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From Stack <st...@duboce.net>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Accept Ignite into the Apache Incubator
Date Wed, 01 Oct 2014 06:04:02 GMT
+1 from me (mentor, binding).
St.Ack

On Sat, Sep 27, 2014 at 5:58 PM, Konstantin Boudnik <cos@apache.org> wrote:

> I would like to call a vote for accepting "Apache Ignite" for Apache
> Incubator.
> The full proposal is available below. We ask the IPMC to sponsor it, with
> cos
> as Champion, and stack, rvs, cos, hsaputra and brane volunteering to be
> Mentors.
>
> Please cast your vote:
>
> [ ] +1, bring Iginite into Incubator
> [ ] +0, I don't care either way,
> [ ] -1, do not bring Iginite into Incubator, because...
>
> This vote will be open for 72 hours and only votes from the Incubator
> PMC are binding.
>
> http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/IgniteProposal
>
> Proposal text from the wiki:
> ## page was renamed from SilkProposal
> = Ignite Apache Incubator Proposal =
> == Abstract ==
> Apache Ignite will be a unified In-Memory Data Fabric providing
> high-performance, distributed in-memory data management software layer
> between
> various data sources and user applications.
>
> == Proposal ==
> Apache Ignite is written mostly in Java and Scala with small amount of C++
> code
> and will initially combine the following technologies under one unified
> umbrella:
>
>  * In-Memory Data Grid
>  * In-Memory Compute Grid
>  * In-Memory Streaming Processing
>
> This unified in-memory fabric will provide high-performance, distributed
> in-memory software layer that sits in between various data sources and user
> applica tions. Data sources can include SQL RDBMS, NoSQL, or HDFS.
> Applications
> APIs will be available for Java (and Java-based scripting languages),
> Scala,
> C++ and .NET (C#).
>
> GridGain Systems, Inc. submits this proposal to donate its Apache
> 2.0-licensed
> open source project generally known as “GridGain In-Memory Computing
> Platform”,
> its source code, documentation, and websites to the Apache Software
> Foundation
> (“ASF”) with the goal of extending the vibrant open source community around
> this technology ultimately governed by “Apache Way”. Proposed Naming
>
> We have been advised by the ASF mentors that the name “Ignite” may not be
> ideal
> because the name may be too generic and may not pass ASF legal check. Here
> are
> the alternatives that we have come up with and any of those will be
> acceptable
> for the project pending the ASF legal green light:
>
>  * Apache Silk (preferable name)
>  * Apache Sylk
>  * Apache Memstor
>  * Apache Ignite
>
> == Background & Rationale ==
> In-Memory Data Fabric is a natural and evolutionary consolidation of
> various
> “in-memory technologies” from the last decade. From simple local caching
> (JSR-107), to distributed caching, to data grids and databases, to
> streaming
> and plug-n-play acceleration - the in-memory space has grown quite
> dramatically.
>
> With rapid advances in NVRAM and significant price reduction of traditional
> DRAM on one hand, and growing sophistication and demand for faster data
> processing on another - many users of these silo-ed technologies and
> products
> started to look for a “strategic approach” to in-memory - an in-memory data
> fabric - that would provide suitable APIs for different types of payloads:
> from
> data caching, to data grids, to in-memory SQL data stores, to HPC, to
> streaming
> processing.
>
> With expensive and proprietary in-memory computing products from companies
> like
> Oracle, SAP, Microsoft, and IBM -  the developers worldwide need an
> unhindered
> access to advanced open source in-memory software technology, the
> technology
> they can trust to develop with and deploy for critical applications.
> Current
> Status
>
> Apache Ignite will be based on the technology that is currently developed
> by
> GridGain Systems and available under Apache 2.0 license
> (http://www.gridgain.org). The software has been in development since
> 2007 and
> in production since 2009. It is currently used by over 500 production
> deployments with over 1,000,000 downloads to date, and with over 20,000,000
> GridGain nodes started in the last 5 years.
>
> == Comparative analysis to relevant projects ==
> === Ignite vs. Spark ===
> Apache Spark is a data-analytic and ML centric system that ingest data from
> HDFS or another distributed file system and performs in-memory processing
> of
> this data. Ignite is an In-Memory Data Fabric that is data source agnostic
> and
> provides both Hadoop-like computation engine (MapReduce) as well as many
> other
> computing paradigms like MPP, MPI, Streaming processing. Ignite also
> includes
> first-class level support for cluster management and operations,
> cluster-aware
> messaging and zero-deployment technologies. Ignite also provides support
> for
> full ACID transactions spanning memory and optional data sources.
>
> Ignite is a broader in-memory system that is less focused on Hadoop. Apache
> Spark is more inclined towards analytics and ML, and focused on MR-specific
> payloads.
>
> === Ignite vs. Storm, Samza ===
> Apache Storm is streaming processing framework. Apache Samza is a
> distributed
> stream processing engine. Ignite is a multi-purpose In-Memory Data Fabric
> that
> also includes streaming processing capabilities (and we can argue better
> capabilities when it comes to streaming and CEP).
>
> Generally, Apache Storm and Apache Samza provide a very different
> implementation for one of the functional areas of Ignite.
>
> === Ignite vs. Hadoop ===
> Apache Hadoop is a batch oriented data warehouse system. Ignite is a
> real-time,
> transactional In-Memory Data Fabric focused on real-time processing of
> operational data. In most cases, Hadoop acts as one of the “slower”
> datasources
> on top of which Ignite is typically deployed.
>
>
> == Initial Goals ==
> The number one goal during ASF incubation will coalesce around building a
> true
> active and vibrant community governed by the “Apache Way”. The initial
> development goals for Ignite primarily revolve around migrating the
> existing
> code base, documentation, and refactoring of the existing internal build,
> test
> & release processes. We believe these initial goals are sufficiently
> difficult
> to be considered early milestones.
>
> Some of the specific initial goals include:
>
>  * Migrate the existing Ignite code base to the ASF.
>  * Refactor development, testing, build and release processes to work in
> ASF.
>  * Attract developer and user interest in the new Apache Ignite project.
>  * Road map the integration efforts with “sister” projects in ASF
> eco-system like Storm and Spark.
>  * Incorporate externally developed features into the core Apache Ignite
> project.
>
> == Known Risks ==
> This proposal is not without its risks, some of which are outlined below.
>
> The current list of committers are primarily from GridGain Systems. One of
> the
> key purposes of proposing Ignite for incubation is to attract new
> committers
> and spur the adoption of Ignite. The ASF has a well-deserved reputation of
> fostering and building open source communities, which makes it the ideal
> location to attempt this community bootstrap.
>
> Most of the initial committers are supported by their employers to work on
> Ignite, and may be assigned to work on other priorities. However, the
> employers
> of these salaried individuals - GridGain Systems or current customers and
> users
> - have a vested interest in seeing Ignite thrive as a long-term, growing
> project.
>
> GridGain Systems understands that their employees are acting as individuals
> when contributing to Apache projects. As a major initial contributor
> GridGain
> Systems is prepared to bring additional staff on board to assist with
> Ignite
> development to ensure its active growth.
>
> One of the key motivators in creating the Ignite project as part of the
> Incubator is to leverage the vendor-neutral nature of the ASF. The ASF has
> a
> strong and recognized brand as being a leader in open source, and by
> hosting
> Ignite at the ASF, we hope to attract developers to build a viable
> community
> for the project.
>
> == Meritocracy ==
> Apache Ignite plans to adopt the policy that encourages an environment that
> supports a meritocracy. We intend to actively ask the community  for help,
> listing/specifying the work that needs to be done, and  keeping track of
> and
> encouraging members of the community who make any contributions. Community
> &
> Core Developers
>
> GridGain project has been actively building community of users in the last
> couple of years with an active StackOverflow group, support groups, and
> Meetups
> (http://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-In-Memory-Computing). This group includes
> active members of Apache community as well. We strongly believe that this
> community will grow and develop substantially as part of Apache family and
> that’s our commitment.
>
> == Existing Documentation ==
> Current documentation for GridGain project can be found here:
> http://www.gridgain.org/documentation/ We intend to migrate it into ASF
> podling.
>
> == Initial Source ==
> Initial Apache 2.0 licensed source code can be found here:
> http://www.gridgain.org/download/
>
> == External Dependencies ==
> Here’s the list of 3rd party JAR-only dependencies:
>
>  * Apache Hadoop
>  * Apache Commons
>  * H2
>  * JTS
>  * Apache Lucene
>  * Spring
>
> Here’s the list of the all licenses for 3rd party libraries currently used:
>
>  * Apache 2.0
>
> == Required Resources ==
> === Mailing lists ===
>  * private@ignite.incubator.apache.org (with moderated subscriptions)
>  * dev@ignite.incubator.apache.org
>  * committs@ignite.incubator.apache.org
>
> === Git & JIRA ===
>  * Git: https://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator-ignite.git
>  * JIRA: JIRA Ignite (IGNITE)
>
> == Initial Committers & Affiliation ==
>  * Dmitriy Setrakyan (GridGain Systems, dsetrakyan at gridgain dot com)
>  * Yakov Zhdanov (GridGain Systems, yzhdanov at gridgain dot com)
>  * Alexey Goncharuk (GridGain Systems, agoncharuk at gridgain dot com)
>  * Sergey Vladykin (GridGain Systems, svladykin at gridgain dot com)
>  * Valentin Kulichenko (GridGain Systems, vkulichenko at gridgain dot com)
>  * Semen Boikov (GridGain Systems, sboikov at gridgain dot com)
>  * Vladimir Ozerov (GridGain Systems, vozerov at gridgain dot com)
>  * Nikita Ivanov (GridGain Systems, nivanov30 at gmail dot com)
>  * Sergey Khisamov (FitechSource, skh at gmail dot com)
>  * Ilya Sterin (ChronoTrack, isterin at gmail dot com)
>  * Ryan Rawson (WANdisco, rawson at apache dot org)
>  * Konstantin Boudnik (WANdisco, cos at apache dot org)
>  * Roman Shaposhnik (Pivotal, rvs at apache dot org)
>  * Branko Cibej (WANdisco, brane at apache dot org)
>
> == Sponsors ==
> === Apache Champion ===
>  * Konstantin Boudnik (cos at apache dot org)
>
> === Nominated Mentors ===
>  * Michael Stack (stack at apache dot org)
>  * Roman Shaposhnik (rvs at apache dot org)
>  * Konstantin Boudnik (cos at apache dot org)
>  * Henry Saputra (hsaputra at apache dot org)
>  * Branko Cibej (brane at apache dot org)
>
> == Sponsoring Entity ==
>  * Apache Incubator PMC
>
>

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