Welcome to the latest monthly overview of events from the Apache community. Here's a summary of what happened in July (video highlights available at https://youtu.be/KIYB1g6SKhg ):

New this month --

 - The Apache Cassandra Project Releases Apache Cassandra v4.0, the Fastest, Most Scalable and Secure Cassandra Yet https://s.apache.org/d30v9

 - Apache Attic --provides process and solutions when an Apache project has reached its end of life
  -- Apache Sqoop is now retired https://s.apache.org/0e51t

 - Apache Month in Review: June 2021 https://s.apache.org/June2021 + Video highlights https://youtu.be/yIE8SSHw2iw 

Important Dates --

 - Next Board Meeting: 18 August 2021. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

 - ApacheCon™ --the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998-- will be held twice in 2021:
   --ApacheCon Asia - 6-8 August and ApacheCon@Home - 21-23 September
  The Apache® Software Foundation Welcomes its Global Community Online at ApacheCon Asia 2021 https://s.apache.org/ACAsia2021
  Program, Registration, and Sponsorship available for both events https://www.apachecon.com/

Infrastructure --

Our seven-member Infrastructure team on three continents oversees our highly-reliable, distributed network under the leadership of VP Infrastructure David Nalley and Infrastructure Administrator Greg Stein. ASF Infrastructure supports 300+ Apache projects and their communities across ~200 individual machines, 1,400+ repositories, 5-6PB in traffic annually, ~75M downloads per month, and 2-3M daily emails on 2,000+ lists. ASF Infra performs 7M+ weekly checks to ensure services are available around the clock. The average uptime in July was 99.88%. http://www.apache.org/uptime/

Committer Activity --

In July, 789 Apache Committers changed 13,194,378 lines of code over 17,560 commits. The Committers with the top 5 highest contributions, in order, were: Bertrand Delacrétaz, Andrea Cosentino, Gary Gregory, Mark Thomas, and Xiang Xiao.  

Project Releases and Updates --

New releases from Apache Ant (Build Management); Arrow (Big Data); APISIX (APIs); Beam (Big Data); Camel (Integration); Cassandra (Databases); CloudStack (Cloud Computing); Commons (Libraries); Curator (Messaging); Directory (Identity Management); Druid (Big Data); Fortress (Identity Management); Geode (Databases); HBase (Big Data); Impala (Databases); Jackrabbit (Content); James (Mail); Jena (Libraries); MINA (Network Client/Server); NiFi (Big Data); OpenMeetings (Web Conferencing); Qpid (Messaging); ShardingSphere (Big Data); SkyWalking (Observability); Streampipes (incubating; IoT); Tika (Content); Tomcat (Servers); Tuweni (incubating; Blockchain); UIMA (Content); Unomi (Data Management); Wicket (Web Frameworks); XML Beans (Big Data)

The Apache Incubator is the primary entry path for projects wishing to become an official part of the ASF. No new projects entered the Apache Incubator in July. More than three dozen projects are currently undergoing development in the Apache Incubator http://incubator.apache.org/ .

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