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Friday August 12, 2016

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 12 August 2016

Happy Friday! The Apache Community has had another 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: 17 August 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 fab performance at 99.80% uptime

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - CFP and registration open for Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon Europe/Seville

Apache Commons™ Crypto – a cryptographic library optimized with AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions).
 - Apache Commons Crypto 1.0.0 released

Apache Commons™ parent –the Maven parent of most commons components.
 - Apache Commons parent 41 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 1.4.6 released

Apache Kafka™ –high-throughput, publish-subscribe messaging system rethought of as a distributed commit log.
 - Apache Kafka released

Apache OpenMeetings™ –video conferencing, instant messaging, white board, collaborative document editing and other groupware tools using API functions of the Red5 Streaming Server for Remoting and Streaming.
 - Apache OpenMeetings 3.1.2 released

Apache Sqoop™ –a tool designed for efficiently transferring bulk data between Apache Hadoop and structured datastores, such as relational databases.
- Apache Sqoop 1.99.7 released

Apache Storm™ –a distributed, fault-tolerant, and high-performance realtime computation system that provides strong guarantees on the processing of data.
 - Apache Storm 1.0.2 released

Apache Stratos™ –a PaaS framework that is designed to address the various challenges currently faced in the Cloud PaaS space.
 - Apache Stratos 4.1.6 released

Apache UIMA™ DUCC –Distributed UIMA Cluster Computing is a cluster management system providing tooling, management, and scheduling facilities to automate the scale-out of applications written to the UIMA framework.
 - Apache UIMA DUCC 2.1.0 released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Savings Banks Group Finland uses Apache Wicket?

 - Did you know that Didi Chuxing uses Apache Flume, Apache Kafka, and Apache Samza in their real time architecture?

 - Did you know that you can support the ASF by becoming a Sponsor? Join us in thanking our Sponsors:

  -- Platinum Sponsors: Cloudera, Facebook, Google, LeaseWeb, Microsoft, Pivotal, and Yahoo.
  -- Gold Sponsors: ARM, Bloomberg, Comcast, Hewlett Packard, Hortonworks, IBM, ODPi, and PhoenixNAP.
  -- Silver Sponsors: Alibaba Cloud Computing, Budget Direct, Capital One, Cerner, Confluent, Huawei, InMotion Hosting, iSIGMA, Private Internet Access, Produban, Red Hat, Serenata Flowers, and WANdisco.
  -- Bronze Sponsors: 01 Casinos, Basis Technology, Binary Option Robot Info, Bluehost, Casino2k, ChameleonJohn Coupons, Cloudsoft Corporation,, The Linux Foundation, Samsung, Stags and Hens, Talend, Tobi, Twitter, Travel Ticker Hotels, and Web Hosting Secret Revealed.
  -- Infrastructure Sponsors: Bintray, Freie Universität Berlin, Hotwax Systems, No-IP, OSU Open Source Labs, PagerDuty, Ping My Box, Rackspace, Sonatype, SURFnet, and Symantec.

Apache Community Notices:

 - Find out how you can participate with Apache community/projects/activities --opportunities open with Avro, ComDev, Directory, Apache HTTP Server, OODT, Poi, Syncope, Tika, and Zest!

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

 - 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 second ASF Annual Report is available 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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