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HAWQ Project Incubation Status

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


The HAWQ project graduated on 2018-08-15


HAWQ is an advanced, enterprise-grade, Hadoop-native SQL analytic engine built around a robust and high-performance massively-parallel processing (MPP) SQL framework that evolved from the Pivotal Greenplum Database.


  • 2015-09-04 Project enters incubation.
  • 2015-12-15 Project fully transitions to ASF infrastructure.
  • 2016-01-15 ApacheHAWQ twitter account created and social media guidelines discussed.
  • 2016-03-21 GSOC application submitted.
  • 2016-06-30 ASF branding issue with an external vendor resolved.
  • 2016-09-09 Kavinder Dhaliwal voted in as a new committer.
  • 2016-10-11 Our first release created.
  • 2016-10-18 Hong Wu voted in as a new committer.
  • 2016-10-24 Paul Guo voted in as a new committer.
  • 2016-11-04 Bob Glithero joins the community contributing to developer documentation and content.
  • 2017-01-31 Lisa Owen voted in as a new committer.
  • 2017-02-01 Jane Beckman voted in as a new committer.
  • 2017-02-27 Our second release created.
  • 2017-02-28 Kyle Dunn voted in as a new committer.
  • 2017-07-12 Our third source release which is also the first binary release created.
  • 2018-03-18 Our forth source release also the second binary relese created.
  • 2018-08-15 HAWQ graduated and is now a top level Apache project.

Project info

item type reference
Website www
Dashboard dash
. wiki
Mailing list dev
. commits
. user
. issues
. private
Bug tracking .
Source code GIT
. GitHub mirror
. Website content and docs
. GitHub mirror
Mentors cos Konstantin Boudnik
. gates Alan Gates
. jerenkrantz Justin Erenkrantz
. thejas Thejas Nair
. rvs Roman Shaposhnik
Committers lei_chang Lei Chang
. lisao Lisa Owen
. jbeckman Jane Beckman
. kdunn Kyle Dunn
. kavinder Kavinder Dhaliwal
. xunzhang Hong Wu
. paulguo Paul Guo
. cos Konstantin Boudnik
. bosco Don Bosco Durai
. hubertzhang Hubert Zhang
. iweng Ivan Weng
. adenissov Alexander Denissov
. jda Jimmy Da
. mnxn Michael Nixon
. dbbaskette Dan Baskette
. mkiyama Mel Kiyama
. godenyao Goden Yao
. foyzur Foyzur Rahman
. gcaragea George Caragea
. msoliman Mohamed Soliman
. vraghavan78 Venkatesh Raghavan
. jz Jesse Zhang
. schubert Michael Schubert
. jakob Jake Frank
. litzell Chuck Litzell
. gregchase Gregory Chase
. jian Lirong Jian
. rlei Radar Da Lei
. wangzw Zhanwei Wang
. yjin Yi Jin
. lilima Lili Ma
. jyao Jiali Yao
. ztao1987 Zhenglin Tao
. huor Ruilong Huo
. mli Ming Li
. wlin Wen Lin
. wcl14 Chunling Wang
. stanlyxiang Xiang Sheng
. nalex Newton Alex
. odiachenko Oleksandr Diachenko
. jaoki Jun Aoki
. bhuvnesh2703 Bhuvnesh Chaudhary
. vvineet Vineet Goel
. shivram Shivram Mani
. nhorn Noa Horn
. entong Entong Shen
. aelhelw Amr El-Helw
. cjcjameson C.J. Jameson
. bc Ben Calegari
. yozie David Yozie
. cwelton Caleb Welton
. tzolov Christian Tzolov
. tushar_pednekar Tushar Pednekar
. jacksoncvm Chloe Jackson
. rvs Roman Shaposhnik
. gates Alan Gates
. omalley Owen O'Malley
. thejas Thejas Nair
. ssa Sergey Soldatov
. atri Atri Sharma

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
2015-09-04 Make sure that the requested project name does not already exist. Please follow the guide to ensure a suitable project/product name.


date item
2015-09-04 Ask infrastructure to create source repository modules and grant the committers karma. Tracking via INFRA-10259
2015-09-04 Ask infrastructure to set up and archive mailing lists.
2015-09-04 Ask infrastructure to set up issue tracker (JIRA).
2015-09-04 Ask infrastructure to set up wiki (Confluence).
2015-09-04 Ask infrastructure to set up svn pubsub website.
2015-12-15 Migrate the project to our infrastructure.

Mentor-related responsibility/oversight

date item
2015-12-15 Subscribe all Mentors on the pmc and general lists.
2015-12-15 Give all Mentors access to the incubator Git repository. (to be done by the Incubator PMC chair or an Incubator PMC Member wih karma for the authorizations file)
2015-12-15 Tell Mentors to track progress in the file 'incubator/projects/{}.html'
date item
2015-12-15 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.
2015-12-15 Check and make sure that the files that have been donated have been updated to reflect the new ASF copyright.
2015-12-15 The Apache RAT check was added to 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
2015-12-15 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.
2015-12-15 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
2015-12-15 Check that all active committers have submitted a contributors agreement.
2015-12-15 Add all active committers in the podling description file.
2015-12-15 Ask root for the creation of committers' accounts on

Project specific

date item
2016-10-11 Produce first Apache Incubating release.


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

date item
2016-10-11 Figure out how to publish project documentation.


Things to check for before voting the project out.

Organizational acceptance of responsibility for the project

  • If graduating to an existing PMC, has the PMC voted to accept it?
  • If graduating to a new PMC, has the board voted to accept it?

Incubator sign-off

  • Has the Incubator decided that the project has accomplished all of the above tasks?