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.
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.
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.