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Friday August 28, 2015

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 28 August 2015

It's been quite a productive week within the Apache community! Here's what we've been up to:

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - Countdown to the events! Register for Apache: Big Data 28-30 September and ApacheCon: Core Europe 1-2 October in Budapest http://s.apache.org/eg4

ASF Operations –the day-to-day Foundation-wide activities that support Apache projects and the overall ASF mission.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: First Quarter, Fiscal Year 2016 (May-July 2015) http://s.apache.org/c2P

ASF Board –the ASF Board is responsible for management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's Bylaws.
 - Upcoming Board Meeting: 16 September. 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.
 - 6 *Million* weekly checks yielded a stellar 99.94% uptime over the past week http://status.apache.org/ +NEW check against service level agreements http://status.apache.org/sla/

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

Apache CloudStack™ –the mature, turnkey Open Source cloud computing software platform used for creating private, public, and hybrid cloud environments.
 - Apache CloudStack 4.5.2 and CloudMonkey 5.3.2 released http://cloudstack.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Commons™ CSV –library that provides a simple interface for reading and writing CSV (Comma Separated Value) files of various types.
 - Apache Commons CSV 1.2 released http://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-csv/

Apache Ignite™ –Open Source in-memory "Fast Data" platform processes large-scale data sets in real-time, at orders of magnitude faster than traditional technologies.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache Ignite as a Top-Level Project http://s.apache.org/V6H

Apache Jackrabbit™ –a fully conforming implementation of the Content Repository for Java Technology API (JCR).
 - Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.2.4 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Lens™ –Open Source Big Data platform seamlessly enables unified, multi-dimensional queries across multiple data stores.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache™ Lens™ as a Top-Level Project http://s.apache.org/ACl

Apache Lucene™ –a high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java.
 - Apache Lucene 5.3.0 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/lucene/java/5.3.0

Apache Solr™ –the popular, blazing fast, open source NoSQL search platform from the Apache Lucene project.
 - Apache Solr 5.3.0 released http://lucene.apache.org/solr/mirrors-solr-latest-redir.html

Apache Tomcat™ –a Web server that is an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Expression Language and Java WebSocket technologies.
 - Apache Tomcat 7.0.64 released http://tomcat.apache.org/download-70.cgi
 - Apache Tomcat 8.0.26 released http://tomcat.apache.org/download-80.cgi

Apache UIMA™ Ruta –a rule-based script language supported by Eclipse-based tooling.
 - Apache UIMA Ruta 2.3.1 released http://uima.apache.org/ruta.html


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the ASF's combined Infrastructure services today served 2,069,367 'absolute unique users' (unique IPs)? http://status.apache.org/
 - Did you know that Hotels.com's Corc uses the Cascading scheme for reading and writing files in the Apache ORC file format? https://orc.apache.org/
 - Did you know that you can support The ASF by shopping on Amazon? http://smile.amazon.com/ch/47-0825376


Apache Community Notices:

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

 - The Big Data Innovation conference will feature an "Apache Innovation" track 9-10 September in Boston http://theinnovationenterprise.com/summits/big-data-innovation-boston-2015/

 - Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon: Core 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

 - The next Lucene/Solr Revolution will be held 13-16 October in Austin http://www.lucenerevolution.org

 - The ASF will be at FOSDEM 2016 in Brussels 6-8 February 2016 https://fosdem.org/

 - The ASF FY 2014-2015 Annual Report is available at http://s.apache.org/ZVp

 - 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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