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From Jacques Nadeau <jacq...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [DRAFT] Apache Arrow board report
Date Fri, 14 Jul 2017 14:37:05 GMT
Wes, thanks for pulling this together! We've crazy busy getting reading to
launch. I'll post this in a few hours after anybody provides any suggested
additions/modifications.

On Fri, Jul 14, 2017 at 7:31 AM, Wes McKinney <wesmckinn@gmail.com> wrote:

> If anyone has any comments on this quarter's board report or anything
> to add, please let us know.
>
> Thanks!
> Wes
>
> ## Description:
>
> Arrow is a columnar in-memory analytics layer designed to accelerate big
> data.
> It houses a set of canonical in-memory representations of flat and
> hierarchical
> data along with multiple language-bindings for structure manipulation. It
> also
> provides IPC and common algorithm implementations.
>
> ## Issues:
> - There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.
>
> ## Activity:
>
> - Heavy development activity and growing community since the last board
>   report. We have made 3 releases, with the next release 0.5.0 coming soon.
>
> - The Ray project for machine learning from the UC Berkeley RISELab
> contributed
>   a large software component, a shared memory object store ("Plasma"), to
> the
>   Apache Arrow project.
>
> - The Arrow 0.3.0 release on May 2 included C and Ruby bindings for the
> Arrow
>   C++ libraries. We have also seen a native JavaScript (TypeScript)
>   implementation appear for use.
>
> - We have made significant progress toward completing compatibility
> between the
>   Java and C++ implementations of the Arrow memory format. As soon as we
>   achieve reasonable completeness, we should consider leaping to Arrow
> 1.0.0 to
>   communicate to the rest of the open source world that Arrow is no longer
> as
>   much of a work-in-progress and ready for more widespread use.
>
> - We have created the arrow-dist git repo to assist with cross-language and
>   cross-platform packaging.
>
> - Apache Spark has merged its first Arrow integration, SPARK-13534
>
> - The external GPU Open Analytics Initiative is using Apache Arrow as its
> data
>   interchange format
>
> ## Health report:
>
> - Arrow is seeing an uptick in community interest and adoption. The
> increase in
>   activity reflects the project's scope expanding (i.e. more programming
>   languages) and increase in use in other projects. We expect this trend to
>   continue as Arrow's perception changes to be deemed more
> production-ready and
>   stable.
>
> ## PMC changes:
>
>  - Currently 19 PMC members.
>  - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
>  - Last PMC addition was Uwe Korn on Wed Apr 12 2017
>
> ## Committer base changes:
>
>  - Currently 22 committers.
>  - Kouhei Sutou was added as a committer on Wed May 10 2017
>
> ## Releases:
>
>  - 0.3.0 was released on Thu May 04 2017
>  - 0.4.0 was released on Mon May 22 2017
>  - 0.4.1 was released on Thu Jun 08 2017
>
> ## Mailing list activity:
>
>  - We changed our JIRA notification schema to send only issue *creation*
>    e-mails to the primary mailing list, with further comments and edits
> going
>    to issues@
>
>  - dev@arrow.apache.org:
>     - 547 subscribers (up 17 in the last 3 months):
>     - 622 emails sent to list (1098 in previous quarter)
>
>  - issues@arrow.apache.org:
>     - 11 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
>     - 1985 emails sent to list (1255 in previous quarter)
>
>  - reviews@arrow.apache.org:
>     - 9 subscribers (up 9 in the last 3 months)
>
>
> ## JIRA activity:
>
>  - 395 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
>  - 333 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months
>

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