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Thursday, June 14, 2018
The beta release of GridGain Cloud was announced today. It's the only in-memory cache-as-a-service that allows users to rapidly deploy a distributed in-memory cache and access it using ANSI-99 SQL, key-value or REST APIs.
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Wednesday, June 13, 2018 | Tom Diederich
Ravikanth Durgavajhala is an SD solutions architect focusing on Big Data & AI at Intel Corp. He’ll be speaking at the In-Memory Computing Summit Europe in London on June 25 at 11 a.m.  I connected with him recently about his session, “Expansion of System Memory using Intel Memory Drive Technology,” to share some insights in advance for those attending the conference – as well as for those…
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | Tom Diederich
The full roster of keynotes for the second-annual In-Memory Computing Summit Europe, June 25-26 in London, was announced today. GridGain organizes the biannual summit (held in Silicon Valley in autumn and Europe in spring), and this month's successful event will be thanks to the conference committee, the speakers, sponsors -- and of course, none of it would be possible without the hard work of…
Thursday, June 7, 2018 | Akmal B. Chaudhri
In the previous article in this Machine Learning series, we looked at the Apache® Ignite™ Machine Learning Grid. Now let’s take the opportunity to drill-down further into some of the Machine Learning algorithms that are supported in Apache Ignite and try out some examples using popular datasets. If we search for suitable datasets to use, we can find many that are available. However, one dataset…
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 | Akmal B. Chaudhri
In a previous article, we discussed the Apache® Ignite™ Machine Learning Grid. At that time, a beta release was available. Subsequently, in version 2.4, Machine Learning became Generally Available. Since the 2.4 release, more improvements and developments have been added, including support for Partitioned-Based Datasets and Genetic Algorithms. Many of the Machine Learning examples that are…
Monday, June 4, 2018 | Rob Meyer
In case you hadn’t noticed, this year’s annual Spark conference is, for the first time, the Spark+AI Summit. The fact that Spark and AI should be together is predictable even without… using AI to figure it out. But there’s only one way to add continuous learning to Spark+AI, to make AI learn and adapt to new information in near real-time like a person. It is not the AllSpark, which is used to…
Friday, May 25, 2018 | Tom Diederich
As everyone makes their Memorial Day weekend plans here in the United States, I’m already looking ahead to next Wednesday’s Bay Area In-Memory Computing Meetup – a joint-event with the San Francisco Cloud Mafia.   I’m especially looking forward to this meetup because it will feature Nikita Ivanov, founder and CTO of GridGain Systems. Nikita is a fantastic speaker so it’s always great to…
Thursday, May 24, 2018 | Denis Magda
The GridGain in-memory computing platform has always been famous for its ability to be deployed and managed in heterogeneous environments. It doesn’t matter if you’d like GridGain to work on-premise or to operate in the cloud; to scale out across commodity servers or scale up within powerful mainframes. And if need to get GridGain provisioned by Kubernetes or Docker Swarm  -- you get…
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 | Akmal B. Chaudhri
These are very exciting times for Apache Ignite. During this past year that I have been with GridGain, I have seen some significant technology additions to the Open Source project, such as support for SQL-99, Native Persistence, and Machine Learning to name but three. Earlier this year, new Genetic Algorithm (GA) code was donated to the Apache Software Foundation. Since I am not very familiar…
Monday, May 21, 2018 | Tom Diederich
Chitij Chauhan is a subject matter expert on distributed databases at Incedo, an IT service management company. Specifically, he’s an expert in database architecture ranging from core RDBMS platforms to massively parallel distributed databases to in-memory based databases. His talk at the In-Memory Computing Summit Europe (June 25-26 in London) is titled, “How to Identify the Most Appropriate In-…
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 | Tom Diederich
This week, GridGain experts are in Amsterdam, London and two famous towns in Silicon Valley: Santa Clara, home of several big-name tech giants including Intel, Oracle and Nvidia – and Menlo Park, home of Facebook, Pinterest, Telsa, Hewlett Packard (HP), Box, Waze and many more. We'll be in good company. Let’s get rolling so you can plan your week. Internet of Things World It’s Day 2 of…
Monday, May 14, 2018 | Tom Diederich
Apache Ignite and Apache Spark helping scalp traders win big   Life can be slow in Porto – a coastal city in northwest Portugal known for its magnificent bridges and port wine. But the data there is BIG and it moves FAST. At least that’s the case with data Manuel Mourato works with. Manuel is a Big Data engineer at Nomad Tech. His company is a leading provider of IoT solutions for the railway…
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 | Rob Meyer
How to Add Speed and Scalability to Existing Applications with In-Memory Data Grids. If you want to build a basement fix its foundation for future construction, jack it up.  It’s much cheaper, faster and less disruptive than building a new house.  The same is true for applications. If you want to add speed, scalability and flexibility to your existing applications, slide an in-memory data grid…
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 | Tom Diederich
Here's the latest update on community events featuring GridGain experts at meetups, conferences and webinars for the next few weeks -- starting with a meetup tomorrow evening in our technology evangelist's hometown of London.  Like Akmal Chaudhri, mentioned above, all of our in-memory computing experts enjoy the opportunity to share their practical knowledge about distributed in-memory computing…
Friday, May 4, 2018 | Rob Meyer
If you’re not interested in John Cleese, just listen to Akmal Chaudhri explain how machine and deep learning work with Apache Ignite. But if you really want to understand the problem before diving into the details, I recommend you learn from John Cleese. Many years ago, long before machine learning but long after Lisp was invented, John Cleese made a big impression on me at a conference.  It…
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 | Akmal B. Chaudhri
Throughout my IT career, I have sometimes heard about cases where colleagues needed to travel for business meetings to far away locations just for a day. At the beginning of my IT career there was even a case that I heard about where a senior manager was nearly on a Concorde flight from London to New York because of an emergency situation. This kind of thing never happened to me, until April 2018…
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