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Friday March 06, 2015

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 6 March 2015

The Apache community has been working hard this week! Here's what's happened:

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - Special Registration Rates for ApacheCon North America available through 21 March http://apachecon.com/

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - Global uptime across all Apache services is a cracking 99.07% http://status.apache.org/

Apache Archiva™ –an application for managing one or more remote repositories, including administration, artifact handling, browsing and searching.
 - Apache Archiva 2.2.0 released http://archiva.apache.org/

Apache Buildr™ –build system for Java-based applications, including support for Scala, Groovy and a growing number of JVM languages and tools.
 - Apache Buildr 1.4.22 released http://buildr.apache.org/

Apache Hama™ –a High-Performance BSP computing engine, which can be used to perform compute-intensive general scientific BSP applications, Google's Pregel-like graph applications, and machine learning algorithms.
 - Apache Hama now supports Hadoop YARN; in use at Samsung Electronics http://s.apache.org/nBl

Apache Lens (Incubating) –a unified analytics interface that aims to cut the data analytics silos by providing a single view of data across multiple tiered data stores and optimal execution environment for the analytical query.
 - Apache Lens 2.0.1-beta-incubating release http://lens.incubator.apache.org/

Apache Lucene™ –a high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java.
 - Apache Lucene 4.10.4 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/lucene/java/4.10.4

Apache Olingo™ –a Java library that enables developers to implement OData producers and OData consumers.
 - Apache Olingo 2.0.3  released http://olingo.apache.org/doc/odata2/download.html

Apache POI™ –well-known in the Java field as a library for reading and writing Microsoft Office file formats, such as Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio, Publisher and Outlook.
 - Apache POI 3.12-beta1 released http://poi.apache.org/download.html

Apache Solr™ –the popular, blazing fast, open source NoSQL search platform from the Apache Lucene project.
 - Apache Solr 4.10.4 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/lucene/solr/4.10.4


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the top 5 Apache Project categories are: Library (90 projects), Network-Server (37 projects), XML (29 projects), Web Framework (25 projects), and Big Data (24 projects)?

 - Did you know that The ASF has been accepted as a Google Summer of Code mentoring organization for the 11th consecutive year? (GSoC is overseen by Apache Community Development http://community.apache.org/ )

 - Did you know that Apache Hama now supports Hadoop YARN and is in use at Samsung Electronics?


Apache Community Notices:

 - The next Apache Mesos User Group MeetUp will take place 25 March in London http://www.meetup.com/London-Mesos-User-Group/events/220602962/

 - The Women of ASF Luncheon will be held on 14 April at ApacheCon http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america/attend/women-asf-luncheon

 - CloudStack Days will take place 16 April during ApacheCon (CFP open for all 5 CloudStack Days events: Austin, Budapest, Dublin, Seattle, and Tokyo) http://cloudstack.apache.org/

 - Apache Spark Mini-Summit will take place 16 April in tandem with ApacheCon http://s.apache.org/ojh

 - Apache TrafficServer Spring Summit will take place 16-17 April in Austin https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/TS/Spring+2015+Summit

 - HBaseCon, the fourth annual event for the Apache HBase contributor/developer/admin/user community, will take place 7 May in San Francisco http://hbasecon.com/

 - The next Berlin Buzzwords conference will feature Apache projects such as Lucene, Spark, Solr and Cassandra and will take place 31 May-3 June in Berlin http://berlinbuzzwords.de

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

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