The Apache News Round-up: week ending 22 May 2015

It’s been a great week at Apache! Here’s what we’ve been up to:

ASF Governance –the ASF Board has appointed the following corporate officers: Chairman – Brett Porter; Vice Chairman – Greg Stein; President – Ross Gardler; Executive Vice President – Rich Bowen; Treasurer – Chris Mattmann; co-Assistant Treasurers – Jan Iversen and Kevin McGrail; Secretary – Craig L Russell

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF’s infrastructure running around the clock.
 – Uptime over the past week is a fantastic 99.79%

ASF Security –a team comprising ASF Members dedicated to helping and advising Apache projects on security issues, as well as co-ordinating the handling of security vulnerabilities.
 – CVE-2015-1772: Apache Hive Authentication vulnerability in HiveServer2

Apache Accumulo™ –robust, scalable, high performance data storage system that features cell-based access control and customizable server-side processing, and is based on Google’s BigTable design and is built on top of Apache Hadoop, Apache Zookeeper, and Apache Thrift.
 – Apache Accumulo 1.7.0 released

Apache DeltaSpike™ –not a CDI-container, but a portable CDI extension.
 – Apache DeltaSpike 1.4.0 released

Apache Drill™ –Open Source, enterprise-grade, schema-free SQL query engine for Apache Hadoop, NoSQL, and Cloud storage.
 – The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache Drill

Apache Hive™ –data warehouse software built on top of Apache Hadoop that facilitates querying and managing large datasets residing in distributed storage.
 – Apache Hive 1.2.0 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 2.10.1 and Jackrabbit Oak 1.0.14 released

Apache Log4j™ –a well-known framework for logging application behavior. Log4j 2 is an upgrade to Log4j that provides significant improvements over its predecessor, Log4j 1.x, and provides many other modern features such as support for Markers, property substitution using Lookups, and asynchronous Loggers.
 – Apache Log4j 2.3 released

Apache NiFi (Incubating) –an easy to use, powerful, and reliable system to process and distribute data; made for dataflow.
 – Apache NiFi 0.1.0-incubating released

Apache Parquet™ –a general-purpose columnar storage format, built for Hadoop, usable with any choice of data processing framework, data model, or programming language.
 – Apache Parquet MR 1.7.0 released

Apache Slider (Incubating) –a YARN application that deploys existing distributed applications on YARN, monitors them, and makes them larger or smaller as desired – even while the application is running.
 – Apache Slider 0.80.0-incubating released

Apache Tomcat™ –an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Expression Language and Java WebSocket technologies.
 – Apache Tomcat 7.0.62 released

Did You Know?

 – Did you know that Apache Tomcat is the most widely used Java EE container with 58.66% of the 2015 application server market?

 – Did you know that healthcare insurance provider Oscar uses Apache Aurora’s cluster compute framework and Apache Mesos for scheduling?

 – Did you know that the European Commission’s MICO project uses Apache Marmotta for Linked Data?

Apache Community Notices:

 – Show your support for Apache with ASF-approved swag from and –all proceeds benefit the ASF! 

 – Reminder: How to Safely Download Apache OpenOffice

 – Audio recordings from select tracks from ApacheCon Austin are available at includes Cloud, Community, httpd, and Apache HTTP Server Founder’s panel!

 – Presentations from ApacheCon Austin are available online

 – Apache CouchDB is seeking design and editorial assistance in English

 – The Apache Drill MeetUp on 26 May will be held in Los Gatos and feature Apache Kylin

 – The next Lucene/Solr London User Group meetup will take place 4 June

 – Submit your proposal for CloudStack Days Seattle (co-located with LinuxCon) by 12 June

 – The Karlsruhe DevOps Meetup featuring Apache Mesos and Aurora will be held 16 June

 – MesosCon will be held 20-21 August in Seattle

 – ApacheCon Europe will be held 28 September – 1 October in Budapest

 – The first Apache Flink Conference, Flink Forward, will be held 12-13 October in Berlin

 – CFP open for Lucene/Solr Revolution, to be held 13-16 October in Austin

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