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From Sally Khudairi ...@apache.org>
Subject The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Trafodion™ as a Top-Level Project
Date Wed, 10 Jan 2018 11:01:43 GMT
[this announcement is available online at https://s.apache.org/gCIX ]

Mature Big Data database management system for working in SQL at Apache Hadoop-scale levels
in use China Mobile, China Unicom, Dell EMC, Esgyn Corporation, and Millersoft Limited, among

Forest Hill, MD —10 January 2018— 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® Trafodion™ 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 Trafodion extends Apache Hadoop to guarantee transactional integrity and operational
workloads for new kinds of Big Data applications that run on Hadoop.

 "We are very excited to have been established as an Apache Top-Level Project," said Pierre
Smits, Vice President of Apache Trafodion. "Graduation is a terrific milestone that culminates
2.5 years of contributions from around the globe to establishing a growing community committed
to delivering a high-grade OLTP solution on top of the Apache Hadoop ecosystem."

Building on the scalability, elasticity, and flexibility of Hadoop, Trafodion (meaning "transactions"
in Welsh) is the first integrated Open Source solution that delivers on the promise of integrated
transactional and analytical systems (OLTP/OLAP) for Apache Hadoop. Trafodion's features include:
Fully functional ANSI SQL support, leveraging existing SQL skills;
Distributed ACID data protection, guaranteeing data consistency across multiple tables and
Compile-Time and Run-Time Optimizers, delivering performance improvements for OLTP workloads;
Parallel-aware Query Optimizer, supporting large data sets;
Apache Spark integration, supporting streaming analysis;
Interoperability with existing Apache Hadoop tools and solutions, such as Hive, Ambari, Flume,
Kafka, and Oozie; and 
Apache Hadoop and Linux distribution neutrality.

Trafodion originated at HP-IT in 2013, and was donated to the Apache Incubator in May 2015.
The project has had four official releases since entering the Apache Incubator. 
Apache Trafodion is in use at China Mobile, China Unicom, Dell EMC, Esgyn Corporation, and
Millersoft Limited, among others.

"As a member of the HP Core Team responsible for releasing Trafodion to The Apache Software
Foundation, and responsible for the project’s name, I'm thrilled to see the Trafodion community
be recognized with this major achievement. Congratulations to all who made it possible," said
Ken Holt, COO at Esgyn Corporation. "Trafodion is the heart of EsgynDB, and the community
is like its lifeblood — we at Esgyn are committed to continue to grow and support the community."

"Congratulations to the Trafodion community for becoming an Apache Top-Level Project," said
Tianduo Gao, Senior Development Engineer of Software Technology (Suzhou) at China Mobile.
"We are planning to use Trafodion to expand the business of China Mobile's Big Data platform:
our data statistics of 4G real-time business in the country and provinces are more efficient
than ever before."

"Becoming a core Apache Project is a major step forward for Trafodion. It will give Millersoft
the confidence to introduce the technology to our Big Data clients," said Calum Miller, Director
of Millersoft Limited. "Testing of our Open Source Data Vault engine running on top of Apache
Trafodion is going well and we look forward to announcing a fully integrated product shortly."

"Apache Trafodion enhanced the operational efficiency of our Big Data platforms, and brought
us better customer experience and broader application scenarios," said Charles Yu, Managing
Director, Application Services at Dell EMC.

"Congratulations to Trafodion for officially becoming part of the Apache open source ecosystem,"
said Qingquan Gu, Senior Development Engineer of Internet of Things Marketing Service Center
at China Unicom. "Using Trafodion provided China Unicom with the ability to build and integrate
Big Data platforms, enhanced our operational efficiency, and brought us better customer experience."

"Becoming an Apache Top-Level Project is only the beginning," added Smits. "We are looking
forward to growing the Trafodion community, reaching new adopters and contributors, and fostering
a strong ecosystem around the project."

Availability and Oversight
Apache Trafodion 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 Trafodion, visit http://trafodion.apache.org/
and https://twitter.com/Trafodion

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

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 680 individual Members
and 6,300 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 sponsors including Alibaba Cloud Computing, ARM, Bloomberg, Budget Direct, Capital
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Huawei, IBM, Inspur, iSIGMA, ODPi, LeaseWeb, Microsoft, PhoenixNAP, Pivotal, Private Internet
Access, Red Hat, Serenata Flowers, Target, Union Investment, WANdisco, and Yahoo. For more
information, visit http://apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/TheASF

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