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Apache AsterixDB Incubation Status

This page tracks the project status, incubator-wise. For more general project status, look on the project website.

The AsterixDB project graduated on 2016-04-20


The Apache AsterixDB Project is a scalable big data management system (BDMS) that provides storage, management, and query capabilities for large collections of semi-structured data.


  • 2015-02-28 Project enters incubation.
  • 2015-09-22 Release: Hyracks 0.2.16-incubating.
  • 2015-10-20 New committer: Chris Hillery.
  • 2015-10-22 Release: AsterixDB 0.8.7-incubating.
  • 2016-01-16 New committer: Heri Ramampiaro.
  • 2016-02-26 Release: AsterixDB 0.8.8-incubating and Hyracks 0.2.17-incubating.
  • 2016-03-28 New committer: Michael Blow.
  • 2016-04-20 ASF Board establishes the Apache AsterixDB project.

Project info

item type reference
Website www
. wiki
Mailing list dev
. commits
. notifications
. users
Bug tracking .
Source code Git
Mentors mattmann Chris Mattmann
. hsaputra Henry Saputra
. tdunning Ted Dunning
. ate Ate Douma
. jochen Jochen Wiedmann
Committers/PPMC Members . .
. amoudi Abdullah Alamoudi
. csamak Cameron Samak
. chenli Chen Li
. ceej Chris Hillery
. heri Heri Ramampiaro
. imaxon Ian Maxon
. icetindil Inci Cetindil
. ildar Ildar Absalyamov
. jianfeng Jianfeng Jia
. kereno Keren Ouaknine
. mrks Markus Dreseler
. mblow Michael Blow
. dtabass Mike Carey
. mhubail Murtadha Hubail
. pouria Pouria Pirzadeh
. prestonc Preston Carman
. raman Raman Grover
. salsubaiee Sattam Alsubaiee
. sjaco002 Steven Jacobs
. wangsaeu Taewoo Kim
. tillw Till Westmann
. tsotras Vassilis Tsotras
. vinayakb Vinayak Borkar
. buyingyi Yingyi Bu
. kisskys Young-Seok Kim
. zheilbron Zach Heilbron
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Incubation status reports

Incubation work items

Project Setup

This is the first phase on incubation, needed to start the project at Apache.

Item assignment is shown by the Apache id. Completed tasks are shown by the completion date (YYYY-MM-dd).

Identify the project to be incubated

date item
2015-03-01 Make sure that the requested project name does not already exist. Please follow the guide to ensure a suitable project/product name.. Please see: PODLINGNAMESEARCH-70 for the discussion.
2015-03-01 If request from anywhere to become a stand-alone PMC, then assess the fit with the ASF, and create the lists and modules under the incubator address/module names if accepted.


date item
2015-03-01 Ask infrastructure to create source repository modules and grant the committers karma.
2015-03-01 Ask infrastructure to set up and archive mailing lists.
2015-03-01 Ask infrastructure to set up issue tracker (JIRA, Bugzilla).
2015-08-08 Ask infrastructure to set up wiki (Confluence, Moin).
2015-08-13 Migrate the project to our infrastructure.

Mentor-related responsibility/oversight

date item
2015-04-20 Subscribe all Mentors on the pmc and general lists.
2015-04-20 Give all Mentors access to the incubator SVN repository. (to be done by the Incubator PMC chair or an Incubator PMC Member wih karma for the authorizations file)
2015-03-01 Tell Mentors to track progress in the file 'incubator/projects/asterixdb.html'
date item
2015-04-20 Check and make sure that the papers that transfer rights to the ASF been received. It is only necessary to transfer rights for the package, the core code, and any new code produced by the project.
2015-04-20 Check and make sure that the files that have been donated have been updated to reflect the new ASF copyright.

Verify distribution rights

date item
2016-02-25 Check and make sure that for all code included with the distribution that is not under the Apache license, we have the right to combine with Apache-licensed code and redistribute.
2016-02-25 Check and make sure that all source code distributed by the project is covered by one or more of the following approved licenses: Apache, BSD, Artistic, MIT/X, MIT/W3C, MPL 1.1, or something with essentially the same terms.

Establish a list of active committers

date item
20125-04-20 Check that all active committers have submitted a contributors agreement.
2015-04-20 Add all active committers in the STATUS file.
2015-04-20 Ask root for the creation of committers' accounts on

Project specific

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These action items have to be checked for during the whole incubation process.

These items are not to be signed as done during incubation, as they may change during incubation. They are to be looked into and described in the status reports and completed in the request for incubation signoff.

Collaborative Development

  • Have all of the active long-term volunteers been identified and acknowledged as committers on the project?
  • Are there three or more independent committers? (The legal definition of independent is long and boring, but basically it means that there is no binding relationship between the individuals, such as a shared employer, that is capable of overriding their free will as individuals, directly or indirectly.)
  • Are project decisions being made in public by the committers?
  • Are the decision-making guidelines published and agreed to by all of the committers?

Licensing awareness

  • Are all licensing, trademark, credit issues being taken care of and acknowleged by all committers?

Project Specific

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Things to check for before voting the project out.

Organizational acceptance of responsibility for the project

date item
n/a If graduating to an existing PMC, has the PMC voted to accept it?
2016-04-20 If graduating to a new PMC, has the board voted to accept it?

ASF Board Meeting Minutes for 2016-04-20 once they are available here

Incubator sign-off

date item
2016-04-20 Has the Incubator decided that the project has accomplished all of the above tasks?

Incubator vote result