The Apache News Round-up: week ending 7 December 2018

Greetings, December: counting down to the end of the calendar year. All the while, the brilliant Apache community remains productive:

Support Apache –help keep Apache software for everyone.
 – Join 730+ generous contributors who have donated nearly $80,000 to the ASF as part of our Individual Giving campaigns. Giving to the ASF feels great and is so easy –every dollar counts!

Success at Apache –a monthly blog series that focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works".
 – Success at Apache: Cookie Monster by Isabel Drost-Fromm

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation’s bylaws.
 – Next Board Meeting: 19 December. Board calendar and minutes

ApacheCon™ –the ASF’s official global conference series, now in its 20th year.
 – SAVE THE DATE: ApacheCon North America 2019 will take place 9-13 September in Las Vegas

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF’s infrastructure running around the clock.
 – 7M+ weekly checks yield impressive performance at 99.53% uptime.

Apache Code Snapshot –this week, 470 Apache contributors changed 835,412 lines of code over 3,025 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Jean-Baptiste Onofré, Andrea Cosentino, Andrzej Kaczmarek, Jan Piotrowski, and Tilman Hausherr.

Apache Bahir™ –provides extensions to multiple distributed analytic platforms, such as Apache Spark, to extend their reach with diverse streaming connectors and SQL data sources.
 – Apache Bahir 2.3.2 released

Apache BookKeeper™ –a scalable, fault-tolerant, and low-latency storage service optimized for real-time workloads.
 – Apache BookKeeper 4.8.1 released

Apache CouchDB™ –Open Source NoSQL document database using HTTP, JSON, and MapReduce.
 – Apache CouchDB 2.3.0 released

Apache Crail (incubating) –a high-performance distributed data store designed for fast sharing of ephemeral data in distributed data processing workloads.
 – Apache Crail 1.1-incubating released

Apache HBase™ –Open Source, distributed, versioned, non-relational database.
 – Apache HBase 2.0.3 released

Apache Impala™ –a high-performance distributed SQL engine.
 –  Apache Impala 3.1.0 released

Apache Ignite™ –a memory-centric distributed database, caching, and processing platform for transactional, analytical, and streaming workloads delivering in-memory speeds at petabyte scale.
 – Apache Ignite 2.7.0 Vulnerable Dependecies Updates

Apache Jackrabbit™ –a fully compliant implementation of the Content Repository for Java(TM) Technology API, version 2.0 (JCR 2.0) as specified in the Java Specification Request 283 (JSR 283).
 – Apache Jackrabbit 2.18.0 and Jackrabbit Oak 1.9.12 released

Apache Kylin™ –an Open Source Distributed Analytics Engine designed to provide SQL interface and multi-dimensional analysis (OLAP) on Apache Hadoop, supporting extremely large datasets.
 – Apache Kylin 2.5.2 released

Apache PDFBox™ –an Open Source Java tool for working with PDF documents.
 – Apache PDFBox 2.0.13 released

Apache PLC4X (incubating) –a set of libraries for communicating with industrial programmable logic controllers (PLCs) using a variety of protocols but with a shared API.
 – Apache PLC4X 0.2.0 released

Apache POI™ –Java library for reading and writing Microsoft Office file formats, such as Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio, Publisher and Outlook.
 – Apache POI 4.0.1 released

Apache Qpid™ –the latest release of the newer JMS client supporting the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol 1.0 (AMQP 1.0, ISO/IEC 19464), based around the Apache Qpid Proton protocol engine and implementing the AMQP JMS Mapping as it evolves at OASIS.
 – Apache Qpid JMS 0.39.0 released

Apache ServiceComb™ –a microservice framework that provides a set of tools and components to make Cloud application development and deployment easier.
 – Apache ServiceComb Service-Center 1.1.0, ServiceComb Saga 0.2.1, and Java-Chassis 1.1.0 released

Apache Tomcat™ Native Library –provides portable API for features not found in contemporary JDKs.
 – Apache Tomcat Native 1.2.19 released

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 (Unstructured Information Management Architecture) standard.
 – Apache UIMA Java SDKs and versions 2.10.3 and 3.0.1 released

Apache Wicket™ –Open Source Java component oriented Web application framework that powers thousands of applications and sites for governments, stores, universities, cities, banks, email providers, and more.
 – Apache Wicket 7.11.0 released

Did You Know?

 – Did you know that Apache Omid (incubating) was selected as the transaction management provider for Apache Phoenix? and

 – Did you know that you can see a top-level overview of each Apache project, the category they fall under, timelines, evolution, and overall commit history at ?

 – Did you know that Apache Cayenne is an Open Source Java object-to-relational mapping framework? Check out v4.0 of the "ORM superpower"

Apache Community Notices:

 – ASF Operations Summary: Q2 FY2019

 – ASF Annual Report for FY2018

 – The Apache Software Foundation 2018 Vision Statement

 – Foundation Statement –Apache Is Open.

 – "Success at Apache" focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works".

 – Please follow/like/re-tweet the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter and on LinkedIn at

 – Do friend and follow us on the Apache Community Facebook page Twitter account

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

 – Flink Forward China will take place 21-22 December 2018 in Beijing

 – The Apache Big Data community will be at DataWorks Summit 18-21 March 2019 in Barcelona and 20-23 May 2019 in Washington DC

 – Future dates for Spark + AI Summit 2019 announced: 23-25 April/San Francisco and 15-17 October/Amsterdam

 – Block your calendars for ApacheCon North America: taking place in September 2019; announcing dates and details soon.

 – Find out how you can participate with Apache community/projects/activities –opportunities open with Apache HTTP Server, Avro, ComDev (community development), Directory, Incubator, OODT, POI, Polygene, Syncope, Tika, Trafodion, and more!

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