The Apache News Round-up: week ending 1 September 2017

Well hello, September … here’s what the Apache community has been working on over the past week:
Support Apache –a great way to help the ASF meet its financial goals is through a corporate matching program. Companies that offer matching gifts receive tax benefits, and their employees’ contributions to the ASF can be generously increased. Every dollar counts.

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation’s bylaws.
 – Next Board Meeting: 20 September. Board calendar and minutes
 – ASF Quarterly Report: Operations Summary Q1 FY2018

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 440 Committers changed 763,682 lines of code over 2,642 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Tellier Benoit, Andrea Cosentino, Daniel Gruno, Karl Wright, and Daniel Sun.

Apache Atlas™ –Big Data governance and metadata framework/services.
 – Apache Atlas 0.8.1 released

Apache CloudStack™ –an easy-to-deploy IaaS Cloud orchestration platform that "just works".
 – Apache CloudStack released

Apache CXF™ Fediz –helps secure Web applications and delegates security enforcement to the underlying application server.
 – Apache CXF Fediz 1.4.1 released

Apache Log4j™ –a well known framework for logging application behavior.
 – Apache Log4j 2.9.0 released

Apache MADlib™ –an Open Source library for scalable in-database analytics.
 – Apache MADlib v1.12 released

Apache OODT™ –a software framework as well as an architectural style for the rapid construction of scientific data systems.
 – Apache OODT 1.2 released

Apache S2Graph (incubating) –graph database designed to handle transactional graph processing at scale.
 – Apache S2Graph 0.2.0-incubating released

Apache Santuario™ –aimed at providing implementation of the primary security standards for XML, namely XML-Signature Syntax and Processing and XML Encryption Syntax and Processing.
 – Apache Santuario XML Security for Java 2.0.9 and 2.1.0 released

Apache UIMA™ –a component framework supporting development, discovery, composition, and deployment of multi-modal analytics tasked with the analysis of unstructured information.
 – Apache UIMA Java SDK 2.10.1 and UIMA DUCC 2.2.1 released

Apache VCL™ –a self-service system used to dynamically provision and broker remote access to a dedicated compute environment for an end-user.
 – Apache VCL 2.5 released

Did You Know?

 – Did you know that the following Apache projects have anniversaries this month? Many happy returns to ServiceMix (10 years); Hive, Pign and Shiro (7 years); Airavata, Bigtop, SIS, and Stanbol (5 years); Curator (4 years); Storm (3 years); and Yetus (2 yrs)

 – Did you know that Apache NiFi is a great data flow system for fast prototyping of Big Data?

 – Did you know that Apache Pulsar (incubating) provides multi-tenancy, geo-replication, and durability guarantees out of the box?

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 – TomcatCon will be held 25 September in London

 – Meet members of the Apache Big Data communities at DataWorks/Hadoop Summit 20-21 September in Sydney

 – The Apache community will be at All Things Open –stop by the ASF booth and say hello! 23-24 October in Raleigh

 – Learn about Apache Atlas, AriaTosca (incubating), Hadoop YARN, Kafka, ManifoldCF, Ranger, Spot (incubating), Thrift, and more at Open Source Summit Europe + ELC Europe 2017 23-26 October in Prague

 – Catch the Apache Ignite and Spark communities at the In-Memory Computing Summit 24-25 October in San Francisco

 – ASF Annual Report is available 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!
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