The Apache News Round-up: week ending 23 September 2016

It’s time for our Friday review of the Apache community’s impressive activities over the past week:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation’s bylaws.
 – Next Board Meeting: 19 October 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 rocking performance at 99.76% uptime

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 – Join us! Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon Europe/Seville – early registration ends 3 October
 – Discount hotel block details

Apache Accumulo™ –a robust, scalable, high performance data storage system that features cell-based access control and customizable server-side processing.
 – Apache Accumulo 1.6.6

Apache Calcite™ –a dynamic data management framework.
 – Apache Calcite 1.9.0 released

Apache CouchDB™ –pioneering Open Source database that scales from Big Data to Mobile.
 – The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® CouchDB™ v2.0

Apache Kudu™ –Open Source columnar storage engine for the Apache Hadoop ecosystem.
 – The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Kudu™ v1.0

Apache Kylin™ –an Open Source Distributed Analytics Engine designed to provide SQL interface and multi-dimensional analysis (OLAP) on Hadoop, supporting extremely large datasets.
 – Apache Kylin 1.5.4 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 2.4.6, 2.6.6, and Jackrabbit Oak 1.5.10 released

Apache Lucene™ –a high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java.
 – Apache Lucene 6.2.1 released
 – Apache Solr 6.2.1 released

Apache MyFaces™ Core –JavaServer Faces 2.2 implementation as specified by JSR-344.
 – Apache MyFaces Core v2.2.11 released

Apache Olingo™ –a Java library which enables developers to implement OData service providers (server) and consumers (clients) for OData V2 and V4.
 – Apache Olingo 4.3.0 has been released

Apache PDFBox™ –an Open Source Java tool for working with PDF documents.
 – Apache PDFBox 2.0.3 released

Apache POI™ –Java API to access Microsoft document file formats.
 – Apache POI 3.15 released

Apache Storm™ –a distributed, fault-tolerant, and high-performance realtime computation system that provides strong guarantees on the processing of data.
 -Apache Storm 0.10.2 released

Apache Syncope™ –an Open Source system for managing digital identities in enterprise environments, implemented in Java EE technology.
 – The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Syncope™ 2.0

Apache Tephra (incubating) –a transaction engine for distributed data stores like Apache HBase.
 – Apache Tephra-0.9.0-incubating released

Did You Know?

 – Did you know that Apache Beam, Impala, Kafka, Kylin, Spark, Solr, and Zeppelin all won Bossie Awards for Big Data? Apache Mesos also won in the Cloud category!

 – Did you know that Apache Beam, Cassandra, Hadoop, Kafka, Mesos, and Spark won Datanami Editors’ & Readers’ Choice Awards?

 – Did you know that dozens of Apache Project MeetUps take place around the world?

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 Apache HTTP Server, Avro, ComDev (community development), Directory, Incubator, OODT, POI, Syncope, Tika, Trafodion, Zest, and more!

 – 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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