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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)?

 - Did you know that the Apache HBase project is seeking anonymous feedback?

 - Did you know that since its inception in 1999, nearly 15,000 people have contributed code to the ASF?

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!

 - The list of Apache project-related MeetUps can be found at

 - The next Cassandra Summit will be held 7-9 September 2016 in San Jose

 - ApacheCon Europe will take place 14-18 November 2016 in Seville, Spain

 - The second ASF Annual Report is available at

 - Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our "Powered By" logos

 - Show your support for Apache with ASF-approved swag from and proceeds benefit the ASF! 

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