD Times' 100 Best in Show Big Data and Business Intelligence category? http://sdtimes.com/sdtimes-100/2016/best-in-show/big-data-business-intelligence-2016/

 - Did you know that you can help Apache projects? Apache HBase, Apache Mahout, Apache OODT, Apache POI, Apache Zest, and ComDev (Community Development) have active requests at https://helpwanted.apache.org/

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

 - The next CloudStack Collaboration Conference will take place 1-3 June 2016 in Montreal https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/apache-cloudstacktm-conference-montreal-2016-tickets-23815552960

 - Berlin Buzzwords will be held 5-7 June 2016 http://berlinbuzzwords.de/

 - The CloudStack European User Group will take place 16 June 2016 in Berlin https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cloudstack-european-user-group-tickets-23036757562

 - 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 Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: Third Quarter, Fiscal Year 2016 (November 2015 - January 2016) is availbable at https://s.apache.org/9zLj

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Friday May 27, 2016

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 27 May 2016

It's been a whirlwind week of Apache-focused events, with dozens more on the horizon. 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: 15 June 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 fabulous performance at 98.83% uptime http://status.apache.org/

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - Session recordings are available at http://feathercast.apache.org/tag/apacheconna2016/
 - Next up: Europe! 14-18 November 2016 in Seville, Spain. Watch this space http://apachecon.com/

Apache Apex™ Malhar –library for enterprise-grade native YARN Big Data-in-motion platform that unifies stream and batch processing.
 - Apache Apex Malhar 3.4.0 released http://apex.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Avro™ –a data serialization system.
 - Apache Avro 1.8.1 released https://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/avro/

Apache Commons™ –focuses on all aspects of reusable Java components.
 - Apache Commons git repositories now writable for all ASF committers http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201605.mbox/%3CCAB917RJCz4Vx_R6D8S35TbbX_yfDrNaxBsxVEX2ARfaKwVh8sA%40mail.gmail.com%3E

Apache Commons™ RDF –a common library for RDF 1.1 that could be implemented by systems on the Java Virtual Machine.
 - Apache CommonsRDF 0.2.0-incubating released http://commonsrdf.incubator.apache.org/download.html

Apache Commons™ VFS –provides a single API for accessing various different file systems.
 - Apache Commons VFS 2.1 released http://commons.apache.org/vfs/download_vfs.cgi

Apache Kafka™ –a distributed, fault tolerant, publish-subscribe messaging.
 - Apache Kafka 0.10.0.0 released https://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi?path=/kafka/0.10.0.0/kafka-0.10.0.0-src.tgz

Apache Kylin™ –extreme OLAP Engine for Big Data.
 - Apache Kylin 1.5.2 released https://kylin.apache.org/download/

Apache PDFBox™ –an Open Source Java tool for working with PDF documents.
 - Apache PDFBox XML External Entity vulnerability http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201605.mbox/%3C83a03bcf-f86b-4688-37b5-615c080291d8%40apache.org%3E

Apache Tika™ –parses XML within numerous file formats.
 - Apache Tika XML External Entity vulnerability http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201605.mbox/%3C463949184.1323918.1464290785225.JavaMail.yahoo%40mail.yahoo.com%3E

Apache TinkerPop™ –a graph computing framework written in Java.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® TinkerPop™ as a Top-Level Project https://s.apache.org/V7gl

Apache Tomcat™ – an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language and Java WebSocket technologies.
 - Apache Tomcat 8.0.35 released http://tomcat.apache.org/download-80.cgi

Apache Yetus™ –a collection of libraries and tools that enable contribution and release processes for software projects.
 - Apache Yetus 0.3.0 released https://yetus.apache.org/downloads/

Apache Zeppelin™ –Big Data analytics and visualization notebook.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Zeppelin™ as a Top-Level Project https://s.apache.org/YqqP


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache Trafodion (incubating) was recognized as a great example of female participation in Open Source? http://trafodion.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Apple Siri completes full ring replication around the world in 10 seconds using Apache HBase? https://hbase.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

 - Hadoop as a Service hands-on workshop with intro will be held 27 May 2016 in Luleå http://www.meetup.com/Lulea-Datacenter-Meetup/events/230986653/

 - Introduction to Kafka will be held 27 May 2016 in Delhi http://www.meetup.com/Reactive-Application-Programmers-in-Delhi-NCR/events/231210980/

 - Cassandra Day Workshop will be held 28 May 2016 in Santiago http://www.meetup.com/Santo-Domingo-Cassandra-Users/events/231118875/

 - Machine learning pipelines with Spark ML will be held 28 May 2016 in Bangalore http://www.meetup.com/Bangalore-Apache-Spark-Meetup/events/230898948/

 - BigData/Cloud/IoT workshop featuring Apache Hadoop, Spark, and Kafka will be held 29 May 2016 in Bangalore http://www.meetup.com/Siliconvalley4u-Bangalore-conference/events/231305993/

 - The Zürich Apache Spark Meetup will be held 30 May 2016 http://www.meetup.com/spark-zurich/events/230920729/

 - Building effective near-real-time analytics with Spark Streaming and Kudu will be held 31 May 2016 in New York http://www.meetup.com/NY-Cloudera-User-Group/events/231236816/

 - Apache Kafka will be featured at the 28th Big Data London Meetup on 31 May 2016 in London http://www.meetup.com/big-data-london/events/231391408/

 - Lyon Cassandra Users will meet 31 May 2016 http://www.meetup.com/Lyon-Cassandra-Users/events/229067623/

 - Cassandra London will be co-located with London NoSQL on 31 May 2016 http://www.meetup.com/Cassandra-London/events/230924726/ 

 - Montreal Apache Spark Meetup will be held 31 May 2016 http://www.meetup.com/Montreal-Apache-Spark-Meetup/events/231285569/

 - Apache Solr 6 will be previewed at Search Usergroup Berlin on 31 May 2016 http://www.meetup.com/Search-UG-Berlin/events/231196347/

 - Monitoring Big Data Streaming Applications & Apache Apex (Hadoop) operations will be held 1 June 2016 in San Jose http://www.meetup.com/Apex-Bay-Area-Chapter/events/231205152/

 - Nürnberg Big Data Meetup will hold Machine Learning mit Apache Spark on 1 June 2016 http://www.meetup.com/Nuernberg-Big-Data/events/231022066/

 - Apache Spark 201 - Staying Sane in Production Environments will be held 1 June 2016 in San Francisco http://www.meetup.com/SF-Spark-and-Friends/events/231081007/

 - Domain Drive Design London will present Closing the feedback loop with Apache Isis on 1 June 2016 http://www.meetup.com/dddlondon/events/230722213/

 - Women Who Code NYC will present Apache Spark Workshop @ XO Group on 1 June 2016 http://www.meetup.com/WomenWhoCodeNYC/events/230198894/

 - Data Science London Meetup @Strata+Hadoop World 2016 will take place 1 June 2016 http://www.meetup.com/Data-Science-London/events/231266903/

 - "Big Things" - First Data Hackathon will be held 1 June 2016 in Tel Aviv-Yafo http://www.meetup.com/Big-things-are-happening-here/events/230339692/

 - Hadoop Users Group UK MeetUP @ Strata+Hadoop World 2016 will be held 1 June 2016 http://www.meetup.com/hadoop-users-group-uk/events/231136008/

 - The Colorado Springs Open Source Software Meetup Group will hold What is all the Hype about w/Apache Spark? on 1 June 2016 http://www.meetup.com/csopensource/events/230867584/

 - MesosCon will be held 1-2 June 2016 in Denver http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/mesoscon/

 - The next CloudStack Collaboration Conference will take place 1-3 June 2016 in Montreal https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/apache-cloudstacktm-conference-montreal-2016-tickets-23815552960

 - Monitoring Big Data Streaming Applications & Apache Apex (Hadoop) operations will be held 2 June in Delhi http://www.meetup.com/Big-Data-native-Hadoop-Ingest-and-Transform-Delhi-Chapter/events/231275421/

 - Apache NiFi Hackathon and Office Hours will be held 2 June 2016 in Columbia http://www.meetup.com/ApacheNiFi/events/230804255/

 - Scalable Data Science Course will feature Apache Spark on 2 June 2016 in Christchurch http://www.meetup.com/Christchurch-Apache-Spark-Meetup/events/230926222/

 - Big Data - No Fluff - lets get started with Hadoop #7 will be held 2 June 2016 in Oslo http://www.meetup.com/Oslo-Hadoop-Big-Data-Meetup/events/225589995/

 - Los Angeles Apache Spark Users Group, Big Data Users Group, MySQL Meetup Group, and Deep Learning & Big Data Science will meet 2 June 2016 in Santa Monica http://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-Apache-Spark-Users-Group/events/230125180/

 - Taking Spark To The Clouds and Incremental Updates in Machine Learning Models will be held 2 June 2016 in Portland http://www.meetup.com/Portland-Spark-User-Group/events/230718186/

 - Future of Data: New York will present Curb Your Insecurity - Tips for a Secure Cluster (with Spark too) on 2 June 2016 http://www.meetup.com/futureofdata-newyork/events/230155297/

 - CI and CD at Scale: Scaling Jenkins with Docker and Apache Mesos will be presented 2 June 2016 in Boulder http://www.meetup.com/Boulder-Jenkins-Area-Meetup/events/231165102/

 - Houston Hadoop and Spark Meetup Group present Apache Zeppelin for interactive data analytics on 2 June 2016 http://www.meetup.com/Houston-Hadoop-Meetup-Group/events/231100012/

 - Berlin Buzzwords will be held 5-7 June 2016 http://berlinbuzzwords.de/

 - The CloudStack European User Group will take place 16 June 2016 in Berlin https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cloudstack-european-user-group-tickets-23036757562

 - 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 Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: Third Quarter, Fiscal Year 2016 (November 2015 - January 2016) is availbable at https://s.apache.org/9zLj

 - 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/featherwearand http://s.apache.org/landsend--all proceeds benefit the ASF! 

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Wednesday May 25, 2016

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

Open Source Big Data analytics and visualization tool for distributed, interactive, and collaborative systems using Apache Flink, Apache Hadoop, Apache Spark, and more.

Forest Hill, MD –25 May 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® Zeppelin™ 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 Zeppelin is a modern, web-based notebook that enables interactive data analytics. Notebooks help developers, data scientists, and related users to handle data efficiently without worrying about command lines and cluster details.

"The Zeppelin community is pleased to graduate from the Apache Incubator," said Lee Moon Soo, Vice President of Apache Zeppelin. "With 118 worldwide contributors and widespread adoption in numerous commercial products, we are proud to officially be a part of the Apache Big Data ecosystem."

Zeppelin's collaborative data analytics and visualization capabilities makes data exploration, visualization, sharing, and collaboration easy over distributed, general-purpose data processing systems that use Apache Flink, Apache Hadoop, and Apache Spark, among other Big Data platforms.

Apache Zeppelin is:
  • Multi-purpose --features data ingestion, exploration, analysis, visualization, and collaboration;
  • Robust --supports 20+ more backend systems, including Apache Spark, Apache Flink, Apache Hive, Python, R, and any JDBC (Java Database Connectivity);
  • Easy to deploy --built on top of modern Web technologies (provides built-in Apache Spark integration, eliminating the need to build a separate module, plugin, or library);
  • Easy to use --with built-in visualizations and dynamic forms;
  • Flexible --allows users to mix different languages, exchange data between backends, adjust the layout;
  • Extensible --with pluggable architecture for interpreters, notebook storages, authentication, and visualizations (in progress); and
  • Advanced --allows interaction between custom visualizations and cluster resources

"With Apache Zeppelin, a wide range of users can make beautiful data-driven, interactive, and collaborative documents with SQL, Scala, and more," added Soo.

Apache Zeppelin is in use at an array of organizations and solutions, including Amazon Web Services, Hortonworks, JuJu, and Twitter, among others. 

"Congratulations to Apache Zeppelin community on graduation," said Tim Hall, Vice President of Product Management at Hortonworks. "Several members of our team have been working over the past year in the Zeppelin community 
to make it enterprise ready. We are excited to be associated with this community and look forward to helping our customers get the best insights out of their data with Apache Zeppelin."

"Apache Zeppelin is becoming an important tool at Twitter for creating and sharing interactive data analytics and visualizations," said Prasad Wagle, Technical Lead in the Data Platform team at Twitter. "Since it integrates seamlessly with all the popular data analytics engines, it is very easy to create and share reports and dashboards. With its extensible architecture and a vibrant Open Source community, I am looking forward to Apache Zeppelin advancing the state of the art in data analytics and visualization."

"Apache Zeppelin is the major user-facing piece of Memcore’s in-memory data processing Cloud offering. Building a technology stack might be quite exciting engineering challenge, however, if users can’t visualize and work with the data conveniently, it is as good as not having the data at all. Apache Zeppelin enables efficient user acquisition by anyone trying to build new products or service offerings in the Big- and Fast- Data markets, making innovations, collaboration, and development easier for anyone," said Dr. Konstantin Boudnik, Founder and CEO of Memcore.io. "I am very excited to see Apache Zeppelin graduating as an ASF Top Level Project. This shows that more people are joining the community, bringing the project to a new level, and adding more integration points with existing data analytics and transactional software systems. This directly benefits the community at-large."

Apache Zeppelin originated in 2013 at NFLabs as Peloton, a commercial data analytics product. Since entering the Apache Incubator in December 2014, the project has had three releases, and twice participated in Google Summer of Code under the Apache umbrella.

"It was an honor to help with the incubation of Zeppelin," said Ted Dunning, Vice President of the Apache Incubator. "I have been very impressed with the Zeppelin community and the software they have built. I see Apache Zeppelin being adopted all over the place where people need to apply a notebook style to a wide variety of kinds of computing."

Catch Apache Zeppelin in action during Berlin Buzzwords, 7 June 2016 https://s.apache.org/mV8E

Availability and Oversight
Apache Zeppelin 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 Zeppelin, visit http://zeppelin.apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/ApacheZeppelin

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", "Zeppelin", "Apache Zeppelin", "Ambari", "Apache Ambari", "Flink", "Apache Flink", "Hadoop", "Apache Hadoop", "Hive", "Apache Hive", "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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Monday May 23, 2016

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

Powerful Open Source Big Data graph computing framework in use at Amazon, DataStax, and IBM, among others.

Forest Hill, MD –23 May 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® TinkerPop™ 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 TinkerPop is a graph computing framework that provides developers the tools required to build modern graph applications in any application domain and at any scale.

"Graph databases and mainstream interest in graph applications have seen tremendous growth in recent years," said Stephen Mallette, Vice President of Apache TinkerPop. "Since its inception in 2009, TinkerPop has been helping to promote that growth with its Open Source graph technology stack. We are excited to now do this same work as a top-level project within the Apache Software Foundation."

As a graph computing framework for both real-time, transactional graph databases (OLTP) and and batch analytic graph processors (OLAP), TinkerPop is useful for working with small graphs that fit within the confines of a single machine, as well as massive graphs that can only exist partitioned and distributed across a multi-machine compute cluster.

TinkerPop unifies these highly varied graph system models, giving developers less to learn, faster time to development, and less risk associated with both scaling their system and avoiding vendor lock-in.

The Power to Process One Trillion Edges
The central component to Apache TinkerPop is Gremlin, a graph traversal machine and language, which makes it possible to write complex queries (called traversals) that can execute either as real-time OLTP queries, analytic OLAP queries, or a hybrid of the two.

Because the Gremlin language is separate from the Gremlin machine, TinkerPop serves as a foundation for any query language to work against any TinkerPop-enabled system. Much like the Java virtual machine is host to Java, Groovy, Scala, Clojure, and the like, the Gremlin traversal machine is already host to Gremlin, SPARQL, SQL, and various host language embeddings in Python, JavaScript, etc. Once a language is compiled to a Gremlin traversal, the Gremlin machine can evaluate it against a graph database or processor. Instantly, languages such as SPARQL can execute across a one thousand node cluster for long running analytic jobs touching large parts of the graph or sub-second queries within a small neighborhood.

Apache TinkerPop is in use at organizations such as DataStax and IBM, among many others. Amazon.com is currently using TinkerPop and Gremlin to process its order fullfillment graph which contains approximately one trillion edges.

The core Apache TinkerPop release provides production-ready, reference implementations of a number of different data systems including Neo4j (OLTP), Apache Giraph (OLAP), Apache Spark (OLAP), and Apache Hadoop (OLAP). However, the bulk of the implementations are maintained within the larger TinkerPop ecosystem. These implementations include commercial and Open Source graph databases and processors, Gremlin language variants for various programming languages on and off the Java Virtual Machine, visualization applications for graph analysis and many other tools and libraries. The TinkerPop ecosystem is richly supported with many options for developers to choose from.

TinkerPop originated in 2009 at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. After two major releases (TinkerPop1 in 2011 and TinkerPop2 in 2012), the project was submitted to the Apache Incubator in January 2015.

"Following in a long line of Apache projects that revolutionized entire industries, starting with with the Apache HTTP Server, continuing with Web Services, search, and Big Data technologies, Apache TinkerPop will no doubt reshape the Graph Computing landscape," said Hadrian Zbarcea, co-Vice President of ASF Fundraising and Incubator Mentor of Apache TinkerPop. "While TinkerPop has just graduated as an ASF Top Level Project, it is already seven years old, a mature technology, backed by a number of vendors, a vibrant community, and absolutely brilliant developers."

The project welcomes those interested in contributing to Apache TinkerPop. For more information, visit http://tinkerpop.apache.org/docs/3.2.0-incubating/dev/developer/#_contributing

Availability and Oversight
Apache TinkerPop 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 TinkerPop, visit http://tinkerpop.apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/apachetinkerpop

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", "TinkerPop", "Apache TinkerPop", "Apache HTTP Server", "Giraph", "Apache Giraph", "Hadoop", "Apache Hadoop", "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 May 20, 2016

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 20 May 2016

A friendly reminder to all to demonstrate your love for our projects and appreciation for all our volunteers' hard work by giving full attribution: e.g., "Apache Cassandra", "Apache Hadoop", "Apache Spark", etc. After all, #BrandMatters. 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: 15 June 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 great performance at 98.50% uptime http://status.apache.org/

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - Session recordings are available at http://feathercast.apache.org/tag/apacheconna2016/
 - Next up: Europe! 14-18 November 2016 in Seville, Spain. Details forthcoming at http://apachecon.com/

Apache BookKeeper™ –a reliable replicated log service.
 - Apache BookKeeper 4.4.0 released http://bookkeeper.apache.org/releases.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 1.2.15 and 1.5.2 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Jena™ –an Open Source Java-based framework for building Semantic Web and Linked Data applications.
 - Apache Jena 3.1.0 released http://jena.apache.org/download/

Apache JMeter™ –used to test performance both on static and dynamic resources (files, Servlets, Perl scripts, Java Objects, Data Bases and Queries, FTP Servers and more).
 - Apache JMeter 3.0 released http://jmeter.apache.org/download_jmeter.cgi

Apache Mahout™ –an environment for quickly creating machine learning applications that scale and run on the highest performance parallel computation engines available.
 - Apache Mahout 0.12.1 released http://mahout.apache.org

Apache Tajo™ –a Big Data warehouse system on various data sources.
 - Apache Tajo 0.11.3 released http://tajo.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Tika™ –a toolkit for detecting and extracting metadata and structured text content from various documents using existing parser libraries.
 - Apache Tika 1.13 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/tika/apache-tika-1.13-src.zip

Apache Tomcat™ –a Web server that is an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Expression Language and Java WebSocket technologies.
 - Apache Tomcat 8.5.2.BETA and 9.0.0.M6 released http://tomcat.apache.org/download-80.cgi and http://tomcat.apache.org/download-90.cgi


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that over the past 2 weeks, 7,486 people sent 79,054 messages on 41,412 topics across 616 Apache lists? https://lists.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Salesforce uses Apache Phoenix OLTP and operational analytics for Apache Hadoop in its Trusted Enterprise Platform? http://phoenix.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

 - Apache NiFi will be featured in the UAE Big Data Group MeetUp in Dubai on 23 May 2016 http://www.meetup.com/UAE-Big-Data-Group/events/231157498/

 - Apache Kafka will be featured in the San Antonio DevOps MeetUp 23 May 2016 http://www.meetup.com/SanAntonioDevOps/events/230908138/

 - The In-Memory Computing Summit will take place 23-24 May 2016 in San Franciscso http://imcsummit.org

 - The next HBaseCon will take place 24 May 2016 in San Francisco http://hbasecon.com

 - Apache Kudu will be highlighted on 25 May 2016 in Plano http://www.meetup.com/DFW-Cloudera-User-Group/events/230547045/

 - The SF Bay Area Apache Phoenix MeetUp will hold the first-ever PhoenixCon on 25 May 2016 in San Francisco http://www.meetup.com/SF-Bay-Area-Apache-Phoenix-Meetup/

 - The Philadelphia Analytics Meetup will feature Apache SystemML on 25 May 2016 http://www.meetup.com/Philadelphia-Analytics-Meetup/events/231102733/

 - The Scotland Data Science & Technology MeetUp will feature Apache Spark on 26 May 2016 in Edinburgh http://www.meetup.com/Scotland-Data-Science-Technology-Meetup/events/229687801/

 - The London Machine Learning Study Group will feature Apache Quarks on 26 May 2016 http://www.meetup.com/London-Machine-Learning-Study-Group/events/230434565/

 - MesosCon will be held 1-2 June 2016 in Denver http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/mesoscon/

 - The next CloudStack Collaboration Conference will take place 1-3 June 2016 in Montreal https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/apache-cloudstacktm-conference-montreal-2016-tickets-23815552960

 - Berlin Buzzwords will be held 5-7 June 2016 http://berlinbuzzwords.de/

 - 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 Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: Third Quarter, Fiscal Year 2016 (November 2015 - January 2016) is availbable at https://s.apache.org/9zLj

 - 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/featherwearand http://s.apache.org/landsend--all proceeds benefit the ASF! 

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Friday May 13, 2016

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 13 May 2016

We're wrapping a great week at ApacheCon and Apache: Big Data more educated, enlightened, and with 50% more new attendees! And as anticipated, the Apache community has been hard at work around the globe as well. Here's what's happened:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's Bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 18 May 2016. Board calendar and minutes available at http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

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 to LeaseWeb as a Platinum Sponsor, and ODPi as a Gold Sponsor http://apache.org/foundation/thanks

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - Even whilst offsite at ApacheCon, 7M+ weekly checks yield top shelf performance at 99.80% uptime. Well done, Mighty Infra! http://status.apache.org/

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - Recordings of sessions and keynotes will be announced soon. Watch this space.
 - Next up: Europe! 14-18 November 2016 in Seville, Spain. Details forthcoming at http://apachecon.com/

Apache Apex™ –an enterprise grade native YARN big data-in-motion platform that unifies stream and batch processing.
 - Apache Apex Core 3.4.0 released http://apex.apache.org/downloads.html

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

Apache Camel™ –a powerful Open Source integration framework based on known Enterprise Integration Patterns.
 - Apache Camel 2.17.1 released http://camel.apache.org/download.html

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

Apache Commons™ CSV –library that provides a simple interface for reading and writing CSV files of various types.
 - Apache Commons CSV 1.3 released http://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-csv/download_csv.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 2.10.3 and Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.4.2 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Portals™ –a robust, full-featured, commercial-quality, and freely available Portal related software on a wide variety of platforms and programming languages.
 - Apache Portals Jetspeed 2.3.1 released http://portals.apache.org/jetspeed-2/download.html

Apache Storm™ –a distributed, fault-tolerant, and high-performance realtime computation system that provides strong guarantees on the processing of data.
 - Apache Storm 0.10.1 and 1.0.1 released http://storm.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Struts™ –an elegant, extensible framework for creating enterprise-ready Java Web applications.
 - Apache Struts 2.5 GA released http://struts.apache.org/download.cgi#struts-ga

Apache Tomcat™ Native Library –provides portable API for features not found in contemporary JDK's.
 - Apache Tomcat Native 1.2.7 released http://tomcat.apache.org/download-native.cgi

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 6.23.0 and 7.3.0 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/wicket/6.23.0 and http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/wicket/7.3.0

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that you can search through the full Apache archives --30M+ emails across 21 years-- with the new https://lists.apache.org/ service?

 - Did you know that China Rail (the world's largest nationalized railway system) process 40K transactions per second using Apache Geode (incubating)? http://geode.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

 - The In-Memory Computing Summit will take place 23-24 May 2016 in San Franciscso http://imcsummit.org

 - The next HBaseCon will take place 24 May 2016 in San Francisco http://hbasecon.com

 - The SF Bay Area Apache Phoenix MeetUp will hold the first-ever PhoenixCon on 25 May 2016 in San Francisco http://www.meetup.com/SF-Bay-Area-Apache-Phoenix-Meetup/

 - MesosCon will be held 1-2 June 2016 in Denver http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/mesoscon/

 - The next CloudStack Collaboration Conference will take place 1-3 June 2016 in Montreal https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/apache-cloudstacktm-conference-montreal-2016-tickets-23815552960

 - Berlin Buzzwords is back 5-7 June 2016 http://berlinbuzzwords.de/

 - 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 Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: Third Quarter, Fiscal Year 2016 (November 2015 - January 2016) is availbable at https://s.apache.org/9zLj

 - 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/featherwearand http://s.apache.org/landsend--all proceeds benefit the ASF! 

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Friday May 06, 2016

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 6 May 2016

As we're making our final preparations for Vancouver, here's what the Apache community has been working on 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: 18 May 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 smashing "three nines" performance at 99.95% uptime http://status.apache.org/

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - Join us at Apache:Big Data and ApacheCon/YVR http://apachecon.com/
 - Event highlights on FeatherCast http://feathercast.apache.org/
 - Developers share why they attend https://www.linux.com/blog/5-developers-explain-why-they-attend-apachecon

Apache Commons™ NET –library that implements the client side of many basic Internet protocols.
 - Apache Commons NET 3.5 released http://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-net/download_net.cgi

Apache Commons™ Validator –building blocks for both client side validation and server side data validation.
 - Apache Commons Validator 1.5.1 released http://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-validator/download_validator.cgi

Apache Lucene™ –a high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java.
 - Apache Lucene 5.5.1 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.lua/lucene/java/5.5.1

Apache Mynewt (Incubating) – a community-driven module OS for constrained, embedded applications.
 - Apache Mynewt 0.8.0-incubating released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.lua/incubator/mynewt/apache-mynewt-0.8.0-incubating

Apache Solr™ –the popular, blazing fast, open source NoSQL search platform from the Apache Lucene project.
 - Apache Solr 5.5.1 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.lua/lucene/solr/5.5.1


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Global Payments technology company Blue Snap uses Apache Wicket for its eCommerce platform? http://wicket.apache.org/

 - Did you know that technology provider PTC's Vuforia augmented reality platform uses Apache Syncope for its identity management? http://syncope.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Apache project anniversaries in May include: Forrest and Geronimo (12 years); Tomcat (11 years); OpenJPA, POI, TomEE, and Turbine (9 years); Tuscany (8 years); Libcloud (5 years); Giraph, Hama, and ManifoldCF (4 years); Phoenix and Stratos (2 years); and Whimsy (1 year)? https://projects.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

 - Apache:Big Data North America will take place 9-12 May 2016 in Vancouver http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apache-big-data-north-america

 - ApacheCon:Core North America will take place 11-13 May 2016 in Vancouver http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america/

 - The Stockholm Hadoop User Group will feature Apache Impala on 11 May http://www.meetup.com/stockholm-hug/events/228082101/

 - Big Data Frankfurt v 2.0 will take place on 12 May 2016 http://www.meetup.com/Big-Data-Frankfurt/events/227415048/

 - The In-Memory Computing Summit will take place 23-24 May 2016 in San Franciscso http://imcsummit.org

 - The next HBaseCon will take place 24 May 2016 in San Francisco http://hbasecon.com

 - The SF Bay Area Apache Phoenix MeetUp will hold the first-ever PhoenixCon on 25 May 2016 in San Francisco http://www.meetup.com/SF-Bay-Area-Apache-Phoenix-Meetup/

 - MesosCon will be held 1-2 June 2016 in Denver http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/mesoscon/

 - The next CloudStack Collaboration Conference will take place 1-3 June 2016 in Montreal https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/apache-cloudstacktm-conference-montreal-2016-tickets-23815552960

 - Berlin Buzzwords is back 5-7 June 2016 http://berlinbuzzwords.de/

 - 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

 - The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: Third Quarter, Fiscal Year 2016 (November 2015 - January 2016) is availbable at https://s.apache.org/9zLj

 - 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/featherwearand http://s.apache.org/landsend--all proceeds benefit the ASF! 

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Friday Apr 29, 2016

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

Countdown to ApacheCon --10 days to go for the ASF's official conference + Apache: Big Data! And, as always, the Apache community keeps the wheel turning ... 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: 18 May 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 ongoing splendid performance at 99.71% uptime http://status.apache.org/

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - Join us at Apache:Big Data and ApacheCon/YVR http://apachecon.com/
 - Event highlights on FeatherCast http://feathercast.apache.org/
 - Developers share why they attend https://www.linux.com/blog/5-developers-explain-why-they-attend-apachecon

Apache Apex™ –Open Source enterprise-grade unified Big Data stream and batch processing engine for Apache Hadoop.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache Apex as a Top-Level Project https://s.apache.org/5YzB

Apache Geode (incubating) –data management platform that provides a database-like consistency model, reliable transaction processing and a shared-nothing architecture to maintain very low latency performance with high concurrency processing.
 - Apache Geode 1.0.0-incubating.M2 released http://geode.incubator.apache.org/releases/

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

Apache Knox™ –a REST API Gateway for providing secure access to the data and processing resources of Hadoop clusters.
 - Apache Knox 0.9.0 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/knox/0.9.0

Apache Lucy™ –search engine library provides full-text search for a variety of programming languages.
 - Apache Lucy 0.5.1 and Apache Clownfish 0.5.1 released http://lucy.apache.org/download.html

Apache PDFBox™ –an Open Source Java tool for working with PDF documents.
 - Apache PDFBox 1.8.12 and 2.0.1 released http://pdfbox.apache.org/download.cgi

Apache MyFaces™ Tobago –a well designed set of user interface components based on JSF.
 - Apache Tobago 3.0.0-alpha-3 released http://myfaces.apache.org/tobago/

Apache Solr™ –the popular, blazing fast, Open Source NoSQL search platform from the Apache Lucene project.
 - Solr Reference Guide for 6.0 released https://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/lucene/solr/ref-guide/apache-solr-ref-guide-6.0.pdf

Apache Subversion™ –enterprise-class centralized version control for the masses.
 - Apache Subversion 1.8.16 and 1.9.4 released http://subversion.apache.org/download/#supported-releases


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the Apache DeltaSpike has celebrated its 25th release? http://deltaspike.apache.org/

 - Did you know that IBM uses graph databases such as Apache Tinkerpop to catch digital con artists in the act? http://tinkerpop.apache.org/

 - Did you know that ASF Brand Management has a new Twitter account for Apache Project trademarks, and other brand-related issues? https://twitter.com/ASFBrands


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

 - DFW Data Science will feature Apache Lucene, Solr, and Mahout on 2 May 2016 in Addison http://www.meetup.com/DFW-Data-Science/events/228248271/

 - Apache Flink MeetUp to take place 4 May 2016 in London http://www.meetup.com/Apache-Flink-London-Meetup/

 - Apache:Big Data North America will take place 9-12 May 2016 in Vancouver http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apache-big-data-north-america

 - ApacheCon:Core North America will take place 11-13 May 2016 in Vancouver http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america/

 - The Stockholm Hadoop User Group will feature Apache Impala on 11 May http://www.meetup.com/stockholm-hug/events/228082101/

 - Big Data Frankfurt v 2.0 will take place on 12 May 2016 http://www.meetup.com/Big-Data-Frankfurt/events/227415048/

 - The In-Memory Computing Summit will take place 23-24 May 2016 in San Franciscso http://imcsummit.org

 - The next HBaseCon will take place 24 May 2016 in San Francisco http://hbasecon.com

 - The SF Bay Area Apache Phoenix MeetUp will hold the first-ever PhoenixCon on 25 May 2016 in San Francisco http://www.meetup.com/SF-Bay-Area-Apache-Phoenix-Meetup/

 - MesosCon will be held 1-2 June 2016 in Denver http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/mesoscon/

 - The next CloudStack Collaboration Conference will take place 1-3 June 2016 in Montreal https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/apache-cloudstacktm-conference-montreal-2016-tickets-23815552960

 - Berlin Buzzwords is back 5-7 June 2016 http://berlinbuzzwords.de/

 - 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

 - The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: Third Quarter, Fiscal Year 2016 (November 2015 - January 2016) is availbable at https://s.apache.org/9zLj

 - 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/featherwearand http://s.apache.org/landsend--all proceeds benefit the ASF! 

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