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September 2017

Friday, September 22, 2017 | Tom Diederich
Monday kicks off the first week of autumn -- and it also marks the start of three excellent in-memory computing-related meetups in New York City featuring GridGain technical evangelist Akmal Chaudhri, Ph.D. All three meetups will be live-streamed to GridGain’s YouTube channel if you can’t make it in person. They’ll also be recorded and available there afterward. Sept. 25 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.…
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 | Tom Diederich
The breakout sessions were announced today for the third-annual In-Memory Computing Summit North America. The conference, Oct. 24-25 at the South San Francisco Conference Center, is the only industry-wide event focusing on the full range of in-memory computing-related technologies and solutions held in North America. This year’s lineup includes some 40 breakout sessions featuring talks from…
Monday, September 18, 2017 | Tom Diederich
GridGain technology evangelist Akmal Chaudhri will speak at the Cambridge .NET User Group this evening (Sept. 18). The title of his talk: "Scale Out and Conquer: Apache Ignite for .NET Users." A special thanks to the event's host, Red Gate Software, located at Newnham House, Cambridge Business Park, CB4 0WZ, Cambridge. Register here AGENDA • 06:45 - Networking with pizza and drinks (courtesy…
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Wednesday, September 13, 2017 | Tom Diederich
Summer is in the rear-view mirror as autumn nears (it begins Sept. 22) and things are really speeding up in the GridGain and Apache® Ignite™ communities. I'm happy that you are a part of it! This is our third community update -- so let's get started.  GridGain Systems experts have already spoken at two meetups this month, both in Silicon Valley, but there are several more scheduled this month…
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Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | Tom Diederich
GridGain Systems product manager and Apache® Ignite™ PMC Chair Denis Magda will be the featured speaker at the SF Big Analytics Meetup on Sept. 13. Denis' talk is titled: "Apache Ignite: the in-memory hammer in your data science toolkit."  The meetup will be at TechCode, located at 1172 Castro St, Mountain View, CA. (map). The meetup is free! Register here. In his talk, Denis will look at some…
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Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | Akmal B. Chaudhri
This article will walk through the steps required to get Kubernetes and Apache Ignite deployed on Amazon Web Services (AWS). The local computer operating system used was Ubuntu and if you follow the steps in this article, you may need to adjust the commands as appropriate for your operating system and environment. Preliminaries In order to use AWS, it is necessary to have an account. If you do…
Monday, September 11, 2017 | Tom Diederich
We're raffling off a limited number of conference tickets each week to the 3rd annual In-Memory Computing Summit, Oct. 24-25 at the South San Francisco Conference Center. The conference is the only industry-wide event of its kind, tailored to in-memory computing related technologies and solutions. The IMC Summit is a multi-track conference that brings together in-memory computing visionaries,…
Monday, September 11, 2017 | Mandhir Gidda
The forces of big data and fast data are so overwhelming that a "data-driven" business like ours needs to react to these changes, and build capabilities that match the needs of the evolving data economy. GridGain, as well as other in-memory data grid providers, has for many years used the argument that the price of RAM drops over time. This has meant that entire datasets could be held and…
Monday, September 11, 2017 | Tom Diederich
If you're planning to implement a highly available and distributed in-memory computing architecture, then I invite to join our free webinar tomorrow (Sept. 12) at 6:30 p.m. Pacific time (9:30 p.m. Eastern). This webinar will provide you with everything you need to know to get started. Register here. The webinar, titled "Implementing In-Memory Computing for Financial Services Use Cases with…
Thursday, September 7, 2017 | Tom Diederich
GridGain organizes two excellent in-memory computing meetups – one in the San Francisco Bay Area and the other nearly 3,000 miles away in New York City.  Both will have meetings this month… and the NYC meetup will make its inaugural gathering Sept. 26 in the heart of Times Square. The next Bay Area In-Memory Computing Meetup will be Sept. 20 at Chartboost – 85 Second Street in San Francisco. The…
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Wednesday, September 6, 2017 | Tom Diederich
I'm looking forward to next month's In-Memory Computing Summit North America at the South San Francisco Conference Center. To pique your interest a bit more, below is a sneak peek of the breakout session agenda for the conference, which runs from Oct. 24-25. Before that, however, I encourage those planning on attending to take advantage of the Super Saver conference registration rate -- which…
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 | Akmal B. Chaudhri
This article will focus on how to create an Apache Ignite cluster that can support the reading and writing of user-defined objects in a common storage format. This is particularly useful in situations where applications need to work with objects but these objects will be accessed by different programming languages and frameworks. Apache Ignite supports a binary format that is particularly useful…