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December 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™.  MySQL® is an extremely popular and widely used RDBMS. Apache Ignite is the leading open source in-memory computing platform which can provide speed and scale to RDBMS-based applications. Apache Ignite is inserted between…
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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…
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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…
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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. Red Herring evaluates privately financed companies based on technological innovation,…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Distributed In-Memory SQL Queries in Apache® Ignite™ Webinar Recap Apache® Ignite™, the foundation of the GridGain in-memory computing platform, contains an in-memory SQL engine that is fully ANSI-99 compliant. This means that developers don’t have to rewrite existing SQL queries to take advantage of the performance and scale offered by Ignite. There is a significant performance gain running SQL…
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