April 26, 2016
Spark rival Apache Apex hits top-level status
Apache Apex was yesterday moved up to become the Apache Software Foundation (ASF)’s latest top-level project.
Thomas Weise, Apache Apex PMC member, said, “It is very exciting to see Apex after nearly four years since inception becoming an ASF top-level project.
Apache Apex is an open-source stream and batch processing platform that’s compatible with HDFS and YARN, runs in-memory, and offers enhanced event processing and fault tolerance capabilities.
“Apache Apex meets the demands of today’s Big Data applications with real-time reporting, monitoring, and learning with millisecond data point precision,” the ASF said in a statement.
Apex is highly performant, linearly scalable, fault tolerant, stateful, secure, distributed, easily operable with low latency, no data loss, and exactly-once semantics.”Some might be forgiven for thinking that Apache Apex sounds a bit too similar to more well-known stream processing engines like Apache Spark, and the more specialized Apache Storm and Apache Samza, and it is.