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Rachel Pedreschi

Rachel Pedreschi
Principal Solutions Architect, GridGain Systems
As GridGain Systems Solution Architects, Christos Erotocritou and I have helped numerous customers get started with Apache® Ignite™ and GridGain. During this 1-hour webinar, which originally aired on January 25, 2017, we shared answers to the most common questions asked prior to deployment. We also provided guidance that will save you time and make deploying GridGain or Apache Ignite a more…
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As GridGain Systems Solution Architects, Christos Erotocritou and I have helped numerous customers get started with Apache® Ignite™ and GridGain. During this 1-hour webinar, we will share answers to the most common questions asked prior to deployment. We will also provide guidance that will save you time and make deploying GridGain or Apache Ignite a more enjoyable experience. Deploying Apache…
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I have been attending (and speaking) at the annual Apache® Cassandra™ Summit for 4 years, but this was my first time as a sponsor on the Expo floor. My time in the Cassandra ecosystem has proven to be a powerful lesson in how fast open source communities can grow and evolve. In 2013, there were less than 1,000 attendees. By 2015, over 3,500 were at last year’s Summit. This year, the event was at…
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About 2 months ago I joined GridGain Systems and was introduced to Apache Ignite.  At my very first meetup last month in New York, someone challenged me on the subject of how Ignite could guarantee ACID level consistency if Ignite was a highly available distributed system. I was familiar with CAP Theorem from my work with Apache Cassandra, but for the first time in my otherwise data warehouse…
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There is no doubt that Spark is one of the hottest (pun intended) technologies available to data engineers today.  And the buzz on the exhibitor floor at the Hilton San Francisco for this year's Spark Summit did not disappoint.  All the major players who supply software and hardware tools for next generation app development were present and accounted for, including some intriguing new players to…
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When I arrived at IoT World on Wednesday morning, I got my badge, went onto the expo floor and got a cup of coffee to pierce the morning fog. It was still early, the only people milling around were expo vendors putting the final touches on booths. I started a slow stroll looking for our booth. I kept finding new areas: Startup land with chain link fences (I kid you not), futuristic cars sitting…
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