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October 2017

In this post I'll demonstrate how to improve a database's random write workloads by replacing regular SSDs with Intel® Optane™ SSDs powered by cutting-edge 3D XPoint™ technology. What might be wrong with sustained random write workloads on good-old SSDs? Regular SSDs have to perform garbage collection routines endlessly by erasing blocks with stale data. Since any…
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Last week GridGain Systems hosted the third-annual In-Memory Computing Summit North America. The summit, which ran October 24-25, is the only industry-wide event for in-memory computing users. The 300+ attendees included technical decision-makers, business decision-makers, operations experts, DevOps professionals, architects and developers who make or influence purchasing decisions about in-…
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GridGain Systems ranks No. 2 in Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Fastest Growing Private Companies and ranks No. 5 on the San Francisco Business Times’ Fast 100, it was reported today. From 2014 to 2016, GridGain revenues rose a whopping 919 percent, driven by demand from leading companies in industries including financial services, fintech, online travel services, IoT platforms, and other web-…
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Are traditional storage's days numbered? The push is on to perfect an open-source technology that allows your applications to keep data in memory – shutdown the application and the machine – but the data will still be there when you need it.  Eric Kaczmarek will be talking about this topic in highly technical detail during his session next week at the In-Memory Computing Summit titled, "In-…
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Experts from Sberbank, Workday, Wellington Management, Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) and GridGain Systems will deliver keynote addresses at the third-annual In-Memory Computing Summit North America next week (Oct. 24-25) at the South San Francisco Conference Center. The distinguished speakers – whom collectively are literally charting the future of in-memory computing -- will…
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It’s an exciting week ahead for three GridGain experts who will be speaking at three meetups this week – two in the San Francisco Bay Area and one more than 5,000 miles away in the heart of London. Details below – but if you attend and tweet a selfie with one of the GridGain presenters I’ll send you an Apache® Ignite™ t-shirt. Also keep reading and learn how to get a FREE ticket to the Oct. 24-…
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I invite you to register now for our free one-hour webinar Oct. 18 that will teach you how to stream data to an Apache® Ignite™ cluster from embedded devices and real-time data processing with Apache® Spark™. Although both Apache Ignite and Apache Spark are in-memory computing solutions, each one targets different use cases and are complementary projects. Used together, they deliver superior…
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GridGain technology evangelist Akmal Chaudhri will be speaking tomorrow on the open-source Apache® Ignite™ in his hometown of London at the Open Data Science Conference (ODSC) Europe 2017.  If you're at the conference and snap a selfie with Akmal, share it with us via Twitter (@gridgain) and I'll send you an Apache Ignite t-shirt! This type of conference is essential for anyone who wants to…
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We just launched a new meetup in the San Francisco Bay Area for Apache Ignite fans. It’s aptly called, the Bay Area Apache® Ignite™ Meetup! The first gathering is coming up fast: Oct. 19. It will be held from 6:30-9 p.m. at GE Digital in San Ramon, Calif. I invite you to join GridGain's lead architect Valentin (Val) Kulichenko, and GridGain product manager (and Apache Ignite PMC) Chair Denis…
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If you're an SQL expert, then you'll want to RSVP for tomorrow's webinar with my esteemed colleague Akmal Chaudhri, GridGain's technology evangelist.  The title of the webinar is "Turbocharge Your SQL Queries In-Memory with Apache® Ignite™."  Details here.  Apache Ignite is a unique data management platform that is built atop a distributed key-value storage and provides full-fledged SQL support…
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Since our last update, GridGain technology evangelist Akmal Chaudhri has been on the road speaking at several technical meetups around the world about distributed computing and the open-source Apache® Ignite™ in-memory computing platform. On Sept. 18 he was in Cambridge, England, where he gave a talk at the Cambridge .NET User Group titled, "Scale Out and Conquer: Apache Ignite for .NET Users…
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If you're working with PostgreSQL, one of the most popular open-source RDBMSs, then you'll want to attend our webinar Oct. 4 starting at 11 a.m. Pacific time.  Apache® Ignite™ is the leading open source in-memory computing platform. In his webinar, GridGain solution architect Fotios Filacouris will demonstrate how to supplement PostgreSQL with Apache Ignite.  How? The Apache Ignite distributed…
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24 Hour Fitness, the world's largest privately owned and operated fitness center chain, is using distributed in-memory computing solutions to speed things up as well as decouple data from its database.  Craig Gresbrink, a solutions architect at 24 Hour Fitness, will be a featured presenter at the third-annual In-Memory Computing Summit North America -- Oct. 24-25 at the South San Francisco…
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