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Tuesday May 05, 2015

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 1 May 2015

Here's what the ASF and Apache community at-large have been up to over the past week:

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - Whilst SonarQube Analysis is currently undergoing maintenance, uptime over the past week has been 100% for Apache Web sites in the US, and 99.84% for those in Europe http://status.apache.org/

Apache Incubator™ –the entry path into The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) for projects and codebases wishing to become part of the Foundation's efforts.
- New Incubator podling: Apache Geode --a data management platform that provides real-time, consistent access to data-intensive applications throughout widely distributed Cloud architectures.

Apache Parquet™ –Open Source storage format for the Apache Hadoop ecosystem.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache™ Parquet™ as a Top-Level Project http://s.apache.org/L0H

Apache Portable Runtime™ –software libraries that provide a predictable and consistent interface to underlying platform-specific implementations.
 - Apache Portable Runtime 1.5.2 released http://apr.apache.org/download.cgi


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache Libcloud can run tests locally on all the supported Python versions using Docker? https://github.com/apache/libcloud/pull/504

 - Did you know that Apache Phoenix has supported joins for more than a year? https://blogs.apache.org/phoenix/entry/tpc_in_apache_phoenix

 - Did you know that Apache Solr efficiently powers search in eCommerce, financial services, social, media, government, Big Data, IoT, and other applications?


Apache Community Notices:

 - Presentations from ApacheCon Austin are available online http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america/program/slides

 - Apache CouchDB is collecting user/developer testimonials based on their experience --contact <press@apache.org> for more information 

 - Presentations from Spark Summit East are available online at http://spark-summit.org/east/2015

 - Apache Solr will be represented at AngelHack Sydney 2-3 May http://www.eventbrite.com/e/angelhack-sydney-2015-tickets-15569882939?aff=estw

 - The next Apache Phoenix MeetUp will be held on 5 May in Santa Clara http://www.meetup.com/San-Francisco-Apache-Phoenix-Meetup/events/221247399/

 - 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/

 - Proposals for the next Berlin Buzzwords conference close 10 May. Event features Apache projects such as Lucene, Spark, Solr, and Cassandra, and will be held 31 May-3 June in Berlin http://berlinbuzzwords.de

 - The first Apache Flink MeetUp in Stockholm will be held on 11 May http://www.meetup.com/Apache-Flink-Stockholm/events/221701529/

 - A lightning talk on Apache Calcite will take place on 20 May at XLDB in Stanford http://www-conf.slac.stanford.edu/xldb2015/

 - Apache Usergrid will be featured at {CODESHOW}SE on 21 May in Charleston https://www.codeshowse.com/

 - The Apache CloudStack European User Group will be held 21 May in London http://www.shapeblue.com/events/cloudstack-european-user-group-5/

 - The Apache Drill MeetUp on 26 May will be held in Los Gatos and feature Apache Kylin http://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-Apache-Drill-User-Group/events/221764407/

 - CloudStack Days Seattle will be co-located with LinuxCon: submit your proposal by 12 June http://clds.co/18hplxk

 - MesosCon will be held 20-21 August in Seattle https://mesoscon2015.sched.org/

 - ApacheCon Europe will be held 28 September - 1 October in Budapest http://apachecon.com/

 - The first Apache Flink Conference, Flink Forward, will be held 12-13 October in Berlin http://flink-forward.org

 - CFP open for Lucene/Solr Revolution, to be held 13-16 October in Austin http://www.lucenerevolution.org

 - 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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