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November 2017

Thursday, November 30, 2017 | Tom Diederich
December will be a busy month for GridGain experts around the world. They'll be speaking at conferences both large and small -- and when they're in town (wherever that might be) they are always happy to speak at local meetups about distributed systems, in-memory computing and much more.  Several GridGain experts are in Las Vegas this week at AWS re:INVENT 2017 (booth #1141). There are more than…
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | Tom Diederich
If you are planning on implementing a highly available and performant distributed architecture, then I invite you to register now for tomorrow's webinar. It's titled "Implementing Durable Memory-Centric Architectures in Large Financial Institutions." In this one-hour live discussion, you'll learn how a very large bank successfully solved five major challenges when integrating a distributed,…
Monday, November 27, 2017 | Anton Vinogradov
In last week's post, "Distributed data structures: Part 1 (overview),"I talked about why you need distributed data structures (hereinafter - RSD) and disassembled several options offered by the distributed cache Apache Ignite. Today I want to talk about the details of the implementation of specific RSD, as well as a small educational program on distributed caches. To begin with, at least in the…
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 | Anton Vinogradov
Long ago, when Trees computers were large, and processors were single-core, all applications were started in one thread and did not experience synchronization difficulties. Modern applications, however, tend to use all available resources, in particular, all available CPUs. Unfortunately, it is not possible to use standard data structures for multithreaded processing, so Java 5…
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 | Tom Diederich
These updates have been mainly about upcoming (and past) scheduled events. This edition will have that info, too, but I wanted to extend an invitation to all of the technical meetup organizers out there – wherever in the world you are. We have expert speakers around the globe who would be more than happy to talk at your upcoming meetup about distributed computing and Apache Ignite. In fact, we'…
Thursday, November 16, 2017 | Tom Diederich
I’m really looking forward to next week’s webinar; essentially a getting-started in-memory computing primer for software architects and developers. The free one-hour event happens next Tuesday (Nov. 21) starting at 11 a.m. Pacific (2 p.m. Eastern).   It’s titled, “In-Memory Computing Essentials for Architects and Developers: Part 1.” Denis Magda, GridGain’s director of product management and…
Monday, November 13, 2017 | Tom Diederich
Last week at Devoxx Belgium 2017, The Glue's Sven Beauprez demonstrated how to combine Apache® Ignite™ with Docker to build an event-driven microservices platform -- one that is dynamically reconfigurable with zero downtime. "The pre-requisites for the platform are banking-grade NFRs such as Exactly Once Processing of requests, High Availability -- even in case of data center disasters- and no…
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 | Pavel Tupitsyn
Recently, I've started seeing the names GridGain and Apache® Ignite™ popping up on the Internet more and more frequently. However, judging from some of the chatter I've seen in social media around these mentions, very few people understand either product -- let alone what each can be used for. In this post, I will try to explain a little about both -- along with some examples. Ignite vs…
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 | Tom Diederich
With the In-Memory Computing Summit North America 2017 in the rearview mirror, let's take a look back at this two-day conference that explored the latest technology trends impacting enterprise computing and digital transformation. The 400 registrants – representing 200 organizations from 11 countries on five continents – were there to explore the future of in-memory computing (IMC) and share the…
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 | Pavel Tupitsyn
Data terabytes, clusters for hundreds of machines, big data, high load, machine learning, microservices... and other scary words are all applicable to Apache® Ignite™. But this does not mean that it is not suitable for less ambitious goals. Today, we'll look at how Ignite can easily store any of your objects, share them over the network, and provide .NET and Java interoperability. We will talk…
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Wednesday, November 1, 2017 | Denis Magda
Putting aside the regular bug fixes and performance optimizations, the Apache Ignite 2.3 release brings new SQL capabilities and Ignite persistence improvements that are worth mentioning. (Download it here) Let's start with SQL first. Apache Ignite users have consistently told us that despite all of Ignite’s SQL capabilities, it’s been at times challenging trying to figure out how to start…
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 | Tom Diederich
GridGain just wrapped up another successful In-Memory Computing (IMC) Summit North America. The conference – the only industry-wide event for in-memory computing users – ran Oct. 24-25 near San Francisco and attracted some 300 data-science professionals from around the world.  The keynotes were recorded and will be available on the IMC Summit's YouTube channel in the next couple of days. All of…
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