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September 2018

Next week, our experts will be speaking at events on three continents – and our technology  evangelist Akmal Chaudhri will at two of them. The week’s largest event happens Tuesday and Wednesday: the In-Memory Computing Summit North America 2018. This conference will bring together in-memory computing experts from across North America and the Pacific Rim. It’s down to the wire, but if you’d like…
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This is week 4 of the Big Data meetup tour. Only one city this week and that was Oslo. So, this meetup report will be quite short. Day 11: Oslo Quite a long time ago, I visited Oslo when working for a previous employer. That last trip was in winter time and there was lots of snow. This time, no snow and very mild weather. Having stayed in some airport hotels over the past few weeks where it…
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Challenged with scaling stream processing for your organization? Then you'll want to register for our webinar, "Best Practices for Stream Processing with GridGain® and Apache® Ignite™ and Kafka." This free, live webinar is scheduled for Oct. 10 at 11 a.m. PDT (2 p.m. EDT). Register here. Making stream processing scale requires making all the components -- messaging, processing, storage -- scale…
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The keynote speaker schedule was announced today for the fourth-annual In-Memory Computing Summit® North America, taking place October 2-3 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport. Industry luminaries from ING Belgium, Wellington Management, Oracle, SNIA and GridGain Systems will discuss the evolution of in-memory computing technology and how organizations are leveraging in-memory computing to…
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Previously, I briefly wrote about the first week and the second week of the Big Data meetup tour. This blog post is about the third week of the Big Data meetup tour. Three more meetups this week. This time it was Paris, Amsterdam and London. Great to finish-up in London, which is my home town. This first meetup tour also concludes in London. However, there are other meetups that GridGain is…
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GridGain Systems is hosting a special-edition gathering of the Bay Area In-Memory Computing Meetup on Oct. 2, following the conclusion of Day 1 of the 4th-annual In-Memory Computing Summit North America at the The Hyatt Regency San Francisco in Burlingame. All are welcome but an RSVP is required for this free event. The meetup will take place in the lobby atrium/bar area from 6:30-8 p.m. There…
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GridGain technology evangelist Akmal Chaudhri will be a featured speaker at the Big Data, Oslo V3.0 Meetup on Sept. 27 from 6-9 p.m. His talk is titled, "How to become a Big Data Rockstar in 15 minutes!" The secret? Apache Ignite! Apache Ignite is a memory-centric distributed database, caching, and processing platform. It is designed for transactional, analytical, and streaming workloads,…
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It’s been a busy September for us here in the GridGain and Apache® Ignite™ community. We’ve been preparing for the In-Memory Computing Summit North America 2018 happening Oct. 2-3 in San Francisco. I’ll have details on some Ignite and GridGain sessions below. Meantime, our conference preparations haven’t slowed us down! Our intrepid technology evangelist Akmal Chaudhri has been on the road as…
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Join us Sept. 26 in Menlo Park for an evening of insightful talks, great Italian food (+wine, beer & soft drinks) and cool raffle prizes! This meetup is sponsored by GridGain Systems and the In-Memory Computing Summit, Oct. 2-3 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in Burlingame. (https://www.imcsummit.org/2018/us/) This meetup is free (as always) but please RSVP to help us plan for…
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GridGain's London-based technology evangelist Akma Chaudhri will deliver a live one-hour webinar Sept. 25 that will be of great value to anyone working with Big Data in a bank or financial institution. It's titled "Apache® Ignite™ + GridGain: powering up banks and financial institutions with distributed systems" and will start at 10 a.m. BST (that's 2 a.m. PDT and 5 a.m. EDT). Don't worry if…
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In the previous blog post, I provided a quick summary of the first week of the Big Data Tour, where I am presenting on Apache® Ignite™. After returning home from the first week and able to rest over the weekend, I started the second week of the tour on Monday 10 September. In this blog post, I will quickly summarise the second week of the tour. The second week required more travel as there were…
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Join our free one-hour webinar on Sept. 19 at 11 a.m. Pacific Time for expert tips and tricks on  managing your Apache® Ignite™ and/or GridGain deployment throughout its lifetime. Register here. Once your cluster goes into production, you'll need to keep an eye on its state, too. These tasks might seem challenging, but managing and monitoring distributed systems is easy if you have a right…
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With real-time streaming analytics there is no room (or time) for staging or disk. Denis Magda, GridGain's director of product management and Apache Ignite PMC chair, delivered an excellent webinar Sept. 12 detailing the best practices used for real-time stream ingestion, processing and analytics using Apache® Ignite™, GridGain®, Apache Kafka™, Apache Spark™ and other technologies. The webinar…
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The full conference schedule was released today for the annual fourth annual In-Memory Computing Summit North America. Technical experts from American Airlines, ING Belgium, Salesforce.com, SberTech, Intel Corp., Oracle, Neeve Research, ScaleOut Software, Heimdall Data and more will lead the many conference breakout sessions. The summit is happening October 2-3 at the conference center inside…
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In my job at GridGain, I am privileged to work with some of the smartest and most talented people that I have ever met in my IT career. I am also fortunate in the variety of work that I get involved with. This includes presenting at meetups and conferences, building demos, writing blog posts, presenting webinars, occasionally writing and editing product documentation, and even contributing to the…
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