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From Sally Khudairi ...@apache.org>
Subject The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® RocketMQ™ as a Top-Level Project
Date Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:00:49 GMT
[this announcement is available online at https://s.apache.org/MLfe ]

Open Source distributed messaging and streaming Big Data platform in use
at Alibaba Group, Didi Chuxing, S.F. Express, WeBank, Peking University,
and Chinese Academy of Sciences, among others.

Forest Hill, MD –25 September 2017– The Apache Software Foundation
(ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more
than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today that
Apache® RocketMQ™ has graduated from the Apache Incubator to become a
Top-Level Project (TLP), signifying that the project's community and
products have been well-governed under the ASF's meritocratic process
and principles.

Apache RocketMQ is an Open Source distributed messaging and streaming
Big Data platform with low latency, high performance and reliability,
trillion-level capacity and flexible scalability.

"I am very excited to see Apache RocketMQ as a Top-Level Project and I
would like to thank our mentors for all their help, the Apache Incubator
Project Management Committee for its advice and guidance, everyone in
the RocketMQ community, and Alibaba for publishing the research upon
which RocketMQ is based," said Xiaorui Wang, Vice President of Apache
RocketMQ. "During the incubation process, the RocketMQ community worked
very hard to develop high-quality distributed software for messaging and
streaming, in an open and inclusive manner in accordance with the Apache

RocketMQ originated at Alibaba in 2012, and, after handling 1.2 trillion
concurrent online message transmissions in the Alibaba Nov. 11th Global
Shopping Festival, was donated to the Apache Incubator in November 2016.
Apache RocketMQ v4.0.0 was released in February 2017.

As a distributed messaging engine, RocketMQ features include:
 - Low latency; more than 99.6% response latency within 1 millisecond
 under high pressure;
 - Finance-oriented, high availability with tracking and auditing
 - Industry-sustainable, trillion-level message capacity guaranteed;
 - Vendor-neutral, support multiple messaging protocols like JMS and
 - Big Data friendly, batch transferring with versatile integration for
 flooding throughput; and
 - Massive accumulation, given sufficient disk space, accumulate
 messages without performance loss.

"RocketMQ was conceived from the outset as an open-source distributed
messaging and streaming platform with low latency, high performance and
reliability, trillion-level capacity and flexible scalability," said Von
Gosling, original co-creator of RocketMQ and Chief Architect of Aliware
MQ at Alibaba Group. "It has been great to witness the growth of the
RocketMQ community and codebase as an ASF incubating project, and I look
forward to this continuing as a Top-Level Project. Today, more than 100
companies are using Apache RocketMQ, with more feedback coming from the
community. According to our data, more than 80% of the project's
contributions are from outside the donator Alibaba Group."

In addition to Alibaba Group, Apache RocketMQ is in use at hundreds of
companies and research/educational institutions that include Didi
Chuxing, S.F. Express, WeBank, Peking University, and Chinese Academy of
Sciences, among others.

"Graduation from the Incubator marks an important milestone for the
RocketMQ project," said Bruce Snyder, Apache RocketMQ Incubator Mentor
and Director of Software Development at SAP Hybris. "This is recognition
of the focus and hard work of the project members to learn The Apache
Way and drive community around RocketMQ. I am honored to have helped
guide the project to a successful graduation."

"At Didi, we have used Apache RocketMQ as storage engine to build
MessageQueue service. Based on high availability and high performance of
RocketMQ we provide high-quality service," said Neil Qi, Architect at
Didi Chuxing. "I believe RocketMQ will become the best MessageQueue
project in future."

"New participants are more than welcome to join the project, To serve
the community better, we created and maintained two repositories, one as
our kernel version and the other one is for community contributions. The
community contributed some integrated projects with some other Apache
TLPs like Apache Storm, Apache Ignite, Apache Spark and Apache Flume,"
said Xinyu "yukon" Zhou, member of the Apache RocketMQ Project
Management Committee. "We enthusiastically look forward to working
together with all contributors to Apache RocketMQ in order to advance
the state-of-the-art distributed messaging engine."

Availability and Oversight
Apache RocketMQ software is released under the Apache License v2.0 and
is overseen by a self-selected team of active contributors to the
project. A Project Management Committee (PMC) guides the Project's
day-to-day operations, including community development and product
releases. For downloads, documentation, and ways to become involved with
Apache RocketMQ, visit http://rocketmq.apache.org/ and

About the Apache Incubator
The Apache Incubator is the entry path for projects and codebases
wishing to become part of the efforts at The Apache Software Foundation.
All code donations from external organizations and existing external
projects wishing to join the ASF enter through the Incubator to: 1)
ensure all donations are in accordance with the ASF legal standards; and
2) develop new communities that adhere to our guiding principles.
Incubation is required of all newly accepted projects until a further
review indicates that the infrastructure, communications, and decision
making process have stabilized in a manner consistent with other
successful ASF projects. While incubation status is not necessarily a
reflection of the completeness or stability of the code, it does
indicate that the project has yet to be fully endorsed by the ASF. For
more information, visit http://incubator.apache.org/

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees more than 350
leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server --the world's
most popular Web server software. Through the ASF's meritocratic process
known as "The Apache Way," more than 650 individual Members and 6,200
Committers across six continents successfully collaborate to develop
freely available enterprise-grade software, benefiting millions of users
worldwide: thousands of software solutions are distributed under the
Apache License; and the community actively participates in ASF mailing
lists, mentoring initiatives, and ApacheCon, the Foundation's official
user conference, trainings, and expo. The ASF is a US 501(c)(3)
charitable organization, funded by individual donations and corporate
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Serenata Flowers, Target, WANdisco, and Yahoo. For more information,
visit http://apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/TheASF

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