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From Sally Khudairi ...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [ANNOUNCE] Apache Ignite 1.8.0 Released
Date Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:20:55 GMT
Hi everyone --just confirming that we'll need to lock in the copy in ~6 hours in order to announce
tomorrow morning.
Denis, if you can please forward the copy when ready so the PMC has a chance to review in
time, that would be great.
Thanks so much,
Sally = = = = =  vox +1 617 921 8656gvox +1 646 598 4616skype sallykhudairi

      From: Sally Khudairi <sk@apache.org>
 To: Denis Magda <dmagda@apache.org>; "sk@apache.org" <sk@apache.org> 
Cc: "dev@ignite.apache.org" <dev@ignite.apache.org>
 Sent: Sunday, January 15, 2017 9:20 AM
 Subject: Re: [ANNOUNCE] Apache Ignite 1.8.0 Released
Excellent. Thank you, Denis.
Enjoy the day!

[From the mobile; please excuse top-posting, spelling/spacing errors, and brevity]

 On Sun, Jan 15, 2017 at 9:12, Denis Magda<dmagda@apache.org> wrote:  Thanks, Sally.
Confirm that I could access and edit the doc. 
Sure, I’ll finish the editing by that time. Most likely this will be the first thing to
do on Tuesday.

On Jan 15, 2017, at 3:07 AM, Sally Khudairi <sk@apache.org> wrote:
Oh wow --Denis, thank you!
I must say, the documentation on Ignite is exhaustive and comprehensive, so pulling things
together was an "embarrassment of riches" experience <g>. Gold Star to the PMC --I'll
definitely use this as an example for other projects to emulate.

OK...I just sent you editing credentials, and look forward to locking in the copy hopefully
by 6PM ET on Tuesday so we can go live Wednesday morning.
Does that work for you?
Kind thanks again,Sally

[From the mobile; please excuse top-posting, spelling/spacing errors, and brevity]

 On Sat, Jan 14, 2017 at 23:38, Denis Magda<dmagda@apache.org> wrote:  Sally, 
You understood everything perfectly well producing such a clear and great article! Not sure
that anyone could write better ;)
Please give editing permissions to my google account (magda7817@gmail.com). I’ll fill in
the missing part.

On Jan 14, 2017, at 9:01 AM, Sally Khudairi <sk@apache.org> wrote:
Hello, everyone --as promised, below is the draft so far. Here's hoping I understood everything
correctly <g>
Kindly note that we'll need to fill in the "@@" under the hood section on v1.8 (this part
can be technical and developer-focused, whilst the rest of the document should be tech-lite
= understandable for journalists who are geeky but not technologists). I'll be happy to provide
editing credentials on the googledoc to those requesting it.
Do keep in mind that this is not a press release, so the format is different from what we're
used to (I launched the "Have you met...?" series with Mahout[1] back in 2010 to great media
interest: coverage within 24 hours). We can also work together on establishing a template
for you to use for future project announcements.
As always, comments/corrections/additions welcome!
Thanks so much,Sally
= = =
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Background: Originally created at GridGain as its flagship in-memory computing (IMC) platform,
Ignite entered the Apache Incubator in September 2014 and graduated as an Apache Top-Level
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Why Ignite: Apache Ignite addresses today's Fast Data needs by providing a comprehensive in-memory
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and based on SQL language with very little to no code modification. Ignite SQL Grid is horizontally
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   - Data Grid --replicate or partition data in memory within the cluster;
   - In-Memory SQL Grid --add in-memory distributed database capabilities;
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   - ODBC Driver --select and modify data stored in a distributed cache;
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Latest release: Apache Ignite v1.8 on 9 December 2016 under the Apache License v.2.0. More
details can be found below and in the release notes.
@@What's under the hood: New in v1.8 is … (list 3-5 features/benefits … we can get technical
with 0s and 1s here).

Check out the Apache Ignite blog for articles, insight, how-tos, and additional resources
at https://ignite.apache.org/blogs.html
For downloads, documentation, examples, use cases, and more information, visit http://ignite.apache.org/
# # #

From: Denis Magda <dmagda@apache.org>
To: Sally Khudairi <sk@apache.org> 
Cc: Roman Shtykh <rshtykh@yahoo.com>; "dev@ignite.apache.org" <dev@ignite.apache.org>;
Prachi Garg <pgarg@gridgain.com>
Sent: Friday, January 13, 2017 6:25 PM
Subject: Re: [ANNOUNCE] Apache Ignite 1.8.0 Released

Sally, no worries, take your time!
Have nice weekends,Denis

On Jan 13, 2017, at 8:30 AM, Sally Khudairi <sk@apache.org> wrote:
Hi folks --just a quick heads-up that I haven't forgotten about you!
I issued three press releases + the January "Success at Apache" this week, so there's been
a little extra press activity than usual.
I'm aiming to get the draft to you today...otherwise over the weekend.
I apologize for the delay and thank you for your continued patience.
Sally = = = = =  vox +1 617 921 8656gvox +1 646 598 4616skype sallykhudairi

From: Sally Khudairi <sk@apache.org>
To: Denis Magda <dmagda@apache.org>; Roman Shtykh <rshtykh@yahoo.com> 
Cc: "dev@ignite.apache.org" <dev@ignite.apache.org>; Prachi Garg <pgarg@gridgain.com>;
Sally Khudairi <sk@apache.org>
Sent: Monday, January 9, 2017 4:16 PM
Subject: Re: [ANNOUNCE] Apache Ignite 1.8.0 Released

Thanks, Denis. I'm working on a draft and will send it over for review in the next couple
of days.
Kind regards,Sally

[From the mobile; please excuse top-posting, spelling/spacing errors, and brevity]

On Mon, Jan 9, 2017 at 13:33, Denis Magda<dmagda@apache.org> wrote:Roman, perfect! Well
*Prachi*, please add Roman’s blog to Apache Ignite’s blogs list:https://ignite.apache.org/blogs.html
*Sally*, considering that all the information is already at place is it a good time to wrap
it up in an Apache official announcement?

On Jan 9, 2017, at 1:43 AM, Roman Shtykh <rshtykh@yahoo.com> wrote:
Denis, I published a short article on https://dzone.com/articles/handling-apache-ignite-cluster-data-via-redis-prot -Roman

On Saturday, December 31, 2016 12:50 AM, Denis Magda <dmagda@apache.org> wrote:

Roman, amazing thanks!
You can use any blogging engine you like. After the blog post is ready notify the community
and Prachi will send your material to dzone.com and when it’s accepted there we will public
it on Ignite’s blogging page (https://ignite.apache.org/blogs.html). 
As for the format, I would suggest making a quick walk-through guidance including code snippets
and showing how to connect to the cluster from Python or Ruby (whatever you like most) and
work with it. You can do something like I did for PHPhttps://dzone.com/articles/apache-ignite-enables-full-fledged-sql-support-for

On Dec 30, 2016, at 4:09 AM, Roman Shtykh <rshtykh@yahoo.com.INVALID> wrote:
Sure, Denis, I can write about Redis protocol support. Can you please instruct me about the
format and how/where to submit?

   On Friday, December 30, 2016 8:11 AM, Sally Khudairi <sk@apache.org> wrote:

Boop! Sorry about that...indeed, I wrote Roman's name in my notes next to "1.8 release manager?"
and clearly combined the two.
Apologies for alarming you.
But that is a good hint, Denis <g>

[From the mobile; please excuse top-posting, spelling/spacing errors, and brevity]

  On Thu, Dec 29, 2016 at 17:58, Denis Magda<dmagda@apache.org> wrote:  Sally, looks
like you got confused with this

On Dec 29, 2016, at 2:38 PM, Sally Khudairi <sk@apache.org> wrote:
And thanks in advance, Roman Shtykh, for acting as project spokesperson in your role as release
manager. Participation from the community at-large is greatly appreciated!

Roman have never been a release manager yet. However, this is just a matter of time and his
interest/intention ;)



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