The GridGain Systems In-Memory Computing Blog

Thursday, July 20, 2017
My colleague Akmal B. Chaudhri presented a webinar earlier this week where he looked in detail at Apache® Ignite™ architecture's ACID-compliant transactional subsystem.  After watching his webinar, recorded below, you'll have a better understanding of why companies in many industries, including large banks and financial institutions, trust Apache Ignite and make it their platform of choice. During the video, Akmal debunks the myth that online financial operations need to be delegated to relational databases due to their ACID (Atomicity, Consistency, Isolation, Durability) transaction support. 
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Tuesday, July 18, 2017 | Tom Diederich
Tomorrow (July 19) my colleague Akmal B. Chaudhri will host a webinar during which he'll take attendees on a deep-dive into the Apache® Ignite™ architecture's ACID-compliant transactional subsystem.  Why is this important? At the end of this session, you will have a better understanding of why companies in many industries, including large banks and financial institutions, trust Apache Ignite and…
Thursday, July 13, 2017 | Tom Diederich
GridGain Systems today announced strong momentum during the first half of 2017, with 309 percent year-over-year growth in bookings – fueled by major product innovations, industry accolades and expansion of its well-received In-Memory Computing Summit to Europe. Sales during the first six months of 2017 surged 309 percent compared with the same time last year, driven by a mixture of new and…
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 | Akmal B. Chaudhri
The Apache Ignite Service Grid will be the subject of this article in this blog series. Service Grid The main feature of the Apache Ignite Service Grid is to deploy services onto a cluster with availability and fault-tolerance. A counter or an ID generator would be simple examples of services. A major use-case for the Service Grid is to deploy a Singleton. There are a number of different types…
Thursday, July 6, 2017 | Akmal B. Chaudhri
This is the fifth article in this blog series and I will focus this time on the support for a distributed SQL database in Apache® Ignite™. Distributed SQL database Today, SQL is still a very popular language for data definition, data manipulation and querying in database management systems. Although often associated with Relational database systems, it is now used far more widely with many non-…
Thursday, July 6, 2017 | Tom Diederich
In a nod toward its success at delivering a stellar in-memory computing platform, GridGain Systems has recently been awarded multiple industry accolades. The company received two Bronze Awards from the American Business Stevie Awards, and one Gold Award and one Silver Award from the Network Products Guide’s 12th Annual IT World Awards. GridGain Systems was also named a 2017 Red Herring Top 100…
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 | Tom Diederich
Regulatory constraints are an ever-moving target (and headache) for financial institutions like banks. Compliance policies alone are challenging because they require these organizations to continuously monitor, collect, and analyze vast amounts of data from multiple, disparate sources in real-time. My colleague Foti Filacouris will be hosting a webinar July 12 at 11 a.m. Pacific time that will…
Friday, June 30, 2017 | Akmal B. Chaudhri
This is the fourth article in this blog series and I will focus this time on the Streaming component of Apache Ignite. Streaming Grid Streaming represents data that continuously enters a system. The quantity of data may vary in size. The challenge is to store the streamed data and process it without running out of memory. To achieve this processing, the concept of a sliding window is used. This…
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 | Tom Diederich
The first annual In-Memory Computing (IMC) Summit Europe wrapped last week in Amsterdam with some 200 attendees from 24 countries gathering to hear keynotes and breakout sessions on a broad range of in-memory computing topics. Experts from several companies – including, ING, Barclays, Misys, NetApp, Fujitsu and JacTravel – presented topics spanning in-memory computing for financial services,…
Monday, June 26, 2017 | Tom Diederich
GridGain 8.1, announced last week, is a turnkey release that makes GridGain and Apache® Ignite™ the only platforms on the market that combine a distributed SQL database with an in-memory key-value data grid.  The latest release extends the unique SQL capabilities of the GridGain platform with expanded SQL Data Definition Language (DDL) capabilities added to its existing DML and ACID transaction…
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Headed to Amsterdam to Turbocharge MySQL
Thursday, June 15, 2017 | Denis Magda
Next week Amsterdam is home to a two-day conference attended by experts, architects and vendors looking to stay at the forefront of in-memory computing and distributed systems evolution. Yes, I'm talking about the first-annual In-Memory Computing (IMC) Summit Europe which runs June 20-21.  But two full days aren't enough for MySQL experts -- I'll be presenting at the MySQL User Group NL June 20…
Thursday, June 15, 2017 | Akmal B. Chaudhri
Figure 1 shows a high-level component view of Apache Ignite. So far in this blog series, I have briefly discussed Clustering and Deployment and the Data Grid. Figure 1. Main components of Apache Ignite I mentioned in the previous article that I could cover the SQL Grid next. However, because of late-breaking developments, I have postponed this for a few weeks. Instead, I will focus on the…
New keynote, activities and sponsors added to lineup of 1st annual In-Memory Computing (IMC) Summit Europe
Monday, June 12, 2017 | Tom Diederich
I'm excited to announce that in addition to the strong lineup of previously announced keynote addresses, this year’s In-Memory Computing Summit Europe will feature a keynote by Tim Wood, head of HPC and Model Integration at ING Financial Markets, speaking on “Where Does In-Memory Computing Fit in Banking.” We also added activities and sponsors. The two-day summit, held at the Mövenpick Hotel…
Spark Summit 2017 lights San Francisco on fire
Friday, June 9, 2017 | Matt Sarrel
Apache Spark is a hugely popular open source cluster computing framework that has taken off like wildfire since it was introduced to the Apache community. It's a key tool for working with streaming data, machine learning and graph analytics. Spark's rapid adoption has been breathtaking and it has become the primary engine for processing big data. The excitement was palpable at Spark Summit 2017…
June 14 webinar: Real-time financial data analysis using in-memory computing
Thursday, June 8, 2017 | Tom Diederich
Real-time data analysis is critical to the success of modern financial services companies. And that can be challenging due to ever-growing volumes of data. Big data is constantly getting bigger.   Tune-in to our June 14 webinar at 11 a.m. Pacific time for a live conversation and learn how financial institutions are using GridGain’s in-memory computing platform, built on Apache® Ignite™, to…
Join us at the Bay Area In-Memory Computing Meetup June 13!
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 | Dani Traphagen
In-memory technology has been around for quite some time but developing backend architectures that optimize memory first for modern applications is just starting to become predominantly acknowledged as a prudent approach. Why is this so optimal? Find out and learn much more about in-memory computing at the relaunch of the "Bay Area In-Memory Computing Meetup" June 13 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at …