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Friday August 25, 2017

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 25 August 2017

August has simply zipped by —it's hard to believe that it's the last Friday of the month! Per usual, there seems to be little or no rest with Apache community at-large:

Support Apache –help ensure that Apache software projects continue to be freely available to users around the world. Every dollar counts. http://apache.org/foundation/contributing.html

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 20 September. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html
 - ASF Annual Report for 2017 Fiscal Year https://s.apache.org/IDn5

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield assured performance at 91.79% uptime http://status.apache.org/

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 357 Committers changed 679,818 lines of code over 1,887 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Pei He, Michael Stack, Andrea Cosentino, Benjamin Mahler, and Ismaël Mejía.

Apache HBase™ –an Open Source, distributed, versioned, non-relational database.
 - Apache HBase 2.0.0-alpha-2 and 1.1.12 released https://hbase.apache.org/

Apache Jackrabbit™ Oak –a scalable, high-performance hierarchical content repository designed for use as the foundation of modern world-class Web sites and other demanding content applications.
 - Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.6.4, 1.0.39, and 1.7.6 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/

Apache Knox™ –a REST API Gateway for providing secure access to the data and processing resources of Apache Hadoop clusters.
 - Apache Knox 0.13.0 released http://knox.apache.org/

Apache Kylin™ –an Open Source Distributed Analytics Engine designed to provide SQL interface and multi-dimensional analysis (OLAP) on Apache Hadoop, supporting extremely large datasets.
 - Apache Kylin 2.1.0 released https://kylin.apache.org/

Apache MADlib™ –Big Data machine-learning library used for scalable in-database analytics.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® MADlib™ as a Top-Level Project https://s.apache.org/BSrW

Apache Tomcat™ –an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language and Java WebSocket technologies.
 - Apache Tomcat 8.0.46 released http://tomcat.apache.org/

Apache Traffic Server™ –a high-performance Web proxy cache that improves network efficiency and performance by caching frequently-accessed information at the edge of the network.
 - Apache Traffic Server 6.2.2 released http://trafficserver.apache.org/

Apache VCL™ –a self-service system used to dynamically provision and broker remote access to a dedicated compute environment for an end-user.
 - Apache VCL 2.5 released http://vcl.apache.org/


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that half of the Gartner Magic Quadrant Leaders and Challengers for Hybrid Cloud Hosting use Apache CloudStack? http://cloudstack.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Apache Mesos and Apache Spark are up for JAX Innovation Awards? Vote today at https://jaxenter.com/jax-magazine

 - Did you know that Apache RocketMQ (incubating) is the most popular distributed messaging and streaming data platform in China? http://rocketmq.apache.org/


Apache Community Notices:

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works". 1) Project Independence https://s.apache.org/CE0V 2) All Carrot and No Stick https://s.apache.org/ykoG 3) Asynchronous Decision Making https://s.apache.org/PMvk4) Rule of the Makers https://s.apache.org/yFgQ 5) JFDI --the unconditional love of contributors https://s.apache.org/4pjM 6) Meritocracy and Me https://s.apache.org/tQQh 7) Learning to Build a Stronger Community https://s.apache.org/x9Be 7) Meritocracy. https://s.apache.org/DiEo

 - If you're looking for the ASF on social media, we're @TheASF on Twitter and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-apache-software-foundation (follows/re-tweets/shares/likes appreciated!)

 - Presentations from ApacheCon https://s.apache.org/Hli7 and Apache: Big Data https://s.apache.org/tefE are available; as well as videos https://s.apache.org/AE3m and audio recordings https://feathercast.apache.org/
 - Check out the latest Apache Community Development newsletter https://blogs.apache.org/comdev/entry/community-development-news-july-2017

 - Do friend and follow us on the Apache Community Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ApacheSoftwareFoundation/ and Twitter account https://twitter.com/ApacheCommunity

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

 - TomcatCon will be held 25 September in London https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tomcatcon-london-2017-tickets-36683639754

 - Meet members of the Apache Big Data communities at DataWorks/Hadoop Summit 20-21 September in Sydney https://dataworkssummit.com/

 - The Apache community will be at All Things Open --stop by the ASF booth and say hello! 23-24 October in Raleigh https://allthingsopen.org/

 - Learn about Apache Atlas, AriaTosca (incubating), Hadoop YARN, Kafka, ManifoldCF, Ranger, Spot (incubating), Thrift, and more at Open Source Summit Europe + ELC Europe 2017 23-26 October in Prague https://osseu17.sched.com/

 - Catch the Apache Ignite and Spark communities at the In-Memory Computing Summit 24-25 October in San Francisco https://imcsummit.org/

 - ASF Annual Report is available at https://s.apache.org/FY2017AnnualReport

 - 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, Polygene, Syncope, Tika, Trafodion, and more! https://helpwanted.apache.org/

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