In-Memory Computing Summit 2016 Releases Impressive Keynote Lineup

Early Bird Pricing Ends April 22, 2016

FOSTER CITY, Calif. – April 18, 2016 – GridGain Systems, a provider of the enterprise-grade version of the Apache® Ignite™ in-memory data fabric, today released the list of keynote speakers for the second annual In-Memory Computing Summit (IMC Summit) scheduled for May 23-24, 2016 at the Grand Hyatt San Francisco. The impressive list of keynote speakers includes industry experts from Barclays, 451 Research, ScaleMP, SNIA, GridGain and more discussing vital in-memory topics related to financial services, Internet of Things, NVDIMM, system memory, and the current state of in-memory computing.

The In-Memory Computing Summit is a multi-track conference bringing together in-memory computing visionaries, decision makers, experts, and developers for the purpose of education, discussion, and networking. The IMC Summit is organized by GridGain and supported by Neeve Research, Striim, ScaleMP, ScaleOut Software, VoltDB, EPAM, Hazelcast, MemSQL and Plexistor. The conference provides insights into current uses of in-memory computing as well as the future of this rapidly evolving market and offers networking opportunities for sponsors and attendees.

The Conference Keynotes

Robert Barr, Vice President Data Grid Architect at Barclays
“In-Memory Computing for Financial Services: Past, Present and Future”
Long gone are the halcyon days of multi-year big-budget waterfall-style projects serviced by traditional relational databases, overnight batch processing and monthly reports. Today's world is about immediate and global access to vast oceans of information, insights derived from the analysis of floods of data, and the ability to quickly and effectively move to market and deliver value to our customers. Financial services operate in this increasingly complex and demanding environment with escalating demands on security, performance and scalability. Regulatory requirements abound from a proliferation of financial regulatory authorities like the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA) and Bank of England in the UK, the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Federal Reserve (Fed) in the U.S., and dozens more in the countries that we operate in around the world, spawning regulatory jargon like SOX, MAS, SCAP, and BASEL III. In this talk we'll look at the evolution of In-Memory Computing in Financial services and how it adds to and helps to address the challenges faced by large scale banking enterprises. We'll also look a little bit ahead at emerging technologies and discuss the opportunities and challenges that they present.

Jason Stamper, Analyst, Data Management and Analytics, 451 Research
“In-Memory: The Foundation of the Internet of Things”
In his keynote, Jason will look at some of the challenges that in-memory approaches to data and data processing are helping to overcome today. But he will also gaze into his crystal ball to ask what the future holds for in-memory computing. Specifically, how will in-memory approaches change in the next three to five years, as it is increasingly relied upon to support the emerging Internet of Things? Jason will also briefly look at some of the other nascent technologies that are likely to be used in parallel with in-memory computing, and he’ll wrap up by asking what kind of role in-memory is likely to play in related areas such as cloud computing and edge analytics.

Benzi Galili, Chief Operating Officer at ScaleMP
More Memory for In-Memory? Easy!
In-memory computing is a reality. So are the limits of memory capacity. Data size constantly increases, while application developers and IT staff push for in-memory efficiencies; the conclusion is inevitable: we need to be able to access more memory than the DRAM capacity that the server provides. ScaleMP’s Software Defined Memory (SDM) technology allows for more system memory to be available per server, far beyond the hardware limits, by utilizing memory from other nodes (over fabric) or from locally installed non-volatile memory (NVM) such as NAND Flash or 3D XPoint – transparently and without any changes to operating system or applications. We shall present the benefits of SDM, discuss the relevant use-cases, and share performance data.

Arthur Sainio, Co-Chair of the SNIA NVDIMM Special Interest Group, and Director of Marketing at SMART Modular Technology
“NVDIMM - Changes are Here So What's Next?”
Non-Volatile DIMMs, or NVDIMMs, have emerged as a go-to technology for boosting performance for next generation storage platforms. The standardization efforts around NVDIMMs have paved the way to simple, plug-n-play adoption. This session will highlight the state of NVDIMMs today and give a glimpse into the future – what customers, storage developers, and the industry would like to see to fully unlock the potential of NVDIMMs.

Abe Kleinfeld, President & CEO of GridGain
“The In-Memory Computing Landscape: Leading the Fast Data Revolution”
Organizations increasingly require real-time, highly scalable computing platforms in industries such as financial services, telecommunications, retail, SaaS, and IoT. This has spurred rapid advancements in chips, servers, storage and software for in-memory computing. We will review the state of in-memory computing today and offer some thoughts on where it is headed tomorrow as companies strive to create real-time, massively scalable Fast Data solutions.

Early Bird Registration Discounts

An Early Bird General Admission rate of $699, a $100 discount off of the standard rate of $799, is now available. The Early Bird rate ends on April 22, 2016. Register via the conference website.


A limited number of Platinum, Gold and Silver sponsorship packages are still available. Visit the conference website for more information on sponsorship benefits and pricing. Current sponsors include:

  • Platinum Sponsors – GridGain Systems, Neeve Research, Striim

  • Gold Sponsors – ScaleMP, ScaleOut Software, VoltDB

  • Silver Sponsors – EPAM, Hazelcast, MemSQL, Plexistor

  • Media Sponsors – CMSWire, Crowd Reviews, Datanami, insideBIGDATA, insideHPC, O’Reilly

  • Foundation / Association Sponsors – Apache Foundation, SNIA

About the In-Memory Computing Summit

The In-Memory Computing Summit 2016 is the only industry-wide event of its kind, tailored to in-memory computing related technologies and solutions. It’s the perfect opportunity to reach technical IT decision makers, IT implementers, and developers who make or influence purchasing decisions in the areas of in-memory computing, Big Data, Fast Data, IoT and HPC. Attendees include CEOs, CIOs, CTOs, VPs, IT directors, IT managers, data scientists, senior engineers, senior developers, architects and more. It is a unique forum for networking, education and the exchange of ideas — ideas that power the new world and future of Fast Data. For more information, visit and follow the event on Twitter @IMCSummit.

About GridGain

GridGain is revolutionizing real-time data access and processing by offering enterprise-grade In-Memory Data Fabric solutions built on Apache® Ignite™ GridGain solutions are used by global enterprises in financial, tech, retail, healthcare and other major sectors. GridGain solutions connect data stores (SQL, NoSQL, and Apache® Hadoop®) with cloud-scale applications and enable massive data throughput and ultra-low latencies across a scalable cluster of commodity servers. A converged data platform, the GridGain In-Memory Data Fabric offers the most comprehensive, enterprise-grade in-memory computing solution for high-volume transactions, real-time analytics and hybrid data processing. The company is funded by Almaz Capital, MoneyTime Ventures and RTP Ventures. For more information, visit


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