The Apache News Round-up: week ending 2 September 2016

Welcome September! As much of the world returns from holidays, the Apache machine continues working. Let’s see what the community has been up to:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation’s bylaws.
 – Next Board Meeting: 21 September 2016. Board calendar and minutes available at

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF’s infrastructure running around the clock.
 – 7M+ weekly checks yield great performance at 99.86% uptime

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 – Join us! Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon Europe/Seville –hotel block details
 – UPCOMING DEADLINES: 9 September – CFPs close | 16 September – Travel Assistance applications due

Apache Ignite™ –a high-performance, integrated and distributed in-memory platform for computing and transacting on large-scale data sets in real-time, orders of magnitude faster than possible with traditional disk-based or flash-based technologies.
 – Apache Ignite 1.7.0 released

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 2.13.2 released

Apache MINA™ –a 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 2.0.14 released

Apache NiFi™ –an easy to use, powerful, and reliable system to process and distribute data.
 – Apache NiFi 1.0.0 released

Apache Pirk (incubating) –a framework for scalable Private Information Retrieval (PIR).
 – Apache Pirk 0.1.0-incubating released

Apache Qpid™ –implements the latest AMQP specification, the first open standard for enterprise messaging, and provides transaction management, queuing, distribution, security, management, clustering, federation and heterogeneous multi-platform support and a lot more.
 – Apache Qpid Proton 0.14.0 and Qpid Python 1.35.0 released

Apache UIMA™ –a component architecture and framework for the analysis of unstructured content like text, video and audio data.
 – Apache UIMA Java SDK 2.9.0 released

Did You Know?

 – Did you know that Apache Log4j 2, Mesos, and Spark are nominated for JAX Innovation Awards?

 – Did you know that 36 of the 71 solutions listed in DZone Big Data Guide are Apache projects?

 – Did you know that Rackspace improved email search and decreased its hardware footprint tenfold using Apache Solr?

Apache Community Notices:

 – 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 Avro, ComDev, Directory, Apache HTTP Server, OODT, Poi, Syncope, Tika, Trafodion, and Zest!

 – The next Cassandra Summit will be held 7-9 September 2016 in San Jose

 – ApacheCon Europe will take place 14-18 November 2016 in Seville, Spain

 – The second ASF Annual Report is available at

 – Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our "Powered By" logos
 – Show your support for Apache with ASF-approved swag from and–all proceeds benefit the ASF! 
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