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Friday April 29, 2016

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 29 April 2016

Countdown to ApacheCon --10 days to go for the ASF's official conference + Apache: Big Data! And, as always, the Apache community keeps the wheel turning ... here's what happened over the past week:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's Bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 18 May 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 splendid performance at 99.71% uptime

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - Join us at Apache:Big Data and ApacheCon/YVR
 - Event highlights on FeatherCast
 - Developers share why they attend

Apache Apex™ –Open Source enterprise-grade unified Big Data stream and batch processing engine for Apache Hadoop.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache Apex as a Top-Level Project

Apache Geode (incubating) –data management platform that provides a database-like consistency model, reliable transaction processing and a shared-nothing architecture to maintain very low latency performance with high concurrency processing.
 - Apache Geode 1.0.0-incubating.M2 released

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 1.2.14 released

Apache Knox™ –a REST API Gateway for providing secure access to the data and processing resources of Hadoop clusters.
 - Apache Knox 0.9.0 released

Apache Lucy™ –search engine library provides full-text search for a variety of programming languages.
 - Apache Lucy 0.5.1 and Apache Clownfish 0.5.1 released

Apache PDFBox™ –an Open Source Java tool for working with PDF documents.
 - Apache PDFBox 1.8.12 and 2.0.1 released

Apache MyFaces™ Tobago –a well designed set of user interface components based on JSF.
 - Apache Tobago 3.0.0-alpha-3 released

Apache Solr™ –the popular, blazing fast, Open Source NoSQL search platform from the Apache Lucene project.
 - Solr Reference Guide for 6.0 released

Apache Subversion™ –enterprise-class centralized version control for the masses.
 - Apache Subversion 1.8.16 and 1.9.4 released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the Apache DeltaSpike has celebrated its 25th release?

 - Did you know that IBM uses graph databases such as Apache Tinkerpop to catch digital con artists in the act?

 - Did you know that ASF Brand Management has a new Twitter account for Apache Project trademarks, and other brand-related issues?

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

 - DFW Data Science will feature Apache Lucene, Solr, and Mahout on 2 May 2016 in Addison

 - Apache Flink MeetUp to take place 4 May 2016 in London

 - 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 Stockholm Hadoop User Group will feature Apache Impala on 11 May

 - Big Data Frankfurt v 2.0 will take place on 12 May 2016

 - 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

 - The SF Bay Area Apache Phoenix MeetUp will hold the first-ever PhoenixCon on 25 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

 - Berlin Buzzwords is back 5-7 June 2016

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

 - CloudStack Collaboration Conference Brasil will take place 29-30 September 2016 in Sao Paolo

 - 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 proceeds benefit the ASF! 

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