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Friday Oct 31, 2014

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 31 October 2014

Noteworthy items from The Apache Software Foundation's more than 200 projects and initiatives that have taken place over the past week include:

The ASF @ 15 - The Apache Software Foundation Marks 15 Years of Open Source Innovation and Community Leadership
 - Chairman's Statement http://s.apache.org/RYD

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation
 - Early registration incentives for ApacheCon, Cassandra Days, and CloudStack Collaboration Conference Europe end soon http://events.linuxfoundation.org/

Apache Any23™ –used in major Web of Data applications and can be used as a library in Java applications that consume structured data from the Web, as a command-line tool for extracting and converting between the supported formats, and as online service API available at any23.org.
 - Apache Any23 1.1 released http://s.apache.org/any231.1

Apache Camel™ –powerful Open Source integration framework based on known Enterprise Integration Patterns.
 - Apache Camel 2.12.5 released http://camel.apache.org/download.html

Apache Flex™ –a highly productive, Open Source application framework for building and maintaining expressive Web applications that deploy consistently on all major browsers, desktops and devices (including smartphones, tablets and TV).
 - Apache Flex Squiggly 1.1 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/flex/squiggly/1.1/RELEASE_NOTES

Apache jclouds™ –Open Source multi-cloud toolkit for the Java platform that gives you the freedom to create applications that are portable across clouds while giving you full control to use cloud-specific features.
 - Apache jclouds 1.8.1 released https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/JCLOUDS/fixforversion/12327548

Apache Kafka™ –a single Kafka broker can handle hundreds of megabytes of reads and writes per second from thousands of clients. Kafka is designed to allow a single cluster to serve as the central data backbone for a large organization, and can be elastically and transparently expanded without downtime.
 - Apache Kafka 0.8.2-beta released https://archive.apache.org/dist/kafka/0.8.2-beta/RELEASE_NOTES.html

Apache MINA™ –a network application framework which helps users develop high performance and high scalability network applications easily.
 - Apache MINA 2.0.9 released http://mina.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Onami™ –focused on the development and maintenance of a set of Google Guice extensions.
 - Apache Onami Persist 1.0.1 released http://onami.apache.org/

Apache Tomcat™ –a web server that is an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages technologies.
 - Apache Tomcat Native 1.1.32 released http://tomcat.apache.org/native-doc/miscellaneous/changelog.html

Apache Software Foundation Graphics –graphical assets that can be used by third parties when referring to The Apache Software Foundation or one of its projects.
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Friday Oct 24, 2014

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 24 October 2014

Noteworthy items from The Apache Software Foundation's more than 200 projects and initiatives that have taken place over the past week include:

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation
 - Early registration incentives for ApacheCon and CloudStack Collaboration Conference Europe end soon http://events.linuxfoundation.org/
 - CFP now open for ApacheCon North America 2015 http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america/program/cfp

Apache Software Foundation Graphics –graphical assets that can be used by third parties when referring to The Apache Software Foundation or one of its projects.
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Apache CloudStack™ –open source software designed to deploy and manage large networks of virtual machines, as a highly available, highly scalable Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud computing platform.
 - Apache CloudStack v4.4.1 released http://docs.cloudstack.apache.org/projects/cloudstack-release-notes/en/4.4.1/

Apache HttpComponents Core™ –a set of low level HTTP transport components that can be used to build custom client and server side HTTP services with a minimal footprint.  
 - Apache HttpComponents HttpAsyncClient 4.1-beta1 released http://www.apache.org/dist/httpcomponents/httpasyncclient/RELEASE_NOTES-4.1.x.txt
 - HttpComponents Core 4.3.3 GA released http://www.apache.org/dist/httpcomponents/httpcore/RELEASE_NOTES.txt

Apache Log4j™ –provides logging services for Java.
 - Apache Log4j 2.1 released http://logging.apache.org/log4j/2.x/

Apache Apache Tajo™ –an advanced open source data warehouse system in Hadoop for processing web-scale data sets.
 - Apache Tajo v0.9 released http://tajo.apache.org/

Apache UIMA™ –supports the community working on the analysis of unstructured information with a unifying Java and C++ framework, tooling, and analysis components, guided by the OASIS UIMA standard.
 - Apache UIMA DUCC 1.1.0 released http://uima.apache.org/d/uima-ducc-1.1.0/issuesFixed/jira-report.html

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Wednesday Oct 22, 2014

Announcing Apache™ CloudStack™ v4.4.1

Mature, easy-to-deploy Open Source Cloud computing software platform boasts improved efficiency and performance.

Forest Hill, MD —22 October 2014— The Apache CloudStack project today announced the immediate availability of Apache CloudStack v4.4.1, the latest version of the turnkey Open Source cloud computing software platform used for creating private-, public-, and hybrid cloud environments.

Apache CloudStack clouds enable billions of dollars' worth of business transactions annually across their clouds, and its maturity and stability has led it to has become the Open Source platform for many service providers to set up on-demand, elastic public cloud computing services, as well as enterprises and others to set up a private or hybrid cloud for use by their own employees.

"We are delighted to be releasing version 4.4.1 of Apache CloudStack," said Giles Sirett, member of the Apache CloudStack Project Management Committee. "This latest version of CloudStack reflects months of hard work by our diverse developer community and brings even more features to help our service-provider and enterprise users enhance their cloud platforms. Apache CloudStack continues to grow in both deployments and developer community size, and is the platform of choice for thousands of organisations that need to build IaaS environments quickly and securely with a proven, production-grade, technology." 

Lauded by Gartner Group, CloudStack includes an intuitive user interface and rich APIs for managing the compute, networking, software, and storage infrastructure resources.

CloudStack v4.4.1 reflects dozens of new features and improvements, including:

  • Improved Storage Management
  • Virtual Private Cloud tiers can now span guest networks across availability zones
  • Support for VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler
  • Improved Support for Hyper-V Zones, VPC and Storage Migration


A complete overview of all new enhancements can be found in the project release notes at http://docs.cloudstack.apache.org/projects/cloudstack-release-notes/en/4.4.1/

CloudStack has been used by thousands of organizations worldwide and is in use/production at Alcatel-Lucent, Autodesk, BT Cloud, China Telecom, DATACAENTER Services, DataPipe, Edmunds.com, Exoscale, GreenQloud, Hokkaido University, IDC Frontier, Ikoula, KDDI, KT/Korea Telecom, LeaseWeb, NTT, Orange, PCextreme, Schuberg Philis, Shopzilla, Slovak Telekom, SunGard AS, Taiwan Mobile, Tata, Trader Media Group, TomTom, University of Melbourne, University of Sao Paolo, Verizon, WebMD and Zynga, among others.

CloudStack originated at Cloud.com, which was acquired by Citrix in 2011. CloudStack was submitted to the Apache Incubator in April 2012 and graduated as an Apache Software Foundation Top-level Project in March 2013.

Availability
CloudStack v4.4.1 is available immediately as a free download from http://cloudstack.apache.org/downloads.html. Apache CloudStack software is released under the Apache License v2.0.

Governance and Oversight
Apache CloudStack 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.

Get Involved!
Apache CloudStack welcomes contribution and community participation through mailing lists as well as attending face-to-face MeetUps, developer trainings, and user events. Catch CloudStack in action at the CloudStack Collaboration Conference, the official user/developer conference of the Apache CloudStack community, 19-21 November 2014 in Budapest, Hungary @CCCEU14 and http://cloudstackcollab.org

About Apache CloudStack
Apache CloudStack is a mature, turnkey integrated Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Open Source software platform that allows users to build feature-rich public and private cloud environments. Hailed by Gartner Group as "a solid product", CloudStack includes an intuitive user interface and rich APIs for managing the compute, networking, software, and storage infrastructure resources. CloudStack entered the Apache Incubator in April 2012 and became an Apache Top-level Project in March 2013. For downloads, documentation, and ways to become involved with Apache CloudStack, visit http://cloudstack.apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/CloudStack

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Friday Oct 17, 2014

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 17 October 2014

Noteworthy items from The Apache Software Foundation's more than 200 projects and initiatives that have taken place over the past week include:

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation
 - Register today for ApacheCon and CloudStack Collaboration Conference Europe http://events.linuxfoundation.org/
 - CFP now open for ApacheCon North America 2015 http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america/program/cfp

Apache Software Foundation Graphics -graphical assets that can be used by third parties when referring to The Apache Software Foundation or one of its projects.
 - Download New "Powered By Apache" general and project logos http://apache.org/foundation/press/kit/#poweredby

Apache Commons™ Compress™ –working with zip, ar, jar, bz2, cpio, tar, gz, dump, pack200, lzma, 7z, arj and xz files.
 - Apache Commons Compress 1.9. released http://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-compress/download_compress.cgi

Apache Jackrabbit™ –a fully conforming implementation of the Content Repository for Java Technology API (JCR).
 - Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.0.7 and Oak 1.1.1 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

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Friday Oct 10, 2014

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 10 October 2014

With more than 200 projects and initiatives at The Apache Software Foundation, there are so many amazing things happening in the Apache community! Here are some noteworthy items from over the past week:

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation
 - Early registration incentives for ApacheCon Europe (17-21 November 2014/Budapest) end 1 November http://apachecon.com/
 - CFP now open for ApacheCon North America 2015 (Austin, Texas, 13-17 April 2015) http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america/program/cfp

Apache Jackrabbit™ –a fully conforming implementation of the Content Repository for Java Technology API (JCR)
 - Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.1.0 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache OFBiz™ –an Open Source enterprise automation software project (ERP, CRM, E-Business/E-Commerce, SCM, MRP, CMMS/EAM, and so on)
 - Apache OFBiz 13.07.01 released http://ofbiz.apache.org/download.html

Apache Syncope™ –Open Source system for managing digital identities in enterprise environments, implemented in JEE technology and released under Apache 2.0 license
 - Apache Syncope 1.2.0 released http://syncope.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Tomcat™ –a Web server that is an open source software implementation of the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages technologies
 - Apache Tomcat 7.0.56 released http://tomcat.apache.org/download-70.cgi

Apache XML Graphics Commons™ –a library that consists of several reusable components used by Apache Batik and Apache FOP
 - Apache XML Graphics Commons 2.0 released http://xmlgraphics.apache.org/commons/

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Friday Oct 03, 2014

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 3 October 2014

With more than 200 projects and initiatives at The Apache Software Foundation, there are so many amazing things happening in the Apache community! Here are some noteworthy items from over the past week:

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation
 - Keynotes and Program Announced for ApacheCon and CloudStack Collaboration Conference Europe http://s.apache.org/BoJ
 - CFP now open for ApacheCon North America 2015 (Austin, Texas, 13-17 April 2015) http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america/program/cfp
 - Follow ApacheCon developments via http://www.apache.org/foundation/mailinglists.html#foundation-apachecon and https://twitter.com/ApacheCon

Apache Software Foundation Graphics -graphical assets that can be used by third parties when referring to The Apache Software Foundation or one of its projects.
 - New "Powered By Apache" logo http://apache.org/foundation/press/kit/#poweredby

Apache Cayenne™ –powerful, full-featured, opensource framework created for developers working with relational databases; seamlessly maps any relational database to Java objects, reducing development time and adding considerable functionality to any application which requires a database. 
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache™ Cayenne™ v3.1 http://s.apache.org/FjS

Apache Commons Weaver™ –an easy way to enhance compiled Java classes by generating ("weaving") bytecode into those classes.
 - Apache Commons Weaver 1.1 released http://www.apache.org/dist/commons/weaver/RELEASE-NOTES.txt

Apache HttpComponents Client™ –low level HTTP transport components that can be used to build custom client and server side HTTP services with a minimal footprint.
 - Apache HttpComponents Client 4.4-beta1 Released http://hc.apache.org/

Apache Lucene™ –high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java. It is a technology suitable for nearly any application that requires full-text search, especially cross-platform.
 - Apache Lucene 4.10.1 released http://lucene.apache.org/core/mirrors-core-latest-redir.html

Apache Lucy™ –search engine library provides full-text search for dynamic programming languages.
 - Apache Clownfish 0.4.1 released http://www.apache.org/dist/lucy/clownfish/CHANGES-0.4.1.txt
 - Apache Lucy 0.4.1 released http://www.apache.org/dist/lucy/CHANGES-0.4.1.txt

Apache Solr™ –open source enterprise search server based on the Lucene Java search library, with XML/HTTP and JSON, Ruby, and Python APIs, hit highlighting, faceted search, caching, replication, and a web administration interface.
 - Apache Solr 4.10.1 released http://lucene.apache.org/solr/mirrors-solr-latest-redir.html

Apache Storm™ –distributed, real-time computation system
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache™ Storm™ as a Top-Level Project http://s.apache.org/DGO

Apache Tomcat™ –web server that is an open source software implementation of the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages technologies.
 - Apache Tomcat 8.0.14 available http://tomcat.apache.org/tomcat-8.0-doc/changelog.html

Apache TomEE™ –delivers Servlets, JSP, JSF, JTA, JPA, CDI, Bean Validation and EJB Lite. Apache TomEE Plus has all the features of TomEE with the addition of JAX-RS (RESTfull Services), JAX-WS (Web Services), JMS (Java Message Service) and JCA (the Java Connector Architecture)
 - Apache TomEE Wins Duke's Choice Award and Geek Choice Award at JavaOne 2014 http://s.apache.org/w2O

Apache UIMA™ –supports the community working on the analysis of unstructured information with a unifying Java and C++ framework, tooling, and analysis components, guided by the OASIS UIMA standard. It includes support for very large scaleout using networked clusters of compute nodes.
 - Apache UIMA Ruta 2.2.1 released http://uima.apache.org/ruta.html

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Tuesday Sep 30, 2014

The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache™ Cayenne™ v3.1

Enterprise-grade Open Source Java framework for object relational mapping (ORM), persistence, and caching now easier to configure, with improved modularity and performance.

Forest Hill, MD –30 September 2014– The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 200 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today the availability of Apache™ Cayenne™ v3.1, the Open Source Java framework for object relational mapping (ORM), persistence, and caching.

"With the launch of version 3.1, Apache Cayenne has continued to evolve its mature 12 year-old library by introducing 125 new features," said Andrus Adamchik, Vice President of Apache Cayenne.

Cayenne is an enterprise Java ORM with integrated support for caching, three-tier persistence, object lifecycles and workflow, inheritance, paging, on demand faulting, auditing and much more. As an object relational mapping library, Cayenne integrates applications to any SQL database available today, freeing solutions from being locked into one database engine. At the same time it improves performance through paging and caching, enforces data integrity and makes it dramatically faster for developers to build a reliable application.

Cayenne has a track record of solid performance in high-volume environments. Apache Cayenne is an exceptional choice for persistence services, and is in use at ish onCourse, National Hockey League, Nike, Unilever and the Law Library of Congress (the world's largest publicly-available legal index) as well as dozens of high-demand applications and Websites accessed by millions of users each day.

Apache Cayenne v3.1 is the result of 4 years of development. Notable new features and improvements include:
  • easier configuration and embedding in any type of application;
  • highly configurable runtime, enabled by one of the industry's smallest built-in Dependency Injection (DI) containers written specifically for Cayenne (and that co-exists with other DI/IoC, such as Apache Tapestry). It is also very easy to create more than one runtime, which opens interesting possibilities like multi-tenancy;
  • nearly all components now pluggable, making it very easy to create more than one runtime and easily change or extend internals of the stack declaratively --from cache provider to SQL log format to DataSource lookup strategy and much more;
  • improved ORM modularity to allow  projects to be included in libraries without assumptions about the target use. Different aspects of an application can now be modeled in separate mapping projects and combined in runtime as needed. As a result Cayenne projects can be included in libraries that make no assumptions about the target use;
  • extended persistent events model from simple per-object events to more higher-level "workflows" that can be configured with app-specific annotations on persistent classes. Cayenne ships with "cayenne-lifecycle" module that provides a few common examples of such workflows activated on data changes: data modifications audit, precision cache invalidation, etc.; and
  • performance optimizations for improved overall concurrency

"Developers who are seeking an alternate to EJB/Hibernate might find Cayenne's graphical modeler, reverse database engineering, easy to use query API and flexible context model a joy to work with," said Aristedes Maniatis, member of the Apache Cayenne Project Management Committee and CEO of ish.

"We use Apache Cayenne as the ORM for a large and complex budgeting project for around twenty government organizations," said Daniel Abrams, CEO of MassLight. "Cayenne is used to access and persist exhibit data, business validation rules, and account information, and has simplified the development process. A single Cayenne method call evaluates all changes in the user's context and generates all statements required to commit their changes within a single transaction without the developer having to write code to track the changes -- Cayenne does all the work. Since switching to Cayenne, there haven't been any faulting errors that tended to plague the previous version of the application because of the complex data model. This was one of the principal reasons for the switch to Cayenne and the data model has become significantly more complex now."

"We use Cayenne in our system to collect, quality control and distribute world coverage nautical charts to navies, pilots, inspectors and several thousand vessels," said Tore Halset, Development Manager at Electronic Chart Centre and PRIMAR. "We have been happy users of Apache Cayenne since 2005 and are now on version 3.1."

"Apache Cayenne is a core service in Avoka Transact, an engagement platform for multi-channel sales and service transactions," said Malcolm Edgar, Vice President of Engineering at Avoka.

"We use Apache Cayenne to support the Oracle, MySQL, and SQL Server databases. Cayenne provides the right blend of ORM capabilities and low level JDBC access when required. It has been a rock-solid technology for us."

In addition, Apache Cayenne's HTML documentation and tutorials have been completely revised and available in PDF for the first time.

"Our comprehensive documentation and vibrant, helpful user community are just what you need when you have questions about the internals of Cayenne or the best way to achieve your goals," added Adamchik.

Availability and Oversight
Cayenne v3.1 is available immediately as a free download from http://cayenne.apache.org/download.html. As with all Apache products, Apache Cayenne 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 documentation and ways to become involved with Apache Cayenne, visit http://cayenne.apache.org/ and @ApacheCayenne on Twitter.

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees more than two hundred leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server --the world's most popular Web server software. Through the ASF's meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way," more than 450 individual Members and 4,000 Committers successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade software, benefiting millions of users worldwide: thousands of software solutions are distributed under the Apache License; and the community actively participates in ASF mailing lists, mentoring initiatives, and ApacheCon, the Foundation's official user conference, trainings, and expo. The ASF is a US 501(c)(3) charitable organization, funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including Budget Direct, Citrix, Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook, Google, Hortonworks, HP, Huawei, IBM, InMotion Hosting, Matt Mullenweg, Microsoft, Pivotal, Produban, WANdisco, and Yahoo. For more information, visit http://www.apache.org/ or follow @TheASF on Twitter.

© The Apache Software Foundation. "Apache", "Apache Cayenne", "Cayenne", "ApacheCon", and the Apache Cayenne logo are trademarks of The Apache Software Foundation. All other brands and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Monday Sep 29, 2014

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

Easy-to-integrate distributed Open Source real-time computation framework adds reliable data processing capabilities to Apache Hadoop

Forest Hill, MD –29 September 2014– The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 200 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today that Apache™ Storm™ has graduated from the Apache Incubator to become a Top-Level Project (TLP), signifying that the project's community and products have been well-governed under the ASF's meritocratic process and principles. 

"Apache Storm's graduation is not only an indication of its maturity as a technology, but also of the robust, active community that develops and supports it," said P. Taylor Goetz, Vice President of Apache Storm. "Storm’s vibrant community ensures that Storm will continue to evolve to meet the demands of real-time stream processing and computation use cases."

Apache Storm is a high-performance, easy-to-implement distributed real-time computation framework for processing fast, large streams of data, adding reliable data processing capabilities to Apache Hadoop. Using Storm, a Hadoop cluster can efficiently process a full range of workloads, from real-time to interactive to batch. 

Storm was originally developed at BackType prior to being acquired by Twitter, and entered the Apache Incubator in September 2013. The project currently has code contributions from individual committers representing Hortonworks, Twitter, Verisign, and Yahoo, among others.

"Becoming a top level project is huge for Storm and a testament to how active and diverse our user and developer communities are. Four years ago Storm was nothing more than an idea and it's been incredible to watch its growth from being open-sourced through joining the Apache incubator and now through graduation," said Nathan Marz, original creator of Storm. 

"Today's announcement marks a major milestone in the continued evolution of Storm since Yahoo initiated the proposal to move it to Apache in 2012. We are proud of our continued contributions to Storm that have led to the hardening of security, multi-tenancy support, and increased scalability. Today, Apache Storm is widely adopted at Yahoo for real-time data processing needs including content personalization, advertising, and mobile development. It's thrilling to see the Hadoop ecosystem and community expand with the continued adoption of Storm," said Andrew Feng, Distinguished Architect at Yahoo.

"The Storm community has come together, has built some fantastic software and has now graduated to top-level.  This process has been a great example of open source community building at its best," said Ted Dunning, Apache Storm Incubator Mentor.

Storm is ideal for real-time data processing workloads, and is used to define information sources and manipulations to allow batch, distributed processing of streaming data.  Benchmarked as processing one million 100 byte messages per second per node, Storm is fault-tolerant, scalable across clusters of machines, and easy to operate. Developers can write Storm topologies using any programming language, with production-suitable configurations capable in one day. In addition, Storm easily integrates with database systems, handling parallelization, partitioning, and retrying on failures where necessary.

"Graduation to a top level project gives users the confidence that they can adopt Apache Storm knowing that it's backed by a robust, sustainable developer community and the governance framework and processes of the ASF," added Goetz. "As a Chair of the Project Management Committee for Storm, I focus much of my energy encouraging developers to contribute code and get involved in the Storm community. We encourage this collaboration because it is the lifeblood of rapid, reliable innovation."

Availability and Oversight
As with all Apache products, Apache Storm 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 documentation and ways to become involved with Apache Storm, visit http://storm.apache.org/ and @Apache_Storm on Twitter

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees more than two hundred leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server --the world's most popular Web server software. Through the ASF's meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way," more than 450 individual Members and 4,000 Committers successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade software, benefiting millions of users worldwide: thousands of software solutions are distributed under the Apache License; and the community actively participates in ASF mailing lists, mentoring initiatives, and ApacheCon, the Foundation's official user conference, trainings, and expo. The ASF is a US 501(c)(3) charitable organization, funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including Budget Direct, Citrix, Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook, Google, Hortonworks, HP, Huawei, IBM, InMotion Hosting, Matt Mullenweg, Microsoft, Pivotal, Produban, WANdisco, and Yahoo. For more information, visit http://www.apache.org/ or follow @TheASF on Twitter.

© The Apache Software Foundation. "Apache", "Apache Storm", "Storm", "ApacheCon", and the Apache Cayenne logo are trademarks of The Apache Software Foundation. All other brands and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Apache™ TomEE™ Wins Duke's Choice Award and Geek Choice Award at JavaOne 2014

Open Source project, Apache TomEE, receives Oracle's Duke's Choice Award and RebelLabs' Geek Choice Award at JavaOne, the premier Java technology conference

Apache TomEE, the all-Apache Java EE 6 Web Profile certified stack, receives a Duke's Choice Award and Geek Choice Award at JavaOne 2014. Oracle's Duke's Choice Award is given to innovative projects and efforts that are invaluable to the Java Community. RebelLabs' annual Geek Choice Awards are awarded to the top 10 technologies that profoundly improve modern software development. The Award winners are to be announced at the JavaOne 2014 conference.

"The increasing popularity and enterprise use rate of Apache TomEE is a success story for Open Source, Java EE and the ASF," said David Blevins, Vice President of Apache TomEE. "Born line by line and contributor by contributor entirely in Open Source, TomEE shows what can happen when JCP standards become open and community-driven, Open Source communities are fueled by business, and de facto standards like Tomcat meet industry standards like Java EE.  It's quite rare when market conditions align to pave the way for something like TomEE.  It's a victory for us all."

Apache TomEE is the Java Enterprise Edition 6 Web Profile Certified edition of Apache Tomcat, the world's most popular Java application server software, with more than 70% market penetration within the enterprise. TomEE is available in three flavors:  TomEE, TomEE JAX-RS and TomEE Plus with version 1.7.1 as the latest release. The rapid large-scale uptick of TomEE in Enterprise deployments is a tribute of quality Open Source solutions driven by committed developers who bring real use cases and requirements to the collaborative development process. TomEE's reputation for reliability and simplicity has grown among businesses seeking a high performance alternative to proprietary commercial products and services.

The Duke's Choice Award, the Java community equivalent of winning an Oscar, is awarded for compelling use of Java Technology. It recognizes distinguished projects that bring invaluable innovation, Java-Powered Technologies and Contributions to Java. One of this year's winners includes The Apache Software Foundation's TomEE project, written in Java, a vanilla Apache Tomcat stack with Java EE features. TomEE is a solution that simplifies the patchwork of APIs enabling enterprise features within Tomcat.

The developer-centric Geek Choice Award is the end result of ZeroTurnaround's RebelLabs annual report on "10 Kick-ass Technologies Modern Developers Love" http://zeroturnaround.com/rebellabs/10-kick-ass-technologies-modern-developers-love/.  This report reveals the industry's best technology based on market data, developer feedback, public interaction volume and anecdotal evidence. Of ten selected winners, Apache Tomcat + TomEE, won for their popularity and high usage rate by development teams. In RebelLabs' survey, Tomcat was the obvious leading application server for developers, with TomEE providing Java EE support for existing Tomcat base and new projects. 

"We are proud to receive such highly regarded awards by Oracle and RebelLabs for one of the Apache's many successful Open Source projects," added Blevins.

Availability and Oversight
A Top-level Project at The Apache Software Foundation, Apache TomEE software is released under the Apache License v2.0, and 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 TomEE, visit http://tomee.apache.org/  and follow @ApacheTomEE on Twitter.

"Apache", "Apache Tomcat", "Apache TomEE", and "ApacheCon" are trademarks of The Apache Software Foundation. All other brands and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Friday Sep 26, 2014

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 26 September 2014

With more than 200 projects and initiatives at The Apache Software Foundation, there are so many amazing things happening in the Apache community! Here are some noteworthy items from over the past week:

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation
 - Keynotes and Program Announced for ApacheCon and CloudStack Collaboration Conference Europe http://s.apache.org/BoJ

Apache Accumulo™ –sorted, distributed key/value store is based on Google's BigTable design and built on top of Apache Hadoop, Zookeeper, and Thrift
 - Apache Accumulo v1.5.2 released http://accumulo.apache.org/downloads/

Apache Cordova –a set of device APIs that allow a mobile app developer to access native device function such as the camera or accelerometer from JavaScript
 - Apache Cordova 3.6 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/cordova

Apache DeltaSpike™ –portable JSR-299 CDI (Contexts and Dependency Injection for Java) Extension library which contains lots of useful tools and helpers which are missing in the CDI core spec
 - Apache DeltaSpike v1.0.3 released http://deltaspike.apache.org/documentation/

Apache Flex™ –highly productive, open source application framework for building and maintaining expressive web applications that deploy consistently on all major browsers, desktops and devices (including smartphones, tablets and TV)
 - Apache Flex TourDeFlex 1.1 released https://blogs.apache.org/flex/entry/apache_flex_tourdeflex_1_1

Apache Gora™ –easy-to-use in-memory data model and persistence for big data framework with data store specific mappings and built in Apache Hadoop support
 - Apache Gora 0.5 released http://s.apache.org/xDh

Apache HttpComponents Core™ –low-level HTTP transport components that can be used to build custom client and server side HTTP services with a minimal footprint, supporting two I/O models: a blocking I/O model based on the classic Java I/O and a non-blocking, event driven I/O model based on Java NIO.
 - Apache HttpComponents Core 4.4-beta1 released http://hc.apache.org/downloads.cgi

Apache Jackrabbit™ –fully conforming implementation of the Content Repository for Java Technology API (JCR)
 - Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.0.6 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Lucene™ –high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java; suitable for nearly any application that requires full-text search, especially cross-platform
 - Apache Lucene 4.9.1 released http://s.apache.org/6D0

Apache MINA™ –network application framework that helps users develop high performance and high scalability network applications easily by providing an abstract, event-driven, asynchronous API over various transports such as TCP/IP and UDP/IP vis Java NIO
 - Apache MINA 2.0.8 released http://mina.apache.org/downloads-mina.html

Apache MyFaces™ –the free, open source implementation of JavaServer(tm) Faces, the web application framework that accomplishes the MVC paradigm
 - Apache MyFaces Core 2.0.22 released http://myfaces.apache.org/download.html

Apache OODT™ –component based software architecture beyond simple science applications
 - Apache OODT 0.7 released http://s.apache.org/jfN

Apache Olingo™ –Java library that implements the Open Data Protocol (OData), and serves client and server aspects of OData
 - Apache Olingo OData Library for Java 4.0.0-beta-01 released http://olingo.apache.org/doc/odata4/download.html

Apache Portable Runtime™ –software libraries that provide a predictable and consistent interface to underlying platform-specific implementations
 - Apache Portable Runtime Utility 1.5.4 released http://apr.apache.org/download.cgi

Apache Solr™ -popular, blazing fast, open source NoSQL search platform from the Apache Lucene project
 - Apache Solr 4.9.1 released http://lucene.apache.org/solr/mirrors-solr-latest-redir.html


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Friday Sep 19, 2014

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 19 September 2014

With more than 200 projects at The Apache Software Foundation, there are so many amazing things happening in the Apache community! Here are some noteworthy items from over the past week:

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation
 - Cassandra Days Joins Apache Hadoop, HBase, Spark and Other Projects on ApacheCon and CloudStack Collaboration Conference Europe Schedules http://s.apache.org/EGJ

ASF Sponsorship –the ASF Sponsorship Program offsets a significant portion of the ASF's day-to-day operating expenses such as infrastructure, administrative services, and community outreach.
 - Bluehost and Samsung join ASF Bronze Sponsors Accor, Basis Technology, Cerner Engineering, Cloudsoft, Liip, Talend, and Twitter! http://apache.org/foundation/thanks

Apache Cassandra™ –linear scalability and proven fault-tolerance on commodity hardware or cloud infrastructure make Apache Cassandra the perfect platform for mission-critical data.
 - Cassandra 2.1 released http://s.apache.org/jwx

Apache Helix™ –generic cluster management framework used for the automatic management of partitioned, replicated and distributed resources hosted on a cluster of nodes.
- Helix 0.6.4 released http://helix.apache.org/0.6.4-docs/releasenotes/release-0.6.4.html
- Helix 0.7.1 (beta) released http://helix.apache.org/0.7.1-docs/releasenotes/release-0.7.1.html

Apache PDFBox™ –Open Source Java tool (library) for working with PDF documents.
- PDFBox 1.8.7 released http://pdfbox.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Syncope™ –Open Source system for managing digital identities in enterprise environments, implemented in JEE technology.
 - Syncope 1.2.0-M1 released http://syncope.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Traffic Server™ –fast, scalable and extensible HTTP/1.1 compliant caching proxy server.
 - Traffic Server 5.1.0 released https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/TS/What's+new+in+v5.1.x

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Thursday Sep 11, 2014

The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache™ Cassandra™ v2.1

Highest performing "NoSQL" distributed Big Data database now faster, with improved analytics and ease-of-use.

Forest Hill, MD –11 September 2014– The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 200 Open Source projects and initiatives, today announced at the Cassandra Summit the availability of Apache™ Cassandra™ v2.1, the highly-performant Big Data distributed database.

"Every release reinforces why Cassandra is the database of choice for growing enterprises," said Jonathan Ellis, Vice President of Apache Cassandra and CTO of DataStax. "With 2.1 delivering over 50% better performance over 2.0's already-strong numbers, Cassandra 2.1 lets our users continuously improve their engagement with their customers at the highest speeds to date."

Apache Cassandra is an Open Source, "NoSQL" distributed database management system designed to handle large amounts of data across many commodity servers quickly and reliably, whether running in the Cloud or in a hybrid data store. Apache Cassandra has consistently led the NoSQL market in performance: its fully-distributed architecture provides unparalleled fault tolerance to ensure applications will not go offline, and its linear scalability allows them to reach massive sizes while successfully handling thousands of requests per second with no single point of failure. In addition, v2.1 is the first Cassandra release suitable for production use on Windows.

Apache Cassandra powers hundreds of applications across dozens of industries that demand high performance at scale, and is in use at Adobe, Comcast, eBay, Eventbrite, GE, GoDaddy, HP, IBM, Intuit, Netflix, Pearson, Safeway, Sky, Sony, Spotify, Travelocity, The Weather Channel, and Zoosk, among others.

"Cassandra 2.0 introduced critical features and functions that that let us build out a real-time analytics engine," said Brian O'Neill, CTO at Health Market Science. "The 2.1 release tightens the nuts and bolts and drops nitro into that engine to make those analytics blazing fast."

"Cassandra 2.1 represents an important milestone," said Duyhai Doan, Cassandra Expert at Orange. "For us developers, the biggest game changer in 2.1 is the introduction of CQL3 tuple and user defined type (UDT) as both pave the way for new data model patterns and usage. In addition, the ease of use core value for Cassandra is fulfilled in this release."

Learn More Today at Cassandra Summit 2014
Leading-edge companies including Sony, ING, Target, Google, Credit-Suisse, Microsoft, and Instagram will share how Apache Cassandra has transformed business and accelerated growth at the fifth annual Cassandra Summit hosted by DataStax. Following Cassandra Summit, the inaugural Cassandra Boot Camp workshops will take place on 12-13 September. For more information and to register, visit http://planetcassandra.org/events/san-francisco-cassandra-summit-2014/

Availability and Oversight
As with all Apache products, Apache Cassandra 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 documentation and ways to become involved with Apache Cassandra, visit http://cassandra.apache.org/

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees more than two hundred leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server --the world's most popular Web server software. Through the ASF's meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way," more than 450 individual Members and 4,000 Committers successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade software, benefiting millions of users worldwide: thousands of software solutions are distributed under the Apache License; and the community actively participates in ASF mailing lists, mentoring initiatives, and ApacheCon, the Foundation's official user conference, trainings, and expo. The ASF is a US 501(c)(3) charitable organization, funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including Budget Direct, Citrix, Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook, Google, Hortonworks, HP, Huawei, IBM, InMotion Hosting, Matt Mullenweg, Microsoft, Pivotal, Produban, WANdisco, and Yahoo. For more information, visit http://www.apache.org/ or follow @TheASF on Twitter.

"Apache", "Apache Cassandra", "Cassandra", and "ApacheCon" are trademarks of The Apache Software Foundation. All other brands and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Tuesday Sep 02, 2014

The Apache Software Foundation Announces Donations Accepted Using Bitcoin

New payment option offers flexibility for digital currency contributions

Forest Hill, MD –02 September 2014– The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 200 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today that it is now accepting donations through the Bitcoin virtual monetary system.

The ASF's decision to accept Bitcoin donations was in response to an email request received on 26 August. Within 48 hours of opening its Bitcoin wallet, more than 90 transactions reflecting 5.35915909 BTC (Bitcoin currency) —more than US$2,600 at today's rate— has been donated to the Foundation. 

"Accepting Bitcoin allows donors to The Apache Software Foundation the benefit of digital currency exchanges, no matter where they reside," said Upayavira, Vice President of Fundraising at the ASF. "As a United States 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization, we welcome donations of all amounts from our global community of users, developers, and enthusiasts."

To date, the ASF has accepted financial contributions physically, via check, electronically, through Amazon Payments and PayPal, as well as vehicle donations with America's Car Donation Charities Center. Bitcoin offers new flexibility for donors, particularly those in regions with local banking limitations.

Bitcoin's peer-to-peer, digital token currency operates on a distributed system of trust, using a cryptographically-verified, secure transaction ledger that is jointly maintained by the currency's users. Transactions relating to The Apache Software Foundation can be monitored in the Bitcoin block chain at https://blockchain.info/address/1BtjAzWGLyAavUkbw3QsyzzNDKdtPXk95D?offset=0&filter=0

Additional cash grants to the Foundation are made through the ASF Sponsorship Program, which offsets a significant portion of the ASF's day-to-day operating expenses such as infrastructure, administrative services, and community outreach. For more information on donating to The Apache Software Foundation, please visit http://www.apache.org/foundation/contributing.html

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees more than two hundred leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server --the world's most popular Web server software. Through the ASF's meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way," more than 450 individual Members and 4,000 Committers successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade software, benefiting millions of users worldwide: thousands of software solutions are distributed under the Apache License; and the community actively participates in ASF mailing lists, mentoring initiatives, and ApacheCon, the Foundation's official user conference, trainings, and expo. The ASF is a US 501(c)(3) charitable organization, funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including Budget Direct, Citrix, Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook, Google, Hortonworks, HP, Huawei, IBM, InMotion Hosting, Matt Mullenweg, Microsoft, Pivotal, Produban, WANdisco, and Yahoo. For more information, visit http://www.apache.org/ or follow @TheASF on Twitter.

"Apache" and "ApacheCon" are trademarks of The Apache Software Foundation. All other brands and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Wednesday Jul 30, 2014

The Apache Software Foundation Exceeds 2 Million Code Commits

Interest surges in Apache's 200+ software projects, accelerating development and participation by 100% in four years 

Earlier this month, The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) surpassed its two millionth revision milestone with a commit by ASF Member* Daniel Kulp on behalf of the Apache CXF Project: 

> committer Daniel Kulp <dkulp@apache.org> 
> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 21:38:23 +0000 (17:38 -0400) 
> commit bf8fea668d23a2fc1bde471fad763ba63e112f11 
> Fix test failure 

Just four years ago, the ASF reached the 1M commit mark. Since then, Apache repositories changed greatly with the introduction of Git to the source code management system. The original Subversion (SVN) repository has been decentralized and augmented with 268 Git repositories, in addition to a robust GitHub presence with 564 different repositories. 

In addition, the ASF reached another notable milestone this month with Apache email archives exceeding 11M messages. 

"We are distributing terabytes of artifacts per week. Just in Apache OpenOffice, we've distributed petabytes worth of artifacts, "said David Nalley, Vice President of ASF Infrastructure. 

A distributed infrastructure team on four continents comprising 10 rotating volunteers and 4 paid staff keep the ASF's infrastructure running 24x7x365. 

"In the 15 years of the ASF's history Infrastructure has moved from one machine sitting under a desk, to a multi-datacenter, multi-cloud deployment on multiple continents that serves the 200-plus projects that call the ASF home," added Nalley.

Since 1999, the all-volunteer ASF has been developing and shepherding over two hundred leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server —the world's most popular Web server software— and dozens of industry-defining technologies and tools such as Apache Accumulo, Apache Cassandra, Apache CloudStack, Apache CouchDB, Apache Flex, Apache Hadoop, Apache Lucene/Solr, Apache Open Climate Workbench, Apache ServiceMix, Apache SpamAssassin, Apache Tomcat, and many others. In addition to Apache Top-level Projects (and sub-projects), there are currently 33 "podlings" undergoing development in the Apache Incubator, and 38 technical initiatives in the Apache Labs.

"Project commits is a useful measure of community health," said James Governor, Analyst and Founder at RedMonk. "Apache's continued relevance is demonstrated by a doubling of project commits in the last 4 years, after taking 10 years to reach its first 1M."

The ASF's more than 450 individual Members and 3,500 Committers successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade software, benefiting millions of users worldwide: thousands of software solutions are distributed under the Apache License; and the community actively participates in ASF mailing lists, mentoring initiatives, and ApacheCon, the Foundation's official user conference, trainings, and expo, taking place 17-21 November 2014 in Budapest, Hungary. 

As a US 501(c)(3) charitable organization, The ASF's day-to-day operating expenses are offset by individual donors and corporate sponsors including Budget Direct, Citrix, Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook, Google, Hortonworks, HP, Huawei, IBM, InMotion Hosting, Matt Mullenweg, Microsoft, Pivotal, Produban, WANdisco, and Yahoo. The ASF's current server hosting and bandwidth is provided by Oregon State University Open Source Lab in the United States, and by SURFnet and Freie Universität Berlin (FUB) in Europe. In addition, substantial cloud credits have been donated by Microsoft and Rackspace. 

More information is available at http://www.apache.org/, the announce@apache.org mailing list, the ASF Blog at http://blogs.apache.org/, and the @TheASF feed on Twitter

*NOTE TO EDITORS -- About Apache Members and Committers: in 1999, the ASF incorporated with an inaugural membership of 21 individuals who oversaw the progress of the Apache HTTP Server. Additions to this core group grew with developers who contributed code, patches, or documentation. Some of these contributors were subsequently granted "Committer" status by the Membership [1], granting access to: commit (write) directly to the code repository, vote on community-related decisions, and propose an active user for Committership. Those Committers [2] that demonstrate merit in the Foundation's growth, evolution, and progress are nominated for ASF Membership by existing members. The meritocratic "Contributor-Committer-Member" approach is the central governing process [3] across the Apache ecosystem. 

[1] ASF Members - http://apache.org/foundation/members.html
[2] ASF Committer Index - http://people.apache.org/committer-index.html
[3] How the ASF Works - http://www.apache.org/foundation/how-it-works.html

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Tuesday Jul 22, 2014

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

Highly-efficient Open Source framework for Apache Hadoop® YARN-powered data processing applications in use at Microsoft, NASA, Netflix, and Yahoo, among others. 

Forest Hill, MD –22 July 2014– The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 170 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today that Apache™ Tez™ has graduated from the Apache Incubator to become a Top-Level Project (TLP), signifying that the project's community and products have been well-governed under the ASF's meritocratic process and principles. 

"Graduation to a top-level Apache project is a significant validation of the community momentum behind Tez," said Hitesh Shah, Vice President of Apache Tez. 
Apache Tez is an embeddable and extensible framework for building high-performance batch and interactive data processing engines and tools that require out-of-the-box integration with Apache Hadoop® YARN. Tez leverages Hadoop’s unparalleled ability to process petabyte-scale datasets, allowing projects in the Apache Hadoop ecosystem (such as Apache Hive and Apache Pig) and third-party software vendors to express fit-to-purpose data processing logic in a way that meets their unique demands for fast response times and extreme throughput. 

Tez's customizable execution architecture enables scalable, purpose-built data-processing computations, and also allows for dynamic performance optimizations based on real information about the data and the resources required to process it. 

Tez was originally developed by Hortonworks, and entered the Apache Incubator in February 2013. The project currently has code contributions from individuals representing Cloudera, Facebook, Hortonworks, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo. 

"I'm really happy to see the graduation of Apache Tez from the Incubator. The community has worked diligently to get to this point," said Chris Mattmann, Apache Tez Incubator Mentor, and Chief Architect, Instrument and Science Data Systems Section at NASA JPL. "Tez makes queries on Hadoop databases like Hive interactive, instead of batch oriented. Tez is similar to recently graduated projects in the Apache Big Data ecosystem including Apache Spark and also Apache Tajo, projects with similar goals of speeding up queries in Hadoop. My data science team at NASA is looking at Tez, Spark, and Tajo and evaluating them on projects in climate science and in radio astronomy." 

"Netflix builds its big data analytics platform in the cloud by leveraging open source technologies such as Apache Hadoop, Hive, Pig and more," said Cheolsoo Park, Senior Software Engineer at Netflix and Vice President of Apache Pig. "While MapReduce has served us well for years, Tez is a welcome improvement. Netflix has made significant contributions to the development of Pig-on-Tez alongside with Hortonworks, LinkedIn, and Yahoo. Based on our initial benchmark of Pig-on-Tez, it is nearly twice as fast as MapReduce for some of our heavy production jobs. This is a huge improvement in efficiency. We look forward to deploying Pig-on-Tez in production this year. We thank the Tez community for all your help and are excited that Tez has become an Apache top-level project." 

"Yahoo's business is built on Hadoop; it's essential to our ability to deliver personalized, delightful experiences for our users and create value for our advertisers," said Peter Cnudde, Vice President of Engineering, Yahoo. "We're committed to working closely with the Apache community to evolve the processing of Big Data at scale with technologies such as Apache Hive, Tez, and YARN." 

"It's fantastic to see Tez promoted to a top-level Apache project. Microsoft has invested in improving Hive performance by bringing innovation used in SQL Server to Hadoop, through contributions to Tez," said Eric Hanson, Principal Engineer in the HDInsight team at Microsoft and an Apache Hive Committer. "Hive on Tez enables major performance improvements of up to 100x, and we're happy it's available now on Microsoft Azure HDInsight, our Hadoop-based solution for the cloud." 

"Tez is on its way to becoming a cornerstone of core Apache projects like Apache Hive and Apache Pig and has been embraced by other important Open Source projects like Cascading. We look forward to continuing to grow our community and driving Tez adoption," added Shah. 

Availability and Oversight
As with all Apache products, Apache Tez 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 documentation and ways to become involved with Apache Tez, visit http://tez.apache.org/

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees more than one hundred and seventy leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server --the world's most popular Web server software. Through the ASF's meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way," more than 400 individual Members and 3,500 Committers successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade software, benefiting millions of users worldwide: thousands of software solutions are distributed under the Apache License; and the community actively participates in ASF mailing lists, mentoring initiatives, and ApacheCon, the Foundation's official user conference, trainings, and expo. The ASF is a US 501(c)(3) charitable organization, funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including Budget Direct, Citrix, Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook, Google, Hortonworks, HP, Huawei, IBM, InMotion Hosting, Matt Mullenweg, Microsoft, Pivotal, Produban, WANdisco, and Yahoo. For more information, visit http://www.apache.org/ or follow @TheASF on Twitter

"Apache", "Hadoop", "Apache Hadoop", "Hive", "Apache Hive", "MapReduce", "Hadoop MapReduce", "Pig", "Apache Pig", "Tez", "Apache Tez", and "ApacheCon" are trademarks of The Apache Software Foundation. All other brands and trademarks are the property of their respective owners. 

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