Greetings, December: counting down to the end of the calendar year. All the while, the brilliant Apache community remains productive:

Support Apache –help keep Apache software for everyone.
 - Join 730+ generous contributors who have donated nearly $80,000 to the ASF as part of our Individual Giving campaigns. Giving to the ASF feels great and is so easy --every dollar counts!

Success at Apache –a monthly blog series that focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works".
 - Success at Apache: Cookie Monster by Isabel Drost-Fromm

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 19 December. Board calendar and minutes

ApacheCon™ –the ASF's official global conference series, now in its 20th year.
 - SAVE THE DATE: ApacheCon North America 2019 will take place 9-13 September in Las Vegas

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield impressive performance at 99.53% uptime.

Apache Code Snapshot –this week, 470 Apache contributors changed 835,412 lines of code over 3,025 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Jean-Baptiste Onofré, Andrea Cosentino, Andrzej Kaczmarek, Jan Piotrowski, and Tilman Hausherr.

Apache Bahir™ –provides extensions to multiple distributed analytic platforms, such as Apache Spark, to extend their reach with diverse streaming connectors and SQL data sources.
 - Apache Bahir 2.3.2 released

Apache BookKeeper™ –a scalable, fault-tolerant, and low-latency storage service optimized for real-time workloads.
 - Apache BookKeeper 4.8.1 released

Apache CouchDB™ –Open Source NoSQL document database using HTTP, JSON, and MapReduce.
 - Apache CouchDB 2.3.0 released

Apache Crail (incubating) –a high-performance distributed data store designed for fast sharing of ephemeral data in distributed data processing workloads.
 - Apache Crail 1.1-incubating released

Apache HBase™ –Open Source, distributed, versioned, non-relational database.
 - Apache HBase 2.0.3 released

Apache Impala™ –a high-performance distributed SQL engine.
 -  Apache Impala 3.1.0 released

Apache Ignite™ –a memory-centric distributed database, caching, and processing platform for transactional, analytical, and streaming workloads delivering in-memory speeds at petabyte scale.
 - Apache Ignite 2.7.0 Vulnerable Dependecies Updates

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 2.18.0 and Jackrabbit Oak 1.9.12 released

Apache Kylin™ –an Open Source Distributed Analytics Engine designed to provide SQL interface and multi-dimensional analysis (OLAP) on Apache Hadoop, supporting extremely large datasets.
 - Apache Kylin 2.5.2 released

Apache PDFBox™ –an Open Source Java tool for working with PDF documents.
 - Apache PDFBox 2.0.13 released

Apache PLC4X (incubating) –a set of libraries for communicating with industrial programmable logic controllers (PLCs) using a variety of protocols but with a shared API.
 - Apache PLC4X 0.2.0 released

Apache POI™ –Java library for reading and writing Microsoft Office file formats, such as Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio, Publisher and Outlook.
 - Apache POI 4.0.1 released

Apache Qpid™ –the latest release of the newer JMS client supporting the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol 1.0 (AMQP 1.0, ISO/IEC 19464), based around the Apache Qpid Proton protocol engine and implementing the AMQP JMS Mapping as it evolves at OASIS.
 - Apache Qpid JMS 0.39.0 released

Apache ServiceComb™ –a microservice framework that provides a set of tools and components to make Cloud application development and deployment easier.
 - Apache ServiceComb Service-Center 1.1.0, ServiceComb Saga 0.2.1, and Java-Chassis 1.1.0 released

Apache Tomcat™ Native Library –provides portable API for features not found in contemporary JDKs.
 - Apache Tomcat Native 1.2.19 released

Apache UIMA™ –supports the community working on the analysis of unstructured information with a unifying Java and C++ framework, tooling, and analysis components, guided by the OASIS UIMA (Unstructured Information Management Architecture) standard.
 - Apache UIMA Java SDKs and versions 2.10.3 and 3.0.1 released

Apache Wicket™ –Open Source Java component oriented Web application framework that powers thousands of applications and sites for governments, stores, universities, cities, banks, email providers, and more.
 - Apache Wicket 7.11.0 released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache Omid (incubating) was selected as the transaction management provider for Apache Phoenix? and

 - Did you know that you can see a top-level overview of each Apache project, the category they fall under, timelines, evolution, and overall commit history at ?

 - Did you know that Apache Cayenne is an Open Source Java object-to-relational mapping framework? Check out v4.0 of the "ORM superpower"

Apache Community Notices:

 - ASF Operations Summary: Q2 FY2019

 - ASF Annual Report for FY2018

 - The Apache Software Foundation 2018 Vision Statement

 - Foundation Statement –Apache Is Open.

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works".

 - Please follow/like/re-tweet the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter and on LinkedIn at

 - Do friend and follow us on the Apache Community Facebook page Twitter account

 - The list of Apache project-related MeetUps can be found at

 - Flink Forward China will take place 21-22 December 2018 in Beijing

 - The Apache Big Data community will be at DataWorks Summit 18-21 March 2019 in Barcelona and 20-23 May 2019 in Washington DC

 - Future dates for Spark + AI Summit 2019 announced: 23-25 April/San Francisco and 15-17 October/Amsterdam

 - Block your calendars for ApacheCon North America: taking place in September 2019; announcing dates and details soon.

 - 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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