The Apache News Round-up: week ending 28 April 2017

April is coming to a close with the following activities from the Apache community:

Support Apache –billions of people benefit from Apache software. We are grateful to those who support the ASF by making a donation, no matter the size. Every dollar counts.

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation’s bylaws.
 – Next Board Meeting: 17 May 2017. Board calendar and minutes

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF’s infrastructure running around the clock.
 – 7M+ weekly checks yield lyte performance at 99.92% uptime

ApacheCon™ –Tomorrow’s Technology Today: Big Data, Cloud, Flex, IoT, Tomcat, and dozens of Apache projects across 200+ sessions, 150+ speakers, 4 subconferences, BarCampApache and more. Register today!
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Apache Attic™ –provides process and solutions to make it clear when an Apache project has reached its end of life.
 – Apache Wink retired

Apache Apex™ –a unified platform for Big Data stream and batch processing.
 – Reflections on the One Year Anniversary of Apache Apex

Apache cTAKES™ –Widely adopted Open Source biomedical data extraction, annotation, and clinical information management platform now faster and easier to use.
 – The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® cTAKES™ v4.0

Apache Fineract™ –Open Source FinTech system for core banking platform enables financial services for billions of unbanked and underbanked individuals worldwide.
 – The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Fineract™ as a Top-Level Project

Apache Groovy™ –a powerful, optionally typed and dynamic language, with static-typing and static compilation capabilities, for the Java platform aimed at improving developer productivity thanks to a concise, familiar and easy to learn syntax.
 – Apache Groovy 2.4.11 released

Apache MINA™ FtpServer –a network application framework which helps users develop high performance and high scalability network applications easily.
 – Apache FtpServer 1.1.1 released

Apache Kafka™ –a distributed, fault tolerant, publish-subscribe messaging.
 – Apache Kafka released

Apache Libcloud™ –a Python library that abstracts away the differences among multiple Cloud provider APIs.
 – Apache Libcloud 2.0.0 release

Apache Lucene™ –a high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java.
 – Apache Lucene 6.5.1 released
 – Apache Solr 6.5.1 released

Apache Metron ™ –Open Source Cyber Security Data Analytics Platform used for rapid detection and response to threats at massive scale.
 – The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Metron™ as a Top-Level Project

Apache Open Climate Workbench™ –a comprehensive suite of algorithms, libraries, and interfaces designed to standardize and streamline the process of interacting with large quantities of observational data and conducting regional climate model evaluations.
 – Apache Open Climate 1.2.0 released

Apache PredictionIO (incubating) –an Open Source Machine Learning Serverbuilt on top of state-of-the-art open source stack, that enables developers to manage and deploy production-ready predictive services for various kinds of machine learning tasks.
 – Apache PredictionIO 0.11.0-incubating released

Apache Qpid™ –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 0.22.0 released

Did You Know?

 – Did you know that uses Apache Solr for eCommerce search?

 – Did you know that Capital One uses Apache JMeter, Apache Kafka, Apache Metron, and Apache NiFi in its security intelligence framework?

 – Did you know that Catalyst uses Apache JMeter as a load testing tool?

Apache Community Notices:

 – "Success at Apache" is a new monthly blog series that focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works". 1) Project Independence 2) All Carrot and No Stick 3) Asynchronous Decision Making 4) Rule of the Makers 5) JFDI –the unconditional love of contributors

 – Introducing the new Apache Community Newsletter Facebook page and Twitter account . Do friend and follow us.

 – ASF Operations Summary – Q3 FY2017

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

 – 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!

 – ApacheCon North America + Apache: BigData, CloudStack Collaboration Conference, FlexJS Summit, Apache: IoT, and TomcatCon will be held 16-18 May 2017 in Miami

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