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London In-Memory Computing Meetup

London In-Memory Computing Meetup

Akmal Chaudhri, GridGain’s technology evangelist, will be a featured presenter at the inaugural London In-Memory Computing Meetup on February 7. He'll be discussing how to build consistent and highly available distributed systems. His talk is titled, "Building consistent and highly available distributed systems with Apache Ignite and GridGain." RSVP now to reserve your spot!

Summary: It is well known that there is a tradeoff between data consistency and high availability. However, there are many applications that require very strong consistency guarantees. Making such applications highly available can be a significant challenge. Akmal will explain how to overcome these challenges. Specific guidelines will be presented on how to build such systems covering topics including:

• In-memory backups
• Data persistence
• Data center replication
• Full and incremental snapshots.

Akmal will use the open-source Apache® Ignite™ as well as GridGain, which was built upon Apache Ignite, during his talk. What is Apache Ignite? It's a memory-centric distributed database, caching, and processing platform for transactional, analytical, and streaming workloads, delivering in-memory speeds at petabyte scale. Ignite is Used by ING, Sberbank, HomeAway, Wellington, FSB, The Glue, 24 Hour Fitness, JacTravel and many more.

At the end of this talk, you'll have better understanding of how Apache Ignite and GridGain work, and how to use different features of these products to build applications that are both consistent and highly available. (Connect with Akmal on Twitter @akmalchaudhri.

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Talks Details

• 6:30 -- food, drinks, networking
• 7 p.m. -- Talk 1, "Building consistent and highly available distributed systems with Apache Ignite and GridGain."
• 8 p.m. -- Talk 2 (TBD)

About the speaker: 

Akmal Chaudhri, PhD., is GridGain’s Technology Evangelist. His role is to help build the global Apache Ignite community and raise awareness through presentations and technical writing. Akmal has over 25 years experience in IT and has previously held roles as a developer, consultant, product strategist and technical trainer. He has worked for several blue-chip companies such as Reuters and IBM, and also the Big Data startups Hortonworks (Hadoop) and DataStax (Cassandra NoSQL Database). 

Akmal B. Chaudhri
Technical Evangelist, GridGain Systems