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Friday August 27, 2021

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 27 August 2021

Hello, Friday --let's take a look at the Apache community's activities from the past week:

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 15 September 2021. Board calendar and minutes https://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998. ApacheCon Asia was held online 6-8 August; ApacheCon@Home is coming up next on 21-23 September:
 - The Apache® Software Foundation Announces Program for ApacheCon@Home 2021 https://s.apache.org/ACHome2021
 - Learn about the Community Track from Sharan Foga and Swapnil M Mane https://youtu.be/8cZF-gaE3a4
 - Register for ApacheCon@Home https://www.apachecon.com/acah2021/

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 98.52%. Performance checks across 50 different service components spread over more than 250 machines in data centers around the world. http://www.apache.org/uptime/

Apache Code Snapshot – Over the past week, 307 Apache Committers changed 2,747,090 lines of code over 2,669 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Andrea Cosentino, Andi Huber, Harikrishna Patnala, Claus Ibsen, and Gary Gregory.        

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data --
 - Apache NiFi - MiNiFi C++ CVE-2021-33191: MiNiFi CPP arbitrary script execution is possible on the agent's host machine through the c2 protocol https://s.apache.org/t1okn

Confidential Computing --
 - Apache Teaclave (incubating) 0.3.0 released https://teaclave.apache.org/

Libraries --
 - Apache Geometry 1.0 released https://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-geometry/
 - Apache Portable Runtime CVE-2021-35940: Regression of CVE-2017-12613 https://s.apache.org/rvqdx

Messaging --
 - Apache Qpid Dispatch 1.17.0 released https://qpid.apache.org/


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Dropbox uses Apache Superset as their data exploration platform? https://superset.apache.org/ 

 - Did you know that the CFP for Pulsar Summit Asia in November closes on 8 September? https://pulsar.apache.org/en/events/ 

 - Did you know that the CFP is open for the CloudStack Collaboration Conference in November? https://cloudstack.apache.org/ 


Apache Community Notices

- Watch "Trillions and Trillions Served", the documentary on the ASF 1) full feature [49 min] https://s.apache.org/Trillions-Feature 2) "Apache Everywhere" [6 min] https://s.apache.org/ApacheEverywhere 3) "Why Apache" [2.5 min] https://s.apache.org/ASF-Trillions-WhyApache 4) “Apache Innovation” [40 min] https://s.apache.org/ApacheInnovation

 - The Apache Way to Sustainable Open Source Success https://s.apache.org/GhnI

 - Foundation Reports and Statements http://www.apache.org/foundation/reports.html

 - Presentations from ApacheCon Asia are available at https://s.apache.org/ApacheConAsia2021-talks

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the people and processes behind why the ASF "just works". https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/category/SuccessAtApache

 - Inside Infra: the new interview series with members of the ASF infrastructure team --meet 
    Chris Thistlethwaite https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Chris
    Drew Foulks https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Drew
    Greg Stein Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg
      ...Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg2 and Part III https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg3
    Daniel Gruno Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Daniel1 and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Daniel2
    Gavin McDonald Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Gavin and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Gavin2
    Andrew Wetmore Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Andrew and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Andrew2
    Chris Lambertus Part I  https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-ChrisL  and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-ChrisL2

- The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: Q3 FY2021 (November 2020 - January 2021) https://s.apache.org/Q3FY2021 + Video highlights https://youtu.be/S6FWqAuA_8M

- The Apache® Software Foundation Celebrates 22 Years of Open Source Leadership – world’s largest Open Source foundation advances community-led innovation "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/22ndAnniversay

- Apache in 2020 - By The Digits https://s.apache.org/Apache2020Digits + Video highlights https://s.apache.org/Apache2020Digits-vid

- ASF Security Report 2020 https://s.apache.org/SecurityReport2020 + Video highlights https://youtu.be/Z7yudar_da0

- ASF FY2020 Annual Report https://s.apache.org/FY2020AnnualReport

 - Follow the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter (https://twitter.com/TheASF) and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-apache-software-foundation

 - Follow the Apache Community on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ApacheSoftwareFoundation/ and Twitter https://twitter.com/ApacheCommunity

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Friday August 20, 2021

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 20 August 2021

Happy Friday! We've had another great week --let's review the Apache community's activities:

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 15 September 2021. Board calendar and minutes https://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998. ApacheCon Asia was held online 6-8 August; ApacheCon@Home is coming up next on 21-23 September:
 - The Apache® Software Foundation Announces Program for ApacheCon@Home 2021 https://s.apache.org/ACHome2021
 - Register for ApacheCon@Home https://www.apachecon.com/acah2021/

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 100.00%. Performance checks across 50 different service components spread over more than 250 machines in data centers around the world. http://www.apache.org/uptime/

Apache Code Snapshot – Over the past week, 321 Apache Committers changed 32,652,622 lines of code over 3,047 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Jarek Potiuk, Alex Herbert, Claus Ibsen, Ephraim Anierobi, and Gary Gregory.        

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Content --
 - Apache Jackrabbit 2.16.8 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/
 - Apache Roller CVE-2021-33580: regex injection leading to DoS https://s.apache.org/9xn7r

Messaging --
 - Apache ActiveMQ 5.16.3 released https://activemq.apache.org/

Servers --
 - Apache Tomcat 8.5.70 released https://tomcat.apache.org/
 - Apache Traffic Server 9.1.0 released https://trafficserver.apache.org/


Did You Know?

- Did you know that recent projects undergoing development in the Apache Incubator include EventMesh (eventing), Hop (orchestration), Kyuubi (Big Data), Linkis (middleware), Sedona (geospatial data), and Wayang (Big Data)? http://incubator.apache.org/

- Did you know that Uber's Big Data platform is powered by Apache Hadoop, Hive, Kafka, ORC, Parquet, Spark, YARN, and more? https://projects.apache.org/projects.html?category

- Did you know that Apache Maven's 125kb XSD file causes 200TB worth of traffic per year at http://apache.org? https://maven.apache.org/

Apache Community Notices

- Watch "Trillions and Trillions Served", the documentary on the ASF 1) full feature [49 min] https://s.apache.org/Trillions-Feature 2) "Apache Everywhere" [6 min] https://s.apache.org/ApacheEverywhere 3) "Why Apache" [2.5 min] https://s.apache.org/ASF-Trillions-WhyApache 4) “Apache Innovation” [40 min] https://s.apache.org/ApacheInnovation

 - The Apache Way to Sustainable Open Source Success https://s.apache.org/GhnI

 - Foundation Reports and Statements http://www.apache.org/foundation/reports.html

 - Presentations from select Apache events and 2020's ApacheCon@Home are available at https://www.youtube.com/c/TheApacheFoundation/ 

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the people and processes behind why the ASF "just works". https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/category/SuccessAtApache

 - Inside Infra: the new interview series with members of the ASF infrastructure team --meet 
    Chris Thistlethwaite https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Chris
    Drew Foulks https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Drew
    Greg Stein Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg
      ...Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg2 and Part III https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg3
    Daniel Gruno Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Daniel1 and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Daniel2
    Gavin McDonald Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Gavin and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Gavin2
    Andrew Wetmore Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Andrew and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Andrew2
    Chris Lambertus Part I  https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-ChrisL  and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-ChrisL2

- The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: Q3 FY2021 (November 2020 - January 2021) https://s.apache.org/Q3FY2021 + Video highlights https://youtu.be/S6FWqAuA_8M

- The Apache® Software Foundation Celebrates 22 Years of Open Source Leadership – world’s largest Open Source foundation advances community-led innovation "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/22ndAnniversay

- Apache in 2020 - By The Digits https://s.apache.org/Apache2020Digits + Video highlights https://s.apache.org/Apache2020Digits-vid

- ASF Security Report 2020 https://s.apache.org/SecurityReport2020 + Video highlights https://youtu.be/Z7yudar_da0

- ASF FY2020 Annual Report https://s.apache.org/FY2020AnnualReport

 - Follow the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter (https://twitter.com/TheASF) and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-apache-software-foundation

 - Follow the Apache Community on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ApacheSoftwareFoundation/ and Twitter https://twitter.com/ApacheCommunity

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

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Tuesday August 17, 2021

The Apache® Software Foundation Announces Program for ApacheCon@Home 2021

Official Apache global conference series to be held virtually for second year, featuring 140+ sessions, and keynotes from GitHub, NYU and Open Source Hardware Association, Red Hat, and the Wilson Center.

Wilmington, DE —17 August 2021— The Apache® Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced keynotes, sponsors, and program for ApacheCon@Home, taking place online 21-23 September 2021. Registration is open and free for all attendees.

"With dozens of compelling talks on the latest Apache innovations, presented by noted community experts and supported by an impressive roster of sponsors, we expect a record turnout of attendees," said Ruth Suehle, ASF Executive Vice President and ApacheCon@Home co-Chair. "We're excited to enable participants to join us at their own convenience online and to build on the success of last year's inaugural ApacheCon@Home, with nearly 3,500 attendees."

ApacheCon is the ASF's official global conference series, first held in 1998. ApacheCon draws attendees from more than 130 countries to experience "Tomorrow's Technology Today" independent of business interests, corporate biases, or sales pitches.

ApacheCon showcases the latest breakthroughs from dozens of Apache projects, with content selected entirely by Apache projects and their communities. ApacheCon@Home joins ApacheCon Asia, which took place online 6-8 August, to meet the educational demands of the growing Apache community of developers, users, and enthusiasts worldwide.

"The ApacheCon@Home format has been a game changer by letting many members of the Apache community experience ApacheCon for the first time —all from the comfort of their homes or any location,” said Rich Bowen, Vice President of Conferences at the ASF. "We continue to grow and evolve our events to enable participants from around the globe to experience the full event as it happens, and interact with community members and sponsors in real-time. Post-event session recordings enable thousands to enjoy ApacheCon year-round."

ApacheCon@Home features more than 140 sessions, all held virtually and online. Participants at all levels will learn about innovations in Apache projects and categories that include: ActiveMQ; AGE (incubating); APISIX; API and Microservice; Beam; Big Data; Calcite; Camel; Cassandra, Community; Content Delivery; Content Management; CXF; Daffodil; DataSketches; Data Visualization; DolphinScheduler; Druid; Federated Data; Fineract and FinTech; Flink; Geode; Geospatial; Groovy; Hadoop; Hadoop YARN; HBase; HDFS; Hive; Hop (incubating); HTTP Server; Hudi Ignite; Impala; Incubator; Integration; Internet of Things; James; Jena; Kafka; Karaf; Kudu; Liminal (incubating); Lucene; MADlib; MXNet (incubating); NiFi; NLPCraft (incubating); OpenNLP; Ozone; PLC4X; POI; Pulsar; Search; Sedona (incubating); SIS; SkyWalking; Sling; Solr; Spark; Storm; Streampipes (incubating); Teaclave (incubating); Thrift; Tika; Tomcat; Traffic Control; Traffic Server; Wayang (incubating); YuniKorn (incubating); Zookeeper; and more.

Keynote presentations will be delivered by Ashley Wolf, head of GitHub’s Open Source Program Office; Mark Cox, ASF Vice President Security, and Distinguished Software Engineer at Red Hat’s Open Source Program Office; Dr. Alison Parker, Senior Program Associate in the Science and Technology Innovation Program at the Wilson Center; and Michael Weinberg, Executive Director of the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy at NYU Law and the Board President of the Open Source Hardware Association.

The full program is available at https://www.apachecon.com/acah2021/tracks/

ApacheCon@Home sponsors include Strategic Sponsor Google; Platinum Sponsors Apple, Huawei, Instaclustr, and Tencent Cloud; Gold Sponsors AWS, Baidu, Cerner, Didi Chuxing, Dremio, Fiter, Red Hat, and Replicated; Silver Sponsors Imply, Securonix, and SphereEx; and Bronze Sponsor Technical Arts & Engineering. AWS, Huawei, Didi Chuxing, Tencent, Baidu, and SphereEx were also Sponsors of ApacheCon Asia.

To sponsor ApacheCon@Home, visit https://www.apachecon.com/acah2021/2021_ApacheCon_prospectus.pdf

Register today at https://www.apachecon.com/acah2021/register.html .

About ApacheCon
ApacheCon is the official global conference series of The Apache Software Foundation. Since 1998 ApacheCon has been drawing participants at all levels to explore "Tomorrow's Technology Today" across 350+ Apache projects and their diverse communities. In 2020 and 2021 ApacheCon events showcase ubiquitous Apache projects and emerging innovations virtually through sessions, keynotes, real-world case studies, community events, and more, all online and free of charge. For more information, visit http://apachecon.com/ and https://twitter.com/ApacheCon .

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, The Apache Software Foundation is the world’s largest Open Source foundation, stewarding 227M+ lines of code and providing more than $20B+ worth of software to the public at 100% no cost. The ASF’s all-volunteer community grew from 21 original founders overseeing the Apache HTTP Server to 850+ individual Members and 200 Project Management Committees who successfully lead 350+ Apache projects and initiatives in collaboration with 8,200+ Committers through the ASF’s meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way". Apache software is integral to nearly every end user computing device, from laptops to tablets to mobile devices across enterprises and mission-critical applications. Apache projects power most of the Internet, manage exabytes of data, execute teraflops of operations, and store billions of objects in virtually every industry. The commercially-friendly and permissive Apache License v2 is an Open Source industry standard, helping launch billion dollar corporations and benefiting countless users worldwide. The ASF is a US 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including Aetna, Alibaba Cloud Computing, Amazon Web Services, Anonymous, Baidu, Bloomberg, Budget Direct, Capital One, Cloudera, Comcast, Confluent, Didi Chuxing, Facebook, Google, Handshake, Huawei, IBM, Microsoft, Namebase, Pineapple Fund, Red Hat, Reprise Software, Target, Tencent, Union Investment, Verizon Media, and Workday. For more information, visit http://apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/TheASF .

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Friday August 13, 2021

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 13 August 2021

We're wrapping up another great week with the following activities from the Apache community:

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 18 August 2021. Board calendar and minutes https://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998. ApacheCon Asia was held online 6-8 August; ApacheCon@Home is coming up next on 21-23 September:
 - Register for ApacheCon@Home https://www.apachecon.com/acah2021/

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 99.98%. Performance checks across 50 different service components spread over more than 250 machines in data centers around the world. http://www.apache.org/uptime/

Apache Code Snapshot – Over the past week, 313 Apache Committers changed 2,040,937 lines of code over 2,770 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Claus Ibsen, Gary Gregory, Harikrishna Patnala, Alex Herbert, and James Netherton.      

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data --
 - Apache Flink 1.12.5 released https://flink.apache.org/

Databases --
 - Apache Geode 1.13.4 released http://geode.apache.org/

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) --
 - Apache OFBiz 17.12.08 released and CVE-2021-37608: Arbitrary file upload vulnerability in OFBiz https://ofbiz.apache.org/

Eventing  --
 - Apache EventMesh (incubating) 1.2.0 released https://eventmesh.apache.org/

Libraries --
 - Apache ServiceComb CVE-2021-21501: ServiceComb ServiceCenter Directory Traversal http://servicecomb.apache.org

Messaging --
 - Apache Pulsar 2.7.3 released https://pulsar.apache.org/

Orchestration --
 - Apache Hop (Incubating) 0.99 released https://hop.apache.org/

Servers --
 - Apache Tomcat 9.0.52, 10.1.0-M4 (alpha), and 10.0.10 released https://tomcat.apache.org/

Workflow --
 - Apache Airflow CVE-2021-35936: No Authentication on Logging Server https://s.apache.org/r1i0m


Did You Know?

- Did you know that Shopify's 400TB+ data platform is powered by Apache Avro, Beam, Flink, Kafka, and Spark https://projects.apache.org/projects.html?category

- Did you know that Imply's real-time analytics is powered by Apache Druid? https://druid.apache.org/

- Did you know that Flink Forward will be held 26-27 October? http://flink.apache.org/

Apache Community Notices

- Watch "Trillions and Trillions Served", the documentary on the ASF 1) full feature [49 min] https://s.apache.org/Trillions-Feature 2) "Apache Everywhere" [6 min] https://s.apache.org/ApacheEverywhere 3) "Why Apache" [2.5 min] https://s.apache.org/ASF-Trillions-WhyApache 4) “Apache Innovation” [40 min] https://s.apache.org/ApacheInnovation

 - The Apache Way to Sustainable Open Source Success https://s.apache.org/GhnI

 - Foundation Reports and Statements http://www.apache.org/foundation/reports.html

 - Presentations from ApacheCon@Home and other events are available at https://www.youtube.com/c/TheApacheFoundation/ 

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the people and processes behind why the ASF "just works". https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/category/SuccessAtApache

 - Inside Infra: the new interview series with members of the ASF infrastructure team --meet 
    Chris Thistlethwaite https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Chris
    Drew Foulks https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Drew
    Greg Stein Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg
      ...Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg2 and Part III https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg3
    Daniel Gruno Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Daniel1 and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Daniel2
    Gavin McDonald Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Gavin and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Gavin2
    Andrew Wetmore Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Andrew and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Andrew2
    Chris Lambertus Part I  https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-ChrisL  and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-ChrisL2

- The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: Q3 FY2021 (November 2020 - January 2021) https://s.apache.org/Q3FY2021 + Video highlights https://youtu.be/S6FWqAuA_8M

- The Apache® Software Foundation Celebrates 22 Years of Open Source Leadership – world’s largest Open Source foundation advances community-led innovation "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/22ndAnniversay

- Apache in 2020 - By The Digits https://s.apache.org/Apache2020Digits + Video highlights https://s.apache.org/Apache2020Digits-vid

- ASF Security Report 2020 https://s.apache.org/SecurityReport2020 + Video highlights https://youtu.be/Z7yudar_da0

- ASF FY2020 Annual Report https://s.apache.org/FY2020AnnualReport

 - Follow the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter (https://twitter.com/TheASF) and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-apache-software-foundation

 - Follow the Apache Community on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ApacheSoftwareFoundation/ and Twitter https://twitter.com/ApacheCommunity

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

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Friday August 06, 2021

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 6 August 2021

Welcome, August --we're opening the month with another great week. Here's what the Apache community has been up to:

Apache Month in Review – a round-up of our Round-ups and other newsworthy bits over the past month.
 - July Month in Review https://s.apache.org/July2021 --video highlights at https://youtu.be/KIYB1g6SKhg

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 18 August 2021. Board calendar and minutes https://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998. ApacheCon Asia (6-8 August) and ApacheCon@Home (21-23 September) are being held online and free-of-charge:
 - LIVE: ApacheCon Asia https://s.apache.org/ACAsia2021
    -- Learn more about ApacheCon Asia from Sheng Wu and Willem Jiang at https://youtube.com/watch?v=hfRCrpnbDhc
 - Register for ApacheCon@Home https://www.apachecon.com/acah2021/

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 100.00%. Performance checks across 50 different service components spread over more than 250 machines in data centers around the world. http://www.apache.org/uptime/

Apache Code Snapshot – Over the past week, 305 Apache Committers changed 1,999,558 lines of code over 3,149 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Bertrand Delacretaz, Alex Herbert, Tellier Benoit, Claus Ibsen, and Jarek Potiuk.       

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data --
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Pinot™ as a Top-Level Project https://s.apache.org/ft8p6

Databases --
 - Apache Geode 1.13.4 released http://geode.apache.org/

Integration --
 - Apache Camel 3.11.1 released https://camel.apache.org/

Libraries --
 - Apache Commons CSV 1.9.0 released https://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-csv/
 - Apache Commons DBCP 2.9.0 released http://commons.apache.org/dbcp/


Did You Know?

- Did you know that the following Apache Projects are celebrating anniversaries in August? Three cheers to jUDDI (11 years); Any23, Lucene.Net, Oozie (9 years); Ignite, Serf, Usergrid (6 years); HAWQ (3 years). https://projects.apache.org/committees.html?date

- Did you know that the presentations from the Airflow Summit 2021 are now online? https://airflowsummit.org/sessions/2021/

- Did you know that you can learn the latest on Apache TVM (incubating) in their monthly community report? https://discuss.tvm.apache.org/t/tvm-monthly-july-2021/10701


Apache Community Notices

- The Apache® Software Foundation Celebrates 22 Years of Open Source Leadership – world’s largest Open Source foundation advances community-led innovation "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/22ndAnniversay

- The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: Q3 FY2021 (November 2020 - January 2021) https://s.apache.org/Q3FY2021 + Video highlights https://youtu.be/S6FWqAuA_8M

- Apache in 2020 - By The Digits https://s.apache.org/Apache2020Digits + Video highlights https://s.apache.org/Apache2020Digits-vid

- ASF Security Report 2020 https://s.apache.org/SecurityReport2020 + Video highlights https://youtu.be/Z7yudar_da0

- ASF FY2020 Annual Report https://s.apache.org/FY2020AnnualReport

- "Trillions and Trillions Served" documentary on the ASF: 1) full feature https://s.apache.org/Trillions-Feature 2) "Apache Everywhere" https://s.apache.org/ApacheEverywhere 3) "Why Apache" https://s.apache.org/ASF-Trillions-WhyApache 4) “Apache Innovation” https://s.apache.org/ApacheInnovation 

 - The Apache Way to Sustainable Open Source Success https://s.apache.org/GhnI

 - Foundation Reports and Statements http://www.apache.org/foundation/reports.html

 - All presentations from ApacheCon@Home are available at https://www.youtube.com/c/TheApacheFoundation/ 

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the people and processes behind why the ASF "just works". https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/category/SuccessAtApache

 - Inside Infra: the new interview series with members of the ASF infrastructure team --meet 
    Chris Thistlethwaite https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Chris
    Drew Foulks https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Drew
    Greg Stein Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg
      ...Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg2 and Part III https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg3
    Daniel Gruno Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Daniel1 and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Daniel2
    Gavin McDonald Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Gavin and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Gavin2
    Andrew Wetmore Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Andrew and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Andrew2
    Chris Lambertus Part I  https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-ChrisL  and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-ChrisL2

 - ASF Targeted Sponsor Manning Publications is offering special deals on the latest books on Apache Airflow, Pulsar, Spark, and Thrift, among other titles and eBooks https://deals.manning.com/the-latest-apache-innovations/

 - Follow the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter (https://twitter.com/TheASF) and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-apache-software-foundation

 - Follow the Apache Community on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ApacheSoftwareFoundation/ and Twitter https://twitter.com/ApacheCommunity

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Monday August 02, 2021

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

Open Source distributed real-time Big Data analytics infrastructure in use at Amazon-Eero, Doordash, Factual/FourSquare, LinkedIn, Stripe, Uber, Walmart, Weibo, and WePay, among others.

Wilmington, DE —2 August 2021— The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today Apache® Pinot™ as a Top-Level Project (TLP).

Apache Pinot is a distributed Big Data analytics infrastructure created to deliver scalable real-time analytics at high throughput with low latency. The project was first created at LinkedIn in 2013, open-sourced in 2015, and entered the Apache Incubator in October 2018.

"We are pleased to successfully adopt 'the Apache Way' and graduate from the Apache Incubator," said Kishore Gopalakrishna, Vice President and original co-creator of Apache Pinot. "Pinot initially pushed the boundaries of real-time analytics by delivering insights to millions of Linkedin users. Today, as an Apache Top-Level Project, Pinot is in the hands of developers across the globe who are building it to power several user-facing  analytical applications and unlock the value of data within their organizations."

Scalable to trillions of records, Apache Pinot’s online analytical processing (OLAP) ingests both online and offline data sources from Apache Kafka, Apache Spark, Apache Hadoop HDFS, flat files, and Cloud storages in real time. Pinot is able to ingest millions of events and serve thousands of queries per second, and provide unified analytics in a distributed, fault-tolerant fashion. Features include:

  • Speed —answers OLAP queries with low latency on real-time data

  • Pluggable indexing —Sorted, Inverted, Text Index, Geospatial Index, JSON Index, Range Index, Bloom filters

  • Smart Materialized Views - Fast Aggregations via star-tree index

  • Supports different stream systems with near real-time ingestion —with Apache Kafka, Confluent Kafka, and Amazon Kinesis, as well as customizable input format, with out-of the box support for Avro and JSON formats

  • Highly available, horizontally scalable, and fault tolerant

  • Supports lookup joins natively and full joins using PrestoDB/Trino

Apache Pinot is used to power internal and external analytics at Adbeat, Amazon-Eero, Cloud Kitchens, Confluera, Doordash, Factual/FourSquare, Guitar Center, LinkedIn, Publicis Sapient, Razorpay, Scale Unlimited, Startree, Stripe, Traceable, Uber, Walmart, Weibo, WePay, and more.

Examples of how Apache Pinot helps organizations across numerous verticals include: 1) a fintech company uses Pinot to achieve financial data visibility across 500+ terabytes of data and sustain half million queries per second with financial transactions; 2) a food delivery service leveraged Pinot in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic to analyze real-time data to provide a socially-distanced pick-up experience for its riders and restaurants; and 3) a large retail chain with geographically distributed franchises and stores uses Pinot for revenue-generating opportunities by analyzing real-time data for internal use cases, as well as real-time cart analysis to increase sales.

"We rely on Apache Pinot for all our real-time analytics needs at LinkedIn," said Kapil Surlaker, Vice President of Engineering at LinkedIn. "It's battle-tested at LinkedIn scale for hundreds of our low-latency analytics applications. We believe Apache Pinot is the best tool out there to build site-facing analytics applications and we will continue to contribute heavily and collaborate with the Apache Pinot community. We are very happy to see that it's now a Top-level Apache project."

"We use Apache Pinot in our real-time analytics platform to power external user-facing applications and critical operational dashboards," said Ujwala Tulshigiri, Engineering Manager at Uber. "With Pinot's multi-tenancy support and horizontal scalability, we have scaled to hundreds of use cases that run complex aggregations queries on terabytes of data at millisecond latencies, with the minimal overhead of cluster management."

"We've been using Apache Pinot since last year, and it's been a huge win for our client’s dashboard project," said Ken Krugler, President of Scale Unlimited. "Pinot's ability to rapidly generate aggregation results over billions of records, with modest hardware requirements, was critical for the success of the project. We've also been able to provide patches to add functionality and fix issues, which the Pinot community has quickly integrated and released. There was never any doubt in our minds that Pinot would graduate from the Apache incubator and become a successful top-level project."

"Last year, we started without analytics built into our product," said Pradeep Gopanapalli, technical staff member at Confluera. "By the end of the year, we were using Apache Pinot for real-time analytics in production. Not many of our competitors can even dream of having such results. We are very happy with our choice."

"Pinot is critical to our real-time analytics platform and allowed us to scale without degrading latency," said software engineer Elon Azoulay. "Pinot enables us to onboard large datasets effortlessly, run complex queries which return in milliseconds and is super reliable. We would like to emphasize how helpful and engaged the community is and are certain that we made the right choice with Pinot, it continues to impress us and satisfy our real-time analytics needs."

"We created Pinot at LinkedIn with the goal of tackling the low-latency OLAP problem for site-facing use cases at scale. We evolved it to solve numerous OLAP use cases, and open-sourced it because there aren't many technologies in that domain," said Subbu Subramaniam, member of the Apache Pinot Project Management Committee, and Senior Staff Engineer at LinkedIn. "It is heart-warming to see such a wide adoption and great contributions from the community in improving Pinot over time."

"We are at the beginning of this transformation and we cannot wait to see every software company build real-time applications using Apache Pinot," added Gopalakrishna. "We welcome everyone to join our community Slack channel and contribute to the project."

Catch Apache Pinot in action at ApacheCon Asia online on 7 August 2021. For more information and to register, visit https://www.apachecon.com/acasia2021/

Availability and Oversight
Apache Pinot 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 Pinot, visit http://pinot.apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/ApachePinot

About the Apache Incubator
The Apache Incubator is the primary 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 enter the ASF 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 Apache Software Foundation is the world’s largest Open Source foundation, stewarding 227M+ lines of code and providing more than $22B+ worth of software to the public at 100% no cost. The ASF’s all-volunteer community grew from 21 original founders overseeing the Apache HTTP Server to 850+ individual Members and 200 Project Management Committees who successfully lead 350+ Apache projects and initiatives in collaboration with 8,200+ Committers through the ASF’s meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way". Apache software is integral to nearly every end user computing device, from laptops to tablets to mobile devices across enterprises and mission-critical applications. Apache projects power most of the Internet, manage exabytes of data, execute teraflops of operations, and store billions of objects in virtually every industry. The commercially-friendly and permissive Apache License v2 is an Open Source industry standard, helping launch billion dollar corporations and benefiting countless users worldwide. The ASF is a US 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors that include Aetna, Alibaba Cloud Computing, Amazon Web Services, Anonymous, Baidu, Bloomberg, Capital One, Cloudera, Comcast, Confluent, Didi Chuxing, Facebook, Google, Huawei, IBM, Indeed, Microsoft, Namebase, Pineapple Fund, Red Hat, Reprise Software, Talend, Tencent, Target, Union Investment, Verizon Media, and Workday. For more information, visit http://apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/TheASF

© The Apache Software Foundation. "Apache", "Pinot", "Apache Pinot", 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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Sunday August 01, 2021

Apache Month in Review: July 2021

Welcome to the latest monthly overview of events from the Apache community. Here's a summary of what happened in July (video highlights available at https://youtu.be/KIYB1g6SKhg ):

New this month --

 - The Apache Cassandra Project Releases Apache Cassandra v4.0, the Fastest, Most Scalable and Secure Cassandra Yet https://s.apache.org/d30v9

 - Apache Attic --provides process and solutions when an Apache project has reached its end of life
  -- Apache Sqoop is now retired https://s.apache.org/0e51t

 - Apache Month in Review: June 2021 https://s.apache.org/June2021 + Video highlights https://youtu.be/yIE8SSHw2iw 


Important Dates --

 - Next Board Meeting: 18 August 2021. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

 - ApacheCon™ --the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998-- will be held twice in 2021:
   --ApacheCon Asia - 6-8 August and ApacheCon@Home - 21-23 September
  The Apache® Software Foundation Welcomes its Global Community Online at ApacheCon Asia 2021 https://s.apache.org/ACAsia2021
  Program, Registration, and Sponsorship available for both events https://www.apachecon.com/


Infrastructure --

Our seven-member Infrastructure team on three continents oversees our highly-reliable, distributed network under the leadership of VP Infrastructure David Nalley and Infrastructure Administrator Greg Stein. ASF Infrastructure supports 300+ Apache projects and their communities across ~200 individual machines, 1,400+ repositories, 5-6PB in traffic annually, ~75M downloads per month, and 2-3M daily emails on 2,000+ lists. ASF Infra performs 7M+ weekly checks to ensure services are available around the clock. The average uptime in July was 99.88%. http://www.apache.org/uptime/


Committer Activity --

In July, 789 Apache Committers changed 13,194,378 lines of code over 17,560 commits. The Committers with the top 5 highest contributions, in order, were: Bertrand Delacrétaz, Andrea Cosentino, Gary Gregory, Mark Thomas, and Xiang Xiao.  

Project Releases and Updates --

New releases from Apache Ant (Build Management); Arrow (Big Data); APISIX (APIs); Beam (Big Data); Camel (Integration); Cassandra (Databases); CloudStack (Cloud Computing); Commons (Libraries); Curator (Messaging); Directory (Identity Management); Druid (Big Data); Fortress (Identity Management); Geode (Databases); HBase (Big Data); Impala (Databases); Jackrabbit (Content); James (Mail); Jena (Libraries); MINA (Network Client/Server); NiFi (Big Data); OpenMeetings (Web Conferencing); Qpid (Messaging); ShardingSphere (Big Data); SkyWalking (Observability); Streampipes (incubating; IoT); Tika (Content); Tomcat (Servers); Tuweni (incubating; Blockchain); UIMA (Content); Unomi (Data Management); Wicket (Web Frameworks); XML Beans (Big Data)

The Apache Incubator is the primary entry path for projects wishing to become an official part of the ASF. No new projects entered the Apache Incubator in July. More than three dozen projects are currently undergoing development in the Apache Incubator http://incubator.apache.org/ .

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Friday July 30, 2021

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 30 July 2021

We're closing out July with a review of our activities over the past week:

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 18 August 2021. Board calendar and minutes https://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998. ApacheCon Asia (6-8 August) and ApacheCon@Home (21-23 September) are being held online and free-of-charge:
 - NEXT WEEK: ApacheCon Asia https://s.apache.org/ACAsia2021
    -- Learn more about ApacheCon Asia from Sheng Wu and Willem Jiang at https://youtube.com/watch?v=hfRCrpnbDhc
 - Program, registration, and Sponsorship opportunities available for both events https://www.apachecon.com/

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 99.82%. Performance checks across 50 different service components spread over more than 250 machines in data centers around the world. http://www.apache.org/uptime/

Apache Code Snapshot – Over the past week, 310 Apache Committers changed 1,088,088 lines of code over 3,479 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Bertrand Delacretaz, Jean-Baptiste Onofré, Mark Thomas, Gary Gregory, and Daniel Sun.       

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data --
 - Apache HBase 1.7.1 released https://hbase.apache.org/
 - Apache Arrow 5.0.0 released https://arrow.apache.org/
 - Apache ShardingSphere ElasticJob UI 3.0.0 released https://shardingsphere.apache.org/elasticjob/

Blockchain --
 - Apache Tuweni (Incubating) 2.0.0 released https://tuweni.apache.org/

Data Management Platform --
 - Apache Unomi 1.5.7 released http://unomi.apache.org/

Databases --
 - The Apache Cassandra Project Releases Apache® Cassandra™ v4.0, the Fastest, Most Scalable and Secure Cassandra Yet https://s.apache.org/d30v9
 - Apache Geode 1.12.4 released http://geode.apache.org/

Identity Management --
 - Apache Directory Studio 2.0-0-M17 released https://directory.apache.org/studio/
   -- CVE-2021-33900: StartTLS and SASL confidentiality protection bypass https://s.apache.org/6mvzr

IoT --
 - Apache StreamPipes (Incubating) 0.68.0 released https://streampipes.apache.org/

Messaging --
 - Apache Curator 5.2.0 released https://curator.apache.org/


Did You Know?

- Did you know that Telemedicine Technologies' global clinical trials management solution uses Apache Wicket? https://wicket.apache.org/

- Did you know that Zoba uses Apache Airflow to more easily scale their on-demand mobility solutions worldwide? https://airflow.apache.org/  

- Did you know that Capgemini uses Apache Druid to run analytics over large amounts of event-based data? https://druid.apache.org/


Apache Community Notices

- The Apache Month in Review: June 2021 https://s.apache.org/June2021 and video highlights https://youtu.be/yIE8SSHw2iw

- The Apache® Software Foundation Celebrates 22 Years of Open Source Leadership – world’s largest Open Source foundation advances community-led innovation "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/22ndAnniversay

- The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: Q3 FY2021 (November 2020 - January 2021) https://s.apache.org/Q3FY2021 + Video highlights https://youtu.be/S6FWqAuA_8M

- Apache in 2020 - By The Digits https://s.apache.org/Apache2020Digits + Video highlights https://s.apache.org/Apache2020Digits-vid

- ASF Security Report 2020 https://s.apache.org/SecurityReport2020 + Video highlights https://youtu.be/Z7yudar_da0

- ASF FY2020 Annual Report https://s.apache.org/FY2020AnnualReport

- "Trillions and Trillions Served" documentary on the ASF: 1) full feature https://s.apache.org/Trillions-Feature 2) "Apache Everywhere" https://s.apache.org/ApacheEverywhere 3) "Why Apache" https://s.apache.org/ASF-Trillions-WhyApache 4) “Apache Innovation” https://s.apache.org/ApacheInnovation 

 - The Apache Way to Sustainable Open Source Success https://s.apache.org/GhnI

 - Foundation Reports and Statements http://www.apache.org/foundation/reports.html

 - All presentations from ApacheCon@Home are available at https://www.youtube.com/c/TheApacheFoundation/ 

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the people and processes behind why the ASF "just works". https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/category/SuccessAtApache

 - Inside Infra: the new interview series with members of the ASF infrastructure team --meet 
    Chris Thistlethwaite https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Chris
    Drew Foulks https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Drew
    Greg Stein Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg
      ...Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg2 and Part III https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg3
    Daniel Gruno Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Daniel1 and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Daniel2
    Gavin McDonald Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Gavin and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Gavin2
    Andrew Wetmore Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Andrew and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Andrew2
    Chris Lambertus Part I  https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-ChrisL  and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-ChrisL2

 - ASF Targeted Sponsor Manning Publications is offering special deals on the latest books on Apache Airflow, Pulsar, Spark, and Thrift, among other titles and eBooks https://deals.manning.com/the-latest-apache-innovations/

 - Follow the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter (https://twitter.com/TheASF) and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-apache-software-foundation

 - Follow the Apache Community on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ApacheSoftwareFoundation/ and Twitter https://twitter.com/ApacheCommunity

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Tuesday July 27, 2021

The Apache Cassandra Project Releases Apache® Cassandra™ v4.0, the Fastest, Most Scalable and Secure Cassandra Yet

Open Source enterprise-grade Big Data distributed database powers mission-critical deployments with improved performance and unparalleled levels of scale in the Cloud

Wilmington, DE —27 July 2021— The Apache Cassandra Project released today v4.0 of Apache® Cassandra™, the Open Source, highly performant, distributed Big Data database management platform.

"A long time coming, Cassandra 4.0 is the most thoroughly tested Cassandra yet," said Nate McCall, Vice President of Apache Cassandra. "The latest version is faster, more scalable, and bolstered with enterprise security features, ready-for-production with unprecedented scale in the Cloud."

As a NoSQL database, Apache Cassandra handles massive amounts of data across load-intensive applications with high availability and no single point of failure. Cassandra’s largest production deployments include Apple (more than 160,000 instances storing over 100 petabytes of data across 1,000+ clusters), Huawei (more than 30,000 instances across 300+ clusters), and Netflix (more than 10,000 instances storing 6 petabytes across 100+ clusters, with over 1 trillion requests per day), among many others. Cassandra originated at Facebook in 2008, entered the Apache Incubator in January 2009, and graduated as an Apache Top-Level Project in February 2010.

Apache Cassandra v4.0
Cassandra v4.0 effortlessly handles unstructured data, with thousands of writes per second. Three years in the making, v4.0 reflects more than 1,000 bug fixes, improvements, and new features that include:

  • Increased speed and scalability – streams data up to 5 times faster during scaling operations, and up to 25% faster throughput on reads and writes, that delivers a more elastic architecture, particularly in Cloud and Kubernetes deployments.

  • Improved consistency – keeps data replicas in sync to optimize incremental repair for faster, more efficient operation and consistency across data replicas.

  • Enhanced security and observability – audit logging tracks users access and activity with minimal impact to workload performance. New capture and replay enables analysis of production workloads to help ensure regulatory and security compliance with SOX, PCI, GDPR, or other requirements.

  • New configuration settings – exposed system metrics and configuration settings provides flexibility for operators to ensure they have easy access to data that optimize deployments.

  • Minimized latency – garbage collector pause times are reduced to a few milliseconds with no latency degradation as heap sizes increase.

  • Better compression – improved compression efficiency eases unnecessary strain on disk space and improves read performance.


Cassandra 4.0 is community-hardened and tested by Amazon, Apple, DataStax, Instaclustr, iland, Netflix, and others that routinely run clusters as large as 1,000 nodes and with hundreds of real-world use cases and schemas. 

The Apache Cassandra community deployed several testing and quality assurance (QA) projects and methodologies to deploy the most stable release yet. During the testing and QA period, the community generated reproducible workloads that are as close to real-life as possible, while effectively verifying the cluster state against the model without pausing the workload itself.

"In our experience, nothing beats Apache Cassandra for write scaling, and we're looking forward to the performance and management improvements in the 4.0 release," said Elliott Sims, Senior Systems Administrator at Backblaze. "We rely on Cassandra to manage over one exabyte of customer data and serve over 50 billion files for our customers across 175 countries so optimizing Cassandra's capabilities and performance means a lot to us."

"Since 2016, software engineers at Bloomberg have turned to Apache Cassandra because it’s easy to use, easy to scale, and always available," said Isaac Reath, Software Engineering Team Lead, NoSQL Infrastructure at Bloomberg. "Today, Cassandra is used to support a variety of our applications, from low-latency storage of intraday financial market data to high-throughput storage for fixed income index publication. We serve up more than 20 billion requests per day on a nearly 1 PB dataset across a fleet of 1,700+ Cassandra nodes."

"Netflix uses Apache Cassandra heavily to satisfy its ever-growing persistence needs on its mission to entertain the world. We have been experimenting and partially using the 4.0 beta in our environments and its features like Audit Logging and backpressure," said Vinay Chella, Netflix Engineering Manager and Apache Cassandra Committer. "Apache Cassandra 4.0's improved performance helps us reduce infrastructure costs. 4.0's stability and correctness allow us to focus on building higher-level abstractions on top of data store compositions, which results in increased developer velocity and optimized data store access patterns. Apache Cassandra 4.0 is faster, secure, and enterprise-ready; I highly suggest giving it a try in your environments today."

"Apache Cassandra's contributors have worked hard to deliver Cassandra 4.0 as the project's most stable release yet, ready for deployment to production-critical Cloud services," said Scott Andreas, Apache Cassandra Contributor. "Cassandra 4.0 also brings new features, such as faster host replacements, active data integrity assertions, incremental repair, and better compression. The project's investment in advanced validation tooling means that Cassandra users can expect a smooth upgrade. Once released, Cassandra 4.0 will also provide a stable foundation for development of future features and the database's long-term evolution."

Apache Cassandra is in use at Activision, Apple, Backblaze, BazaarVoice, Best Buy, Bloomberg Engineering, CERN, Constant Contact, Comcast, DoorDash, eBay, Fidelity, GitHub, Hulu, ING, Instagram, Intuit, Macy's, Macquarie Bank, Microsoft, McDonalds, Netflix, New York Times, Monzo, Outbrain, Pearson Education, Sky, Spotify, Target, Uber, Walmart, Yelp, and thousands of other companies that have large, active data sets. In fact, Cassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100. Select Apache Cassandra case studies are available at https://cassandra.apache.org/case-studies/ 

In addition to Cassandra 4.0, the Project also announced a shift to a yearly release cycle, with releases to be supported for a three-year term.

Catch Apache Cassandra in action through presentations from the April 2021 Cassandra World Party https://s.apache.org/jjv2d .

Availability and Oversight
Apache Cassandra software is released under the Apache License v2.0 and is overseen by a volunteer, 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 Cassandra, visit https://cassandra.apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/cassandra .

About Apache Cassandra
Apache Cassandra is an Open Source, distributed, wide column store, NoSQL database management system designed to handle large amounts of data across many commodity servers, providing high availability with no single point of failure. Cassandra offers robust support for clusters spanning multiple datacenters, with asynchronous masterless replication allowing low latency operations for all clients. Apache Cassandra is used in some of the largest data management deployments in the world, including nearly half of the Fortune 100.

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Friday July 23, 2021

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 23 July 2021

Happy Friday! Let's review at what's happened with the Apache community over the past week:

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 18 August 2021. Board calendar and minutes https://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998. ApacheCon Asia (6-8 August) and ApacheCon@Home (21-23 September) are being held online and free-of-charge:
 - The Apache® Software Foundation Welcomes its Global Community Online at ApacheCon Asia https://s.apache.org/ACAsia2021
    -- Learn more about the ApacheCon Asia from Sheng Wu and Willem Jiang at https://youtube.com/watch?v=hfRCrpnbDhc
 - Program, registration, and Sponsorship opportunities available for both events https://www.apachecon.com/

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 100.00%. Performance checks across 50 different service components spread over more than 250 machines in data centers around the world. http://www.apache.org/uptime/

Apache Code Snapshot – Over the past week, 321 Apache Committers changed 2,697,642 lines of code over 2,627 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Mark Thomas, Hugh Miles, Tilman Hausherr, Gary Gregory, and Andrea Cosentino.      

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

APIs --
 - Apache APISIX Java Plugin Runner 0.1 and Go Plugin Runner 0.1.0 released https://apisix.apache.org/

Big Data --
 - Apache NiFi 1.14.0 released http://nifi.apache.org/

Content --
 - Apache Tika 2.0.0 released https://tika.apache.org/

Databases --
 - Apache Impala 4.0.0 released https://impala.apache.org
   -- CVE-2021-28131: Impala logs contain secrets https://s.apache.org/i92m6

Libraries --
 - Apache Commons Numbers 1.0 released https://commons.apache.org/
 - Apache Commons VFS 2.9.0 released http://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-vfs/

Mail --
 - Apache James MIME4J 0.8.5 released https://james.apache.org/

Web Conferencing --
 - Apache OpenMeetings 6.1.0 released https://openmeetings.apache.org/


Did You Know?

- Did you know that the ASF's Infrastructure team are hiring a new sysadmin to the team? Do you or someone you know have what it takes? Learn more and apply at https://www.indeed.com/job/infrastructure-systems-administrator-e4048d477e40ae7e

- Did you know that Apache Cassandra powers the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's Ocean Observatories Initiative network that provides real-time data delivery from 800+ instruments to address the world's oceans' critical scientific issues? http://cassandra.apache.org/

- Did you know that the "Trillions and Trillions Served" documentary on The Apache Software Foundation comprised 65 hours of filming over 8 terrabytes of footage? https://youtube.com/watch?v=JUt2nb0mgwg&feature=youtu.be


Apache Community Notices

- The Apache Month in Review: June 2021 https://s.apache.org/June2021 and video highlights https://youtu.be/yIE8SSHw2iw

- The Apache® Software Foundation Celebrates 22 Years of Open Source Leadership – world’s largest Open Source foundation advances community-led innovation "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/22ndAnniversay

- The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: Q3 FY2021 (November 2020 - January 2021) https://s.apache.org/Q3FY2021 + Video highlights https://youtu.be/S6FWqAuA_8M

- Apache in 2020 - By The Digits https://s.apache.org/Apache2020Digits + Video highlights https://s.apache.org/Apache2020Digits-vid

- ASF Security Report 2020 https://s.apache.org/SecurityReport2020 + Video highlights https://youtu.be/Z7yudar_da0

- ASF FY2020 Annual Report https://s.apache.org/FY2020AnnualReport

- "Trillions and Trillions Served" documentary on the ASF: 1) full feature https://s.apache.org/Trillions-Feature 2) "Apache Everywhere" https://s.apache.org/ApacheEverywhere 3) "Why Apache" https://s.apache.org/ASF-Trillions-WhyApache 4) “Apache Innovation” https://s.apache.org/ApacheInnovation 

 - The Apache Way to Sustainable Open Source Success https://s.apache.org/GhnI

 - Foundation Reports and Statements http://www.apache.org/foundation/reports.html

 - All presentations from ApacheCon@Home are available at https://www.youtube.com/c/TheApacheFoundation/ 

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the people and processes behind why the ASF "just works". https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/category/SuccessAtApache

 - Inside Infra: the new interview series with members of the ASF infrastructure team --meet 
    Chris Thistlethwaite https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Chris
    Drew Foulks https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Drew
    Greg Stein Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg
      ...Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg2 and Part III https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg3
    Daniel Gruno Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Daniel1 and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Daniel2
    Gavin McDonald Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Gavin and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Gavin2
    Andrew Wetmore Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Andrew and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Andrew2
    Chris Lambertus Part I  https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-ChrisL  and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-ChrisL2

 - ASF Targeted Sponsor Manning Publications is offering special deals on the latest books on Apache Airflow, Pulsar, Spark, and Thrift, among other titles and eBooks https://deals.manning.com/the-latest-apache-innovations/

 - Follow the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter (https://twitter.com/TheASF) and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-apache-software-foundation

 - Follow the Apache Community on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ApacheSoftwareFoundation/ and Twitter https://twitter.com/ApacheCommunity

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Friday July 16, 2021

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 16 July 2021

The week has zipped by --it's Friday already-- and it's time to take a look at what the Apache community has been up to over the past week:

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 21 July 2021. Board calendar and minutes https://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998. ApacheCon Asia (6-8 August) and ApacheCon@Home (21-23 September) are being held online and free-of-charge:
 - The Apache® Software Foundation Welcomes its Global Community Online at ApacheCon Asia https://s.apache.org/ACAsia2021
 - Program, registration, and Sponsorship opportunities available for both events https://www.apachecon.com/

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 99.96%. Performance checks across 50 different service components spread over more than 250 machines in data centers around the world. http://www.apache.org/uptime/

Apache Code Snapshot – Over the past week, 339 Apache Committers changed 1,212,020 lines of code over 2,824 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Gary Gregory, Andrea Cosentino, Alex Herbert, Till Rohrmann, and Shen Yi.     

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data --
 - Apache Beam 2.31.0 released https://beam.apache.org/
 - Apache XMLBeans 5.0.1 released  https://xmlbeans.apache.org/

Build Management --
 - Apache Ant 1.9.16 and 1.10.11 released https://ant.apache.org/
   -- CVE-2021-36374: ZIP and ZIP based, archive denial of service https://s.apache.org/zpczu
   -- CVE-2021-36373: TAR archive denial of service https://s.apache.org/4q75p

Content --
 - Apache Jackrabbit 2.21.7 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/

Identity Management --
 - Apache Fortress 2.0.6 released http://directory.apache.org/fortress/

Integration --
 - Apache Camel 3.7.5 released https://camel.apache.org/

Libraries --
 - Apache Commons Compress 1.21 released https://commons.apache.org/compress/
   -- CVE-2021-36090: Compress 1.0 to 1.20 denial of service vulnerability https://s.apache.org/q8amn
   -- CVE-2021-35517: Compress 1.1 to 1.20 denial of service vulnerability https://s.apache.org/c62m8
   -- CVE-2021-35516: Compress 1.6 to 1.20 denial of service vulnerability https://s.apache.org/10vmz
   -- CVE-2021-35515: Compress 1.6 to 1.20 denial of service vulnerability https://s.apache.org/nr26m 
 - Apache Commons IO 2.11.0 released https://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-io

Messaging --
 - Apache Qpid JMS 1.1.0 released https://qpid.apache.org/

Network Client/Server --
 - Apache MINA CVE-2021-30129: DoS/OOM leak vulnerability in SSHD Server https://s.apache.org/3oiwl

Observability --
 - Apache SkyWalking Client JS 0.6.0 released https://skywalking.apache.org/

Servers --
 - Apache Tomcat CVE-2021-30639: Denial of Service https://s.apache.org/j21aj
   -- CVE-2021-33037: HTTP request smuggling https://s.apache.org/9sjso
   -- CVE-2021-30640: JNDI realm authentication weakness https://s.apache.org/hcsp0

Web Frameworks --
 - Apache Wicket 8.13.0 released https://wicket.apache.org/

Did You Know?

- Did you know that Airbnb’s Minerva observability platform uses Apache Druid to achieve metric consistency at scale? https://druid.apache.org/ 

- Did you know that the Apache Ignite 3.0.0 Alpha 2 Build Community Gathering will take place on 20 July? https://ignite.apache.org/

- Did you know that the next ApacheTVM community meeting will take place online on 22 July? https://tvm.apache.org/community 


Apache Community Notices

- The Apache Month in Review: June 2021 https://s.apache.org/June2021 and video highlights https://youtu.be/yIE8SSHw2iw

- The Apache® Software Foundation Celebrates 22 Years of Open Source Leadership – world’s largest Open Source foundation advances community-led innovation "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/22ndAnniversay

- The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: Q3 FY2021 (November 2020 - January 2021) https://s.apache.org/Q3FY2021 + Video highlights https://youtu.be/S6FWqAuA_8M

- Apache in 2020 - By The Digits https://s.apache.org/Apache2020Digits + Video highlights https://s.apache.org/Apache2020Digits-vid

- ASF Security Report 2020 https://s.apache.org/SecurityReport2020 + Video highlights https://youtu.be/Z7yudar_da0

- ASF FY2020 Annual Report https://s.apache.org/FY2020AnnualReport

- "Trillions and Trillions Served" documentary on the ASF: 1) full feature https://s.apache.org/Trillions-Feature 2) "Apache Everywhere" https://s.apache.org/ApacheEverywhere 3) "Why Apache" https://s.apache.org/ASF-Trillions 4) “Apache Innovation” https://s.apache.org/ApacheInnovation 

 - The Apache Way to Sustainable Open Source Success https://s.apache.org/GhnI

 - Foundation Reports and Statements http://www.apache.org/foundation/reports.html

 - All presentations from ApacheCon@Home are available at https://www.youtube.com/c/TheApacheFoundation/ 

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the people and processes behind why the ASF "just works". https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/category/SuccessAtApache

 - Inside Infra: the new interview series with members of the ASF infrastructure team --meet 
    Chris Thistlethwaite https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Chris
    Drew Foulks https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Drew
    Greg Stein Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg
      ...Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg2 and Part III https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg3
    Daniel Gruno Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Daniel1 and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Daniel2
    Gavin McDonald Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Gavin and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Gavin2
    Andrew Wetmore Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Andrew and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Andrew2
    Chris Lambertus Part I  https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-ChrisL  and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-ChrisL2

 - ASF Targeted Sponsor Manning Publications is offering special deals on the latest books on Apache Airflow, Pulsar, Spark, and Thrift, among other titles and eBooks https://deals.manning.com/the-latest-apache-innovations/

 - Follow the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter (https://twitter.com/TheASF) and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-apache-software-foundation

 - Follow the Apache Community on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ApacheSoftwareFoundation/ and Twitter https://twitter.com/ApacheCommunity

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Friday July 09, 2021

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 9 July 2021

Happy Friday, everyone. The Apache community has had another great week. Let's review what we've been up to:

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 21 July 2021. Board calendar and minutes https://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998. Two events are being held in 2021:
 - ApacheCon@Home (21-23 September) - program and registration are live https://www.apachecon.com/acah2021/
 - ApacheCon Asia (6-8 August) - program, registration, keynotes, and sponsors announced https://s.apache.org/ACAsia2021
 - Sponsorship opportunities available for both events https://www.apachecon.com/acah2021/2021_ApacheCon_prospectus.pdf

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 99.85%. Performance checks across 50 different service components spread over more than 250 machines in data centers around the world. http://www.apache.org/uptime/

Apache Code Snapshot – Over the past week, 321 Apache Committers changed 1,403,021 lines of code over 2,485 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Shawn McKinney, Claus Ibsen, Dan Haywood, Gary Gregory, and Andi Huber.   

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Apache Attic --provides process and solutions when an Apache project has reached its end of life. http://attic.apache.org/
 - Apache Sqoop is now retired https://s.apache.org/0e51t

Big Data --
 - Apache ShardingSphere ElasticJob 3.0.0 released https://shardingsphere.apache.org

Build Management --
 - Apache AntUnit 1.4.1 released https://ant.apache.org/

Cloud Computing --
 - Apache CloudStack 4.15.1.0 LTS released https://cloudstack.apache.org/

Content --
 - Apache Tika 1.27 released https://tika.apache.org/
 - Apache UIMA Java SDK 2.11.0 released https://uima.apache.org/

Libraries --
 - Apache Jena Fuseki CVE-2021-33192: Display information UI XSS https://s.apache.org/r4893

Messaging --
 - Apache Qpid Proton 0.35.0 and Dispatch 1.16.1 released http://qpid.apache.org/

Servers --
 - Apache Tomcat 8.5.69, 9.0.50, 10.0.8 and 10.1.0-M2 (alpha) released https://tomcat.apache.org/

Web Frameworks --
 - Apache Wicket 9.4.0 released https://wicket.apache.org/


Did You Know?

- Did you know that Apache OpenOffice delivers up to 2.4 Million downloads each month? https://openoffice.apache.org/

- Did you know that Nielsen Marketing Cloud uses Apache Druid for audience and marketing performance analysis? https://druid.apache.org/ 

- Did you know that Apache ShardingSphere has a new blog post that details their v5.0.0 beta release? https://shardingsphere.apache.org/blog/en/material/ss_5.0.0beta/


Apache Community Notices

- The Apache Month in Review: June 2021 https://s.apache.org/June2021 and video highlights https://youtu.be/yIE8SSHw2iw

- The Apache® Software Foundation Celebrates 22 Years of Open Source Leadership – world’s largest Open Source foundation advances community-led innovation "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/22ndAnniversay

- The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: Q3 FY2021 (November 2020 - January 2021) https://s.apache.org/Q3FY2021 + Video highlights https://youtu.be/S6FWqAuA_8M

- Apache in 2020 - By The Digits https://s.apache.org/Apache2020Digits + Video highlights https://s.apache.org/Apache2020Digits-vid

- ASF Security Report 2020 https://s.apache.org/SecurityReport2020 + Video highlights https://youtu.be/Z7yudar_da0

- ASF FY2020 Annual Report https://s.apache.org/FY2020AnnualReport

- "Trillions and Trillions Served" documentary on the ASF: 1) full feature https://s.apache.org/Trillions-Feature 2) "Apache Everywhere" https://s.apache.org/ApacheEverywhere 3) "Why Apache" https://s.apache.org/ASF-Trillions 4) “Apache Innovation” https://s.apache.org/ApacheInnovation 

 - The Apache Way to Sustainable Open Source Success https://s.apache.org/GhnI

 - Foundation Reports and Statements http://www.apache.org/foundation/reports.html

 - All presentations from ApacheCon@Home are available at https://www.youtube.com/c/TheApacheFoundation/ 

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the people and processes behind why the ASF "just works". https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/category/SuccessAtApache

 - Inside Infra: the new interview series with members of the ASF infrastructure team --meet 
    Chris Thistlethwaite https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Chris
    Drew Foulks https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Drew
    Greg Stein Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg
      ...Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg2 and Part III https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg3
    Daniel Gruno Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Daniel1 and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Daniel2
    Gavin McDonald Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Gavin and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Gavin2
    Andrew Wetmore Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Andrew and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Andrew2
    Chris Lambertus Part I  https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-ChrisL  and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-ChrisL2

 - ASF Targeted Sponsor Manning Publications is offering special deals on the latest books on Apache Airflow, Pulsar, Spark, and Thrift, among other titles and eBooks https://deals.manning.com/the-latest-apache-innovations/

 - Follow the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter (https://twitter.com/TheASF) and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-apache-software-foundation

 - Follow the Apache Community on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ApacheSoftwareFoundation/ and Twitter https://twitter.com/ApacheCommunity

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Friday July 02, 2021

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 2 July 2021

Hello, July --we're midway through the year already. It's been another great week; let's see what the Apache community has been up to:

Apache Month in Review – a round-up of our Round-ups and other newsworthy bits over the past month.
 - June Month in Review https://s.apache.org/June2021 --video highlights at https://youtu.be/yIE8SSHw2iw

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 21 July 2021. Board calendar and minutes https://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998. Two events are being held in 2021:
 - ApacheCon@Home (21-23 September) - program and registration are live https://www.apachecon.com/acah2021/
 - ApacheCon Asia (6-8 August) - program, registration, keynotes, and sponsors announced https://s.apache.org/ACAsia2021
 - Sponsorship opportunities available for both events https://www.apachecon.com/acah2021/2021_ApacheCon_prospectus.pdf

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 99.99%. Performance checks across 50 different service components spread over more than 250 machines in data centers around the world. http://www.apache.org/uptime/

Apache Code Snapshot – Over the past week, 349 Apache Committers changed 3,463,699 lines of code over 4,141 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Jean-Baptiste Onofré, Xiaoxiang Yu, Penghui Li, Andrea Cosentino, and Tellier Benoit.

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Apache Attic --provides process and solutions when an Apache project has reached its end of life. http://attic.apache.org/
- Apache MetaModel is now retired https://s.apache.org/69b1q

Big Data --
 - Apache Druid CVE-2021-26920: The HTTP inputSource allows authenticated users to read data from other sources than intended https://s.apache.org/e5oai

Databases --
 - Apache Geode 1.13.3 and 1.12.3 released http://geode.apache.org/

Integration --
 - Apache Camel 3.11.0 released https://camel.apache.org/


Did You Know?

- Did you know that the following Apache projects are celebrating anniversaries this week? Many happy returns to Apache Tcl (21 years), DB (19 years); STeVe (9 years); JSPWiki (8 years); Celix and Tez (7 years); NiFi (6 years); Kudu (5 years); Fluo, MADlib, and Streams (4 years); OpenWhisk (2 years); APISIX (1 year) https://projects.apache.org/committees.html?date

- Did you know that Airflow Summit kicks off 8-16 July? https://airflow.apache.org/

- Did you know that FlinkForward Global will be held virtually 26-27 October? https://flink.apache.org/


Apache Community Notices

- The Apache Month in Review: June 2021 https://s.apache.org/June2021 and video highlights https://youtu.be/yIE8SSHw2iw

- The Apache® Software Foundation Celebrates 22 Years of Open Source Leadership – world’s largest Open Source foundation advances community-led innovation "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/22ndAnniversay

- The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: Q3 FY2021 (November 2020 - January 2021) https://s.apache.org/Q3FY2021 + Video highlights https://youtu.be/S6FWqAuA_8M

- Apache in 2020 - By The Digits https://s.apache.org/Apache2020Digits + Video highlights https://s.apache.org/Apache2020Digits-vid

- ASF Security Report 2020 https://s.apache.org/SecurityReport2020 + Video highlights https://youtu.be/Z7yudar_da0

- ASF FY2020 Annual Report https://s.apache.org/FY2020AnnualReport

- "Trillions and Trillions Served" documentary on the ASF: 1) full feature https://s.apache.org/Trillions-Feature 2) "Apache Everywhere" https://s.apache.org/ApacheEverywhere 3) "Why Apache" https://s.apache.org/ASF-Trillions 4) “Apache Innovation” https://s.apache.org/ApacheInnovation 

 - The Apache Way to Sustainable Open Source Success https://s.apache.org/GhnI

 - Foundation Reports and Statements http://www.apache.org/foundation/reports.html

 - All presentations from ApacheCon@Home are available at https://www.youtube.com/c/TheApacheFoundation/ 

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the people and processes behind why the ASF "just works". https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/category/SuccessAtApache

 - Inside Infra: the new interview series with members of the ASF infrastructure team --meet 
    Chris Thistlethwaite https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Chris
    Drew Foulks https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Drew
    Greg Stein Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg
      ...Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg2 and Part III https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg3
    Daniel Gruno Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Daniel1 and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Daniel2
    Gavin McDonald Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Gavin and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Gavin2
    Andrew Wetmore Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Andrew and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Andrew2
    Chris Lambertus Part I  https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-ChrisL  and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-ChrisL2

 - ASF Targeted Sponsor Manning Publications is offering special deals on the latest books on Apache Airflow, Pulsar, Spark, and Thrift, among other titles and eBooks https://deals.manning.com/the-latest-apache-innovations/

 - Follow the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter (https://twitter.com/TheASF) and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-apache-software-foundation

 - Follow the Apache Community on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ApacheSoftwareFoundation/ and Twitter https://twitter.com/ApacheCommunity

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Thursday July 01, 2021

Apache Month in Review: June 2021

Welcome to the latest monthly overview of events from the Apache community. Here's a summary of what happened in June (video highlights available at https://youtu.be/yIE8SSHw2iw ):

New this month --

 - Success at Apache – the blog series that focuses on the people and processes behind why the ASF "just works".
   Security in Practice by Jarek Potiuk https://s.apache.org/1upl4

 - Apache Attic --provides process and solutions when an Apache project has reached its end of life http://attic.apache.org/
   Apache MetaModel is now retired https://s.apache.org/69b1q

 - Apache Month in Review: May 2021 https://s.apache.org/May2021 + Video highlights https://youtu.be/ByiPjxGu_Tg


Important Dates --

 - Next Board Meeting: 21 July 2021. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

 - ApacheCon™ --the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998-- will be held twice in 2021:
   --ApacheCon Asia - 6-8 August
   --ApacheCon@Home - 21-23 September
  Program, Registration, and Sponsorship available for both events https://www.apachecon.com/
  The Apache® Software Foundation Welcomes its Global Community Online at ApacheCon Asia 2021 https://s.apache.org/ACAsia2021


Infrastructure --

Our seven-member Infrastructure team on three continents oversees our highly-reliable, distributed network under the leadership of VP Infrastructure David Nalley and Infrastructure Administrator Greg Stein. ASF Infrastructure supports 300+ Apache projects and their communities across ~200 individual machines, 1,400+ repositories, 5-6PB in traffic annually, ~75M downloads per month, and 2-3M daily emails on 2,000+ lists. ASF Infra performs 7M+ weekly checks to ensure services are available around the clock. The average uptime in May was 99.71%. http://www.apache.org/uptime/

Committer Activity --

In June, 703 Apache Committers changed 14,997,996 lines of code over 12,720 commits. The Committers with the top 5 highest contributions, in order, were: Mark Thomas, Andrea Cosentino, Daniel Haywood, Andi Huber, and Benoit Tellier.  

Project Releases and Updates --

New releases from Apache Airflow (Workflow); Arrow (Big Data); Calcite (Big Data); Camel (Integration); Commons (Libraries); CXF (Libraries); Drill (Big Data); Druid (Big Data); Flink (Big Data); HTTP Server (Servers); IoTDB (IoT); Jackrabbit (Content); Kudu (Big Data); Logging Chainsaw (Libraries); Lucene (Search); MyFaces (Web Frameworks); NetBeans (IDE); NLPCraft (Natural Language Processing); PDFBox (Content); Pulsar (Messaging); Qpid (Messaging); ShardingSphere (Big Data); SkyWalking (Observability); Solr (Search); Tika (Content); Tomcat (Servers)

The Apache Incubator is the primary entry path for projects wishing to become an official part of the ASF. New to the Apache Incubator in June is Kyuubi, a distributed multi-tenant Thrift JDBC/ODBC server for Big Data management, processing, and analytics. We invite you to review the many projects currently in development in the Apache Incubator, including recent additions in the advertising, Big Data, geospatial, machine learning, messaging, natural language understanding, orchestration, and scheduling categories http://incubator.apache.org/ .

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Friday June 25, 2021

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 25 June 2021

So long, June --let's review the Apache community's weekly activities:

Success at Apache – the blog series that focuses on the people and processes behind why the ASF "just works".
 - Security in Practice by Jarek Potiuk https://s.apache.org/1upl4

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 21 July 2021. Board calendar and minutes https://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998. Two events are being held in 2021:
 - ApacheCon@Home (21-23 September) - program and registration are live https://www.apachecon.com/acah2021/
 - ApacheCon Asia (6-8 August) - program, registration, keynotes, and sponsors announced https://s.apache.org/ACAsia2021
 - Sponsorship opportunities available for both events https://www.apachecon.com/acah2021/2021_ApacheCon_prospectus.pdf

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 99.72%. Performance checks across 50 different service components spread over more than 250 machines in data centers around the world. http://www.apache.org/uptime/

Apache Code Snapshot – Over the past week, 338 Apache Committers changed 2,475,387 lines of code over 2,883 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Mark Thomas, Jarek Potiuk, Claus Ibsen, Otavio Rodolfo Piske, and Dan Haywood.        

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data --
 - Apache ShardingSphere 5.0.0-beta released https://shardingsphere.apache.org
 - Apache Arrow 4.0.1 released https://arrow.apache.org/
 - Apache Qpid Broker-J 8.0.5 released https://qpid.apache.org/
 - Apache Kudu 1.15.0 released https://kudu.apache.org/

Integration --
 - Apache Camel 3.4.6 released https://camel.apache.org/

IoT --
 - Apache IoTDB 0.11.4 and 0.12.1 released https://iotdb.apache.org/

Search --
 - Apache Lucene 8.9.0 and Solr 8.9.0 released http://lucene.apache.org/

Workflow --
 - Apache Airflow CVE-2021-29621: User enumeration in database authentication in Flask-AppBuilder <= 3.2.3 https://s.apache.org/jeee7


Did You Know?

- Did you know that the Apache Pinot (incubating) injests with Apache Kafka, Spark, HDFS or Cloud storages, and is ideal for real-time analytics when scaling to billions of records? http://pinot.apache.org/

- Did you know that Apache ECharts has more than three dozen chart types (plus dark mode) to choose from? http://echarts.apache.org/

- Did you know that the Airflow Summit will be held 8-16 July? https://airflow.apache.org/

Apache Community Notices

- The Apache Month in Review: May 2021 https://s.apache.org/May2021 and video highlights https://youtu.be/ByiPjxGu_Tg

- The Apache® Software Foundation Celebrates 22 Years of Open Source Leadership – world’s largest Open Source foundation advances community-led innovation "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/22ndAnniversay

- The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: Q3 FY2021 (November 2020 - January 2021) https://s.apache.org/Q3FY2021 + Video highlights https://youtu.be/S6FWqAuA_8M

- Apache in 2020 - By The Digits https://s.apache.org/Apache2020Digits + Video highlights https://s.apache.org/Apache2020Digits-vid

- ASF Security Report 2020 https://s.apache.org/SecurityReport2020 + Video highlights https://youtu.be/Z7yudar_da0

- ASF FY2020 Annual Report https://s.apache.org/FY2020AnnualReport

- "Trillions and Trillions Served" documentary on the ASF: 1) full feature https://s.apache.org/Trillions-Feature 2) "Apache Everywhere" https://s.apache.org/ApacheEverywhere 3) "Why Apache" https://s.apache.org/ASF-Trillions 4) “Apache Innovation” https://s.apache.org/ApacheInnovation 

 - The Apache Way to Sustainable Open Source Success https://s.apache.org/GhnI

 - Foundation Reports and Statements http://www.apache.org/foundation/reports.html

 - All presentations from ApacheCon@Home are available at https://www.youtube.com/c/TheApacheFoundation/ 

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the people and processes behind why the ASF "just works". https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/category/SuccessAtApache

 - Inside Infra: the new interview series with members of the ASF infrastructure team --meet 
    Chris Thistlethwaite https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Chris
    Drew Foulks https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Drew
    Greg Stein Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg
      ...Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg2 and Part III https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg3
    Daniel Gruno Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Daniel1 and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Daniel2
    Gavin McDonald Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Gavin and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Gavin2
    Andrew Wetmore Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Andrew and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Andrew2
    Chris Lambertus Part I  https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-ChrisL  and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-ChrisL2

 - ASF Targeted Sponsor Manning Publications is offering special deals on the latest books on Apache Airflow, Pulsar, Spark, and Thrift, among other titles and eBooks https://deals.manning.com/the-latest-apache-innovations/

 - Follow the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter (https://twitter.com/TheASF) and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-apache-software-foundation

 - Follow the Apache Community on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ApacheSoftwareFoundation/ and Twitter https://twitter.com/ApacheCommunity

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