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Thursday September 29, 2016

The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: May - August 2016

FOUNDATION OPERATIONS SUMMARY

First Quarter+, Fiscal Year 2017 (May-August 2016)

"The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) has established itself as a positive yet impartial guardian, steward and evangelist for the greater good of the Apache software projects and its supporting and ancillary technology streams. Building a communicative platform of trust that links a decentralized software community this expansive is no small task. The ASF continues to be the ‘voice’ of Apache in an accessible, open and pragmatic way."
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Adrian Bridgwater, developer-centric technology writer for Computer Weekly, Forbes, The Register and others.


> President's Statement:
 This last quarter I have focused on expanding our operations capacity. Our mission is to provide software for the public good. We do this by providing services and support for many like-minded software project communities of individuals who choose to join the ASF. Those services and support are overseen by a team of volunteers who in turn are supported by a number of paid staff an contractors. The volunteers are the ones that make us less dependent on paid staff and thus keep our costs low and thus help us maintain the foundations independence from any financial source. However, as volunteers there are limitation on what we can expect in terms of time commitment. This is why our team of paid operations staff are so important.

We recently expanded our paid staff by appointing our first Infrastructure Administrator. This is a part time role aimed at assisting in the management of our infrastructure. This role will report to our volunteer VP of Infrastructure. This addition will help us maintain our excellent infrastructure uptime record (http://status.apache.org/) while keeping our expenditure to a minimum. It’s amazing that our infra team manage many hundreds of commits and pull requests and many thousands of emails each day. Not to mention hosting one of the top 1000 websites in the world (http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/apache.org). All on a budget that is a tiny fraction of what most people would expect.

As a foundation we continually evaluate our ability to scale. With each new project we accept we increase our overheads. With each increase in overheads we make it harder to maintain our independence from sources of finance. Yet it is this independence that makes us successful as an open source software foundation. We remain in a very healthy financial position, however, it never hurts to take the opportunity to ask for your support. As an individual you can donate to the foundation (http://www.apache.org/foundation/contributing.html), as a corporation you can become a sponsor (http://www.apache.org/foundation/sponsorship.html).

Events and Community: Since our last quarterly report, we have not held any additional ApacheCon events. We do, however, have one coming up very soon, and another in the beginning stages of planning. 

We will hold Apache Big Data Europe 2016, and ApacheCon Europe 2016, in Seville, Spain, November 14-18th, at the Melia Sevilla hotel. The we will be announcing the schedules for these events mid September. Details about these events may be found on the ApacheCon Website, at http://apachecon.com/ . In 2007, we plan to hold ApacheCon North America in Miami, May 15-19, at the Intercontinental Miami. Details will be published to the ApacheCon Website very soon. Sponsorship opportunities are still available for both events.

Meanwhile, we continue, as a larger community, to plan and attend an enormous number of meetups and other small events. You can see the weekly list of meetups at http://apache.org/events/meetups.html or by searching for your favorite Apache project on meetup.com.

> Committers and Contributions: Over the past quarter, 1,649 contributors committed 50,849 changes that amount to 53,203,721 lines of code across Apache projects. The top 5 contributors during this timeframe are: Mark Thomas (576 commits), Gary Gregory (573 commits), Andrea Cosentino (559 commits), and Reynold Xin and Claus Ibsen (473 commits each).

Part of onboarding new Apache committers is handled the ASF Secretary, who processes their paperwork so that they can continue contributing to our projects. All individuals who are granted write access to the Apache repositories must submit an Individual Contributor License Agreement (ICLA). Corporations that have assigned employees to work on Apache projects as part of an employment agreement may sign a Corporate CLA (CCLA) for contributing intellectual property via the corporation. Individuals or corporations donating a body of existing software or documentation to one of the Apache projects need to execute a formal Software Grant Agreement (SGA) with the ASF. 

The Secretary processed 249 ICLAs, plus 12 CCLAs, and 5 Software Grants during this timeframe. The activity of Apache committers, and the community of contributors they serve, can be seen at http://status.apache.org/#commits


> Brand Management: 
Our Foundation-wide educational and policy improvement work continues to pay off, as more Apache projects are getting organized about maintaining and promoting their brands in a more organized fashion. Some projects are continuing work on their own detailed how-to guides for companies that want to *properly* use valuable Apache brands as part of their products or Web presences. However the rapid growth in new projects in the Incubator means that more help spreading the education to new communities is still needed.

Our detailed list of resources, both Apache policies as well as pointers to other valuable open source branding guidelines and information is improving our ability to respond, as seen by the more detailed questions we get from third parties, as well as by the ability of some experienced projects to handle brand enforcement more independently. http://www.apache.org/foundation/marks/resources

While Open Source and the project communities are well understood in industry these days, open source *governance* and brand management are becoming more important topics. The ASF is seen as a leader in governance and brand policing, and our example is helping other FOSS communities as well as companies better understand how we can work together fairly and productively.

On the registration front, we continue to get some projects who request registration of names or beloved logos in the US and internationally. We continue to exercise financial care with our budget by working with the relevant project communities to detail why registration is important for them to attract new project contributors around the world.

With the continued rise of prominent Apache brands and projects that power more business every year, we look to the many companies that profit from Apache software products to help respect Apache brands. While many companies continue to properly give credit to our volunteer communities, sadly some companies continue to --or have started to-- take advantage of our non-profit work by unfairly co-opting Apache project brands.  Reviewing and correcting these mis-uses is an ongoing effort for the ASF and all Apache projects.

You can always ask the Apache Brand Management team private questions at trademarks@apache.org


> Infrastructure:
 The Infrastructure team continues to focus on retiring technical debt and improving the resiliency of the services we provide. We've spent a lot of the quarter restructuring our Buildbot and Jenkins infrastructure. This has made a noticeable effect in the uniformity of our build services, as well as the ease with which our projects are able to modify their build environments.

We're continuing to spend time recruiting additional help, and one of the first results of that is placing Greg Stein as the Infrastructure Administrator. (we should have a blog post for this in the coming days)

Additionally, our Github experiment has earned the 'uneventful' status this quarter, which we regard as a nice milepost pointing towards maturity. In the coming months we hope to be able to move this from experiment status to production workload. We expect this to have a large effect on a number of our project communities.

A complete view of the status of our infrastructure, with up-time graphs, can always be viewed at http://status.apache.org/


> Financial Statement:

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> Fundraising:
 The Apache Software Foundation continues to grow in a number of areas, as reflected in other areas of this report. On the Fundraising side we continue our efforts to keep an open channel with the current sponsors and as reaching out to new, potential sponsors that recognize the value of the ASF projects to the industry. The ASF achievements are outstanding, especially if we consider the relatively small budget that powers these achievements. Given our 501(c)(3) status, we heavily rely on the generosity of our sponsors for our operations.

The ASF enjoys the support of 7 Platinum Sponsors: Cloudera, Facebook, Google, LeaseWeb, Microsoft, Pivotal, and Yahoo; 8 Gold Sponsors: ARM, Bloomberg, Comcat, Hortonworks, HP, IBM, ODPi, and PhoenixNap; 13 Silver Sponsors: Alibaba Cloud Computing, Capital One, Cerner, Confluent, Budget Direct, Huawei, InMotion Hosting, iSIGMA, Private Internet Access, Produban, Red Hat, Serenata Flowers, and Wandisco. The number of Bronze sponsors has also increased, currently at 19 Bronze Sponsors and we continue to benefit from the generous help of our 11 Infrastructure Sponsors.

Given the growth of the Foundation, the VP of Fundraising is working on a few initiatives in collaboration with the VP of Marketing and Publicity meant to increase awareness of what we do. They will be announced in the upcoming quarterly reports as they get implemented.

As always, we want to take this opportunity again to express our gratitude to our sponsors for believing in and supporting the ASF mission. We wouldn't be where we are without the sponsor's generosity and for that they deserve our most sincere thanks!

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Report prepared by Sally Khudairi, Vice President Marketing & Publicity, with contributions by Ross Gardler, ASF President; Rich Bowen, Executive Vice President; Shane Curcuru, Vice President Brand Management; David Nalley, Vice President Infrastructure; Tom Pappas, ASF Member and Vice President, Finance & Accounting at Virtual, Inc.; and Hadrian Zbarcea, Vice President Fundraising.


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(c) The Apache Software Foundation 2016.


Friday September 23, 2016

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 23 September 2016

It's time for our Friday review of the Apache community's impressive activities over the past week:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 19 October 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 rocking performance at 99.76% uptime http://status.apache.org/

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - Join us! Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon Europe/Seville - early registration ends 3 October http://apachecon.com/
 - Discount hotel block details http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-europe/attend/hotel-travel

Apache Accumulo™ –a robust, scalable, high performance data storage system that features cell-based access control and customizable server-side processing.
 - Apache Accumulo 1.6.6 https://accumulo.apache.org/downloads/

Apache Calcite™ –a dynamic data management framework.
 - Apache Calcite 1.9.0 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/calcite/apache-calcite-1.9.0/

Apache CouchDB™ –pioneering Open Source database that scales from Big Data to Mobile.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® CouchDB™ v2.0 https://s.apache.org/AbVD

Apache Kudu™ –Open Source columnar storage engine for the Apache Hadoop ecosystem.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Kudu™ v1.0 https://s.apache.org/W2wq

Apache Kylin™ –an Open Source Distributed Analytics Engine designed to provide SQL interface and multi-dimensional analysis (OLAP) on Hadoop, supporting extremely large datasets.
 - Apache Kylin 1.5.4 released https://kylin.apache.org/download/

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 2.4.6, 2.6.6, and Jackrabbit Oak 1.5.10 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Lucene™ –a high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java.
 - Apache Lucene 6.2.1 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.lua/lucene/java/6.2.1
 - Apache Solr 6.2.1 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.lua/lucene/solr/6.2.1

Apache MyFaces™ Core –JavaServer Faces 2.2 implementation as specified by JSR-344.
 - Apache MyFaces Core v2.2.11 released http://myfaces.apache.org/download.html

Apache Olingo™ –a Java library which enables developers to implement OData service providers (server) and consumers (clients) for OData V2 and V4.
 - Apache Olingo 4.3.0 has been released http://olingo.apache.org/doc/odata4/download.html

Apache PDFBox™ –an Open Source Java tool for working with PDF documents.
 - Apache PDFBox 2.0.3 released http://pdfbox.apache.org/download.cgi

Apache POI™ –Java API to access Microsoft document file formats.
 - Apache POI 3.15 released https://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.lua/poi/release/RELEASE-NOTES.txt

Apache Storm™ –a distributed, fault-tolerant, and high-performance realtime computation system that provides strong guarantees on the processing of data.
 -Apache Storm 0.10.2 released http://storm.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Syncope™ –an Open Source system for managing digital identities in enterprise environments, implemented in Java EE technology.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Syncope™ 2.0 https://s.apache.org/KDhX

Apache Tephra (incubating) –a transaction engine for distributed data stores like Apache HBase.
 - Apache Tephra-0.9.0-incubating released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/incubator/tephra/0.9.0-incubating/src


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache Beam, Impala, Kafka, Kylin, Spark, Solr, and Zeppelin all won Bossie Awards for Big Data? Apache Mesos also won in the Cloud category! http://www.infoworld.com/article/3121247/open-source-tools/bossies-2016-the-best-of-open-source-software-awards.html

 - Did you know that Apache Beam, Cassandra, Hadoop, Kafka, Mesos, and Spark won Datanami Editors' & Readers' Choice Awards? https://t.co/YpAx8EZi9B

 - Did you know that dozens of Apache Project MeetUps take place around the world? https://www.apache.org/events/meetups.html

Apache Community Notices:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday September 20, 2016

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

Open Source columnar storage engine for the Apache Hadoop ecosystem in use at Xiaomi, JD Mall, and RMS, among others.

Forest Hill, MD —20 September 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® Kudu™ v1.0, the Open Source columnar storage engine built for the Apache Hadoop® ecosystem.

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

"The Apache Kudu 1.0 release represents a major milestone for the project," said Todd Lipcon, Vice President of Apache Kudu. "One year after the first public beta, the community is confident that Kudu is ready for production for critical business use cases."

Apache Kudu 1.0 is the project's first milestone release since first joining The Apache Software Foundation a year ago, and includes a number of important features that include:
  • Support for redundant and highly available Kudu Master nodes;
  • Support for manual management of range partitioning, critical for time series workloads;
  • Rewritten integration with Apache Spark, including Spark SQL and Data Frame APIs;
  • An officially supported client library for Python; and
  • Substantial performance improvements both for random access and analytic workloads.

These features, along with hundreds of other improvements, bug fixes, and optimizations, represent the work of more than 40 contributors in the Apache community.

Apache Kudu is in use at numerous organizations around the world, spanning industries such as retail, online service delivery, risk management, and digital advertising. Early users of Kudu include Xiaomi (the world's fourth largest smart-phone maker), JD Mall (China's largest B2C online retailer), and RMS (the market leader in catastrophe risk modelling).

After three years of prototyping and development, Kudu was first unveiled to the world at Strata/Hadoop World NYC in September, 2015. Several months later, Kudu was submitted to the Apache Incubator, where the project began to attract a community of active developers and users. In July, 2016, Kudu graduated as an Apache Top-Level Project.

"Kudu 1.0 is the most performant, full-featured, and stable release of Kudu yet. Every day we see new users joining the community, deploying Kudu alongside other Apache projects such as Impala and Spark to solve valuable real-time use cases," added Lipcon. "Kudu expands the Apache Hadoop ecosystem's capabilities, enabling real-time data ingestion and updates while also serving high performance analytics with a substantially simplified architecture."

"The availability of Kudu 1.0 is an exciting milestone and my data science team is eager to evaluate it. We do a lot of work with time series workflows in science data systems and the speed-ups there should really help in our deployment of Kudu," said Chris Mattmann, Chief Architect in the Instrument and Science Data Systems Section at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and member of the Apache Kudu Project Management Committee.

The Apache Kudu project welcomes contributions and community participation through mailing lists, a Slack channel, face-to-face MeetUps, and other events. Catch Apache Kudu in action at Strata/Hadoop World, 26-29 September in New York City, where engineers from Cloudera, Comcast Xfinity, and GE Digital will present sessions related to Kudu.

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

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, Capital One, Cerner, Cloudera, Comcast, Confluent, Facebook, Google, Hortonworks, HP, Huawei, IBM, InMotion Hosting, iSIGMA, LeaseWeb, Microsoft, OPDi, PhoenixNAP, Pivotal, Private Internet Access, Produban, Red Hat, Serenata Flowers, WANdisco, and Yahoo. For more information, visit http://www.apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/TheASF

© The Apache Software Foundation. "Apache", "Kudu", "Apache Kudu", "Drill", "Apache Drill", "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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The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® CouchDB™ v2.0

Pioneering Open Source database that scales from Big Data to Mobile in use at Apple, Deutsche Telekom, DHL, and IBM, among many others.

Forest Hill, MD —20 September 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® CouchDB™ v2.0, the database that scales from Big Data to Mobile.

Apache CouchDB is widely recognized as the pioneering NoSQL database that first brought the simplicity of JSON and HTTP to the database world. CouchDB's seamless multi-master synchronisation make it ideal for Big Data applications and mobile devices.

"CouchDB 2.0 finally fulfills the project’s original vision to bring reliable data sync to Big Data and Mobile in one seamless solution," said Jan Lehnardt, Vice President of Apache CouchDB. "The team has been working tirelessly to make that vision a reality, and we're extremely proud of the resulting 2.0 release."

Apache CouchDB 2.0 is the result of the donation and subsequent merger of IBM Cloudant's BigCouch project to The Apache Software Foundation, giving the project significant features and production-ready code in one go. CouchDB 2.0 features include:
  • Built-in clustering for Big Data-scale and high-availability (based on the Amazon Dynamo paper);
  • 99% API compatibility with previous versions (most applications will continue to just work);
  • "Mango", the new, developer-friendly querying language;
  • Significant performance improvements in all areas, specifically replication and compaction; and
  • Completely rewritten and modern admin interface.

Apache CouchDB is in use at an array of global organizations such as Apple, Deutsche Telekom, and DHL, among many others. It is at the core of the emerging Offline First movement (as identified on the ThoughtWorks Radar in November 2015) with its cross-project Couch Replication Protocol implemented by independent sister-projects such as a) PouchDB (targeting in-browser as well as Node.js JavaScript environments), b) Couchbase Lite (for iOS and and Android), and c) Cloudant Mobile Sync. This ecosystem of projects and products allows developers to build offline capable Web- and native applications that provide a superior user experience, even in the face adverse network connectivity.

CouchDB was instrumental in providing offline-first applications in the 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, allowing first-responders to help more people more efficiently, including launching an Ebola vaccination trial in Sierra Leone. No other technology was suited to face the adversity of the lack of network infrastructure and a challenging human crisis spanning five countries.

In addition, CouchDB drives innovation at industry giants like IBM, through their Cloudant acquisition as the core of its Cloud Data Services portfolios, solving Big Data as a Service for startups and the enterprise.

"CouchDB 2.0 is the result of several years of hard work, bringing Cloudant's clustering code back into the project from which it sprang," said Robert Newson, member of the Apache CouchDB Project Management Committee and Senior Database Engineer for Cloudant, IBM. "2.0 reinvigorates the CouchDB project with new features and better performance. I hope the CouchDB community is as thrilled as I am to reach this milestone in our journey and hope many of you will be active participants in the journey ahead."

"CouchDB 2.0 really takes CouchDB to the next level. The new Fauxton interface is gorgeous, and the long-awaited debut of real clustering should satisfy any scaling needs," said Nolan Lawson, Web Platform PM at Microsoft Edge and PouchDB project maintainer. "And of course, we've been making a lot of effort on PouchDB to ensure it stays compatible – CouchDB 2.0 and PouchDB are a solid combination for modern Web development."

"Using Apache CouchDB we can focus developing features on our cross platform scenario, without the high and unpredictable cost of implementing our own sync," said Dr. Marten Schönherr, CTO of immmr GmbH, 100% subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom AG. "With CouchDB 2.0, replication performance will be vastly improved."

"We encourage everyone interested in CouchDB to have a look what we have to offer with version 2.0, and we are looking forward to many success stories of existing users upgrading," added Lehnardt.

Availability and Oversight
Apache CouchDB 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 CouchDB, visit http://couchdb.apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/CouchDB

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, Capital One, 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", "CouchDB", "Apache CouchDB", 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 September 16, 2016

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 16 September 2016

We're mid-month and the Apache community is continuing to produce great work:

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

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield cracking performance at 99.88% uptime http://status.apache.org/

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - Join us! Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon Europe/Seville --hotel block details http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-europe/attend/hotel-travel
 - FINAL CALL: 16 September - Travel Assistance applications due http://www.apache.org/travel/

Apache HBase™ –an Open Source, distributed, versioned, non-relational database.
 - Apache HBase 1.2.3 released https://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.lua/hbase/1.2.3

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 2.13.3, 2.8.3, and Jackrabbit Oak 1.4.7, 1.2.19 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Lucene™ –a high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java.
 - Apache Lucene 5.5.3 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.lua/lucene/java/5.5.3
 - Apache Solr 5.5.3 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.lua/lucene/solr/5.5.3
 - Reference Guide for Apache Solr 6.2 released https://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/lucene/solr/ref-guide/apache-solr-ref-guide-6.2.pdf

Apache Qpid™ –a cross-platform enterprise messaging solution which implements the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP).
 - Apache Qpid JMS 0.11.0 released http://qpid.apache.org/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 0.10.2 released http://storm.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Syncope™ –an Open Source system for managing digital identities in enterprise environments, implemented in Java EE technology.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Syncope™ 2.0 https://s.apache.org/KDhX

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that we expect all Apache community participants to honor our Code of Conduct? https://www.apache.org/foundation/policies/conduct

 - Did you know that hundreds of thousands of software solutions are distributed under the Apache License? http://apache.org/licenses/

 - Did you know that all Apache Projects are independent and non-commercial? http://community.apache.org/projectIndependence.html

Apache Community Notices:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday September 13, 2016

The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Syncope™ 2.0

Open Source, enterprise-grade solution brings Identity Management (IdM) to mission-critical applications, domains, databases, and objects across the Internet of Things (IoT)

Forest Hill, MD —13 September 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® Syncope™ 2.0, the digital identity and access management system.

Implemented in Java EE technology, Apache Syncope is a powerful and flexible system designed to keep enterprise identity data consistent and synchronized across repositories, data formats, and models.

"Syncope 2.0.0 is a major milestone for the community," said Francesco Chicchiriccò, Vice President of Apache Syncope, and one of the original creators of the project. "The numbers of this release look great --new features, new components and tools, new contributors, more enterprise appeal, and even more extensibility."

Syncope was originally created at Tirasa and entered the Apache Incubator in February 2012. The project has had 30 releases since becoming a Top-Level Project (TLP) in November 2012.

Under The Hood
Apache Syncope 2.0 features include:
  • Domains - built to facilitate multi-tenancy, with physical separation of all data of different domains (e.g. tenant) into different database instances;

  • Any Objects - in addition to managing users and groups, Syncope is now also able to define and manage object types such as workstations, printers, folders, sensors, services and more. This positions Apache Syncope at the forefront of bringing identity management to the world of IoT (Internet of Things);

  • New Admin and End User UI - completely revisited Web administration console with new look, features, and self-service Web application allows users to edit details only pertaining to him/herself; and

  • Documentation - brand new Getting Started and Reference guides enable users to become productive quickly and efficiently.

"We are particularly proud of our new documentation, which is quite possibly the most widely claimed missing feature of many Open Source projects," added Chicchiriccò. "Apache Syncope documentation is here to eliminate this Achilles' heel. We're looking forward to welcoming new Syncope users."

Apache Syncope is in use at ARAG, Azienda Ospedaliera di Padova, Bibliotheek.nl, iWelcome, Ospedali Riuniti di Ancona, PTC Vuforia, Stadtwerke München (SWM), SURFnet, University of Helsinki, University of Milan, and UShareSoft, among many others.

"We chose Apache Syncope as the Identity Management platform because of the simplicity and flexibility of its REST API and also for its support to import users from various sources," said Ben Sorek, Director Software Engineering at PTC. "Syncope's extendibility was important in the implementation of the complex workflows required by Vuforia."

"Of all the Open Source systems available, we selected Apache Syncope as it met our requirements in the POC evaluation," said Päivi Pääkkö, Team Leader and IT Specialist at University of Helsinki. "As the home university of the developer of the Linux system, we have no doubts concerning the use of Open Source solutions."

"We rely on Apache Syncope as the fulcrum of our Identity infrastructure," said Andrea Badaloni, IT Director at Ospedali Riuniti di Ancona. "In the public healthcare sector we need to consider several factors when selecting products, and Apache Syncope has proven to be the winning choice."

"Talend has been deploying Apache Syncope for several years as an Identity Management solution, both on-premise and in the Cloud," said Thomas Steinborn, Director Product Management Cloud and Realtime, Talend. "Members of our team actively contributed to the 2.0.0 release and are looking forward to leveraging its latest advancements in Talend's Integration solutions."

Availability and Oversight
Apache Syncope 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 more information on Apache Syncope, visit http://syncope.apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/syncopeidm

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

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, Capital One, 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", "Syncope", "Apache Syncope", 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 September 09, 2016

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 9 September 2016

The Apache community has been kicking it in this 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: 21 September 2016. Board calendar and minutes available at http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield "three nines" performance at 99.90% uptime http://status.apache.org/

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - Join us! Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon Europe/Seville --hotel block details http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-europe/attend/hotel-travel
 - FINAL CALL: 9 September - CFPs close http://apachecon.com/ | 16 September - Travel Assistance applications due http://www.apache.org/travel/

Apache Accumulo™ –a robust, scalable, high performance data storage system that features cell-based access control and customizable server-side processing.
 - Apache Accumulo 1.8.0 released https://accumulo.apache.org/downloads/

Apache Apex™ –an enterprise grade native YARN big data-in-motion platform that unifies stream and batch processing.
 - Apache Apex Malhar 3.5.0 released http://apex.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Chemistry™ –a collection of Java libraries, frameworks, and tools around the OASIS CMIS (Content Management Interoperability Services) specification.
 - Apache Chemistry OpenCMIS 1.0.0 released https://chemistry.apache.org/java/download.html

Apache Jackrabbit™ –a fully compliant implementation of the Content Repository for Java(TM) Technology API, version 2.0 (JCR 2.0) as specified in the Java Specification Request 283 (JSR 283).
 - Apache Jackrabbit 2.12.2 and 2.12.4, and Jackrabbit Oak 1.5.9 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache mod_perl™ –brings together the full power of the Perl programming language and the Apache HTTP server.
 - Apache-Test 1.40 released https://metacpan.org/release/Apache-Test

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

Apache OpenWebBeans™ –a CDI container (Contexts and Dependency Injection for Java) and targets the CDI-1.2 specification (JavaEE 7).
 - Apache OpenWebBeans-1.7.0 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/openwebbeans/1.7.0/

Apache Qpid™ –a cross-platform enterprise messaging solution which implements the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP).
 - Apache Qpid C++ 1.35.0 released http://qpid.apache.org/download.html

Apache Serf™ –high performance C-based HTTP client library built upon the Apache Portable Runtime (APR) library.
 - Apache Serf 1.3.9 released https://serf.apache.org/download

Apache SINGA (incubating) –a general distributed deep learning platform for training big deep learning models over large datasets.
 - Apache SINGA (incubating) 1.0.0 released http://singa.apache.org/en/downloads.html

Apache Storm™ – a distributed, fault-tolerant, and high-performance realtime computation system that provides strong guarantees on the processing of data.
 -Apache Storm 0.9.7 released http://storm.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Syncope™ –an Open Source system for managing digital identities in enterprise environments, implemented in Java EE technology.
 - Apache Syncope 2.0.0.M5 released http://syncope.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache MyFaces™ Tobago –a well designed set of user interface components based on JSF and run on MyFaces.
 - Apache Tobago 2.0.10 released http://myfaces.apache.org/tobago/

Apache Tomcat™ –an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language, Java WebSocket and JASPIC technologies.
 - Apache Tomcat 8.0.37, 8.5.5, and 9.0.0.M10 released http://tomcat.apache.org/download-80.cgi and http://tomcat.apache.org/download-90.cgi


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Qunar, China's top eCommerce travel site, uses Apache Flink, HDFS, Spark, and Zeppelin to processes more than 4.5 terabytes of data each day? http://flink.apache.org/ , http://hadoop.apache.org/ , http://spark.apache.org/ , http://zeppelin.apache.org/

 - Did you know that, according to The Apache Way, "if it didn't happen on-list, it didn't happen"? As demonstrated by 13M public emails, 5M email threads, by 306K authors https://lists.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Apache's ~6K Committers collaborate across six continents? Here's where some of them call home http://community.zones.apache.org/map.html

Apache Community Notices:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Friday September 02, 2016

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 2 September 2016

Welcome September! As much of the world returns from holidays, the Apache machine continues working. Let's see what the community has been up to:

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

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield great performance at 99.86% uptime http://status.apache.org/

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - Join us! Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon Europe/Seville --hotel block details http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-europe/attend/hotel-travel
 - UPCOMING DEADLINES: 9 September - CFPs close http://apachecon.com/ | 16 September - Travel Assistance applications due http://www.apache.org/travel/

Apache Ignite™ –a high-performance, integrated and distributed in-memory platform for computing and transacting on large-scale data sets in real-time, orders of magnitude faster than possible with traditional disk-based or flash-based technologies.
 - Apache Ignite 1.7.0 released https://ignite.apache.org/download.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 2.13.2 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache MINA™ –a network application framework that helps users develop high performance and high scalability network applications easily by providing an abstract, event-driven, asynchronous API over various transports such as TCP/IP and UDP/IP vis Java NIO.
 - Apache MINA 2.0.14 released http://mina.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache NiFi™ –an easy to use, powerful, and reliable system to process and distribute data.
 - Apache NiFi 1.0.0 released https://nifi.apache.org/download.html

Apache Pirk (incubating) –a framework for scalable Private Information Retrieval (PIR).
 - Apache Pirk 0.1.0-incubating released https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/release/incubator/pirk/0.1.0-incubating/

Apache Qpid™ –implements the latest AMQP specification, the first open standard for enterprise messaging, and provides transaction management, queuing, distribution, security, management, clustering, federation and heterogeneous multi-platform support and a lot more.
 - Apache Qpid Proton 0.14.0 and Qpid Python 1.35.0 released http://qpid.apache.org/download.html

Apache UIMA™ –a component architecture and framework for the analysis of unstructured content like text, video and audio data.
 - Apache UIMA Java SDK 2.9.0 released http://uima.apache.org


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache Log4j 2, Mesos, and Spark are nominated for JAX Innovation Awards? http://logging.apache.org/log4j/2.x/http://mesos.apache.org/http://spark.apache.org/

 - Did you know that 36 of the 71 solutions listed in DZone Big Data Guide are Apache projects? https://projects.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Rackspace improved email search and decreased its hardware footprint tenfold using Apache Solr? http://lucene.apache.org/solr/

Apache Community Notices:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Friday August 26, 2016

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 26 August 2016

We've hit our 100th Weekly News Round-up! Here's what the Apache community has been up to:

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

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield sparkly performance at 99.91% uptime http://status.apache.org/

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - CFP closes 9 September for Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon Europe/Seville http://apachecon.com/
 - UPDATE: Travel Assistance applications due 16 September http://www.apache.org/travel/

Apache Allura™ –an Open Source implementation of a software forge, a Web site that manages source code repositories, bug reports, discussions, wiki pages, blogs, and more for any number of individual projects.
 - Apache Allura 1.5.0 released https://allura.apache.org/

Apache CloudStack™ –mature, easy-to-deploy Open Source Cloud computing software that meets the demands of the world's largest Cloud providers.
 - Apache CloudStack 4.9 released https://s.apache.org/jU7Q

Apache Commons™ Configuration –provides a generic configuration interface which enables an application to read configuration data from a variety of sources.
 - Commons Configuration 2.1 released http://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-configuration/download_configuration.cgi

Apache Geode (incubating) –a 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.M3 released http://geode.incubator.apache.org/releases/

Apache Johnzon™ –an implementation of JsonProcessing (aka jsr-353) and a set of useful extension for this specification like an Object mapper, some JAX-RS providers and a WebSocket module provides a basic integration with Java WebSocket API (JSR 356).
 - Apache Johnzon 0.9.5 released http://johnzon.apache.org/

Apache Kudu™ –an Open Source storage engine for structured data that supports low-latency random access together with efficient analytical access patterns.
 - Apache Kudu 0.10.0 released http://kudu.apache.org/releases/0.10.0/

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that in Apache Phoenix 4.8 a DISTINCT query went from a full table scan to distinct value seeks (300sec -> 0.5sec)? http://phoenix.apache.org/

 - Did you know that the Apache HBase project is seeking anonymous feedback? https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NCZDXLJ

 - Did you know that since its inception in 1999, nearly 15,000 people have contributed code to the ASF? https://twitter.com/snoot_io/status/762939854984450048


Apache Community Notices:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Monday August 22, 2016

Announcing Apache® CloudStack™ v4.9

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Governance and Oversight
Apache CloudStack is overseen by a self-selected team of active contributors to the project. A Project Management Committee (PMC) guides the Project's day-to-day operations, including community development and product releases.

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

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

© The Apache Software Foundation. "Apache", "CloudStack", and "Apache CloudStack" 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 August 19, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apache Jackrabbit™ Oak –a scalable, high-performance hierarchical content repository designed for use as the foundation of modern world-class Web sites and other demanding content applications.
 - Apache Jackrabbit 2.12.3 and Jackrabbit Oak 1.2.18 and 1.5.8 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

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

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

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


Did You Know?

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

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

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


Apache Community Notices:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Friday August 12, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apache Jackrabbit™ Oak –a scalable, high-performance hierarchical content repository designed for use as the foundation of modern world-class Web sites and other demanding content applications.
 - Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.4.6 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

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

Apache OpenMeetings™ –video conferencing, instant messaging, white board, collaborative document editing and other groupware tools using API functions of the Red5 Streaming Server for Remoting and Streaming.
 - Apache OpenMeetings 3.1.2 released http://openmeetings.apache.org/downloads.html

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

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

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

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


Did You Know?

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

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

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

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


Apache Community Notices:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Friday August 05, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apache Jackrabbit™ Oak –a scalable, high-performance hierarchical content repository designed for use as the foundation of modern world-class Web sites and other demanding content applications.
 - Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.5.7 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

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


Did You Know?

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

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

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


Apache Community Notices:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Friday July 29, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apache Jackrabbit™ Oak – a scalable, high-performance hierarchical content repository designed for use as the foundation of modern world-class Web sites and other demanding content applications.
 - Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.5.6 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

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

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

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

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

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

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


Did You Know?

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

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

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


Apache Community Notices:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Wednesday July 27, 2016

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

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

Forest Hill, MD —27 JULY 2016— The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today the availability of Apache® Mesos™ v1.0, the mature clustering resource management platform.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees more than 350 leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server --the world's most popular Web server software. Through the ASF's meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way," more than 550 individual Members and 5,300 Committers successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade software, benefiting millions of users worldwide: thousands of software solutions are distributed under the Apache License; and the community actively participates in ASF mailing lists, mentoring initiatives, and ApacheCon, the Foundation's official user conference, trainings, and expo. The ASF is a US 501(c)(3) charitable organization, funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including Alibaba Cloud Computing, ARM, Bloomberg, Budget Direct, Cerner, Cloudera, Comcast, Confluent, Facebook, Google, Hortonworks, HP, Huawei, IBM, InMotion Hosting, iSigma, LeaseWeb, Microsoft, OPDi, PhoenixNAP, Pivotal, Private Internet Access, Produban, Red Hat, Serenata Flowers, WANdisco, and Yahoo. For more information, visit http://www.apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/TheASF

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