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Friday May 20, 2016

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 20 May 2016

A friendly reminder to all to demonstrate your love for our projects and appreciation for all our volunteers' hard work by giving full attribution: e.g., "Apache Cassandra", "Apache Hadoop", "Apache Spark", etc. After all, #BrandMatters. 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: 15 June 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 great performance at 98.50% uptime

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - Session recordings are available at
 - Next up: Europe! 14-18 November 2016 in Seville, Spain. Details forthcoming at

Apache BookKeeper™ –a reliable replicated log service.
 - Apache BookKeeper 4.4.0 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 1.2.15 and 1.5.2 released

Apache Jena™ –an Open Source Java-based framework for building Semantic Web and Linked Data applications.
 - Apache Jena 3.1.0 released

Apache JMeter™ –used to test performance both on static and dynamic resources (files, Servlets, Perl scripts, Java Objects, Data Bases and Queries, FTP Servers and more).
 - Apache JMeter 3.0 released

Apache Mahout™ –an environment for quickly creating machine learning applications that scale and run on the highest performance parallel computation engines available.
 - Apache Mahout 0.12.1 released

Apache Tajo™ –a Big Data warehouse system on various data sources.
 - Apache Tajo 0.11.3 released

Apache Tika™ –a toolkit for detecting and extracting metadata and structured text content from various documents using existing parser libraries.
 - Apache Tika 1.13 released

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 8.5.2.BETA and 9.0.0.M6 released and

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that over the past 2 weeks, 7,486 people sent 79,054 messages on 41,412 topics across 616 Apache lists?

 - Did you know that Salesforce uses Apache Phoenix OLTP and operational analytics for Apache Hadoop in its Trusted Enterprise Platform?

 - Did you know that we're always looking for great ways to highlight Apache projects in our "Did You Know" campaigns? Send your success stories to <>!

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

 - Apache NiFi will be featured in the UAE Big Data Group MeetUp in Dubai on 23 May 2016

 - Apache Kafka will be featured in the San Antonio DevOps MeetUp 23 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

 - Apache Kudu will be highlighted on 25 May 2016 in Plano

 - The SF Bay Area Apache Phoenix MeetUp will hold the first-ever PhoenixCon on 25 May 2016 in San Francisco

 - The Philadelphia Analytics Meetup will feature Apache SystemML on 25 May 2016

 - The Scotland Data Science & Technology MeetUp will feature Apache Spark on 26 May 2016 in Edinburgh

 - The London Machine Learning Study Group will feature Apache Quarks on 26 May 2016

 - 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 will be held 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

 - ApacheCon Europe will take place 14-18 November 2016 in Seville, Spain

 - 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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