Repository: incubator-streams
Updated Branches:
  refs/heads/master a726b3c84 -> 51961a01d

resolves STREAMS-405


Branch: refs/heads/master
Commit: 51961a01ded3072e2a2c1a66a46d22ed5dd64813
Parents: a726b3c
Author: charlesmims <>
Authored: Tue Oct 11 13:53:53 2016 -0500
Committer: charlesmims <>
Committed: Tue Oct 11 13:53:53 2016 -0500

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@@ -2,6 +2,17 @@ Apache Streams (incubating)
 Licensed under Apache License 2.0 -
-[](src/site/markdown/ "README")
+## Overview
+Apache Streams (incubating) unifies a diverse world of digital profiles and 
online activities into common formats and vocabularies, and makes these 
datasets accessible across a variety of databases, devices, and platforms for 
streaming, browsing, search, sharing, and analytics use-cases.
+### What is Streams?
+Apache Streams contains JRE-based modules that developers can use to easily 
integrate with online data sources and build polyglot indexes of activities, 
entities, and relationships - all based on public standards such as [Activity 
Streams](, or other published organizational standards.
+### Why use Streams?
+Streams contains libraries and patterns for specifying, publishing, and 
inter-linking schemas, and assists with conversion of activities (posts, 
shares, likes, follows, etc.) and objects (profiles, pages, photos, videos, 
etc.) between the representation, format, and encoding preferred by supported 
data providers (Twitter, Instagram, etc.), and storage services (Cassandra, 
Elasticsearch, HBase, HDFS, Neo4J, etc.)
+### Why is Streams important?
+The project aims to provide simple two-way data interchange with all popular 
REST APIs in activity streams formats using a universal protocol.  No other 
active open-source project has this ambitious goal, as well as 
production-worthy implementations for >10 services.  Streams compatibility with 
multiple storage back-ends and ability to be embedded within any java-based 
real-time or batch data processing platform ensures that its interoperability 
features come with little technical baggage.
+### Disclaimer
+Apache Streams is an effort undergoing incubation at [The Apache Software 
Foundation (ASF)]( sponsored by the [Apache Incubator 
PMC]( Incubation is required of all newly accepted 
projects until a further review indicates that the infrastructure, 
communications, and decision making process have stabilized in a manner 
consistent with other successful ASF projects. While incubation status is not 
necessarily a reflection of the completeness or stability of the code, it does 
indicate that the project has yet to be fully endorsed by the ASF.

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