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ORC

18 Jan 2017 [Owen O'Malley / Jim]

## Description:
 A high-performance columnar file format for Hadoop workloads.

## Issues:
 - There are no issues requiring the board's attention.

## Activity:
 - There was considerable concern among the Hive committers about
   losing their ability to make changes to the ORC code base as we
   finish replacing the copy of ORC's code base in Hive with a
   reference to the ORC project's release artifacts. The ORC PMC voted
   to allow the current Hive committers to become ORC
   committers. Twenty of the Hive committers accepted the offer and
   have been added. I feel this is good for the project, but it may
   induce some short term turmoil with the large influx of new
   committers.
 - On a separate note, the ORC PMC also added Gopal Vijayaraghavan as
   a PMC member. Gopal has done a lot of great work on ORC's
   performance and is a great addition to the PMC.
 - We made two bug fix releases on the 1.2 line and will likely
   make a 1.3 release in the next quarter.

## Health report:
 - We need to finish Hive's migration from its own ORC code base to
   use our release artifacts. Having two copies of the code in
   different projects is very hard to mantain.
 - We are seeing some new contributors, which is great.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 7 PMC members.
 - Gopal Vijayaraghavan was added to PMC on Jan 08 2017

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 32 committers.
 - New commmitters:
    - Aihua Xu was added as a committer on Fri Dec 16 2016
    - Lalam Chinna Rao was added as a committer on Fri Dec 16 2016
    - Chaoyu Tang was added as a committer on Thu Dec 15 2016
    - Jianyong Dai was added as a committer on Fri Dec 16 2016
    - Eugene Koifman was added as a committer on Thu Dec 15 2016
    - Ashutosh Chauhan was added as a committer on Thu Dec 15 2016
    - Jesús Camacho Rodríguez was added as a committer on Fri Dec 16 2016
    - Jason Dere was added as a committer on Thu Dec 15 2016
    - Lars Francke was added as a committer on Wed Dec 21 2016
    - Rui Li was added as a committer on Fri Dec 16 2016
    - Mithun Radhakrishnan was added as a committer on Thu Dec 15 2016
    - Matt McCline was added as a committer on Thu Dec 15 2016
    - Pengcheng Xiong was added as a committer on Thu Dec 15 2016
    - Rajesh Balamohan was added as a committer on Thu Dec 15 2016
    - Sergio Peña was added as a committer on Fri Dec 16 2016
    - Siddharth Seth was added as a committer on Mon Jan 09 2017
    - Vaibhav Gumashta was added as a committer on Thu Dec 15 2016
    - Wei Zheng was added as a committer on Thu Dec 15 2016
    - Ferdinand Xu was added as a committer on Wed Jan 04 2017
    - Yongzhi Chen was added as a committer on Fri Dec 16 2016

## Releases:

 - 1.2.2 was released on Wed Nov 30 2016
 - 1.2.3 was released on Sun Dec 11 2016

## JIRA activity:

 - 24 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 20 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

19 Oct 2016 [Owen O'Malley / Shane]

## Description:
 A high-performance columnar file format for Hadoop workloads.

## Issues:
 - There are no issues requiring the board's attention.

## Activity:
 - We've made the 1.2.0 release and a 1.2.1 bug fix release.
 - We've updated the http://orc.apache.org/ home page to better support the
   Apache branding guidelines.
 - We've implemented benchmarks between Avro, JSON, ORC, and Parquet.
 - We've given presentations about the benchmarks at Hadoop Summit San Jose
   and Melbourne, and Strata New York. https://s.apache.org/file-format-bench

## Health report:
 - We continue efforts to increase the size and diversity of the
   contributor base by encouraging people to contribute to the project.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 6 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Aliaksei Sandryhaila on Wed Nov 18 2015

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 12 committers.
 - No new changes to the committer base since last report.

 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was more than 2 years ago

## Releases:

 - 1.2.0 was released on Wed Aug 24 2016
 - 1.2.1 was released on Tue Oct 04 2016

## Mailing list activity:

 - The mailing list is relatively stable with fewer issues, but a little
   more dev and user traffic.

 - dev@orc.apache.org:
    - 33 subscribers (up 4 in the last 3 months):
    - 149 emails sent to list (186 in previous quarter)

 - issues@orc.apache.org:
    - 15 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    - 136 emails sent to list (186 in previous quarter)

 - user@orc.apache.org:
    - 32 subscribers (up 3 in the last 3 months):
    - 18 emails sent to list (4 in previous quarter)


## JIRA activity:

 - 23 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 17 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

20 Jul 2016 [Owen O'Malley / Brett]

## Description:
 A high-performance columnar file format for Hadoop workloads.

## Issues:
 - There are no issues requiring the board's attention.

## Activity:
 - The Java code in Hive was finally separated into a stand alone module
   and copied over to the ORC project.
 - We've made the 1.1.0 release and two bug fix releases keeping
   synchronized with the Hive code base.
 - The HIVE-14007 jira for removing the hive-orc module from Hive is
   currently being reviewed.

## Health report:
 - We continue efforts to increase the size and diversity of the
   contributor base by encouraging people to contribute to the project.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 6 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Aliaksei Sandryhaila on Wed Nov 18 2015

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 12 committers.
 - No new changes to the committer base since last report.

 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was in April 2015.

## Releases:

 - 1.1.0 was released on Fri Jun 10 2016
 - 1.1.1 was released on Mon Jun 13 2016
 - 1.1.2 was released on Sat Jul 09 2016

## Mailing list activity:

 - With moving the Java code in, the development activity has
   increased dramatically.

 - dev@orc.apache.org:
    - 29 subscribers (up 6 in the last 3 months):
    - 192 emails sent to list (63 in previous quarter)

 - issues@orc.apache.org:
    - 15 subscribers (up 2 in the last 3 months):
    - 192 emails sent to list (65 in previous quarter)

 - user@orc.apache.org:
    - 29 subscribers (up 5 in the last 3 months):
    - 4 emails sent to list (14 in previous quarter)


## JIRA activity:

 - 34 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 26 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

20 Apr 2016 [Owen O'Malley / Greg]

## Description:
 A high-performance columnar file format for Hadoop workloads.

## Issues:
 - There are no issues requiring the board's attention.

## Activity:
 - After the last board report, it was suggested that we go ahead and make
   a release of the C++ code without waiting for the Java to be separated
   out of Hive. We went ahead and did that and released 1.0.0.
 - We're about to create a first pull request for ORC-1, which is the import
   of the Java code from Hive. We plan to make a 1.1 release soon after the
   code is pulled in to ORC.

## Health report:
 - The project has been relatively quiet. Getting the Java reader and writer
   released will enable projects such as Spark to import a much smaller set
   of dependencies when they use ORC.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 6 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Aliaksei Sandryhaila on Wed Nov 18 2015

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 12 committers.
 - No new changes to the committer base since last report.

 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was in April 2015.

## Releases:

 - 1.0.0 was released on Mon Jan 25 2016

## Mailing list activity:

 - The mailing lists have been relatively quiet during this quarter.

 - dev@orc.apache.org:
    - 23 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    - 64 emails sent to list (31 in previous quarter)

 - issues@orc.apache.org:
    - 13 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    - 72 emails sent to list (68 in previous quarter)

 - user@orc.apache.org:
    - 26 subscribers (up 2 in the last 3 months):
    - 7 emails sent to list (33 in previous quarter)


## JIRA activity:

 - 11 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 7 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

20 Jan 2016 [Owen O'Malley / Sam]

## Description:
   A high-performance columnar file format for Hadoop workloads.

## Issues:
 - We really need a release, which is blocked by wanting to get the Java
   reader and writer moved out of Hive.

## Activity:
 - Progress continues on moving the Java reader and writer out of Hive. We've
   created the ORC module in Hive and moved the API, utilities and writer into
   it. We are currently cleaning up some of the ORC APIs before Hive 2.0.0
   gets released. The final bits to move over to the ORC module will be the
   reader. Once the reader is moved over, the entire module can be moved to
   the ORC project.

## Health report:
 - The activity level is relatively low. The C++ reader works and is stable.
   There continues to be user interest in reading and writing ORC files
   outside of Hive.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 6 PMC members.
 - Aliaksei Sandryhaila was added to the PMC on Wed Nov 18 2015

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 12 committers.
 - No new changes to the committer base since last report.

 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was more than 2 years ago

## Releases:

 - No release has been made yet.

## Mailing list activity:

 - dev@orc.apache.org:
    - 23 subscribers (up 3 in the last 3 months):
    - 29 emails sent to list (37 in previous quarter)

 - user@orc.apache.org:
    - 24 subscribers (up 4 in the last 3 months):
    - 30 emails sent to list (21 in previous quarter)

 - issues@orc.apache.org:
    - 13 subscribers (up 3 in the last 3 months):
    - 73 emails sent to list (63 in previous quarter)


## JIRA activity:

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