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Friday August 19, 2016

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 19 August 2016

We're wrapping up the 33rd week of the year with the following achievements:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's Bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 21 September 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 sparkly performance at 99.71% uptime

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

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

Apache Gearpump (incubating) –a real-time big data streaming engine.
 - Apache Gearpump 0.8.1-incubating 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 2.12.3 and Jackrabbit Oak 1.2.18 and 1.5.8 released

Apache Olingo™ – a Java library that enables developers to implement Open Data Protocol (OData) producers and consumers.
 - Apache Olingo 2.0.7 released

Apache Phoenix™ –enables OLTP and operational analytics for Apache Hadoop through SQL support and integration with other projects in the ecosystem such as Spark, HBase, Pig, Flume, MapReduce and Hive.
 - Apache Phoenix 4.8.0 released

Apache Sling™ –a Web framework that uses a Java Content Repository, such as Apache Jackrabbit, to store and manage content.
 - Apache Sling Hypermedia API client-side tools 1.0.0 released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Twitter uses Apache Mesos and Apache Aurora to easily deploy across multiple environments & clusters?

 - Did you know that Sberbank uses Apache Ignite to handle 3,000-4,000 transactions/second?

 - Did you know that you can support the ASF by making a donation via Amazon, Bitcoin, check, PayPal, or even your old car?

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, Trafodion, and Zest!

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

 - The next Cassandra Summit will be held 7-9 September 2016 in San Jose

 - 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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