GridGain Selected by AlwaysOn as an AlwaysOn Global 250 Winner

GridGain recognized for creating technology innovations for the Global Silicon Valley

Foster City, California – July 9, 2015GridGain Systems, the leading innovator behind open source and commercial in-memory data fabric solutions that accelerate business operations and time to insights for the enterprise and in the cloud, today announced that for the second consecutive year it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as a Global 250 Top Private Company winner. Inclusion in the AlwaysOn Global 250 signifies leadership by GridGain amongst its peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players in the Global Silicon Valley. GridGain was specially selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts spanning the globe based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value and media buzz.

GridGain and the AlwaysOn Global 250 companies will be honored at AlwaysOn’s 13th annual Silicon Valley Innovation Summit at the Computer History Museum on July 8 and 9, 2015. This exclusive event gathers the brightest minds for a lively exchange on the top trends, along with identifying the most promising entrepreneurial opportunities and investments in the global tech industry.

"The AlwaysOn Global 250 are the best-of-breed private companies in consumer and business-to-business applications, and cloud and mobile infrastructure sectors—representing the fastest growing and most highly valued new companies on the planet," explained AlwaysOn founder and editor, Tony Perkins. "The consumer companies continue to explode, along with the mobile boom and the proliferation of billions of other connected devices that make up the long heralded 'Internet of Things.' The business market continues to be reinvented by a new generation of big data and analytics companies and new efficiencies in cloud technology and services."

The AlwaysOn Global 250 winners were selected from among thousands of domestic and international technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists, and industry insiders. The AlwaysOn editorial team conducted a rigorous three-month selection process to finalize the 2015 list.

The award, the second for GridGain from AlwaysOn this year (the company was named an AlwaysOn OnCloud Top 100 winner in February), further emphasizes the unique capabilities of GridGain’s technology, its proven In-Memory Data Fabric powered by Apache Ignite™ (incubating), and the popularity of its open source approach. With the growing need of today’s real-time businesses to achieve high-performance, hyper-scale computing on-premises and in the cloud, the capabilities of the GridGain In-Memory Data Fabric to deliver unprecedented speed and unlimited scale to accelerate time to insights by orders of magnitude are indispensable. In addition to its technology leadership, the company organized and sponsored the highly successful inaugural In-Memory Computing Summit last week.

A full list of all the AlwaysOn Global 250 winners can be found on the AlwaysOn website at

"We are privileged to be receiving another award from AlwaysOn and will continue to work to constantly innovate leading–edge technology and advance its adoption," said Abe Kleinfeld, President and CEO of GridGain. "GridGain is committed to its customers and the new world of cloud-scale, Fast Data applications, and our participation and leadership in the recent In-Memory Computing Summit is a clear indication of that commitment. We were thrilled with the outcome and participation of so many vendors, presenters and attendees and look forward to continuing our thought leadership in this community with more projects like it in the future."

About AlwaysOn
AlwaysOn is the leading business media brand connecting and informing the entrepreneurial community in the Global Silicon Valley. Founded by Red Herring founding editor, Tony Perkins in 2003, AlwaysOn’s mission is to continue to lead the industry by empowering its readers, event participants, sponsors, bloggers, and advertisers like no other media brand.

About GridGain
GridGain is revolutionizing real-time data access and processing by offering the first enterprise-grade In-Memory Data Fabric powered by Apache Ignite™ (incubating). Apache Ignite™ is a project by the Apache Software Foundation currently in incubation, which integrates a compute grid, data grid, service grid, as well as streaming, messaging and Hadoop acceleration into a single solution that connects traditional and emerging data stores (SQL, NoSQL, Hadoop) with cloud-scale applications; it enables massive data throughput and ultra-low latencies across any number of clustered commodity servers. The GridGain In-Memory Data Fabric is designed to conquer today’s Fast Data challenges and unleash the competitive advantage of any real-time business, whether on-premises or in the cloud. Offering the most comprehensive, enterprise-grade in-memory computing solution for high-volume transactions, real-time analytics and hybrid data processing, GridGain enables Fortune 500 companies and innovative mobile, web and SaaS companies to anticipate and innovate ahead of market changes. GridGain is headquartered in Foster City, California. Download a 30-day free trial of the GridGain In-Memory Data Fabric here. For more information, visit and follow us @GridGain.

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Samantha Leggat
Lighthouse PR

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