In-Memory Computing Summit 2015 Publishes First Sessions After Oversubscribed Call for Presenters and Announces Call for Lightning Round Entries

Visionaries and Leaders to Present at Inaugural In-Memory Computing Event in San Francisco June 29-30

Foster City, California – May 6, 2015 – GridGain™ Systems (, the leading innovator behind open source and commercial in-memory data fabric solutions and producer of the first-ever, industry-wide In-Memory Computing Summit (IMC Summit), announced today the first sessions scheduled for the inaugural IMC Summit 2015 being held June 29-30 at the W Hotel in San Francisco. The 2015 agenda focuses on leading edge developments in the in-memory, high performance storage and Fast Data industry. It will include more than 25 sessions and speakers within two tracks: Business, dedicated to IT decision makers, and Developer.

"After finishing a much oversubscribed Call for Presenters (CFP), we are excited to see that the inaugural Summit has attracted some of the most brilliant minds in the industry to share their experience and offer guidance with respect to the fast growing use cases for in-memory computing," said Max Herrmann, GridGain Executive Vice President of Marketing and In-Memory Computing Summit Program Committee Member. "The attention that the Summit has gained is gratifying, to say the least, and we're pleased by the community support. The IMC Summit 2015 is the only industry event focusing on insights into current implementations as well as the future of in-memory computing, including technical deep dives and customer success stories that will educate and inspire rich discussions and fresh ideas."

The event starts with a keynote speech by Forrester Research Principal Analyst Mike Gualtieri, entitled, "The Velocity of Business Requires In-Memory Computing." In this presentation, Mr. Gualtieri will discuss the business, technology, and market trends that pushed in-memory from a nice-to-have to a must-have application development platform. John Webster, Forbes columnist and Evaluator Group Senior Partner, will present a closing keynote, "In-Memory Computing and the Emergence of Tier -1 Storage," focused on the new and even higher performance persistent data storage layer that is emerging and will enable broad adoption of the as yet unrealized power of real time computing.

Some of the esteemed track session speakers are:

  • Dr. William L. Bain, Founder and CEO, ScaleOut Software

  • DJ Das, Founder and CEO, Third Eye Consulting Services and Solutions

  • Dr. Konstantin Boudnik, VP Open Source Development, WANdisco and Member of the Apache Software Foundation

  • Eric Frenkiel, CEO & Co-Founder, MemSQL

  • Vladimir Giverts, Sr. Director of Software Engineering, Workday

  • Sam Lightstone, Distinguished Engineer and Chief Architect Cloud and Software Data Warehousing, IBM

  • Dmitriy Setrakyan, EVP Engineering, GridGain Systems, PPMC Member Apache Ignite™ (incubating)

"This event will be about creating an open dialog in the IMC community and talking about real-world challenges, technologies and solutions available now," said keynote speaker John Webster. "People want to hear success stories from their peers, and this is the perfect opportunity to open those lines of communication. I'm very excited about this maiden event and proud to be part of it."

Some of the Business Track sessions include:

  • Catch Them in the Act - Fraud Detection in Real-time

  • From Spark to Ignition: Fueling Your Business on Real-Time Analytics

  • Open-Source In-Memory Platforms: Benefits of Coming Out of the Closet

  • Drive IMC Efficiency with Flash Extended Memory

  • A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Startup Data Science Platform

Some of the Developer Track sessions include:

  • Implementing Operational Intelligence Using In-Memory, Data-Parallel Computing

  • Advancing Tachyon as Memory Speed Storage for Low Latency Interactive Big Data Processing

  • Anatomy of an In-Memory Data Fabric: JCache and Beyond

  • The NVM Revolution

  • Oracle Database In-Memory: The Next Big Thing

Access the full agenda here.

The In-Memory Computing Summit 2015 is now accepting proposals from businesses and organizations using in-memory computing solutions or technologies to participate in lightning round talks in return for free admission to the Summit. Submissions will be accepted at the Summit web site until June 12, 2015. No vendor proposals please.

IMC Summit 2015 offers two days of conference sessions, and attendees who register by May 15, 2015 using the code IMCS515P will save 30%. A hotel discount is also available for a limited number of attendees choosing to stay at the conference venue, the W San Francisco Hotel. Register for the event at and obtain the hotel registration information at the same site. Email with questions.

IMC Summit 2015 is proud to be supported by sponsors DataTorrent, GridGain, MemSQL, ScaleOut Software, SanDisk and others. A limited number of additional Platinum, Gold and Silver sponsorship packages are still available. Visit for more information on sponsoring IMC Summit 2015, or email

The In-Memory Computing Summit (IMC Summit) 2015 is the first and only industry-wide event of its kind, tailored to in-memory computing-related technologies and solutions. It is the perfect opportunity to reach technical IT decision makers as well as IT implementers and developers who make or influence purchasing decisions in the areas of in-memory computing, Fast Data, IoT and HPC. Attendees will include CEO’s, CTOs, Vice Presidents, IT directors, IT managers, data scientists, senior engineers, senior developers, architects, technologists and more. It will provide a unique forum for networking, education and the exchange of ideas — ideas that will power the new world of Fast Data. For more information, visit follow the event @IMCSummit.

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