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Matt Sarrel

Matt Sarrel
Director of Technical Marketing at GridGain Systems
Apache Spark is a hugely popular open source cluster computing framework that has taken off like wildfire since it was introduced to the Apache community. It's a key tool for working with streaming data, machine learning and graph analytics. Spark's rapid adoption has been breathtaking and it has become the primary engine for processing big data. The excitement was palpable at Spark Summit 2017…
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IoT World Show Report

IoT World Show Report

This week brought the return of Internet of Things World at the Santa Clara Convention Center. This year the show also included the Connected and Autonomous Vehicles conference. As far as technology trade shows go, it was a pretty exciting and ground breaking show. There were dozens of interesting talks and demos and well over 200 exhibitors with every possible flavor of hardware and software…
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I'm excited to announce a new GridGain Systems white paper, Choosing the Right In-Memory Computing Solution, that explains the reasons to use in-memory computing and then walks through how to choose the right architecture and feature set to meet your needs.  As in-memory computing (IMC) gains momentum across a wide range of applications, from fintech and e-commerce to telecommunications and IoT…
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Gartner forecasts that there will be over 8 billion connected devices in use worldwide by the end of 2017. This figure is estimated to reach 20 billion by 2020 and continue to increase dramatically for the foreseeable future. According to the “Cisco Global Cloud Index: Forecast and Methodology, 2015–2020”, the total amount of data created by devices, driven by IoT, will reach 600 ZB per year by…
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This white paper discusses the transformation taking place in asset and wealth management and explains how in-memory computing options such as the GridGain in-memory computing platform can help asset and wealth management firms build the high-performance, scalable, and interoperable infrastructure that they need to successfully power their applications. The asset and wealth management sector…
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This white paper discusses the challenges faced by software and SaaS developers and examines how in-memory options such as the GridGain in-memory computing platform can help deliver a stellar user experience. All businesses want software and SaaS that delivers high-performance at scale. This is possible using in-memory computing.  Every business relies on software and the data it collects and…
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At the end of this webinar, developers tasked with building and maintaining systems for payment transactions (for banks, financial services companies, fintech companies and retailers) will understand how to solve many challenges caused by the growing volume of payment transactions -- and the changes associated with delivering and processing them. Why is this webinar important? Because the…
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With consumers willing to walk away within seconds, the technological underpinnings of any online store or other customer-facing product must be impeccably designed, built and maintained for peak performance. Our latest free white paper explains how to ensure that your e-commerce infrastructure is as fast, available, and scalable as possible by moving to an in-memory computing platform designed…
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This white paper discusses bitcoin and blockchain technology, describes the innovative opportunities this technology offers for financial services firms, and examines how in-memory options such as the GridGain in-memory computing platform can address the challenges and boost the effectiveness of tomorrow’s blockchain applications. Bitcoin and blockchain, the digital-ledger technology behind…
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We recently wrote a real treat of a white paper, Accelerate MySQL for Demanding OLAP and OLTP Use Cases with Apache® Ignite™. I say treat because this is a great mix of technology and business stories. The white paper is based on the webinar given by Nikita Ivanov of GridGain and Peter Zaitsev of Percona.  MySQL® is a widely used, open source relational database management system (RDBMS) which…
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Today, we announced the availability of GridGain Professional Edition 1.9, a fully supported version of Apache Ignite 1.9. GridGain Professional Edition 1.9 includes improved performance and automated benchmarking, Kubernetes® support for deploying containerized Ignite clusters, expanded support for data manipulation language (DML), and more. “GridGain Professional Edition 1.9 adds additional…
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On February 22, I hosted a webinar "Boost Software and Software-as-a-Service with In-Memory Computing" where I offered insight into the advantages that in-memory computing offers to software and SaaS projects.  Software and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) developers face a rapidly escalating set of challenges as they strive to make applications faster and more scalable. Software developers must…
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Learn how to boost software and SaaS performance and scalability with in-memory computing. Join me for a webinar on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 11:00am PT / 2:00pm ET. Software and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) developers face a rapidly escalating set of challenges as they strive to make applications faster and more scalable. Software developers must meet the performance and scalability…
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On Tuesday, January 31, 2017 I delivered a webinar about the use of in-memory computing for eCommerce.  If your eCommerce initiatives are struggling to keep up with customer demand, then in-memory computing may be the solution you need to take performance and scale to the next level. Yesterday’s application and data architectures cannot achieve the speed and scale offered by in-memory computing…
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During the past decade, financial spread betting has become a major growth market globally.  Spread betting offers some compelling advantages, including low entry and transaction costs, preferential tax treatment, and a diverse array of products and options. Traders can bet on any type of event for which there is a measurable outcome that might go in either of two directions – for example,…
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