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October 2018

I'm in New York City with our technology evangelist who is set to wrap eight solid weeks "on the road" events -- speaking at consecutive Big Data meetups across Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. This week Akmal Chaudhri is with me in New York City. He's a road warrior -- but no person can speak simultaneously at meetups on both sides of the country. That's why Akmal will be speaking tonight at…
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This report is for week 7 of the Big Data meetup tour. The two cities covered this week were Brussels and Luxembourg. These were also the last two cities in the Big Data meetup tour. Day 15: Brussels I flew out from London to Brussels on Wednesday 17 October. It was the earliest flight on this Big Data meetup tour. My hotel was in downtown Brussels, near Brussels Midi Station. Since I planned…
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It's been two weeks since the conclusion of the fourth-annual In-Memory Computing Summit® North America. Here's the recap. Industry leaders from around the world converged on the Hyatt's conference center in Burlingame, Calif. (midway between San Francisco and Silicon Valley) for the two-day conference and delivered 35 breakout sessions and five keynote addresses. Some 450 people representing…
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This report is for week 6 of the Big Data meetup tour. The two cities covered this week were Singapore and Stockholm, half a world apart. Continuing on from the previous meetup report, I took the KLIA Ekspres from KL Sentral to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) on Sunday 7 October. Anyone that has attended one of my meetup or conference presentations will know that I occasionally make…
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Autumn is in the air – and so is Akmal. Our London-based technology evangelist will be flying to speaking engagements in Brussels, Luxembourg and New York City over the next couple of weeks.   But Akmal won’t be the only GridGain expert speaking at meetups: GridGain senior consultant Lucas Beeler will preside over a hands-on workshop for Java developers at the Silicon Valley Java User Group on…
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Making stream processing scale requires making all the components (including messaging, processing and storage) scale together. Easier said than done. Until now.  My colleague Rob Meyer, who is head of outbound product management, explained how in his Oct. 10 webinar, available for free playback here.  Rob, alongside GridGain professional services consultant Alexey Kukushkin, shared some of the…
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This report is for week 5 of the Big Data meetup tour. Similar to week 4, only one city this week and that was Helsinki. However, from Helsinki I travelled on to Kuala Lumpur (KL) to run an Apache® Ignite™ workshop. Day 12: Helsinki I have had the good fortune to visit many cities around the world through various roles that I have held with other employers, so I have actually visited Helsinki…
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At a recent gathering of the Moscow Apache® Ignite™ Meetup, I talked about open-source communities, how to become a contributor and a committer and some reasons why you should participate.  Specifically, I was talking about the story of the Apache Ignite community. The limited time of the talk did not allow me to give more examples, so that was the inspiration for this post -- which is by the…
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