What we began to find is that the services that were of interest have begun exposing functionality via RESTful APIs directly. For example, the Oracle Database Node.js Driver makes direct Java interoperability with Java EE for Node applications less interesting. Rather than trying to reinvent Avatar again, we have decided to put it on hold and let the market evolve a bit. We’ll continue to track the industry and re-evaluate down the road.
We'd like to thank those who have provided us feedback throughout the life of Project Avatar. It has been very much appreciated and helped us us more than you know.
Avatar and Avatar.js project pages, along with the code and related binaries, will remain available for folks to learn from and leverage.