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Friday Mar 11, 2016

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 11 March 2016

We've had a great week! Here's what happened:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's Bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 16 March 2016. Board calendar and minutes available at

ASF Membership –from the inaugural membership of 21 individuals, the ASF has grown to 588 individual members and 5,317 Committers collaborating across six continents.
 - Next Members' Meeting: 22 March 2016. Official business + New Member voting

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - Now 7M+ weekly checks yield precision-level performance at 99.99% uptime

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - Keynotes + Program announced for Apache:Big Data and ApacheCon; early registration ends soon

Apache Apex (incubating) Malhar –an enterprise grade native YARN big data-in-motion platform that unifies stream processing and batch processing.
 - Apache Apex Malhar Release 3.3.1-incubating released

Apache Flink™ –advanced Big Data distributed stream processing framework.
 - The Apache Software Foundation announces Apache Flink v1.0

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 1.2.12 released

Apache Kudu (incubating) –an Open Source storage engine for structured data which supports low-latency random access together with efficient analytical access patterns.
 - Apache Kudu (incubating) 0.7.1 released

Apache Mynewt (incubating) –a community-driven module OS for constrained, embedded applications.
 - Apache Mynewt 0.8.0-b1-incubating released

Apache Phoenix™ –enables OLTP and operational analytics for Hadoop through SQL support and integration with other projects in the ecosystem such as Spark, HBase, Pig, Flume, and MapReduce.
 - Apache Phoenix 4.7 released

Apache POI™ –a library for reading and writing Microsoft Office file formats, such as Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio, Publisher and Outlook.
 - Apache POI 3.14 released

Apache Yetus™ –a collection of libraries and tools that enable contribution and release processes for software projects.
 - Apache Yetus 0.2.0 released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the ASF has been accepted as a 2016 Google Summer of Code Mentoring Organization? Mentors wanted :-)

 - Did you know that eBay's fraud detection and prevention system is built on top of Apache Kafka and Samza? and

 - Did you know that the ASF is participating in the 2016 Future of Open Source Survey? Your opinion matters!

Apache Community Notices:

 - Find out how you can participate with Apache community/projects/activities

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

 - Washington DC Area Apache Spark Interactive will be hosting Apache Spark Proof of Technology by IBM on 15 March 2016 in McLean

 - Docker Guadalajara will hold Clustering con Docker featuring Apache Mesos on 17 March 2016

 - Cassandra Day will be held in Atlanta on 17 March 2016

 - Apache:Big Data North America will take place 9-12 May 2016 in Vancouver

 - ApacheCon:Core North America will take place 11-13 May 2016 in Vancouver

 - The next HBaseCon will take place 24 May in San Francisco

 - MesosCon will be held 1-2 June 2016 in Denver --CFP open through 9 March

 - Berlin Buzzwords is back 5-7 June 2016

 - The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: Third Quarter, Fiscal Year 2016 (November 2015 - January 2016) is availbable 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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