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A year in the cloud For cloud enablement of GridGain and Apache Ignite tools and services, 2021 has been a busy year. Mid-year we launched a SaaS version of GridGain Control Center—for customers who need easy access to troubleshooting and monitoring tools for their Ignite and GridGain clusters. Building on our initial SaaS offering, we have now added a self-service version of GridGain Nebula.…
Apache Ignite's default storage engine is sophisticated enough to enable us to use the database for various use cases, ranging from transactional workloads to real-time analytics. The multi-tiered storage architecture allows you to configure Ignite as a distributed, in-memory cache without persistence or to have Ignite function as a hybrid transactional/analytical database that scales beyond…
In my previous blog posts—Ignite 3 Alpha: A Sneak Peek into the Future of Apache Ignite and Just Released: Apache Ignite 3, Alpha 2—I talked about the Apache Ignite community's journey toward Ignite 3, the next generation of the Apache Ignite database. It's a tradition within the Ignite community to provide an Ignite 3 alpha release every few months. This tradition enables everyone interested in…
(Be sure to sign up for the upcoming virtual Ignite Community event on July 20, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. PST. Val will share a summary of changes planned in Apache Ignite 3 at this event. Community members will have an opportunity to share their feedback and discuss the proposed changes.) Apache Ignite 3 is an ongoing, active project that focuses on creating the next generation of the Apache Ignite…
(Be sure to sign up for the product update webinar on June 16, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. PDT. The webinar features technical demos on the features discussed in this article). GridGain Control Center is a comprehensive troubleshooting, management, and monitoring solution for Apache Ignite and the GridGain platform. While Ignite and the GridGain platform enable the building of high-performance, scalable…
It has been a busy first quarter of 2021 with monthly GridGain Control Center releases. We continue to add new capabilities to help accelerate the creation and configuration of dashboards and alerts, new features for team collaboration, and new options for SQL query development. Teams Control Center introduced a new top level feature for collaboration: Teams. In previous releases, Control…
Metrics in Distributed Systems Monitoring Metrics change over time and, at any particular time, indicate the current state of a system. For example, you can determine whether everything is good with your computer by checking the processor load level, the amount of memory, and the used disk space. Also, for example, a graph that identifies numbers of business operations describes the system from…
Overview The task of monitoring complex distributed systems can be a headache, from the configuration and updating point of view and from the performance point of view. The easiest way to avoid problems is to prevent them at the design stage. In this post, we describe how to implement monitoring of a complex distributed system by using Zabbix as the monitoring tool and Apache Ignite as the…
Overview Prometheus is a popular monitoring tool that is supported by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, the group who support Kubernetes. We often see Apache Ignite and GridGain users trying to integrate Prometheus with their clusters. This post provides hints about how to integrate Prometheus with Apache Ignite and GridGain. Prometheus Configuration This post isn’t about how best to…
It’s been a while since we published a major release of GridGain In-Memory Computing Platform. There is a reason for that. We’ve been advancing our multi-tier database engine, powered by Apache Ignite. And, with GridGain 8.8, we are rolling out the first set of advancements (yep, more to come) that enable you to leverage the disk tier of the database to query larger datasets, reduce the total…