The Apache UIMA team is pleased to announce the release of the Apache
UIMA-DUCC version 2.2.2.
The Unstructured Information Management Architecture (UIMA) is a
component framework supporting development, discovery, composition, and
deployment of multi-modal analytics tasked with the analysis of
Apache UIMA is an Apache licensed open source implementation of the UIMA
specification which is being developed by a technical committee within
OASIS, a standards organization. The implementation comprises an SDK and
tooling for composing and running analytic components written in Java and
C++, with some support for Perl, Python and TCL.
DUCC stands for Distributed UIMA Cluster Computing. DUCC is a cluster
management system providing tooling,management, and scheduling
facilities to automate the scale-out of applications written to the UIMA
framework. Core UIMA provides a generalized framework for applications
unstructured information such as human language, but does not provide a
scale-out mechanism. UIMA-AS provides a scale-out mechanism to
distribute UIMA pipelines over a cluster of computing resources, but
does not provide job or cluster management of the resources.
DUCC defines a formal job model that closely maps to a standard UIMA
pipeline. Around this job model DUCC provides cluster management
services to automate the scale-out of UIMA pipelines over computing
clusters. It is primarily intended to be used for research and
development activities where multiple users need to efficiently share
cluster resources for a wide variety of computational activities.
Because DUCC is built for UIMA-based analytics from the ground up it
automatically makes available such details as what annotators are
currently initializing as well as the timing breakdown for each
primitive annotator in a pipeline.
More information about DUCC is here:
This release contains a number of improvements and bug fixes. Notable
updates in this release include:
- Upgraded UIMA (2.10.2), UIMA-AS (2.10.2), ActiveMQ (5.15.2), Spring
Framework (4.3.9), Camel (2.19.3), XStream (1.4.10)
- Requires java 8 for builds and runtime. User jobs and services must
use java 8.
- Fixed rogue process detector to prevent truncation of user names
- Reduced size of publications between the PM and Agents
- Improved Agent's detection of defunct processes
- Improved logging of system events ducc_watcher improvements
- Job & managed reservation specs now saved in DB
- DUCC Web Server (WS) queries DB too often
- DUCC Web Server (WS) should use Resource Manager (RM) calculated value
for machine's memory available
For a complete list of bugs and improvements included in this release
To download DUCC please visit: https://uima.apache.org/downloads.cgi
-- Jerry Cwiklik, for the Apache UIMA development team