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Spark Officially Graduates From Apache Incubator

by Alex Giamas Follow 3 Followers on  Feb 28, 2014

Recently, Spark graduated from the Apache incubator. Spark claims up to 100x speed improvements over Apache Hadoop over in-memory datasets and gracefully falling back to 10x speed improvement for on-disk performance. Based on Scala, it can run SQL queries and be used directly in R. It provides Machine Learning, Graph database capabilities and other further discussed in the article.

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Apache Kafka - A Different Kind of Messaging System

by Bienvenido David Follow 0 Followers on  Dec 16, 2013

Apache has released Kafka 0.8, the first major release of Kafka since becoming an Apache Software Foundation top level project. Apache Kafka is publish-subscribe messaging implemented as a distributed commit log, suitable for both offline and online message consumption. It is a messaging system initially developed at LinkedIn for collecting and delivering high volumes of event and log data.

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WSO2 Donates Stratos to the Apache Foundation

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Jun 24, 2013

Apache Stratos has entered incubation with contributors from Cisco, NASA, Citrix and Engine Yard, among others. WSO2 still keeps their open source middleware under their control.

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IBM Mobile First- MBaaS, Big Data and Then Some for Enterprise

by Martin Monroe Follow 0 Followers on  Apr 09, 2013 6

IBM has assembled a comprehensive portfolio of applications whereby enterprises can catch up to today’s current mobile computing trends. Mobile First is designed to enable enterprise to get their share of the billions of dollars that the firm maintains is being left on the table by the organizations that are not gearing up for this trend.

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Struts 1 Reaches End Of Life

by Charles Humble Follow 296 Followers on  Apr 07, 2013 7

Struts 1, the venerable Java MVC Web framework, has reached End Of Life status, the Apache foundation has announced. In a sense, the move simply formalises what has already happened, as the Struts team have focused their efforts on version 2; the last release of Struts 1 was in December 2008. The change of status does mean that no further security patches or bug fixes will be issued.

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DataStax Brings Enterprise Security To Cassandra, Hadoop, Solr

by Roopesh Shenoy Follow 0 Followers on  Mar 18, 2013

Datastax Enterprise 3.0 was announced last month with several Enterprise security features for a cluster using Cassandra, Hadoop and Solr. InfoQ caught up with Robin Schumacher, VP of Products at DataStax to learn more.

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Apache Isis: Java Framework for Domain-Driven Design

by Bienvenido David Follow 0 Followers on  Jan 17, 2013 9

Apache has released Apache Isis, a Java framework for rapidly developing domain-driven applications. Users focus on developing domain objects and Apache Isis takes care of persistence, security and the user interface. Apache Isis became an Apache top-level project in October 2012 and version 1.0 was released on December 2012.

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Apache Flex Graduates as TLP, but Its Future Remains Uncertain

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Jan 15, 2013 2

ASF recently announced the Apache Flex graduation as a top level project (TLP) after being in incubation for about one year after Adobe entrusted the SDK’s source code, tools and dependencies to ASF.

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Apache Wicket 6 Released With Integrated jQuery Support

by Kostis Kapelonis Follow 0 Followers on  Sep 24, 2012 1

The Apache Wicket project has released version 6 of its open source, component oriented Java web application framework, with built-in support for jQuery , improved JavaScript event binding, easier OSGI bundling and experimental support for WebSockets.

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On Lucene.Net: Becoming a Top-level Apache Project and Its Future

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Aug 18, 2012

Lucene.Net, a C# port of the Lucene text search index library, has graduated the Incubator and has become a top-level Apache project. This article contains an interview with Prescott Nasser on the future of the project and Solr.Net.

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Apache TomEE 1.0 Released

by Bienvenido David Follow 0 Followers on  May 08, 2012 11

The Apache Software Foundation has released Apache TomEE 1.0. Apache TomEE, pronounced "Tommy", is a Java EE 6 Web Profile certified all-Apache stack available under the Apache 2.0 license. TomEE is composed of Tomcat (Servlet, JSP, JSTL), OpenWebBeans (CDI), OpenEJB (EJB), OpenJPA (JPA), MyFaces (JSF), Geronimo Transaction (JTA), Geronimo JavaMail (Javamail) and Apache Bean Validation.

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Adobe Is Distributing Cordova under the PhoneGap Brand

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Mar 20, 2012

Adobe will continue offering PhoneGap as a Cordova distribution along with PhoneGap Build and Adobe Shadow.

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Jetty gets Speedy

by Alex Blewitt Follow 2 Followers on  Mar 20, 2012

The Jetty project recently announced that Jetty now has SPDY support. InfoQ caught up with Greg Wilkins and Simone Bordet to find out more about the protocol, and what advantages it may bring.

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LinkedIn Engineering Releases SenseiDB 1.0.0

by Kostis Kapelonis Follow 0 Followers on  Mar 19, 2012 1

LinkedIn engineering releases SenseiDB 1.0.0, a NoSQL database focused on high update rates and complex semi-structured search queries, already used in production by LinkedIn in its search related pages (e.g. People/Company search)

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Ruby Enterprise Edition End-of-Life, Phusion Focuses on Passenger

by Mirko Stocker Follow 0 Followers on  Feb 29, 2012

Phusion announced that their Ruby 1.8.7 based Enterprise Edition (REE) is nearing its end-of-life. A Ruby 1.9 based version is not planned, instead the team focuses on Phusion Passenger, their solution for running Ruby on Apache and Nginx.

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