Apache Pulsar graduates to Top-Level Project

By Joe Francis, Director, Storage & Messaging

We’re excited to share that The Apache Software Foundation announced today that Apache Pulsar has graduated from the incubator to a Top-Level Project. Apache Pulsar is an open-source distributed pub-sub messaging system, created by Yahoo in June 2015 and submitted to the Apache Incubator in June 2017.

Apache Pulsar is integral to the streaming data pipelines supporting Oath’s core products including Yahoo Mail, Yahoo Finance, Yahoo Sports and Oath Ad Platforms. It handles hundreds of billions of data events each day and is an integral part of our hybrid cloud strategy. It enables us to stream data between our public and private clouds and allows data pipelines to connect across the clouds.  

Oath continues to support Apache Pulsar, with contributions including best-effort messaging, load balancer and end-to-end encryption. With growing data needs handled by Apache Pulsar at Oath, we’re focused on reducing memory pressure in brokers and bookkeepers, and creating additional connectors to other large-scale systems.

Apache Pulsar’s future is bright and we’re thrilled to be part of this great project and community.

P.S. We’re hiring! Learn more here.

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