The GridGain Systems In-Memory Computing Blog

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
These updates have been mainly about upcoming (and past) scheduled events. This edition will have that info, too, but I wanted to extend an invitation to all of the technical meetup organizers out there – wherever in the world you are. We have expert speakers around the globe who would be more than happy to talk at your upcoming meetup about distributed computing and Apache Ignite. In fact, we'll pay for the pizzas and beverages! If interested, just leave a comment below and I'll contact you privately.  GridGain-sponsored meetups Here’s a list of meetups GridGain that sponsors. We’re always looking for great speakers and also company locations to hold the meetups.
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Thursday, November 16, 2017 | Tom Diederich
I’m really looking forward to next week’s webinar; essentially a getting-started in-memory computing primer for software architects and developers. The free one-hour event happens next Tuesday (Nov. 21) starting at 11 a.m. Pacific (2 p.m. Eastern).   It’s titled, “In-Memory Computing Essentials for Architects and Developers: Part 1.” Denis Magda, GridGain’s director of product management and…
Monday, November 13, 2017 | Tom Diederich
Last week at Devoxx Belgium 2017, The Glue's Sven Beauprez demonstrated how to combine Apache® Ignite™ with Docker to build an event-driven microservices platform -- one that is dynamically reconfigurable with zero downtime. "The pre-requisites for the platform are banking-grade NFRs such as Exactly Once Processing of requests, High Availability -- even in case of data center disasters- and no…
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 | Pavel Tupitsyn
Recently, I've started seeing the names GridGain and Apache® Ignite™ popping up on the Internet more and more frequently. However, judging from some of the chatter I've seen in social media around these mentions, very few people understand either product -- let alone what each can be used for. In this post, I will try to explain a little about both -- along with some examples. Ignite vs…
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 | Tom Diederich
With the In-Memory Computing Summit North America 2017 in the rearview mirror, let's take a look back at this two-day conference that explored the latest technology trends impacting enterprise computing and digital transformation. The 400 registrants – representing 200 organizations from 11 countries on five continents – were there to explore the future of in-memory computing (IMC) and share the…
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 | Pavel Tupitsyn
Data terabytes, clusters for hundreds of machines, big data, high load, machine learning, microservices... and other scary words are all applicable to Apache® Ignite™. But this does not mean that it is not suitable for less ambitious goals. Today, we'll look at how Ignite can easily store any of your objects, share them over the network, and provide .NET and Java interoperability. We will talk…
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Wednesday, November 1, 2017 | Denis Magda
Putting aside the regular bug fixes and performance optimizations, the Apache Ignite 2.3 release brings new SQL capabilities and Ignite persistence improvements that are worth mentioning. (Download it here) Let's start with SQL first. Apache Ignite users have consistently told us that despite all of Ignite’s SQL capabilities, it’s been at times challenging trying to figure out how to start…
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 | Tom Diederich
GridGain just wrapped up another successful In-Memory Computing (IMC) Summit North America. The conference – the only industry-wide event for in-memory computing users – ran Oct. 24-25 near San Francisco and attracted some 300 data-science professionals from around the world.  The keynotes were recorded and will be available on the IMC Summit's YouTube channel in the next couple of days. All of…
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Tuesday, October 31, 2017 | Denis Magda
In this post I'll demonstrate how to improve a database's random write workloads by replacing regular SSDs with Intel® Optane™ SSDs powered by cutting-edge 3D XPoint™ technology. What might be wrong with sustained random write workloads on good-old SSDs? Regular SSDs have to perform garbage collection routines endlessly by erasing blocks with stale data. Since any…
Monday, October 30, 2017 | Tom Diederich
Last week GridGain Systems hosted the third-annual In-Memory Computing Summit North America. The summit, which ran October 24-25, is the only industry-wide event for in-memory computing users. The 300+ attendees included technical decision-makers, business decision-makers, operations experts, DevOps professionals, architects and developers who make or influence purchasing decisions about in-…
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 | Tom Diederich
GridGain Systems ranks No. 2 in Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Fastest Growing Private Companies and ranks No. 5 on the San Francisco Business Times’ Fast 100, it was reported today. From 2014 to 2016, GridGain revenues rose a whopping 919 percent, driven by demand from leading companies in industries including financial services, fintech, online travel services, IoT platforms, and other web-…
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 | Tom Diederich
Are traditional storage's days numbered? The push is on to perfect an open-source technology that allows your applications to keep data in memory – shutdown the application and the machine – but the data will still be there when you need it.  Eric Kaczmarek will be talking about this topic in highly technical detail during his session next week at the In-Memory Computing Summit titled, "In-…
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 | Tom Diederich
Experts from Sberbank, Workday, Wellington Management, Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) and GridGain Systems will deliver keynote addresses at the third-annual In-Memory Computing Summit North America next week (Oct. 24-25) at the South San Francisco Conference Center. The distinguished speakers – whom collectively are literally charting the future of in-memory computing -- will…
Monday, October 16, 2017 | Tom Diederich
It’s an exciting week ahead for three GridGain experts who will be speaking at three meetups this week – two in the San Francisco Bay Area and one more than 5,000 miles away in the heart of London. Details below – but if you attend and tweet a selfie with one of the GridGain presenters I’ll send you an Apache® Ignite™ t-shirt. Also keep reading and learn how to get a FREE ticket to the Oct. 24-…
Monday, October 16, 2017 | Tom Diederich
I invite you to register now for our free one-hour webinar Oct. 18 that will teach you how to stream data to an Apache® Ignite™ cluster from embedded devices and real-time data processing with Apache® Spark™. Although both Apache Ignite and Apache Spark are in-memory computing solutions, each one targets different use cases and are complementary projects. Used together, they deliver superior…
Friday, October 13, 2017 | Tom Diederich
GridGain technology evangelist Akmal Chaudhri will be speaking tomorrow on the open-source Apache® Ignite™ in his hometown of London at the Open Data Science Conference (ODSC) Europe 2017.  If you're at the conference and snap a selfie with Akmal, share it with us via Twitter (@gridgain) and I'll send you an Apache Ignite t-shirt! This type of conference is essential for anyone who wants to…