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February 2018

Next week is a busy one for GridGain's technical evangelist Akmal Chaudhri. He’ll spend Monday in Brussels and then catch a train to Amsterdam where he’ll remain until his flight home late Thursday night after four speaking engagements -- including two In-Memory Computing Fundamentals workshops. I’ll go into more detail about each event -- but first, it's back to Silicon Valley where GridGain…
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Real-time computing requirements has fueled the growth of various in-memory computing technologies. These include caches, in-memory data grids, in-memory databases, streaming technologies and broader in-memory computing platforms. But what are the best technologies for each type of your project? Learn about your options from one of the leading in-memory computing veterans, Dmitriy Setrakyan,…
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Apache Cassandra is one of the leading open-source distributed NoSQL disk databases. It is deployed in mission-critical infrastructures at Netflix, eBay, Expedia and many others. It gained popularity for its speed, the ability to linearly scale to thousands of nodes and offers "best-in-class" replication between different data centers.  Apache Ignite is a memory-centric distributed database,…
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Happy Presidents Day! Next Monday is a federal holiday here in the United States and many folks have the day off – me included. But I’m already looking ahead to next week where GridGain experts are speaking at meetups in Berlin and the San Francisco Bay Area.  We also have an excellent webinar scheduled for Tuesday titled, “Redis Replaced: Why Companies Now Choose Apache® Ignite™ to Improve…
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NoSQL databases, such as Apache Cassandra, are the best-known example of eventually consistent systems. A contract of such systems is simple -- if an application triggered a data change on one machine, then the update will be propagated to all the replicas at some point in time -- in other words, eventually. Until the change is fully replicated, the system as a whole will stay in an inconsistent…
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My colleague, GridGain’s Lead Architect Valentin "Val" Kulichenko, is hosting a free webinar today at 11 a.m. Pacific time that will give you the tools and blueprint to build your very own distributed database using the open-source Apache® Ignite™ A distributed database is a database with a number of independent storage devices linked by a network of computers. Apache Ignite is a full-featured…
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Back in the day, when today’s parents were software engineers, whenever you built large-scale systems you had to size everything. For a while many people forgot, except for the few in banking, or the people who rewrote Sabre Systems and other high-volume systems. But then data volume, variety and velocity took off.  Now you HAVE to think about HOW you improve performance and scalability because…
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London-based FSB Technology (UK) Ltd., which provides real-time sports betting platforms as a fully-managed service, is relying on GridGain Enterprise Edition to ensure real-time performance and scalability of their PostgreSQL-based system in the face of rapid growth and extreme processing spikes. The complete case study can be here. “GridGain has enabled us to provide a high performance, highly…
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GridGain experts will be speaking at meetups on both coasts next week -- in San Francisco and Boston. All of the events below are free! However, be sure to RSVP now to ensure your spot (except for one mentioned below that's on a waiting list). Let's take a closer look at the week ahead... Feb. 12:  The Boston MySQL Meetup Group. GridGain senior solutions architect Fotios Filacouris will be the…
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The call for papers is underway for the In-Memory Computing Summit Europe 2018, taking place June 25-26 at the Park Plaza Victoria London. Hurry: the deadline for submissions is March 11! Submit your talk here. Public speaking not your thing? Take advantage of Super-Saver registration discounts for you and your team. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. The In-Memory Computing Summit (…
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Happy Valentin’s Day! On February 14 our favorite architect -- and by favorite I mean the top Apache Ignite contributor to the Apache Ignite support forum and Stack Overflow site --Valentine Kulichenko, will explain in detail How to Get Started with Apache Ignite as a Distributed Database. I cannot promise it will be as good as When Harry Met Sally, or as good as Valentine’s Day.  But it will be…
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In the previous article in this series, we looked at concurrency modes and isolation levels. Here are topics we will cover in the rest of this series: Failover and recovery Transaction handling at the level of Ignite persistence (WAL, checkpointing, and more) Transaction handling at the level of 3rd party persistence In this article, we will focus on how Apache Ignite handles failover and…
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Somehow, a cache is no longer a cache. Our requirements changed while we were all focused on trying to handle the ever-increasing load -- one application at a time. So what is a cache? Why does it exist? What changed? And why are people replacing Redis? If you’re interested in hearing about it in more detail, watch the Webinar  Redis Replaced: Why Companies Now Choose Apache® Ignite™ to Improve…
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