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From Frank McQuillan <>
Subject DRAFT Apache MADlib (incubating) report for Dec 2015
Date Wed, 02 Dec 2015 06:10:17 GMT
Here is the draft report for Dec.  Please let me know if you have any
additions/comments/suggestions.  It is due by close of business Wed 12/2.
Sorry for not providing more time for review on this mailing list.




Big Data Machine Learning in SQL for Data Scientists.

MADlib has been incubating since 2015-09-15.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

  1. Produce a first Apache (incubating) release.
  2. Expand the community, increase dev list activity and add new
committers/pmc members.
  3. Execute and manage the project according to governance model required
by the "Apache Way”.

Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be aware


How has the community developed since the last report?

  1. First community call held 11/20/15.  There were approximately 10
attendees, about half were from outside of the current group of MADlib
contributors.  This will be a monthly call, possibly moving to 2x per month
in the future.
  2. Meetup 12/3/15 @ Pivotal Labs, San Francisco:  “MADlib and HAWQ for
Advanced SQL Machine Learning on Hadoop”.  One goal of this meetup is to
invite new community participation in MADlib.
  3. Material technical conversations are now happening on the dev mailing
lists and in the appropriate JIRAs.  E.g., 53 emails on dev in Nov compared
with 7 in Oct.
  4. Number of user and dev mailing list subscribers:  <Roman is pulling
the numbers>

How has the project developed since the last report?

  1. 31 JIRAs created and 7 resolved in last 30 days.
  2. Proposed scope for first Apache MADlib release has been described to
the community for comment.  This release includes IP cleanliness and new
  3. The MADlib wiki
has been updated with new content, including a new contributors guideline,
an FAQ and a page listing suggestions for first time contributors (these
have also been labeled “starter” in the JIRAs).

Date of last release:

  No release yet.

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

  No new members added on top of the initial committer list.


  [ ](madlib) Konstantin Boudnik
  [ ](madlib) Ted Dunning
  [ ](madlib) Roman Shaposhnik

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

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