Press Releases from GridGain Systems

FOSTER CITY, Calif., Dec. 9, 2021 – GridGain® Systems, provider of enterprise-grade in- memory computing solutions powered by the Apache® Ignite® distributed database, today announced a new service to track non-code contributions to the project. The new service tracks contributions that increase the awareness of Apache Ignite, including blogs, technical presentations, educational videos, code samples, training sessions and more. The non-code contributors include engineers and technical experts from around the world and from different industries and companies, ranging from startups to global leaders.
“GridGain® Systems, provider of enterprise-grade in-memory computing solutions powered by the Apache® Ignite® distributed database, today announced that GridGain Nebula, the company’s pay-as-you-go, cloud-native in-memory computing service, is now available to all GridGain and Apache Ignite users. Previously, Nebula was available only to the world’s largest enterprises. GridGain Nebula, a SaaS solution, eliminates the complexity of configuring, provisioning, managing, optimizing and scaling the cutting-edge in-memory computing software. With Nebula, application developers can spend less time managing the environment and more time focused on building the high performance, highly scalable applications their companies need to innovate and grow.“
GridGain® Systems, provider of enterprise-grade in-memory computing solutions powered by the Apache® Ignite® distributed database, today published the conference schedule for the 2021 Ignite Summit: Cloud Edition, a free virtual event for the global Apache Ignite community, taking place November 16, 2021. Featuring expert speakers from Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM and GridGain, the 2021 conference is intended for developers, architects and members of the Apache Ignite community who use or are interested in using Apache Ignite to tackle speed and scale challenges in cloud environments. Registration for the virtual event is open to anyone, anywhere in the world.
“Apache Ignite continues to soar in popularity, and GridGain is committed to investing in educational programs that developers need to be successful with Ignite from day one,” said Denis Magda, GridGain VP of Developer Relations and a member of the Apache Ignite Project Management Committee (PMC). “This is a terrific opportunity for the Ignite community to learn how to configure and work with Apache Ignite in a Kubernetes environment. I encourage all interested developers to attend this and the other training sessions, so they can come to the conference fully prepared.”
“As its adoption has increased, more and more companies are benefiting from Apache Ignite’s speed and scale for their cloud deployments,” said Denis Magda, GridGain VP of Developer Relations and a member of the Apache Ignite Project Management Committee (PMC). “As a top-5 Apache Software Foundation (ASF) project with thousands of deployments worldwide according to ASF user and development lists, Ignite is increasingly the go-to platform for top developers building out critical services and applications on cloud and hybrid infrastructure. This Summit will provide unique insights into the challenges and opportunities that Ignite brings to cloud environments, making it the ideal forum for Ignite professionals that are ready to advance their Ignite journey.”
“Expert On-Call is ideal for developers who are just getting started and experienced developers who have occasional questions,” said Nikita Ivanov, founder and CTO of GridGain. “Our goal is to share our top engineers’ expertise to help organizations bring their digital transformation projects to market quickly and efficiently. Apache Ignite has become the preferred platform for enabling both legacy and greenfield applications to be fast and scalable. Expert On-Call  will help remove barriers to application development and streamline the journey from proof-of-concept to production.”
“Companies that best weathered the pandemic did so by accelerating their digital transformation plans, creating increasing demand for GridGain’s market-leading in-memory computing software platform,” said Abe Kleinfeld, president and CEO of GridGain. “We’re seeing growing momentum across most sectors, particularly in financial services, software, retail, and logistics and transportation, where the need for faster processing speed and massive scale is nearly insatiable.”
“This was a true community event, gathering Ignite experts and community members from across the globe, from Sydney, Beijing and Seoul to Berlin, Paris, London, Brazil, New York and San Francisco,” said Denis Magda, member of the Apache Ignite Project Management Committee (PMC) and GridGain VP of Developer Relations. “The enthusiasm was tremendous, and the feedback has been extremely positive. I want to thank everyone who helped make this conference a success, including the attendees, the presenters and those who worked hard to organize this global event.”
“As the migration of infrastructure to the cloud accelerates, we are seeing more customers deploy Apache Ignite and the GridGain platform across their cloud environments, increasingly taking advantage of GridGain Control Center and the GridGain Nebula managed service,” said Greg Stachnick, Director of Cloud Product Management, GridGain Systems. “As a result, we continue to invest in new GridGain offerings, such as Control Center SaaS, to better enable customers to achieve the speed and scale required by their most demanding applications.”
“The adoption of Apache Ignite continues to soar, which means we have an ever-growing number of powerful use cases across diverse industries,” said Denis Magda, Apache Ignite PMC and GridGain VP of Developer Relations. “Bioinformatics companies are using Ignite to discover new drugs and treatments, including for COVID-19. Financial services companies and banks perform risk analyses and make portfolio management decisions in real-time. Cloud vendors use Ignite to make their services more secure and elastic at global scale...”
“I have watched Apache Ignite mature from a few hundred users six years ago to a top Apache Software Foundation project and a popular distributed database with in-memory computation technology used by companies of all sizes, including industry leaders around the world,” said Dmitriy Setrakyan, Senior Software Development Manager at AWS, Apache Ignite PMC, GridGain Co-founder and a featured keynote speaker at the Summit. “Now it’s time for Ignite developers and users to meet at the first Ignite Summit, where attendees will have a rare opportunity to learn from leading innovators and practitioners about the power of this technology to shape the future.”
“We are extremely pleased to be collaborating with GridGain to build native support for Intel Optane persistent memory and SIMD instructions AVX-512 into the GridGain platform,” said Alper Ilkbahar, Vice President, Data Platforms Group and General Manager, Intel Optane Group. “This is definitely a situation where the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. The extraordinary performance gained by Intel Optane persistent memory 200 series and AVX-512 instructions in combination with the GridGain In-Memory Computing Platform will help transform data processing in the industry.”
“In-Memory Data Grids such as Apache Ignite have become an essential infrastructure technology for powering modern applications that meet the performance and scalability demands of today’s businesses,” said Shahir Daya, IBM CTO and Distinguished Engineer and a featured speaker at the Summit. “The Ignite Summit is bringing together some of the world’s most experienced Ignite developers and users to share their knowledge and experiences, and I’m incredibly pleased to be participating. I hope that everyone looking to modernize their core applications will attend.”
“The pace of adoption of GridGain and Apache Ignite continues to soar, increasing the demand for expertise required to deploy these solutions,” said Lalit Ahuja, Vice President of Solutions and Services at GridGain. “GridGain Training sessions are conducted by GridGain engineers and solution architects with deep technical expertise and real-world experience solving customer problems. During the sessions, attendees will use the actual products, and learn how to unlock the full potential of the Ignite platform...”
“Demand for an Apache Ignite-focused summit is at an all-time high,” said Denis Magda,  GridGain VP of Developer Relations and a member of the Apache Ignite Project Management Committee (PMC). “Ignite is a top-5 Apache Software Foundation project with thousands of deployments worldwide and has become the go-to platform that the world’s best developers choose to build their most critical services and applications. The summit is the perfect opportunity for the Ignite professionals around the world to gather and provide input on the future of the Ignite project, as well as learn from top experts how to hone their skills and refine their strategies to ensure they can take optimal advantage of the power of Apache Ignite.”