Information and Insights on In-Memory Computing
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
The Call for Proposals for the In-Memory Computing Summit (IMCS) Europe is now open. The first annual IMCS Europe is June 20-21, 2017 at the Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre. The Call for Proposals will end on February 27, 2017. Conference registrations are now open as well with Super Saver registration discounts available now until April 23, 2017.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
This blog post is the second one in the series of articles that provides a step-by-step guide on how to build a fault-tolerant and scalable microservices-based solution relying on an In-Memory Data Grid (IMDG) like Apache Ignite In-Memory Data Fabric. In the first post one of the possible architectures was presented and explained as a system consisted of the following layers:
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Misys, a Leading FinTech Firm, Uses the GridGain In-Memory Computing Platform Misys, a London-based financial services software (fintech) company, is relying on the GridGain Enterprise Edition to enable high performance, real-time data processing of massive amounts of trade and transaction date. Misys solutions are used by 48 of the world's largest 50 banks.
Monday, January 9, 2017
Bitcoin and Blockchain technology has driven a lot of discussions around its possible use within the banking and financial services industries. According to analysts, 80% of top banks have launched experimental Blockchain projects. While an estimated 15% of these banks will likely launch new Blockchain-based services into the mass market in the next 12-24 months, an enormous investment in new technology may be required.
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
In the world of financial uncertainty, assets and wealth management remains a popular segment of the financial services industry. In the recent years, there has been a shift in customer demographics with younger clientele entering the market. This shift resulted in higher demand for alternative ways of placing and managing financial holdings. The technology, being the most important driving force, is at the forefront of maintaining a competitive edge in this highly regulated industry.
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
The number of smart devices making up the Internet of Things (IoT) has soared. From traditional printers and scanners to refrigerators, from smart watches and clothing to self-driving cars and drones, Gartner expects the IoT to include over 20 billion connected things by 2020. With all these connected devices transmitting information that needs to be analyzed, companies will need to deploy data architectures that meet several critical challenges:
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
On Wednesday December 7, 2016, I hosted a webinar with Peter Zaitsev, CEO and cofounder of Percona, in which we discussed how you can supplement MySQL with Apache® Ignite™.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
This informative webinar provided an overview of different potential performance problems and bottlenecks that could occur when using Apache® Ignite™ and techniques for tuning Apache® Ignite™. This included tips on basic cache operations, data loading, affinity collocation, SQL query tuning and JVM tuning. For additional information, including code examples, please see the complete recording of the webinar.
Monday, December 19, 2016
Those who're keeping an eye on the realm of distributed systems should have mentioned that Apache Ignite community announced an absolutely new grid component as a part of the latest 1.8.0 release - In-Memory SQL Grid. The ability to query data with ANSI-99 SQL queries existed a long time ago in Apache Ignite. But that wasn't a finish line and now Apache Ignite users can both query and modify data relying on good-old SQL statements like SELECT, UPDATE, INSERT or DELETE.
Thursday, December 15, 2016
For the second year in a row GridGain Systems has been included in the prestigious 2016 Red Herring Top 100 Global list. Red Herring recognizes the leading private companied from North America, Europe and Asia and celebrates entrepreneurship and innovation in startups that lead the charge in many tech sectors.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
GridGain Systems has released GridGain Professional Edition 1.8, a fully supported version of Apache® Ignite™ 1.8. GridGain and Apache Ignite are in-memory computing platforms deployed between the data and application layers that work with all popular RDBMS, NoSQL and Hadoop databases. They provide data intensive applications with the ability to scale out to petabytes of data and accelerate application performance by 1,000x or more compared to disk-based data stores.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Nowadays, there are tons of applications, services and use cases when it's needed to gather, store and process spatial data constantly. Generally speaking, when we talk about geospatial data, we imply location or dimension of an object like a building, mountain, car or group of people. Applications and services like Foursquare and Google Maps or solutions built for logistics and delivery planning have to deal with spatial data all the time which means that they have to store and process this data efficiently.
Thursday, December 8, 2016
GridGain Systems was pleased to sponsor the AWS re:Invent conference last week in Las Vegas. The event was very well attended with over 30,000 people gathering for a week of everything AWS. Similar to last year, the energy at the conference was very high as crowds flooded the conference hotels, meeting rooms and exhibit area (see the image below showing our red and white GridGain Systems booth in a sea of people during the Tuesday evening reception).
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Blockchain, the technology that was initially developed for Bitcoin, is one of the hottest topics in the financial sector. Many large financial organizations, including major banks, have already launched experimental Blockchain projects. One of the primary reasons for adopting this cutting edge technology is that it has the potential to reduce fraud as every transaction is recorded and distributed on a public ledger.
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Distributed In-Memory SQL Queries in Apache® Ignite™ Webinar Recap