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Friday May 27, 2016

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 27 May 2016

It's been a whirlwind week of Apache-focused events, with dozens more on the horizon. 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: 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 fabulous performance at 98.83% 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. Watch this space

Apache Apex™ Malhar –library for enterprise-grade native YARN Big Data-in-motion platform that unifies stream and batch processing.
 - Apache Apex Malhar 3.4.0 released

Apache Avro™ –a data serialization system.
 - Apache Avro 1.8.1 released

Apache Commons™ –focuses on all aspects of reusable Java components.
 - Apache Commons git repositories now writable for all ASF committers

Apache Commons™ RDF –a common library for RDF 1.1 that could be implemented by systems on the Java Virtual Machine.
 - Apache CommonsRDF 0.2.0-incubating released

Apache Commons™ VFS –provides a single API for accessing various different file systems.
 - Apache Commons VFS 2.1 released

Apache Kafka™ –a distributed, fault tolerant, publish-subscribe messaging.
 - Apache Kafka released

Apache Kylin™ –extreme OLAP Engine for Big Data.
 - Apache Kylin 1.5.2 released

Apache PDFBox™ –an Open Source Java tool for working with PDF documents.
 - Apache PDFBox XML External Entity vulnerability

Apache Tika™ –parses XML within numerous file formats.
 - Apache Tika XML External Entity vulnerability

Apache TinkerPop™ –a graph computing framework written in Java.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® TinkerPop™ as a Top-Level Project

Apache Tomcat™ – an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language and Java WebSocket technologies.
 - Apache Tomcat 8.0.35 released

Apache Yetus™ –a collection of libraries and tools that enable contribution and release processes for software projects.
 - Apache Yetus 0.3.0 released

Apache Zeppelin™ –Big Data analytics and visualization notebook.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Zeppelin™ as a Top-Level Project

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache Trafodion (incubating) was recognized as a great example of female participation in Open Source?

 - Did you know that Apple Siri completes full ring replication around the world in 10 seconds using Apache HBase?

 - 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

 - Hadoop as a Service hands-on workshop with intro will be held 27 May 2016 in Luleå

 - Introduction to Kafka will be held 27 May 2016 in Delhi

 - Cassandra Day Workshop will be held 28 May 2016 in Santiago

 - Machine learning pipelines with Spark ML will be held 28 May 2016 in Bangalore

 - BigData/Cloud/IoT workshop featuring Apache Hadoop, Spark, and Kafka will be held 29 May 2016 in Bangalore

 - The Zürich Apache Spark Meetup will be held 30 May 2016

 - Building effective near-real-time analytics with Spark Streaming and Kudu will be held 31 May 2016 in New York

 - Apache Kafka will be featured at the 28th Big Data London Meetup on 31 May 2016 in London

 - Lyon Cassandra Users will meet 31 May 2016

 - Cassandra London will be co-located with London NoSQL on 31 May 2016 

 - Montreal Apache Spark Meetup will be held 31 May 2016

 - Apache Solr 6 will be previewed at Search Usergroup Berlin on 31 May 2016

 - Monitoring Big Data Streaming Applications & Apache Apex (Hadoop) operations will be held 1 June 2016 in San Jose

 - Nürnberg Big Data Meetup will hold Machine Learning mit Apache Spark on 1 June 2016

 - Apache Spark 201 - Staying Sane in Production Environments will be held 1 June 2016 in San Francisco

 - Domain Drive Design London will present Closing the feedback loop with Apache Isis on 1 June 2016

 - Women Who Code NYC will present Apache Spark Workshop @ XO Group on 1 June 2016

 - Data Science London Meetup @Strata+Hadoop World 2016 will take place 1 June 2016

 - "Big Things" - First Data Hackathon will be held 1 June 2016 in Tel Aviv-Yafo

 - Hadoop Users Group UK MeetUP @ Strata+Hadoop World 2016 will be held 1 June 2016

 - The Colorado Springs Open Source Software Meetup Group will hold What is all the Hype about w/Apache Spark? on 1 June 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

 - Monitoring Big Data Streaming Applications & Apache Apex (Hadoop) operations will be held 2 June in Delhi

 - Apache NiFi Hackathon and Office Hours will be held 2 June 2016 in Columbia

 - Scalable Data Science Course will feature Apache Spark on 2 June 2016 in Christchurch

 - Big Data - No Fluff - lets get started with Hadoop #7 will be held 2 June 2016 in Oslo

 - Los Angeles Apache Spark Users Group, Big Data Users Group, MySQL Meetup Group, and Deep Learning & Big Data Science will meet 2 June 2016 in Santa Monica

 - Taking Spark To The Clouds and Incremental Updates in Machine Learning Models will be held 2 June 2016 in Portland

 - Future of Data: New York will present Curb Your Insecurity - Tips for a Secure Cluster (with Spark too) on 2 June 2016

 - CI and CD at Scale: Scaling Jenkins with Docker and Apache Mesos will be presented 2 June 2016 in Boulder

 - Houston Hadoop and Spark Meetup Group present Apache Zeppelin for interactive data analytics on 2 June 2016

 - Berlin Buzzwords will be held 5-7 June 2016

 - The CloudStack European User Group will take place 16 June 2016 in Berlin

 - Atlanta Hadoop Users Group present Cutting edge with HBASE on 17 August 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

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