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Nikita Ivanov

Nikita Ivanov
Founder & CTO, GridGain Systems
On Wednesday December 7, 2016, I hosted a webinar with Peter Zaitsev, CEO and cofounder of Percona, in which we discussed how you can supplement MySQL with Apache® Ignite™.  MySQL® is an extremely popular and widely used RDBMS. Apache Ignite is the leading open source in-memory computing platform which can provide speed and scale to RDBMS-based applications. Apache Ignite is inserted between…
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This is GridGain’s first year exhibiting at Percona Live. Despite the fact that this is a heavily database-oriented conference and audience, I found it to be both refreshing and interesting to meet new people and introduce them to the world of in-memory computing, Apache Ignite and GridGain. Very few of the people we've talked to had a lot of experience with in-memory computing - and…
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I would like to give my ideas on why I believe we are on the cusp of a new chapter in storage technology — namely an ascendance of an open smart storage standard. This standard should define an open vendor-agnostic interface for integration between compute and data processing and traditional storage systems. Using these open APIs, developers should be able run SQL, MapReduce, K/V access, file…
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Much of what human beings experience as commonplace today — social networking, on-line gaming, mobile and wearable computing — was impossible a decade ago. One thing is certain: we're going to see even more impressive advances in the next few years. However, this will be the result of a fundamental change in computing, as current methods have reached their limit in terms of speed and volume.…
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After explaining the difference between caching and an in-memory data grid at a conference a few months ago, I realized that many people want to better understand the difference between two major categories in in-memory computing: In-Memory Database and In-Memory Data Grid. In this post, I'll share the succinct version of my thinking on this topic - thanks to a recent analyst call that helped to…
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After five days (and eleven meetings) with new customers in Europe, Russia, and the Middle East, I think the time is right for another refinement of in-memory computing’s definition. To me, it is clear that our industry is lagging when it comes to explaining in-memory computing to potential customers and defining what in-memory computing is really about. We struggle to come up with a simple,…
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World's fastest, most scalable In-Memory Computing Platform now available under Apache 2.0 license FOSTER CITY, Calif., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today GridGain (www.gridgain.com) officially released its industry leading In-Memory Computing Platform through an Apache 2.0 open source license, offering the world access to its technology for a broad range of real-time data processing…
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I would like to clarify definitions for the following technologies:In-Memory Distributed Cache In-Memory Data Grid These terms are, surprisingly, often used interchangeably and yet technically and historically they represent very different products and serve different, sometimes very different, use cases. It’s also important to note that there’s no specifications or industry standards on what…
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What is common about Oracle and SAP when it comes to In-Memory Computing? Both see this technology as merely a high performance addition to SQL-based database products. This is shortsighted and misses a significant point. SQL Is Not Enough For New Payloads It is interesting to note that as the NoSQL movement sails through the “trough of disillusionment,” traditional SQL and transactional…
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GridGain 5.2 Released!

GridGain 5.2 Released!

We are happy to announce the general availability release for GridGain 5.2 which includes updates to all products in the platform: In-Memory HPC 5.2 In-Memory Database 5.2 In-Memory Streaming 2.0 In-Memory Accelerator for Hadoop 2.0 We anticipate this being the last mid-point release in the platform before we roll out 6.0 line Q114 or Q214 (we are still planning to have bi-weekly service releases…
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In the last 12 months we observed a growing trend that use cases for distributed caching are rapidly going away as customers are moving up stack... in droves. Let me elaborate by highlighting three points that when combined provide a clear reason behind this observation. Databases Caught Up With Distributed Caching In the last 3-5 years traditional RDBMSs and new crop of simpler NewSQL/NoSQL…
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As any fast growing technology In-Memory Computing has attracted a lot of interest and writing in the last couple of years. It’s bound to happen that some of the information gets stale pretty quickly - while other is simply not very accurate to being with. And thus myths are starting to grow and take hold. I want to talk about some of the misconceptions that we are hearing almost on a daily…
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What does the relatively new acronym MCI have to do with the accelerated adoption of in-memory computing? I’d say everything. MCI stands for Memory Channel Interface storage (a.k.a MCS - Memory Channel Storage) and it essentially allows you to put NAND flash storage into a DIMM form factor and enable it to interface with a CPU via a standard memory controller. Put another way, MCI provides a…
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Following Funding, In-Memory Computing Pioneer Expands Management to Accelerate Growth FOSTER CITY, Calif., Aug. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GridGain™ Systems today announced it has expanded its management team, tapping the talents of Andy Sacks as Executive Vice President of Sales, Lisa Bergamo as Vice President of Marketing, and Jeff Stacey as Global Head of Business Development, to build on its…
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What are the performance differences between in-memory columnar databases like SAP HANA and GridGain’s In-Memory Database (IMDB) utilizing distributed key-value storage? This questions comes up regularly in conversations with our customers and the answer is not very obvious. Storage Models First off, let’s clearly state that we are talking about storage model only and its implications on…
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