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Sunday April 17, 2016

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 15 April 2016

We've had a pleasantly productive week! Let's take a peek at 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: 20 April 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 ongoing great performance at 99.08% uptime

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - NEW: event highlights featured on FeatherCast!
 - Register for Apache:Big Data and ApacheCon/YVR. Join us!

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 1.4.0 released

Apache Ant™ –a Java library and command-line tool that helps building software.
 - Apache Ant 1.9.7 released

Apache Attic –provides process and solutions to make it clear when an Apache project has reached its end of life.
 - Apache Wookie retired

Apache Camel™ –a powerful Open Source integration framework based on known Enterprise Integration Patterns.
 - Apache Camel 2.16.3 released

Apache HBase™ –an Open Source, distributed, versioned, non-relational database.
 - Apache HBase 1.2.1 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 0.8.0 released

Apache Lucene™ –a high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java.
 - Apache Lucene 6.0.0 released

Apache Mahout™ –creates an environment for quickly creating machine learning applications that scale and run on the highest performance parallel computation engines available.
 - Apache Mahout 0.12.0 released

Apache MyFaces™ Core –a JavaServer™ Faces 2.2 implementation as specified by JSR-344.
 - Apache MyFaces Core v2.2.10 released

Apache Qpid™ JMS –newer AMQP 1.0 JMS client, based around the Qpid Proton protocol engine and implementing the AMQP JMS Mapping as it evolves at OASIS.
 - Apache Qpid JMS 0.9.0 released

Apache Solr™ –the popular, blazing fast, Open Source NoSQL search platform from the Apache Lucene project.
 - Apache Solr 6.0.0 released

Apache Storm™ –a distributed, fault-tolerant, and high-performance realtime computation system that provides strong guarantees on the processing of data.
 - Apache Storm 1.0 released

Apache Yetus™ –a collection of libraries and tools that enable contribution and release processes for software projects.
 - Apache Yetus 0.2.1 released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that in analyzing 70M comments on The Guardian, Apache Spark was used to query very large amounts of data from multiple sources?

 - Did you know that CERN uses Apache Hadoop and Apache Impala (incubating) for distributed Big Data management? and

 - Did you know that Apache Tomcat has a new YouTube channel that features v8.5, v9, TLS, Connector and more?

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

 - Spark & Hadoop User Group Munich present Spark Kickoff MeetUp on 14 April 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 In-Memory Computing Summit will take place 23-24 May 2016 in San Franciscso

 - The next HBaseCon will take place 24 May 2016 in San Francisco

 - MesosCon will be held 1-2 June 2016 in Denver

 - The next CloudStack Collaboration Conference will take place 1-3 June 2016 in Montreal --CFP open!

 - Berlin Buzzwords is back 5-7 June 2016

 - CFP is open for the next Cassandra Summit 7-9 September 2016 in San Jose

 - 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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