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Friday October 01, 2021

Apache Month in Review: September 2021

Welcome to the latest monthly overview of events from the Apache community. Here's a summary of what happened in September [video highlights available] :

New this month --

- Success at Apache - This series focuses on the people and processes behind why the ASF "just works." The most recent entry is "From Mentee to PMC" by Ephraim Anierobi.

- The Apache Drill Project Announces Apache® DrillTM v1.19 Milestone Release

- Apache Ranger response to incorrect analyst report on Cloud data security

- Apache Month in Review: August 2021


Important Dates --

- Next Board Meeting: 20 October 2021. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html


Infrastructure --

Our seven-member Infrastructure team on three continents oversees our highly-reliable, distributed network under the leadership of VP Infrastructure David Nalley and Infrastructure Administrator Greg Stein. ASF Infrastructure supports 300+ Apache projects and their communities across ~200 individual machines, 1,400+ repositories, 5-6PB in traffic annually, ~75M downloads per month, and 2-3M daily emails on 2,000+ lists. ASF Infra performs 7M+ weekly checks to ensure services are available around the clock. The average uptime in September was 99.87%. http://www.apache.org/uptime/


Committer Activity --

In September, 692 Apache Committers changed 31,529,765 lines of code over 13,104 commits. The Committers with the top 5 highest contributions, in order, were: Mark Thomas, Andrea Cosentino, Andi Huber, Harikrishna Patnala, and Daniel Gruno.


Project Releases and Updates --

New releases from Apache Airflow (Big Data); Any23 (Content); APISIX (API); Camel (Integration); Commons DBCP (Libraries); Commons RNG (Libraries); DolphinScheduler (Workflow); Drill (Big Data); Druid (Big Data); Geode (Database); Geronimo (Application Servers); Groovy (Programming Languages); HttpComponents (Servers); Hudi (Big Data); Ignite (Big Data); IoTDB (IoT); Jackrabbit (Content); jclouds (Cloud); Jena (Libraries); Kafka (Big Data); Karaf (Application Servers/Middleware); Log4j (Libraries); NetBeans (Integrated Development Environment); PDFBox (Content); Pulsar (Messaging); Qpid (Messaging); Shiro (Security Framework); Skywalking (Application Performance Management); Solr (Search); Tika (Big Data); Tomcat (Servers);  Wicket (Web Frameworks); Zeppelin (Big Data).

Apache Project Anniversaries in September: ServiceMix (14 years); Hive, Pig, and Shiro (11 years); Airavata, Bigtop, and SIS (9 years); Curator (8 years); Storm (7 years); Yetus (6 years); RocketMQ and Royale (4 years); Pulsar (3 years); Rya (2 years); IoTDB (1 year). Many happy returns!

The Apache Incubator is the primary entry path for projects wishing to become an official part of the ASF. More than three dozen projects are currently undergoing development in the Apache Incubator; new to the Incubator this month is Apache Linkis (computation middleware).

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Friday September 03, 2021

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 3 September 2021

Welcome, September --we're opening the month with another great week. Here's what the Apache community has been up to:

ASF Annual Report – a look back at our many achievements during the 2021 Fiscal Year
 - Press release https://s.apache.org/FY2021AnnualReport-pressrelease
 - Full report https://s.apache.org/FY2021AnnualReport

Apache Month in Review – a round-up of our Round-ups and other newsworthy bits over the past month.
 - August Month in Review https://s.apache.org/August2021

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 15 September 2021. Board calendar and minutes https://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998. ApacheCon Asia was held online 6-8 August; ApacheCon@Home is coming up next on 21-23 September:
 - The Apache® Software Foundation Announces Program for ApacheCon@Home 2021 https://s.apache.org/ACHome2021
 - Learn about the Community Track from Sharan Foga and Swapnil M Mane https://youtu.be/8cZF-gaE3a4
 - Register for ApacheCon@Home https://www.apachecon.com/acah2021/

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 100.00%. Performance checks across 50 different service components spread over more than 250 machines in data centers around the world. http://www.apache.org/uptime/

Apache Code Snapshot – Over the past week, 340 Apache Committers changed 2,033,185 lines of code over 3,224 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Jean-Baptiste Onofré, Mark Thomas, Andrea Cosentino, Andi Huber, Harikrishna Patnala, and Albumen Kevin.         

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

APIs --
 - Apache APISIX 2.9 released https://apisix.apache.org/

Big Data --
 - The Apache Drill Project Announces Apache® DrillTM v1.19 Milestone Release https://s.apache.org/bfhy6
 - Apache Qpid Broker-J 8.0.6 and Proton-J 0.33.9 released https://qpid.apache.org/
 - Apache Hudi 0.9.0 released https://hudi.apache.org/
 - Apache Zeppelin CVE-2021-36090: Bash command injection in spark interpreter https://s.apache.org/njaui
   -- CVE-2020-13929: Notebook permissions bypass https://s.apache.org/tx1s1
   -- CVE-2021-27578: Cross Site Scripting in markdown interpreter https://s.apache.org/701t0

Content --
 - Apache Tika 2.1.0 released https://tika.apache.org/

Libraries --
 - Apache Commons DBCP 2.9.0 released http://commons.apache.org/dbcp/

Servers --
 - Apache Tomcat Native 1.2.31 released https://tomcat.apache.org/


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the following projects are celebrating anniversaries in September? Congratulations to Apache ServiceMix (14 years); Hive, Pig, and Shiro (11 years); Airavata, Bigtop, and SIS (9 years); Curator (8 years); Storm (7 years); Yetus (6 years); RocketMQ and Royale (4 years); Pulsar (3 years); Rya (2 years); IoTDB (1 year) https://projects.apache.org/committees.html?date

 - Did you know that Apache Cordova will be archiving all older translated documentation? https://cordova.apache.org/announcements/2021/08/25/translations.html

 - Did you know that Flink Forward will be held 26-27 October? http://flink.apache.org/

Apache Community Notices

- Watch "Trillions and Trillions Served", the documentary on the ASF 1) full feature [49 min] https://s.apache.org/Trillions-Feature 2) "Apache Everywhere" [6 min] https://s.apache.org/ApacheEverywhere 3) "Why Apache" [2.5 min] https://s.apache.org/ASF-Trillions-WhyApache 4) “Apache Innovation” [40 min] https://s.apache.org/ApacheInnovation

 - The Apache Way to Sustainable Open Source Success https://s.apache.org/GhnI

 - Foundation Reports and Statements http://www.apache.org/foundation/reports.html

 - Presentations from ApacheCon Asia are available at https://s.apache.org/ApacheConAsia2021-talks

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the people and processes behind why the ASF "just works". https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/category/SuccessAtApache

 - Inside Infra: the new interview series with members of the ASF infrastructure team --meet 
    Chris Thistlethwaite https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Chris
    Drew Foulks https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Drew
    Greg Stein Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg
      ...Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg2 and Part III https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg3
    Daniel Gruno Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Daniel1 and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Daniel2
    Gavin McDonald Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Gavin and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Gavin2
    Andrew Wetmore Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Andrew and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Andrew2
    Chris Lambertus Part I  https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-ChrisL  and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-ChrisL2

 - Follow the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter (https://twitter.com/TheASF) and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-apache-software-foundation

 - Follow the Apache Community on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ApacheSoftwareFoundation/ and Twitter https://twitter.com/ApacheCommunity

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Monday August 30, 2021

The Apache Drill Project Announces Apache® Drill(TM) v1.19 Milestone Release

Open Source, enterprise-grade, schema-free Big Data SQL query engine used by thousands of organizations, including Ant Group, Cisco, Ericsson, Intuit, MicroStrategy, Tableau, TIBCO, TransUnion, Twitter, and more.

Wilmington, DE —30 August 2021— The Apache Drill Project announced the release of Apache® DrillTM v1.19, the schema-free Big Data SQL query engine for Apache Hadoop®, NoSQL, and Cloud storage.

"Drill 1.19 is our biggest release ever," said Charles Givre, Vice President of Apache Drill. "With an already short learning curve, Drill 1.19 makes it even easier for users to quickly query, analyze, and visualize data from disparate sources and complex data sets.”

An "SQL-on-Hadoop" engine, Apache Drill is easy to deploy, highly performant, able to quickly process trillions of records, and scalable from a single laptop to a 1000-node cluster. With its schema-free JSON model (the first distributed SQL query engine of its kind), Drill is able to query complex semi-structured data in situ without requiring users to define schemas or transform data. It provides plug-and-play integration with existing Hive and HBase deployments, and is extensible out-of-the-box to access multiple data sources, such as S3 and Apache HDFS, HBase, and Hive. Additionally, Drill can directly query data from REST APIs to include platforms like SalesForce and ServiceNow. 

Drill supports the ANSI SQL 2003 standard syntax ecosystem as well as dozens of NoSQL databases and file systems, including Apache HBase, MongoDB, Elasticsearch, Cassandra, REST APIs, , HDFS, MapR-FS, Amazon S3, Azure Blob Storage, Google Cloud Storage, NAS,  local files, and more. Drill leverages familiar BI tools (such as Apache Superset, Tableau, MicroStrategy, QlikView and Excel) as well as data virtualization and visualization tools, and runs interactive queries on Hive tables with different Hive metastores.

Apache Drill v1.19
Drill is designed from the ground up to support high-performance analysis on rapidly evolving data on modern Big Data applications. v1.19 reflects more than 100 changes, improvements, and new features that include:

  • New Connectors for Apache Cassandra, Elasticsearch, and Splunk.

  • New Format Reader for XML without schemas

  • Added Avro support for Kafka plugin

  • Integrated password vault for secure credential storage

  • Support for Linux ARM64 systems

  • Added limit pushdowns for file systems, HTTP REST APIs and MongoDB

  • Added streaming for Drill's REST API

  • Integration with Apache Airflow


Developers, analysts, business users, and data scientists use Apache Drill for data exploration and analysis for its enterprise-grade reliability, security, and performance. Drill's flexibility and ease-of-use have attracted thousands of users that include Ant Group, Cardlytics, Cisco, Ericsson, Intuit, MicroStrategy, Qlik, Tableau, TIBCO, TransUnion, Twitter, National University of Singapore, and more.

"Individuals, businesses, and organizations of all types rely on Apache Drill's rich functionality," added Givre. "We invite everyone to participate in our user and developer lists as well as our Slack channel, and contribute to the project to build on our momentum and help improve the future experience for all Drill users."

Catch Apache Drill in action at ApacheCon@Home, taking place online 21-23 September 2021. For more information and to register, visit https://www.apachecon.com/ .

Availability and Oversight
Apache Drill software is released under the Apache License v2.0 and is overseen by a volunteer, self-selected team of active contributors to the project. A Project Management Committee (PMC) guides the Project's day-to-day operations, including community development and product releases.

About Apache Drill
Apache Drill is the Open Source, schema-free Big Data SQL query engine for Apache Hadoop, NoSQL, and Cloud storage. For more information, including documentation and ways to become involved with Apache Drill, visit http://drill.apache.org/ , https://twitter.com/ApacheDrill , and https://apache-drill.slack.com/ .

© The Apache Software Foundation. "Apache", "Drill", "Apache Drill", and "ApacheCon" are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation in the United States and/or other countries. All other brands and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Friday August 20, 2021

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 20 August 2021

Happy Friday! We've had another great week --let's review the Apache community's activities:

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 15 September 2021. Board calendar and minutes https://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998. ApacheCon Asia was held online 6-8 August; ApacheCon@Home is coming up next on 21-23 September:
 - The Apache® Software Foundation Announces Program for ApacheCon@Home 2021 https://s.apache.org/ACHome2021
 - Register for ApacheCon@Home https://www.apachecon.com/acah2021/

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 100.00%. Performance checks across 50 different service components spread over more than 250 machines in data centers around the world. http://www.apache.org/uptime/

Apache Code Snapshot – Over the past week, 321 Apache Committers changed 32,652,622 lines of code over 3,047 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Jarek Potiuk, Alex Herbert, Claus Ibsen, Ephraim Anierobi, and Gary Gregory.        

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Content --
 - Apache Jackrabbit 2.16.8 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/
 - Apache Roller CVE-2021-33580: regex injection leading to DoS https://s.apache.org/9xn7r

Messaging --
 - Apache ActiveMQ 5.16.3 released https://activemq.apache.org/

Servers --
 - Apache Tomcat 8.5.70 released https://tomcat.apache.org/
 - Apache Traffic Server 9.1.0 released https://trafficserver.apache.org/


Did You Know?

- Did you know that recent projects undergoing development in the Apache Incubator include EventMesh (eventing), Hop (orchestration), Kyuubi (Big Data), Linkis (middleware), Sedona (geospatial data), and Wayang (Big Data)? http://incubator.apache.org/

- Did you know that Uber's Big Data platform is powered by Apache Hadoop, Hive, Kafka, ORC, Parquet, Spark, YARN, and more? https://projects.apache.org/projects.html?category

- Did you know that Apache Maven's 125kb XSD file causes 200TB worth of traffic per year at http://apache.org? https://maven.apache.org/

Apache Community Notices

- Watch "Trillions and Trillions Served", the documentary on the ASF 1) full feature [49 min] https://s.apache.org/Trillions-Feature 2) "Apache Everywhere" [6 min] https://s.apache.org/ApacheEverywhere 3) "Why Apache" [2.5 min] https://s.apache.org/ASF-Trillions-WhyApache 4) “Apache Innovation” [40 min] https://s.apache.org/ApacheInnovation

 - The Apache Way to Sustainable Open Source Success https://s.apache.org/GhnI

 - Foundation Reports and Statements http://www.apache.org/foundation/reports.html

 - Presentations from select Apache events and 2020's ApacheCon@Home are available at https://www.youtube.com/c/TheApacheFoundation/ 

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the people and processes behind why the ASF "just works". https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/category/SuccessAtApache

 - Inside Infra: the new interview series with members of the ASF infrastructure team --meet 
    Chris Thistlethwaite https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Chris
    Drew Foulks https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Drew
    Greg Stein Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg
      ...Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg2 and Part III https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg3
    Daniel Gruno Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Daniel1 and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Daniel2
    Gavin McDonald Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Gavin and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Gavin2
    Andrew Wetmore Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Andrew and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Andrew2
    Chris Lambertus Part I  https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-ChrisL  and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-ChrisL2

- The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: Q3 FY2021 (November 2020 - January 2021) https://s.apache.org/Q3FY2021 + Video highlights https://youtu.be/S6FWqAuA_8M

- The Apache® Software Foundation Celebrates 22 Years of Open Source Leadership – world’s largest Open Source foundation advances community-led innovation "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/22ndAnniversay

- Apache in 2020 - By The Digits https://s.apache.org/Apache2020Digits + Video highlights https://s.apache.org/Apache2020Digits-vid

- ASF Security Report 2020 https://s.apache.org/SecurityReport2020 + Video highlights https://youtu.be/Z7yudar_da0

- ASF FY2020 Annual Report https://s.apache.org/FY2020AnnualReport

 - Follow the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter (https://twitter.com/TheASF) and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-apache-software-foundation

 - Follow the Apache Community on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ApacheSoftwareFoundation/ and Twitter https://twitter.com/ApacheCommunity

 - Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our "Powered By" logos http://www.apache.org/foundation/press/kit/#poweredby

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Tuesday August 17, 2021

The Apache® Software Foundation Announces Program for ApacheCon@Home 2021

Official Apache global conference series to be held virtually for second year, featuring 140+ sessions, and keynotes from GitHub, NYU and Open Source Hardware Association, Red Hat, and the Wilson Center.

Wilmington, DE —17 August 2021— The Apache® Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced keynotes, sponsors, and program for ApacheCon@Home, taking place online 21-23 September 2021. Registration is open and free for all attendees.

"With dozens of compelling talks on the latest Apache innovations, presented by noted community experts and supported by an impressive roster of sponsors, we expect a record turnout of attendees," said Ruth Suehle, ASF Executive Vice President and ApacheCon@Home co-Chair. "We're excited to enable participants to join us at their own convenience online and to build on the success of last year's inaugural ApacheCon@Home, with nearly 3,500 attendees."

ApacheCon is the ASF's official global conference series, first held in 1998. ApacheCon draws attendees from more than 130 countries to experience "Tomorrow's Technology Today" independent of business interests, corporate biases, or sales pitches.

ApacheCon showcases the latest breakthroughs from dozens of Apache projects, with content selected entirely by Apache projects and their communities. ApacheCon@Home joins ApacheCon Asia, which took place online 6-8 August, to meet the educational demands of the growing Apache community of developers, users, and enthusiasts worldwide.

"The ApacheCon@Home format has been a game changer by letting many members of the Apache community experience ApacheCon for the first time —all from the comfort of their homes or any location,” said Rich Bowen, Vice President of Conferences at the ASF. "We continue to grow and evolve our events to enable participants from around the globe to experience the full event as it happens, and interact with community members and sponsors in real-time. Post-event session recordings enable thousands to enjoy ApacheCon year-round."

ApacheCon@Home features more than 140 sessions, all held virtually and online. Participants at all levels will learn about innovations in Apache projects and categories that include: ActiveMQ; AGE (incubating); APISIX; API and Microservice; Beam; Big Data; Calcite; Camel; Cassandra, Community; Content Delivery; Content Management; CXF; Daffodil; DataSketches; Data Visualization; DolphinScheduler; Druid; Federated Data; Fineract and FinTech; Flink; Geode; Geospatial; Groovy; Hadoop; Hadoop YARN; HBase; HDFS; Hive; Hop (incubating); HTTP Server; Hudi Ignite; Impala; Incubator; Integration; Internet of Things; James; Jena; Kafka; Karaf; Kudu; Liminal (incubating); Lucene; MADlib; MXNet (incubating); NiFi; NLPCraft (incubating); OpenNLP; Ozone; PLC4X; POI; Pulsar; Search; Sedona (incubating); SIS; SkyWalking; Sling; Solr; Spark; Storm; Streampipes (incubating); Teaclave (incubating); Thrift; Tika; Tomcat; Traffic Control; Traffic Server; Wayang (incubating); YuniKorn (incubating); Zookeeper; and more.

Keynote presentations will be delivered by Ashley Wolf, head of GitHub’s Open Source Program Office; Mark Cox, ASF Vice President Security, and Distinguished Software Engineer at Red Hat’s Open Source Program Office; Dr. Alison Parker, Senior Program Associate in the Science and Technology Innovation Program at the Wilson Center; and Michael Weinberg, Executive Director of the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy at NYU Law and the Board President of the Open Source Hardware Association.

The full program is available at https://www.apachecon.com/acah2021/tracks/

ApacheCon@Home sponsors include Strategic Sponsor Google; Platinum Sponsors Apple, Huawei, Instaclustr, and Tencent Cloud; Gold Sponsors AWS, Baidu, Cerner, Didi Chuxing, Dremio, Fiter, Red Hat, and Replicated; Silver Sponsors Imply, Securonix, and SphereEx; and Bronze Sponsor Technical Arts & Engineering. AWS, Huawei, Didi Chuxing, Tencent, Baidu, and SphereEx were also Sponsors of ApacheCon Asia.

To sponsor ApacheCon@Home, visit https://www.apachecon.com/acah2021/2021_ApacheCon_prospectus.pdf

Register today at https://www.apachecon.com/acah2021/register.html .

About ApacheCon
ApacheCon is the official global conference series of The Apache Software Foundation. Since 1998 ApacheCon has been drawing participants at all levels to explore "Tomorrow's Technology Today" across 350+ Apache projects and their diverse communities. In 2020 and 2021 ApacheCon events showcase ubiquitous Apache projects and emerging innovations virtually through sessions, keynotes, real-world case studies, community events, and more, all online and free of charge. For more information, visit http://apachecon.com/ and https://twitter.com/ApacheCon .

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, The Apache Software Foundation is the world’s largest Open Source foundation, stewarding 227M+ lines of code and providing more than $20B+ worth of software to the public at 100% no cost. The ASF’s all-volunteer community grew from 21 original founders overseeing the Apache HTTP Server to 850+ individual Members and 200 Project Management Committees who successfully lead 350+ Apache projects and initiatives in collaboration with 8,200+ Committers through the ASF’s meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way". Apache software is integral to nearly every end user computing device, from laptops to tablets to mobile devices across enterprises and mission-critical applications. Apache projects power most of the Internet, manage exabytes of data, execute teraflops of operations, and store billions of objects in virtually every industry. The commercially-friendly and permissive Apache License v2 is an Open Source industry standard, helping launch billion dollar corporations and benefiting countless users worldwide. The ASF is a US 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including Aetna, Alibaba Cloud Computing, Amazon Web Services, Anonymous, Baidu, Bloomberg, Budget Direct, Capital One, Cloudera, Comcast, Confluent, Didi Chuxing, Facebook, Google, Handshake, Huawei, IBM, Microsoft, Namebase, Pineapple Fund, Red Hat, Reprise Software, Target, Tencent, Union Investment, Verizon Media, and Workday. For more information, visit http://apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/TheASF .

© The Apache Software Foundation. "Apache", "Airflow", "Apache Airflow", "APISIX", "Apache APISIX", "Arrow", "Apache Arrow", "Atlas", "Apache Atlas", "Bigtop", "Apache Bigtop", "BookKeeper", "Apache BookKeeper", "Camel", "Apache Camel", "CarbonData", "Apache CarbonData", "Cassandra", "Apache Cassandra", "Commons", "Apache Commons", "DolphinScheduler", "Apache DolphinScheduler", "Druid", "Apache Druid", "Dubbo", "Apache Dubbo", "ECharts", "Apache ECharts", "Flink", "Apache Flink", "Hadoop", "Apache Hadoop", "HBase", "Apache HBase", "Hive", "Apache Hive", "HUDI", "Apache HUDI", "Ignite", "Apache Ignite", "Impala", "Apache Impala", "IoTDB", "Apache IoTDB", "Kafka", "Apache Kafka", "Kudu", "Apache Kudu", "Kylin", "Apache Kylin", "Ozone", "Apache Ozone", "PLC4X", "Apache PLC4X", "Pulsar", "Apache Pulsar", "RocketMQ", "Apache RocketMQ", "ServiceComb", "Apache ServiceComb", "ShardingSphere", "Apache ShardingSphere", "SkyWalking", "Apache SkyWalking", "Sling", "Apache Sling", "Spark", "Apache Spark", "Superset", "Apache Superset", "Tomcat", "Apache Tomcat", and "ApacheCon" are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation in the United States and/or other countries. All other brands and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Wednesday June 09, 2021

The Apache® Software Foundation Welcomes its Global Community Online at ApacheCon(TM) Asia 2021

Asia edition of the official Apache global conference series to be held virtually, with 140+ sessions, and keynote and plenary sessions by luminaries from AliCloud, API7, DiDi Chuxing, Huawei, Kyligence, PingCAP, Tencent Cloud, Tsinghua University, and more. 

Wilmington, DE —9 June 2021— The Apache® Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced keynotes, sponsors, and program for ApacheConTM Asia, taking place online 6-8 August 2021. Registration is open and free for all attendees.

"We’re excited to hold ApacheCon Asia online following last year’s highly successful ApacheCon@Home," said Sheng Wu, ApacheCon Asia co-Chair and member of the ASF Board of Directors. "The pandemic mobilized the global Apache community to collectively produce a first-rate online event, supported by an outstanding group of sponsors. We are proud to build on ApacheCon’s new virtual format and bring the ApacheCon Asia program to participants joining us from any location."

ApacheCon is the ASF's official global conference series, first held in 1998. ApacheCon draws attendees from more than 130 countries to experience "Tomorrow's Technology Today" independent of business interests, corporate biases, or sales pitches.

ApacheCon showcases the latest breakthroughs from dozens of Apache projects, with content selected entirely by Apache projects and their communities. ApacheCon Asia joins ApacheCon@Home, taking place online 21-23 September, to meet the educational demands of the growing Apache community of developers, users, and enthusiasts worldwide.

"Tune in to ApacheCon Asia's 140+ sessions to learn the latest developments, best practices, and lessons learned with Apache projects, incubating podlings, and community-led development 'The Apache Way',” said Willem Jiang, ApacheCon Asia co-Chair and initiator of Apache Local Community Beijing. "Participants can also connect and network virtually with attendees, speakers, and sponsors in real-time, as well as revisit presentations and explore additional tracks after the event."

Participants at all levels will learn about Apache project innovations in categories that include: APIs and Microservices; Big Data; Community; Culture; Data Visualization; Incubator; Integration; IoT and IIoT; Messaging; Middleware; Observability; Streaming; Servers; Workflow and Data Governance. 

Featured Apache projects include Airflow, APISIX, Arrow, Atlas, Bigtop, BookKeeper, brpc (incubating), Camel, CarbonData, Cassandra, Commons, DolphinScheduler, Doris (incubating), Druid, Dubbo, ECharts, Flink, Hadoop, HBase, Hive, HUDI, Ignite, Impala, InLong (incubating), IoTDB, Kafka, Kudu, Kylin, Liminal (incubating), MXNet (incubating), Nemo (incubating), Ozone, Pegasus (incubating), Pinot (incubating), PLC4X, Pulsar, RocketMQ, ServiceComb, ShardingSphere, SkyWalking, Sling, Spark, StreamPipes (incubating), Superset, Teaclave (incubating), Tomcat, YuniKorn (Incubating), and more.

Keynote presentations will be delivered by Dongxu Huang, CTO of PingCAP; Jianmin Wang, Dean, School of Software at Tsinghua University; Sharan Foga, ASF Board Member; and Sheng Wu, ASF Board Member. Plenary sessions will be presented by AliCloud, API7, DiDi Chuxing, Huawei, Kyligence, and Tencent Cloud.

The full program is available at https://apachecon.com/acasia2021/tracks.html

ApacheCon Asia sponsors include Strategic Sponsor Huawei; Platinum Sponsors AliCloud, API7, DiDi Chuxing, Kyligence, and Tencent Cloud; Gold Sponsors AWS and Baidu; and Silver Sponsors Imply and SphereEx. Huawei, Tencent, DiDi, AWS, Baidu, Imply, and SphereEx are also Sponsors of ApacheCon@Home at the above levels.

To sponsor ApacheCon Asia and/or ApacheCon@Home, visit https://www.apachecon.com/acah2021/2021_ApacheCon_prospectus.pdf

Register today at https://apachecon.com/acasia2021/register.html .

About ApacheCon
ApacheCon is the official global conference series of The Apache Software Foundation. Since 1998 ApacheCon has been drawing participants at all levels to explore "Tomorrow's Technology Today" across 350+ Apache projects and their diverse communities. In 2020 and 2021 ApacheCon events showcase ubiquitous Apache projects and emerging innovations virtually through sessions, keynotes, real-world case studies, community events, and more, all online and free of charge. For more information, visit http://apachecon.com/ and https://twitter.com/ApacheCon .

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, The Apache Software Foundation is the world’s largest Open Source foundation, stewarding 227M+ lines of code and providing more than $20B+ worth of software to the public at 100% no cost. The ASF’s all-volunteer community grew from 21 original founders overseeing the Apache HTTP Server to 850+ individual Members and 200 Project Management Committees who successfully lead 350+ Apache projects and initiatives in collaboration with 8,200+ Committers through the ASF’s meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way". Apache software is integral to nearly every end user computing device, from laptops to tablets to mobile devices across enterprises and mission-critical applications. Apache projects power most of the Internet, manage exabytes of data, execute teraflops of operations, and store billions of objects in virtually every industry. The commercially-friendly and permissive Apache License v2 is an Open Source industry standard, helping launch billion dollar corporations and benefiting countless users worldwide. The ASF is a US 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including Aetna, Alibaba Cloud Computing, Amazon Web Services, Anonymous, Baidu, Bloomberg, Budget Direct, Capital One, Cloudera, Comcast, Confluent, Didi Chuxing, Facebook, Google, Handshake, Huawei, IBM, Microsoft, Namebase, Pineapple Fund, Red Hat, Reprise Software, Target, Tencent, Union Investment, Verizon Media, and Workday. For more information, visit http://apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/TheASF .


© The Apache Software Foundation. "Apache", "Airflow", "Apache Airflow", "APISIX", "Apache APISIX", "Arrow", "Apache Arrow", "Atlas", "Apache Atlas", "Bigtop", "Apache Bigtop", "BookKeeper", "Apache BookKeeper", "Camel", "Apache Camel", "CarbonData", "Apache CarbonData", "Cassandra", "Apache Cassandra", "Commons", "Apache Commons", "DolphinScheduler", "Apache DolphinScheduler", "Druid", "Apache Druid", "Dubbo", "Apache Dubbo", "ECharts", "Apache ECharts", "Flink", "Apache Flink", "Hadoop", "Apache Hadoop", "HBase", "Apache HBase", "Hive", "Apache Hive", "HUDI", "Apache HUDI", "Ignite", "Apache Ignite", "Impala", "Apache Impala", "IoTDB", "Apache IoTDB", "Kafka", "Apache Kafka", "Kudu", "Apache Kudu", "Kylin", "Apache Kylin", "Ozone", "Apache Ozone", "PLC4X", "Apache PLC4X", "Pulsar", "Apache Pulsar", "RocketMQ", "Apache RocketMQ", "ServiceComb", "Apache ServiceComb", "ShardingSphere", "Apache ShardingSphere", "SkyWalking", "Apache SkyWalking", "Sling", "Apache Sling", "Spark", "Apache Spark", "Superset", "Apache Superset", "Tomcat", "Apache Tomcat", and "ApacheCon" are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation in the United States and/or other countries. All other brands and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Thursday April 08, 2021

The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® DolphinScheduler™ as a Top-Level Project

Open Source distributed Big Data visual workflow scheduler system in use at thousands of organizations, including Budweiser, China Unicom, IDG Capital, IBM China, JD.com, Lenovo, New Oriental, Nokia China, Qihoo 360, SF Express, and Tencent, among others.


Wilmington, DE —8 April 2021— The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today Apache® DolphinScheduler™ as a Top-Level Project (TLP).


Apache DolphinScheduler is a distributed, extensible visual Big Data workflow scheduler system. The project was first created at Analysys in December 2017, and entered the Apache Incubator in August 2019.


"We learned a lot about becoming a strong Open Source project during our time in the Apache Incubator," said Lidong Dai, Vice President of Apache DolphinScheduler. "Our incubation mentors helped guide us with developing our project and community the Apache Way. We are pleased to have graduated as an Apache Top-Level Project."


As a distributed and extensible data workflow scheduler platform with rich directed acyclic graph (DAG) visual interfaces, DolphinScheduler solves complex task dependencies and triggers in the data pipeline. Out-of-the-box, its easy-to-extend processing connects numerous systems to 100,000-level data task scheduling. Apache DolphinScheduler is:

  • Cloud Native —support multi-cloud/data center workflow  management, also supports Kubernetes, Docker deployment and custom task types, distributed scheduling, with overall scheduling capability increased linearly with the scale of the cluster

  • Highly Reliable —decentralized multi-master and multi-worker, high availability, supported by itself, overload processing

  • User-Friendly —all process definition operations are visualized, defines key information at a glance, one-click deployment

  • Supports Rich Scenarios —includes streaming, pause, recover operation, multi-tenant, and additional task types such as spark, hive, mr, shell, python, flink, sub_process, and more.

"Apache DolphinScheduler is designed for cloud-native," added Dai. "We are proud to have built a reliable and cloud friendly data workflow system while using next generation architecture and smart UI design."


Apache DolphinScheduler has more than 4,000 users in China, with Internet companies and banks forming a large percentage of users. Users include Budweiser, China Unicom, IDG Capital, IBM China, JD.com, Lenovo, New Oriental, Nokia China, Qihoo 360, SF Express, and Tencent, among others.


"Apache DolphinScheduler is an excellent data workflow open-source product," said Zhengjun Yin, Architect at China Unicom. "Its community is very friendly and gives us strong support. We save the cost of hundreds of human-months by using DolphinScheduler!"


"Apache DolphinScheduler is amazing," said Xide Gu, Architect at JD Logistics. "JD Logistics used Apache DolphinScheduler as  a stable and powerful platform to connect and control the data flow from various data sources in JDL, such as SAP Hana and Hadoop. It offers open API, easy plug-in and stable data flow development and scheduler environment. DolphinScheduler really helps JD Logistics data team accelerate development efficiency in many Agile BI projects!"

"I am honored to guide the DolphinScheduler community from day one of the incubating. In the past 1.5 years, it grows fast and healthy," said Sheng Wu, ASF Board Member and DolphinScheduler Incubator Champion. "They learned the Apache culture quickly, and have great executive capability. It is great to see the project graduating from the incubator with a diverse and active community. Being a top-level project is a new beginning for you, look forward to becoming a global and powerful project." "I am honored to witness the entire process of DolphinScheduler from open source to entry into the Apache incubator, and then to graduation to become an independent Apache top-level project," said Shi Shaofeng, Member of the Apache Kylin and Apache Incubator Project Management Committees. "During more than one year, the participants in the DolphinScheduler community have been adhering to the open-source spirit, constantly innovating and making progress. The developers and contributors join in the community constantly and make DolphinScheduler, a big data scheduling tool created by the Chinese, become more and more perfect, more and more users, and enter a virtuous cycle of development. It is expected that after graduation from the incubator, she will continue to move forward under the management of PMCs and create more value for society and the public through open-source software." "Congratulations to open source project DolphinScheduler for graduating from the Apache incubator and becoming ASF's top project," said Chen Liang, Vice President of Apache CarbonData. "DolphinScheduler has been developing the community in accordance with the Apache Way and has attracted many open-source developers to join. With the joint efforts of community members, the project has become more and more mature. Best wishes to the DolphinScheduler community!"


"We look forward to diversifying the Apache DolphinScheduler community with seed users from all over the world," added Dai. "Those interested in participating are welcome to reach out to us on our project mailing lists and other channels."


Catch Apache DolphinScheduler in action at its global MeetUp, held online in collaboration with the Apache ShardingSphere community, on 15 May 2021. Members of the DolphinScheduler and ShardingSphere Project Management Committees will share features and use cases on both projects in English. To register, visit https://www.meetup.com/dolphinscheduler-meetup-group/

Availability and Oversight

Apache DolphinScheduler software is released under the Apache License v2.0 and is overseen by a self-selected team of active contributors to the project. A Project Management Committee (PMC) guides the Project's day-to-day operations, including community development and product releases. For downloads, documentation, and ways to become involved with Apache DolphinScheduler, visit https://DolphinScheduler.apache.org/ , https://twitter.com/DolphinSchedule , and https://asf-dolphinscheduler.slack.com/ .


About the Apache Incubator

The Apache Incubator is the primary entry path for projects and codebases wishing to become part of the efforts at The Apache Software Foundation. All code donations from external organizations and existing external projects enter the ASF through the Incubator to: 1) ensure all donations are in accordance with the ASF legal standards; and 2) develop new communities that adhere to our guiding principles. Incubation is required of all newly accepted projects until a further review indicates that the infrastructure, communications, and decision making process have stabilized in a manner consistent with other successful ASF projects. While incubation status is not necessarily a reflection of the completeness or stability of the code, it does indicate that the project has yet to be fully endorsed by the ASF. For more information, visit http://incubator.apache.org/ 


About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)

Established in 1999, The Apache Software Foundation is the world’s largest Open Source foundation, stewarding 227M+ lines of code and providing more than $20B+ worth of software to the public at 100% no cost. The ASF’s all-volunteer community grew from 21 original founders overseeing the Apache HTTP Server to 813 individual Members and 200 Project Management Committees who successfully lead 350+ Apache projects and initiatives in collaboration with nearly 8,100 Committers through the ASF’s meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way". Apache software is integral to nearly every end user computing device, from laptops to tablets to mobile devices across enterprises and mission-critical applications. Apache projects power most of the Internet, manage exabytes of data, execute teraflops of operations, and store billions of objects in virtually every industry. The commercially-friendly and permissive Apache License v2 is an Open Source industry standard, helping launch billion dollar corporations and benefiting countless users worldwide. The ASF is a US 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including Aetna, Alibaba Cloud Computing, Amazon Web Services, Anonymous, Baidu, Bloomberg, Budget Direct, Capital One, Cloudera, Comcast, Confluent, Didi Chuxing, Facebook, Google, Handshake, Huawei, IBM, Microsoft, Namebase, Pineapple Fund, Red Hat, Reprise Software, Target, Tencent, Union Investment, Verizon Media, and Workday. For more information, visit http://apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/TheASF  


© The Apache Software Foundation. "Apache", "DolphinScheduler", "Apache DolphinScheduler", "ShardingSphere", "Apache ShardingSphere", and "ApacheCon" are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation in the United States and/or other countries. All other brands and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Wednesday February 03, 2021

The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® DataSketches™ as a Top-Level Project

Open Source high-performance Big Data streaming algorithm library in use at Nielsen Identity, Permutive, Splice Machine, and Verizon Media, among others.

Wilmington, DE —3 February 2021— The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today Apache® DataSketches™ as a Top-Level Project (TLP).

Apache DataSketches is a highly performant Big Data analysis library for scalable approximate algorithms. The project originated at Yahoo in 2012, was open-sourced in 2015, and entered the Apache Incubator in March 2019.

"We are excited to be part of the ASF," said Lee Rhodes, Vice President of Apache DataSketches. "We have learned a great deal from the incubation process and look forward to working with new users of our library that want to take advantage of sketching technology."

Apache DataSketches’s library of specialized streaming algorithms —known as sketches— comprise small data structures that process data at massive scale. Sketches are ideal for queries that cannot afford the time or huge compute resources needed to generate exact results. Where approximate results are acceptable, sketches are the only viable alternative for interactive queries with real-time analysis. Apache DataSketches is:

  • Fast —produces approximate results at orders of magnitude faster than traditional methods -- user configurable size vs accuracy tradeoff;
  • Efficient —sketch algorithms process data in a single pass for both real-time and batch;
  • Mergeable —allows for parallelization;
  • Optimized for large-scale computing environments that process Big Data —such as Apache Hadoop, Apache Spark, Apache Druid, Apache Hive, Apache Pig, PostgreSQL;
  • Binary compatible across multiple languages and platforms —available in Java, C++, and Python;
  • Expanded Analysis —including count distinct with set operations, quantiles, most frequent items (heavy hitters), matrix computations, and more; and
  • Mathematically defined and proven error properties —provides a priori and a posteriori error estimation and upper and lower bounds with statistically derived confidence intervals.

Apache DataSketches is used in large-scale computing environments such as Nielsen Identity, Permutive, Splice Machine, and Verizon Media, among others, as well as Apache Druid and Apache Pinot (incubating).

"The Apache DataSketches project takes powerful algorithms for data summarization and analysis, and makes them available to everyone," said Professor Graham Cormode of the University of Warwick. "While these methods are tremendously useful in practice, their descriptions were previously only in highly technical scientific papers. This project has made robust, dependable and well-documented implementations available to all. Already the library has been used for a wide range of applications, including service quality, monitoring, ad analytics and the sciences."

"Using Apache DataSketches has enabled Apache Druid users to perform common tasks such as quantiles and unique counting in a highly performant and efficient manner," said Gian Merlino, Vice President of Apache Druid. "We have worked closely together over the years to make the power of DataSketches accessible to Apache Druid users, helping us provide real-time analytics at scale."

"Sketches are fundamental to calculating many of our key company metrics," said Tom Miller, Director of Software Development Engineering at Verizon Media. "It allows us to greatly simplify our data processing and reduce storage costs by allowing us to calculate non-additive metrics across user specified dimension combinations at report time instead of having to either retain raw data or pre-calculate for each set of dimensions."

"Combining Apache Druid and DataSketches allows us to provide our customers real-time insights into their target audiences and advertising campaigns," said Yakir Buskilla, Senior Vice President of Research and Development and General Manager Israel at Nielsen Identity. "The ability to evaluate set expressions make the Theta Sketch especially powerful for multi-set cardinality estimation as well as funnel analysis."

“Apache DataSketches has provided us with a solid theoretical foundation upon which we are able to store and process data at scale - in a simple, fast and cost-efficient manner," said David Cromberge, Senior Software Engineer at Permutive. "It has been a pleasure to engage with their creators and community who have been helpful at every step of the way.”

"We use DataSketches's Theta-Sketches for distinct-count aggregations that are used to solve large multi-set cardinality approximation," said Mayank Shrivastava, Committer and member of the Apache Pinot (incubating) Podling Project Management Committee. "The ability to evaluate set expressions make the Theta Sketch especially powerful for multi-set cardinality estimation as well as funnel analysis."

"We welcome those interested in streaming algorithms to visit us, learn about this exciting technology, and contribute to Apache DataSketches to make our project even better," added Rhodes.

Availability and Oversight
Apache DataSketches software is released under the Apache License v2.0 and is overseen by a self-selected team of active contributors to the project. A Project Management Committee (PMC) guides the Project's day-to-day operations, including community development and product releases. For downloads, documentation, and ways to become involved with Apache DataSketches, visit https://datasketches.apache.org .

About the Apache Incubator
The Apache Incubator is the primary entry path for projects and codebases wishing to become part of the efforts at The Apache Software Foundation. All code donations from external organizations and existing external projects enter the ASF through the Incubator to: 1) ensure all donations are in accordance with the ASF legal standards; and 2) develop new communities that adhere to our guiding principles. Incubation is required of all newly accepted projects until a further review indicates that the infrastructure, communications, and decision making process have stabilized in a manner consistent with other successful ASF projects. While incubation status is not necessarily a reflection of the completeness or stability of the code, it does indicate that the project has yet to be fully endorsed by the ASF. For more information, visit http://incubator.apache.org/ .

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, The Apache Software Foundation is the world’s largest Open Source foundation, stewarding 227M+ lines of code and providing more than $20B+ worth of software to the public at 100% no cost. The ASF’s all-volunteer community grew from 21 original founders overseeing the Apache HTTP Server to 813 individual Members and 206 Project Management Committees who successfully lead 350+ Apache projects and initiatives in collaboration with nearly 8,000 Committers through the ASF’s meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way". Apache software is integral to nearly every end user computing device, from laptops to tablets to mobile devices across enterprises and mission-critical applications. Apache projects power most of the Internet, manage exabytes of data, execute teraflops of operations, and store billions of objects in virtually every industry. The commercially-friendly and permissive Apache License v2 is an Open Source industry standard, helping launch billion dollar corporations and benefiting countless users worldwide. The ASF is a US 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including Aetna, Alibaba Cloud Computing, Amazon Web Services, Anonymous, Baidu, Bloomberg, Budget Direct, Capital One, Cloudera, Comcast, Didi Chuxing, Facebook, Google, Handshake, Huawei, IBM, Microsoft, Pineapple Fund, Red Hat, Reprise Software, Target, Tencent, Union Investment, Verizon Media, and Workday. For more information, visit http://apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/TheASF .

© The Apache Software Foundation. "Apache", "DataSketches", "Apache DataSketches", "Druid", "Apache Druid", "Hadoop", "Apache Hadoop", "Hive", "Apache Hive", "Pig", "Apache Pig", "Pinot (incubating)", "Apache Pinot (incubating)", "Spark", "Apache Spark", and "ApacheCon" are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation in the United States and/or other countries. All other brands and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Friday December 18, 2020

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 18 December 2020

And it's Friday! Let's take a look at what the Apache community has been up to over the past week:

Inside Infra – the interview series featuring members of the ASF Infrastructure team.
 - Andrew Wetmore --Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Andrew2

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 20 January 2021. Board calendar and minutes https://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998.
 - all videos from ApacheCon@Home are available at https://www.youtube.com/c/TheApacheFoundation/  

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 99.93%. Performance checks across 50 different service components spread over more than 250 machines in data centers around the world. http://www.apache.org/uptime/

Apache Code Snapshot – Over the past week, 356 Apache Committers changed 1,752,073 lines of code over 3,151 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Gary Gregory, Andi Huber, Claus Ibsen, Tilman Hausherr, and Tomaz Muraus.                          

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

API --
 - Apache APISIX Dashboard 2.2 released https://apisix.apache.org/

Big Data --
 - Apache Beam 2.26.0 released https://beam.apache.org/
 - Apache Knox 1.5.0 released http://knox.apache.org/
 - Apache Flink 1.12.0 and 1.11.3 released https://flink.apache.org/
 - Apache Qpid JMS 0.56.0 released https://qpid.apache.org/
 - Apache Bigtop 1.5.0 released https://bigtop.apache.org/
 - Apache HBase 2.4.0 released https://hbase.apache.org/
 - Apache Airflow 1.10.14 released https://airflow.apache.org/
 - Apache Airflow CVE-2020-17513: Server-Side Request Forgery (SSRF) in Charts & Query View https://s.apache.org/162rf , and
   CVE-2020-17511: Airflow admin password gets logged in plain text https://s.apache.org/2bbfj

Integration --
 - Apache Camel 3.7.0 released https://camel.apache.org/

IoT --
 - Apache IoTDB 0.11.1 released https://iotdb.apache.org/

Messaging --
 - Apache Pulsar CVE-2020-17520: Pulsar Manager security bug (bypass admin interceptor) https://s.apache.org/4fj8c

 
Did You Know?

- Did you know that the Apache Roadshow/China drew more than 1.5M viewers online? Sessions were organized by ASF Members and Apache Local Community Beijing Chapter participants, and featured Apache eCharts, IoTDB, SkyWalking, and more https://www.bagevent.com/event/6844986/p/431034  

- Did you know that Apache Airflow, Druid, Hadoop, HDFS, Hive, Kafka, Superset, and other projects power more than 1.5 petabytes of data at Airbnb? https://projects.apache.org/projects.html?category

- Did you know that ASF Corporate Giving Contributors Bloomberg Philanthropy, IBM, Microsoft, PayPal, Charles Schwab, Vanguard, and other supporting organizations help the ASF's all-volunteer community provide $20B+ worth of software 100% free-of-charge? Support Apache today with a one-off, recurring, matching gift, or other corporate contributions? Consider a year-end gift to benefit the ASF http://apache.org/foundation/contributing.html  


Apache Community Notices

- Apache Month In Review: November 2020 https://s.apache.org/Nov2020

- ASF FY2020 Annual Report https://s.apache.org/FY2020AnnualReport 

- "Trillions and Trillions Served" documentary on the ASF: 1) full feature https://s.apache.org/Trillions-Feature 2) "Apache Everywhere" https://s.apache.org/ApacheEverywhere 3) "Why Apache" https://s.apache.org/ASF-Trillions 4) “Apache Innovation” https://s.apache.org/ApacheInnovation 

 - The Apache Software Foundation Statement on the COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak https://s.apache.org/COVID-19  

 - The Apache Software Foundation Celebrates 21 Years of Open Source Leadership https://s.apache.org/21stAnniversary

 - Apache in 2019 - By The Digits https://s.apache.org/Apache2019Digits

 - The Apache Way to Sustainable Open Source Success https://s.apache.org/GhnI

 - Foundation Reports and Statements http://www.apache.org/foundation/reports.html

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the people and processes behind why the ASF "just works". https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/category/SuccessAtApache

 - Inside Infra: the new interview series with members of the ASF infrastructure team --meet 
    Chris Thistlethwaite https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Chris
    Drew Foulks https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Drew
    Greg Stein Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg
      ...Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg2 and Part III https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg3
    Daniel Gruno Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Daniel1 and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Daniel2
    Gavin McDonald Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Gavin and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Gavin2
    Andrew Wetmore Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Andrew

 - Please follow/like/re-tweet the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter (https://twitter.com/TheASF) and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-apache-software-foundation

 - Do friend and follow us on the Apache Community Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ApacheSoftwareFoundation/ and Twitter account https://twitter.com/ApacheCommunity

 - Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our "Powered By" logos http://www.apache.org/foundation/press/kit/#poweredby

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Friday December 11, 2020

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 11 December 2020

Happy Friday! Let's take a look at what the Apache community has been up to over the past week:

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 16 December 2020. Board calendar and minutes https://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998.
 - all videos from ApacheCon@Home are available at https://www.youtube.com/c/TheApacheFoundation/  

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 99.91%. Performance checks across 50 different service components spread over more than 250 machines in data centers around the world. http://www.apache.org/uptime/

Apache Code Snapshot – Over the past week, 398 Apache Committers changed 1,767,303 lines of code over 3,476 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Hugh Miles, Andi Huber, Mark Thomas, Ganesh Murthy, and Claus Ibsen.                   

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

API --
 - Apache APISIX Dashboard 2.1.1 released https://apisix.apache.org/

Big Data --
 - Apache Avro 1.10.1 released https://avro.apache.org/

Content --
 -  Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.8.24 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/

Library --
 - Apache Yetus 0.13.0 released https://yetus.apache.org/

Programming Languages --
 - Apache Groovy 2.4.21, 2.5.14, 3.0.7, and 4.0.0-alpha-2 released https://groovy.apache.org/
 - Apache Groovy CVE-2020-17521: Groovy Information Disclosure https://s.apache.org/k8n0d

Messaging --
 - Apache Pulsar 2.7.0 released https://pulsar.apache.org/

Servers --
 - Apache Traffic Control 4.1.1 released https://trafficcontrol.apache.org/
 - Apache Tomcat 8.5.61, 9.0.41, and 10.0.0 (beta) available http://tomcat.apache.org/

Testing --
 - Apache JMeter 5.4 released https://jmeter.apache.org/

Web Conferencing --
 - Apache OpenMeetings 5.1.0 released https://openmeetings.apache.org/

Web Frameworks --
 - Apache Struts 2.5.26 released https://struts.apache.org/
 - Apache Struts CVE-2020-17530: Potential RCE when using forced evaluation https://s.apache.org/hwr92

 
Did You Know?

- Did you know that when we founded the ASF 21 years ago, we made a commitment to ensure our software is freely available to all users worldwide at 100% no cost? Today the ASF provides more than $21B worth of software developed by an all-volunteer community. Your tax-deductible contribution helps us continue our effort. https://donate.apache.org/  

- Did you know that the Financial Times' real-time batch processing, stream processing, and analytics are powered by Apache Airflow, Avro, Kafka, Parquet, and Spark? https://projects.apache.org/projects.html?category#big-data 

- Did you know that Airbnb uses Apache Druid, Hadoop, Hive, Kafka, Spark, Superset, ZooKeeper, and other Apache projects to power 1.5 petabytes of data in real-time? https://projects.apache.org/projects.html?category#big-data 

Apache Community Notices

- Apache Month In Review: November 2020 https://s.apache.org/Nov2020

- ASF FY2020 Annual Report https://s.apache.org/FY2020AnnualReport 

- "Trillions and Trillions Served" documentary on the ASF: 1) full feature https://s.apache.org/Trillions-Feature 2) "Apache Everywhere" https://s.apache.org/ApacheEverywhere 3) "Why Apache" https://s.apache.org/ASF-Trillions 4) “Apache Innovation” https://s.apache.org/ApacheInnovation 

 - The Apache Software Foundation Statement on the COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak https://s.apache.org/COVID-19  

 - The Apache Software Foundation Celebrates 21 Years of Open Source Leadership https://s.apache.org/21stAnniversary

 - Apache in 2019 - By The Digits https://s.apache.org/Apache2019Digits

 - The Apache Way to Sustainable Open Source Success https://s.apache.org/GhnI

 - Foundation Reports and Statements http://www.apache.org/foundation/reports.html

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the people and processes behind why the ASF "just works". https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/category/SuccessAtApache

 - Inside Infra: the new interview series with members of the ASF infrastructure team --meet 
    Chris Thistlethwaite https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Chris
    Drew Foulks https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Drew
    Greg Stein Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg
      ...Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg2 and Part III https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg3
    Daniel Gruno Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Daniel1 and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Daniel2
    Gavin McDonald Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Gavin and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Gavin2
    Andrew Wetmore Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Andrew

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