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Accumulo

19 Apr 2017 [Michael Wall / Chris]

## Description:

- The Apache Accumulo sorted, distributed key/value store is a robust,
scalable, high performance data storage system that features cell-based access
control and customizable server-side processing.  It is based on Google's
BigTable design and is built on top of Apache Hadoop, Zookeeper, and Thrift.

## Issues:

- There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

## Activity:

- Apache Accumulo celebrated its 5th anniversary as a top level project on Mar
21 [1].
- We've just finished up two releases. 1.7.3 was a bug-fix release on one of
our stable release lines.  Momentum on 1.7  has dropped off over time and
1.7.3 may be the final release on that line. The 1.8.1
release was the first bug-fix release on the 1.8 line. We'll be
continuing to try to push users to 1.8 releases (thus, the releases
happening in close proximity) as we try to finalize what the 2.0.0
release will look like.

## Health report:

- The project remains healthy.  Activity levels on mailing lists, git and
JIRA remain constant.

## PMC changes:

- After 5 years of Billie Rinaldi's service, Michael Wall was adopted
as the new PMC Chair in Mar.
- Currently 29 PMC members.
- No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
- Last PMC addition was Mike Walch on Wed Nov 02 2016

## Committer base changes:

- Currently 29 committers.
- No new committers added in the last 3 months
- Last committer addition was Mike Walch at Thu Nov 03 2016

## Releases:

- 1.7.3 was released on Sat Mar 25 2017
- 1.8.1 was released on Sun Feb 26 2017

## Mailing list activity:

- dev@accumulo.apache.org:
 - 229 subscribers (down -2 in the last 3 months):
 - 1063 emails sent to list (592 in previous quarter)

- notifications@accumulo.apache.org:
 - 65 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
 - 635 emails sent to list (574 in previous quarter)

- user@accumulo.apache.org:
 - 397 subscribers (down -1 in the last 3 months):
 - 129 emails sent to list (252 in previous quarter)

## JIRA activity:

- 64 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
- 58 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

[1]:
https://accumulo.apache.org/blog/2017/03/21/happy-anniversary-accumulo.html

15 Mar 2017

Change the Apache Accumulo Project Chair

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors heretofore appointed Billie
 Rinaldi (billie) to the office of Vice President, Apache
 Accumulo, and

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors is in receipt of the resignation
 of Billie Rinaldi from the office of Vice President, Apache
 Accumulo, and

 WHEREAS, the Project Management Committee of the Apache Accumulo
 project has chosen by vote to recommend Michael Wall (mjwall) as
 the successor to the post;

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Billie Rinaldi is relieved
 and discharged from the duties and responsibilities of the
 office of Vice President, Apache Accumulo, and

 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Michael Wall be and hereby is
 appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Accumulo, to
 serve in accordance with and subject to the direction of the
 Board of Directors and the Bylaws of the Foundation until
 death, resignation, retirement, removal or disqualification, or
 until a successor is appointed.

 Special Order 7A, Change the Apache Accumulo Project Chair,
 was approved by Unanimous Vote of the directors present.

18 Jan 2017 [Billie Rinaldi / Rich]

The Apache Accumulo sorted, distributed key/value store is a robust,
scalable, high performance data storage system that features cell-based
access control and customizable server-side processing.  It is based on
Google's BigTable design and is built on top of Apache Hadoop,
Zookeeper, and Thrift.

Summary

The project is active and there are no Board-level issues at this time.
We have made no new releases since the previous report and have
added two committers/PMC members. We forgot to mention in our last
report that our trademark registration for ACCUMULO in the US has
been granted! We also amicably resolved a trademark issue with the
GitHub organization "accumulo" [1].

Releases

There have been no new releases since the last report.
The latest release was version 1.6.6 on 9/18/2016.

Activity

The number of subscribers to the dev list and the user list has
decreased slightly. User list activity has increased slightly, while
activity for other mailing lists has decreased from the previous quarter.
Activity is still generally strong.

In the past 3 months, there have been 81 commits to the master branch
from 14 authors, 5 of whom are not yet committers.

We have not begun release planning for our next release, but have
63 of 122 issues resolved towards a 1.7.3 release, 31 issues resolved
for the 1.8 branch, and 58 issues resolved for the master (2.0) branch.

Community

Mike Miller was added as a committer and PMC member on 10/24/2016.
Mike Walch was added as a committer and PMC member on 11/3/2016.

Branding

We noticed that the "accumulo" organization on GitHub did not meet third
party branding guidelines. After we discussed this with the owners of the
organization, they transferred control of the organization to the Apache
Accumulo PMC and moved all third party repositories that had been
associated with the organization.

[1]: https://github.com/accumulo

19 Oct 2016 [Billie Rinaldi / Marvin]

The Apache Accumulo sorted, distributed key/value store is a robust,
scalable, high performance data storage system that features cell-based
access control and customizable server-side processing.  It is based on
Google's BigTable design and is built on top of Apache Hadoop,
Zookeeper, and Thrift.

Summary
The project is active and there are no Board-level issues at this time.
We have made one new release since the previous report and have
not added any committers/PMC members.

Releases
Version 1.8.0 was released on 9/6/2016!
Version 1.6.6 was released on 9/18/2016.

Activity
The number of subscribers to the dev list has decreased slightly, while
the user list subscribers have stayed constant. Mailing list and commit
activity are up significantly over the previous quarter.

In the past 3 months, there have been 295 commits to the master branch
from 16 authors, 7 of whom are not yet committers.

Version 1.6.6 has been released and we have ceased active development
on the 1.6 release line. We will only make another 1.6 release if a
severe issue requires it, and this will be the last release line to
support Java 6 and Hadoop 1.x.

Version 1.8.0 was released, our first significant, non-bugfix release
since May 2015. There was a discussion about dropping Java 7 support for
this release, but ultimately we decided to push that off until the next
major release.

The third annual Apache Accumulo Summit took place on October 11, 2016
(http://accumulosummit.com) and was very successful, with two tracks of
talks and over 200 attendees.

Community
Marc Parisi was added as a committer and PMC member on 8/31/2016.

20 Jul 2016 [Billie Rinaldi / Jim]

The Apache Accumulo sorted, distributed key/value store is a robust,
scalable, high performance data storage system that features cell-based
access control and customizable server-side processing.  It is based on
Google's BigTable design and is built on top of Apache Hadoop,
Zookeeper, and Thrift.

Summary
The project is active and there are no Board-level issues at this time.
We have made one new release since the previous report and have
not added any committers/PMC members.

Releases
Version 1.7.2 was released on 6/20/2016.

Activity
The number of subscribers to the user and dev lists has increased
slightly and mailing list / commit activity is up slightly over the
previous quarter.

In the past 3 months, there have been 211 commits to the master branch
from 13 authors, 4 of whom are not yet committers.

Version 1.7.2 has been released and we are wrapping up a handful of
issues for the 1.8.0 release. After 1.8.0 is released, we may make a
1.6.6 bugfix release before retiring the 1.6 branch.

Around 15 people attended an Accumulo meetup in San Jose, where
Josh Elser spoke about features that have been completed for 1.8.0
and Bill Slacum discussed how to build resilient applications on
Accumulo.

Registration and a call for speakers are now open for the Apache
Accumulo Summit in October 2016 (http://accumulosummit.com).

Community
Michael Wall was added as a committer and PMC member on 4/11/2016.
No new committers or PMC members have been added since the last
report.

20 Apr 2016 [Billie Rinaldi / Shane]

The Apache Accumulo sorted, distributed key/value store is a robust,
scalable, high performance data storage system that features cell-based
access control and customizable server-side processing.  It is based on
Google's BigTable design and is built on top of Apache Hadoop,
Zookeeper, and Thrift.

Summary
The project is active and there are no Board-level issues at this time.
We have added one new committer / PMC member and made two new
releases since the previous report. We have had some discussion about
whether the community is stagnating and how we could attract the
interest of new developers.

Releases
Version 1.7.1 was released on 2/26/2016.
Version 1.6.5 was released on 2/17/2016.

Activity
The number of subscribers to the user and dev lists have both increased
slightly and mailing lists remain active.

In the past 3 months, there have been 155 commits to the master branch
from 12 authors, 5 of whom are not yet committers.

Versions 1.7.1 and 1.6.5 have been released and we have not yet begun
planning for the next major release.

The PMC has approved the use of the Apache Accumulo mark for the
next Accumulo Summit, to be held in October 2016.

Community
Michael Wall was added as a committer and PMC member on 4/11/2016.

20 Jan 2016 [Billie Rinaldi / Sam]

The Apache Accumulo sorted, distributed key/value store is a robust,
scalable, high performance data storage system that features cell-based
access control and customizable server-side processing.  It is based on
Google's BigTable design and is built on top of Apache Hadoop,
Zookeeper, and Thrift.

Summary
The project is active and there are no Board-level issues at this time.
No new committers have been added since the previous report, nor have
there been new releases. We are excited to have a new pre-commit build
for Accumulo using Yetus.

Releases
Version 1.6.4 was released on 10/3/2015.

Activity
The number of subscribers to the user list increased by 2 to 397 and the
number of subscribers to the dev list increased by 5 to 230. Mailing lists
remain active.

In the past 3 months, there have been 170 commits to the master branch
from 8 authors, 2 of whom are not yet committers.

Versions 1.7.1 and 1.6.5 will likely be released soon, with 150 of 164
and 41 of 44 issues fixed for those versions, respectively.

Community
Dylan Hutchison and Russ Weeks were added as committers and PMC members
on 10/7/2015.

21 Oct 2015 [Billie Rinaldi / David]

The Apache Accumulo sorted, distributed key/value store is a robust,
scalable, high performance data storage system that features cell-based
access control and customizable server-side processing.  It is based on
Google's BigTable design and is built on top of Apache Hadoop,
Zookeeper, and Thrift.

Summary
The project is active and there are no Board-level issues at this time.
Two new committers have been added since the previous report. We have
made two releases and have overhauled the license and notice files so
that each release artifact has its own tailored license and notice (as
opposed to a single all-encompassing L&N for all).

Releases
Version 1.6.4 was released on 10/3/2015.
Version 1.5.4 was released on 9/20/2015.

Activity
The number of subscribers to the user list increased by 4 to 395 and the
number of subscribers to the dev list decreased by 6 to 225. Mailing list
activity has been lower than in the previous quarter, but lists are still
active.

In the past 3 months, there have been 226 commits to the master branch
from 13 authors, 4 of whom are not yet committers.

After the recent release of 1.5.4, we have retired the 1.5 branch. For
the upcoming 1.7.1 release, 108 of 149 issues have been resolved.

Community
Dylan Hutchison and Russ Weeks were added as committers and PMC members
on 10/7/2015.

15 Jul 2015 [Billie Rinaldi / Sam]

The Apache Accumulo sorted, distributed key/value store is a robust,
scalable, high performance data storage system that features cell-based
access control and customizable server-side processing.  It is based on
Google's BigTable design and is built on top of Apache Hadoop,
Zookeeper, and Thrift.

Summary
The project is active and there are no Board-level issues at this time.
Three new committers have been added since the previous report,
addressing the community's concerns about stagnation.  We have made
releases from every active branch, including a substantial 1.7.0 release.

Releases
Version 1.6.3 was released on 7/4/2015.
Version 1.5.3 was released on 6/25/2015.
Version 1.7.0 was released on 5/19/2015.

Activity
The number of subscribers to the user list increased by 7 to 391 and the
number of subscribers to the dev list increased by 4 to 231. Mailing lists
are active.

In the past 3 months, there have been 590 commits from 22 authors, 12 of
whom are not yet committers. The Accumulo website has had 100,000 views
since the beginning of the year, 56% of which were from first-time
viewers.

After three recent releases, we are just beginning to plan for future
releases. We have also discussed retiring the 1.5 branch.

Community
Ed Coleman, Sean Hickey, and Vikram Srivastava were added as committers
and PMC members on 5/14/2015.

The Accumulo Summit in April was successful, with over 300 attendees and
40% more talks than the previous year. An O'Reilly book on Accumulo is in
the final stages of production and will be released this month.

22 Apr 2015 [Billie Rinaldi / Chris]

The Apache Accumulo sorted, distributed key/value store is a robust,
scalable, high performance data storage system that features cell-based
access control and customizable server-side processing.  It is based on
Google's BigTable design and is built on top of Apache Hadoop,
Zookeeper, and Thrift.

Releases
Version 1.6.2 was released on 2/16/2015.

Activity
The number of subscribers to the user list is the same as in the last
report, 384; however, 28 subscribers left and 28 were added.  The dev
list went down by 6 to 227 subscribers, with 16 leaving and 10 new.
Mailing lists are active.

In the past 3 months, there have been 345 commits from 14 authors,
5 of whom are not yet committers.

We are in the process of triaging open tickets for 1.7.0 and will
begin testing it on Monday April 13th in preparation for a release.

Community
Sean Busbey was added as a committer and PMC member on 1/09/2014.
No new committers have been added since the last report.  We have a
couple of contributors actively working on patches.

This month will be the second annual Accumulo conference [1].

[1]: http://accumulosummit.com/

@Chris: Anyone identified as potential new committers/PMC members?

21 Jan 2015 [Billie Rinaldi / Greg]

The Apache Accumulo sorted, distributed key/value store is a robust,
scalable, high performance data storage system that features cell-based
access control and customizable server-side processing.  It is based on
Google's BigTable design and is built on top of Apache Hadoop,
Zookeeper, and Thrift.

Releases
Version 1.6.1 was released on 9/24/2014.
No releases have been made since the last report.

Activity
For the first time, the numbers of subscribers to both the dev and user
lists have decreased slightly.  The dev and commits lists are
maintaining steady activity, while the user list activity has decreased.
The average number of messages per month for August - December 2014 is
roughly half that of the preceding six months.  Most months, we are
still seeing upwards of 70 messages per month to the user list.

We are planning to release 1.6.2 very soon and 1.7.0 moderately soon.

Community
Sean Busbey was added as a committer and PMC member on 1/09/2014.
No new committers have been added since the last report, but we are
actively discussing how to grow our community.

The second annual Accumulo conference has been scheduled for April [1].

In late November into December we experienced what might have been our
first vehement disagreement over a code change.  The issue was
ultimately resolved amicably.  One notable outcome of the process was a
decision by our community to adopt semantic versioning 2.0 for our
releases.

[1]: http://accumulosummit.com/

15 Oct 2014 [Billie Rinaldi / Rich]

The Apache Accumulo sorted, distributed key/value store is a robust,
scalable, high performance data storage system that features cell-based
access control and customizable server-side processing.  It is based on
Google's BigTable design and is built on top of Apache Hadoop,
Zookeeper, and Thrift.

Releases
Version 1.6.1 was released on 9/24/2014.
Version 1.5.2 was released on 9/22/2014.

Activity
Mailing list activity has been a bit lower than usual, while commits
have been steady.  The dev list has increased by 5 subscribers to 240,
and the user list has increased by 18 subscribers to 388.

Recently having produced releases from both of our current major lines,
we are beginning to revisit the 1.7.0/2.0.0 release plan and are
adjusting its schedule.

Accumulo storage formats for Pig and Hive have been accepted by both of
those projects.  There is also a notable new implementation of
Percolator for Accumulo [1].

Community
Sean Busbey was added as a committer and PMC member on 1/09/2014.
No new committers have been added since the last report.

[1]: https://github.com/fluo-io/fluo

16 Jul 2014 [Billie Rinaldi / Sam]

The Apache Accumulo sorted, distributed key/value store is a robust,
scalable, high performance data storage system that features cell-based
access control and customizable server-side processing.  It is based on
Google's BigTable design and is built on top of Apache Hadoop,
Zookeeper, and Thrift.

Releases
Version 1.6.0 was released on 5/6/2014.

Activity
The mailing lists have been active.  The dev list has increased by 4
subscribers to 235, and the user list has increased by 7 subscribers to
370.

A release plan has been submitted for the next major version, which is
tentatively planned to be 2.0.0 unless we decide there is a particular
need for 1.7.0.  Minor releases 1.5.2 and 1.6.1 are also beginning to be
discussed.

Community
Sean Busbey was added as a committer and PMC member on 1/09/2014.
No new committers have been added since the last report.

The first Accumulo Summit that was held in June was very successful with
over 300 attendees.

16 Apr 2014 [Billie Rinaldi / Doug]

The Apache Accumulo sorted, distributed key/value store is a robust,
scalable, high performance data storage system that features cell-based
access control and customizable server-side processing.  It is based on
Google's BigTable design and is built on top of Apache Hadoop,
Zookeeper, and Thrift.

Releases
Version 1.5.1 was released on 2/27/2014.
Version 1.4.5 was released on 4/03/2014.

Activity
The mailing lists have been active.  The dev list has increased by 16
subscribers to 231, and the user list has increased by 25 subscribers to
363.  In March 2014, we again surpassed our previous record for number
of commits per month.

Testing is still ongoing for 1.6.0 and we have not begun voting on its
release yet.

Community
Sean Busbey was added as a committer and PMC member on 1/09/2014.

Over recent months we have engaged in much discussion regarding
codifying our bylaws, which has resulted in [1].  The initial version has
been approved by vote [2].  Since there was majority, but not resounding
approval, we are in the process of making clarifications and adjustments.
It is largely a recording of our previously accepted practices, with a
few exceptions, one of which is that we have added some structure around
release planning that we hope will tighten our release process for major
releases.

Also, we look forward to the first ever Accumulo Summit on June 12th [3].

[1]: http://accumulo.apache.org/bylaws.html
[2]: http://s.apache.org/YSn
[3]: http://accumulosummit.com

15 Jan 2014 [Billie Rinaldi / Roy]

The Apache Accumulo sorted, distributed key/value store is a robust,
scalable, high performance data storage system that features cell-based
access control and customizable server-side processing.  It is based on
Google's BigTable design and is built on top of Apache Hadoop,
Zookeeper, and Thrift.

Releases
No new releases since the last report.
Version 1.4.4 was released on 8/23/2013.

Activity
The mailing lists have been active.  The dev list has increased by 3
subscribers to 215, and the user list has increased by 22 subscribers to
338.  November and December 2013 marked our highest ever number of commits
per month (though there has been an overall increase in commit count due
to our switch to git).

The feature freeze date for 1.6.0 has passed.  We are still working out bugs
in the new features and anticipate a release in about a month.  New
releases for the 1.4 and 1.5 branches will also be prepared in this
timeframe.

Community
Bill Havanki was added as a committer and PMC member on 1/05/2014.

16 Oct 2013 [Billie Rinaldi / Roy]

The Apache Accumulo sorted, distributed key/value store is a robust,
scalable, high performance data storage system that features cell-based
access control and customizable server-side processing.  It is based on
Google's BigTable design and is built on top of Apache Hadoop,
Zookeeper, and Thrift.

Releases
Version 1.4.4 was released on 8/23/2013.

Activity
The mailing lists have been active.  The dev list has increased by 16
subscribers to 212, and the user list has increased by 27 subscribers to
316.

We have set a feature freeze date for 1.6.0 to November 1st.  We have
voted on a process to take if there is disagreement about whether a
major feature has been tested enough at the feature freeze date to be
included in the release, as we had difficulty in 1.5.0 with incomplete
features coming in and extending the testing cycle unreasonably.

We have successfully switched from svn to git.

Community
No new committers since the last report.
Mike Drob was added as a committer on 6/27/2013.

17 Jul 2013 [Billie Rinaldi / Greg]

The Apache Accumulo sorted, distributed key/value store is a robust,
scalable, high performance data storage system that features cell-based
access control and customizable server-side processing.  It is based on
Google's BigTable design and is built on top of Apache Hadoop,
Zookeeper, and Thrift.

Releases
Version 1.5.0 was released on 5/24/2013.

Activity
The mailing lists have been active.  The dev list has increased by 31
subscribers to 196, and the user list has increased by 43 subscribers to
289.  Development is also active.

We have begun discussing major features to be included in the 1.6.0
release and also have discussed things we would have liked to do
differently for the 1.5.0 release.

We are intending to switch from svn to git.

Community
Corey Nolet was added as a committer on 5/6/2013.
Mike Drob was added as a committer on 6/27/2013.

17 Apr 2013 [Billie Rinaldi / Greg]

The Apache Accumulo sorted, distributed key/value store is a robust,
scalable, high performance data storage system that features cell-based
access control and customizable server-side processing.  It is based on
Google's BigTable design and is built on top of Apache Hadoop,
Zookeeper, and Thrift.

Releases
Version 1.4.3 was released on 3/18/2012.

Activity
The mailing lists have been active.  The dev list has increased by 15
subscribers to 165, and the user list has increased by 20 subscribers to
246.  Note that I accidentally switched the user and dev list numbers
in my last report.

Development is active.  New features are no longer being added to the
1.5 branch and 1.5.0 is undergoing heavy testing in preparation for
release.  January, March, and February 2013 (in that order) mark our
highest ever number of commits per month.

Community
Brian Loss was added as a committer on 2/12/2013.
There have been 7 new contributors since the last report.

16 Jan 2013 [Billie Rinaldi / Roy]

The Apache Accumulo sorted, distributed key/value store is a robust,
scalable, high performance data storage system that features cell-based
access control and customizable server-side processing.  It is based on
Google's BigTable design and is built on top of Apache Hadoop,
Zookeeper, and Thrift.

Releases
Version 1.4.2 was released on 11/14/2012.

Activity
The mailing lists have been active.  The dev list has increased by 87
subscribers to 226, while the user list decreased by 42 subscribers to
150.  I was momentarily concerned until I verified that we only lost 7
subscribers overall since the last report, and that the rest of those 42
either switched to the dev list or were already subscribed there.

Development is active.  We have set a feature freeze date for version
1.5.0 of January 18th, after which we plan a month of testing before
release.

Community
Drew Farris was added as a new committer on 11/01/2012.

(Non-)Issues
A friend of Accumulo who is not involved with the project was using the
Twitter account @ApacheAccumulo.  We asked if he would be willing to
donate the account to the PMC, and he graciously agreed.

In early December, the Senate passed a version of the 2013 NDAA that
contained a section prohibiting use of Accumulo by some parts of the
government unless Accumulo was deemed to be a successful open source
project.  The version of the bill the House had passed did not contain
this section, and when the differences between the two versions were
reconciled the Accumulo section was removed [1][2][3].  Last week,
the President signed the bill, which we can hope brings an end to
Accumulo-related legislation.

[1]: http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2012/12/nsa-accumulo/
[2]: http://gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CREC-2012-12-18/pdf/CREC-2012-12-18-house.pdf
[3]: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c112:H.R.4310:

17 Oct 2012 [Billie Rinaldi / Sam]

The Apache Accumulo sorted, distributed key/value store is a robust,
scalable, high performance data storage system that features cell-based
access control and customizable server-side processing.  It is based on
Google's BigTable design and is built on top of Apache Hadoop,
Zookeeper, and Thrift.

Releases
There have been no releases since the last report.

Activity
The mailing list activity has been steady and there has been an increase
to 192 subscribers to the user list and 139 subscribers to the dev list.
Development is active and major features are still being added to the
trunk (1.5 branch).

Community
Josh Elser added as a new committer 07/26/2012.
Bill Slacum added as a new committer 07/31/2012.
Christopher Tubbs added as a new committer 09/18/2012.
Dave Marion added as a new committer 09/18/2012.

The PMC voted on 08/07/2012 that all current and future committers should
be invited to be PMC members.

In addition to the new committers, there has been an increase in community
diversity as three committers from the same organization (NSA) have moved
to two different organizations (Sqrrl and Hortonworks).

Issues
It is still uncertain whether the bill affecting Accumulo will be passed
in the Senate (see Section 929 of [1]).  There has been no further
activity or press since the Wired article [2] that came out in July just
after our last board report.  Most articles focus on other controversial
aspects of the 2013 NDAA.

[1]: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/s3254/text
[2]: http://s.apache.org/Us0

25 Jul 2012 [Billie Rinaldi / Bertrand]

The Apache Accumulo sorted, distributed key/value store is a robust,
scalable, high performance data storage system that features cell-based
access control and customizable server-side processing.  It is based on
Google's BigTable design and is built on top of Apache Hadoop,
Zookeeper, and Thrift.

Releases
1.4.1 and 1.3.6 were released since the last report.

Activity
The mailing lists have been active and there has been an increase to 156
subscribers to the user list and 127 subscribers to the dev list.
Development is active and major features are still being added to the
trunk (1.5).  We anticipate releasing 1.5.0 in early autumn.

Community
No new contributors since the last report.

Issues
None at this time.

(Accumulo)

AI Greg: any problems anticipated, considering U.S. Senate hearings?

20 Jun 2012 [Billie Rinaldi / Roy]

The Apache Accumulo sorted, distributed key/value store is a robust,
scalable, high performance data storage system that features cell-based
access control and customizable server-side processing.  It is based on
Google's BigTable design and is built on top of Apache Hadoop,
Zookeeper, and Thrift.

Releases
None since the last report.

Activity
The mailing lists have been active and there has been an increase to 144
subscribers to the user list and 118 subscribers to the dev list.  The
website is nearing 100,000 page views and has seen more than 12,000
unique visitors.  Development is active and preparations are being made
to release versions 1.3.6 and 1.4.1.  Major development is occurring in
the trunk (1.5) as Accumulo's custom write-ahead log is being replaced
with an HDFS write-ahead log, which is showing improved performance
during testing.

Community
One new contributor since the last report.

Issues
None at this time.

The following [article][1] may be of interest to the board. It discusses
recommendations made by the Senate Armed Services Committee regarding
the use of Accumulo by the Department of Defense.

[1]: http://s.apache.org/CTe

16 May 2012 [Billie Rinaldi / Daniel]

The Apache Accumulo sorted, distributed key/value store is a robust,
scalable, high performance data storage system that features cell-based
access control and customizable server-side processing.  It is based on
Google's BigTable design and is built on top of Apache Hadoop,
Zookeeper, and Thrift.

Releases
None since the last report.

Activity
The mailing lists have been active and version 1.4.0 has been downloaded
150 times.  There has been an increase to 126 subscribers to the user
list.  Development is active.  There is beginning to be interest by
other projects in developing interfaces to Accumulo, e.g. Giraph, Gora,
Hama, Nutch, and Whirr.  Some of the code will be contributed to the
Accumulo project, and some will live in the other projects.

Community
One new contributor since the last report.

Issues
None at this time.

18 Apr 2012 [Billie Rinaldi / Greg]

The Apache Accumulo sorted, distributed key/value store is a robust,
scalable, high performance data storage system that features cell-based
access control and customizable server-side processing.  It is based on
Google's BigTable design and is built on top of Apache Hadoop,
Zookeeper, and Thrift.

Releases
Version 1.4.0 was released on 3 April 2012.

Activity
The transition to TLP has been fairly smooth.  Mailing lists, subversion
repository, website, project pages, and DOAP file have all been updated.
The mailing lists have been active with hundreds of messages per month
on the dev and commits lists.  The user list is still below 200 messages
per month, but appears to be increasing.  There are approximately 100
subscribers each for the dev and user lists.  Most emails receive
responses promptly.  We anticipate making a 1.3.6 release soon to
supersede 1.3.5-incubating.  Major features to be implemented in 1.5
have yet to be decided, but there are currently 87 open tickets with Fix
Version 1.5.0.

Community
Jason Trost became a new committer on 20 March 2012.

Branding
"TM" has been added to the Accumulo logo and to the first text reference
to Apache Accumulo on each web page.  "Apache Accumulo, Accumulo,
Apache, the Apache feather logo, and the Apache Accumulo project logo
are trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation" has been added to the
footer of each web page.

Issues
INFRA-4571 pointed out a violation of policy on the Accumulo website.  A
committer had put a thrift jar on the Accumulo site because the jar was
no longer available through any maven repository.  The jar was removed
promptly.  Instructions have been added for building the necessary jar
from the corresponding thrift tag.

21 Mar 2012

Establish the Apache Accumulo Project

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors deems it to be in the best
 interests of the Foundation and consistent with the
 Foundation's purpose to establish a Project Management
 Committee charged with the creation and maintenance of
 open-source software, for distribution at no charge to the public,
 related to a robust, scalable, distributed key/value store with
 cell-based access control and customizable server-side processing.

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that a Project Management
 Committee (PMC), to be known as the "Apache Accumulo Project",
 be and hereby is established pursuant to Bylaws of the
 Foundation; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the Apache Accumulo Project be and hereby is
 responsible for the creation and maintenance of software
 related to a robust, scalable, distributed key/value store with
 cell-based access control and customizable server-side processing
 and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the office of "Vice President, Apache Accumulo" be
 and hereby is created, the person holding such office to
 serve at the direction of the Board of Directors as the chair
 of the Apache Accumulo Project, and to have primary responsibility
 for management of the projects within the scope of
 responsibility of the Apache Accumulo Project; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the persons listed immediately below be and
 hereby are appointed to serve as the initial members of the
 Apache Accumulo Project:

    * Aaron Cordova       <acordova@apache.org>
    * Adam Fuchs          <afuchs@apache.org>
    * Billie Rinaldi      <billie@apache.org>
    * Chris Waring        <cawaring@apache.org>
    * Eric Newton         <ecn@apache.org>
    * Keith Turner        <kturner@apache.org>
    * David Medinets      <medined@apache.org>
    * John Vines          <vines@apache.org>
    * Benson Margulies    <bimargulies@apache.org>

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Billie Rinaldi
 be appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Accumulo, to
 serve in accordance with and subject to the direction of the
 Board of Directors and the Bylaws of the Foundation until
 death, resignation, retirement, removal or disqualification,
 or until a successor is appointed; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the initial Apache Accumulo PMC be and hereby is
 tasked with the creation of a set of bylaws intended to
 encourage open development and increased participation in the
 Apache Accumulo Project; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the Apache Accumulo Project be and hereby
 is tasked with the migration and rationalization of the Apache
 Incubator Accumulo podling; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that all responsibilities pertaining to the Apache
 Incubator Accumulo podling encumbered upon the Apache Incubator
 Project are hereafter discharged.

 Special Order 7D, Establish the Apache Accumulo Project, was
 approved by Unanimous Vote of the directors present.

21 Dec 2011

Accumulo is a sorted, distributed key/value store based on BigTable's
design.  Accumulo entered incubation in September 2011.

In the move towards graduation, we must address:
1. Learning Apache procedures
2. Creating releases
3. Building a community

Community Development:
* active discussion on mailing lists and on JIRA tickets
* two new contributors have submitted patches
* web site created
* procedures and decision processes beginning to take form

Project Development:
* podling voted on release candidate for 1.3.5 (soon to be submitted to
incubator PMC)
* documented release process
* applied formatting and licenses
* fixed bugs / tested code / added documentation

16 Nov 2011

Accumulo is a sorted, distributed key/value store based on BigTable's
design.  Accumulo entered incubation in September 2011.

In the move towards graduation, we must address:
1. Learning Apache procedures
2. Creating releases
3. Building a community

Community Development:
* active discussion on mailing lists and on JIRA tickets
* two new contributors have submitted patches
* web site created
* procedures and decision processes beginning to take form

Project Development:
* podling voted on release candidate for 1.3.5 (soon to be submitted to
incubator PMC)
* documented release process
* applied formatting and licenses
* fixed bugs / tested code / added documentation

26 Oct 2011

Accumulo is a sorted, distributed key/value store based on BigTable's
design.  Accumulo entered incubation in September 2011.

In the move towards graduation, we must address:
1. Learning Apache procedures
2. Creating releases
3. Building a community

Any issues that the Incubator PMC or ASF Board might wish/need to be aware
of:
Discussion is ongoing as to whether agreements other than ICLAs are needed
or desirable for people employed by the US government to make contributions
to Apache (see LEGAL-100).

Developments since entering incubation:
* mailing lists created
* JIRA created
* SVN directory and git mirror created
* accounts for initial committers created
* ICLAs and Software Grant filed
* CMS-ready site begun
* initial code uploaded
* Jenkins build created
* ReviewBoard group created