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Tom Diederich

Tom Diederich
Director of Community Engagement
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 | Tom Diederich
Greetings! August is upon us and we’re organizing insightful yet fun events for you. Our experts will once again be on the road – traveling to San Diego, Silicon Valley, Atlanta and New York City.   But first, I’d like to offer a limited number of half-priced tickets to the In-Memory Computing Summit North America 2018. The conference is happening Oct. 2-3 near the San Francisco…
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 | Tom Diederich
In the first six months of 2018, GridGain Systems has clinched more new customer wins than in all of 2017; has launched major new products (including GridGain Professional Edition 2.4 and GridGain Cloud); has won several top industry accolades -- and has continued to drive growth of the popular In-Memory Computing Summit® in Europe. “GridGain is rapidly emerging as a leading software platform…
Monday, July 2, 2018 | Tom Diederich
The second-annual In-Memory Computing Summit Europe 2018 concluded last Tuesday. The two-day conference, June 25-26 at the Park Plaza Victoria London, presented attendees from across Europe with insights and practical advice for addressing digital transformation performance challenges. The many keynotes and breakout session from industry leaders and technology experts offered vital guidance on…
Thursday, June 21, 2018 | Tom Diederich
Summer begins today but things are not slowing down here on the community front! Last week, on June 13, GridGain’s Rob Meyer moderated a panel discussion around distributed systems and the future of in-memory computing at the Bay Area In-Memory Computing Meetup in Menlo Park, California. Denis Magda, director of product management and Apache Ignite PMC chair, sat on the panel. That's him to…
Thursday, June 14, 2018 | Tom Diederich
The beta release of GridGain Cloud was announced today. It's the only in-memory cache-as-a-service that allows users to rapidly deploy a distributed in-memory cache and access it using ANSI-99 SQL, key-value or REST APIs. Why is this huge? Because it gives users in-memory computing performance in the cloud, which can be massively scaled out and can be deployed in minutes for caching…
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 | Tom Diederich
Ravikanth Durgavajhala is an SD solutions architect focusing on Big Data & AI at Intel Corp. He’ll be speaking at the In-Memory Computing Summit Europe in London on June 25 at 11 a.m.  I connected with him recently about his session, “Expansion of System Memory using Intel Memory Drive Technology,” to share some insights in advance for those attending the conference – as well as for those…
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | Tom Diederich
The full roster of keynotes for the second-annual In-Memory Computing Summit Europe, June 25-26 in London, was announced today. GridGain organizes the biannual summit (held in Silicon Valley in autumn and Europe in spring), and this month's successful event will be thanks to the conference committee, the speakers, sponsors -- and of course, none of it would be possible without the hard work of…
Friday, May 25, 2018 | Tom Diederich
As everyone makes their Memorial Day weekend plans here in the United States, I’m already looking ahead to next Wednesday’s Bay Area In-Memory Computing Meetup – a joint-event with the San Francisco Cloud Mafia.   I’m especially looking forward to this meetup because it will feature Nikita Ivanov, founder and CTO of GridGain Systems. Nikita is a fantastic speaker so it’s always great to…
Monday, May 21, 2018 | Tom Diederich
Chitij Chauhan is a subject matter expert on distributed databases at Incedo, an IT service management company. Specifically, he’s an expert in database architecture ranging from core RDBMS platforms to massively parallel distributed databases to in-memory based databases. His talk at the In-Memory Computing Summit Europe (June 25-26 in London) is titled, “How to Identify the Most Appropriate In-…
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 | Tom Diederich
This week, GridGain experts are in Amsterdam, London and two famous towns in Silicon Valley: Santa Clara, home of several big-name tech giants including Intel, Oracle and Nvidia – and Menlo Park, home of Facebook, Pinterest, Telsa, Hewlett Packard (HP), Box, Waze and many more. We'll be in good company. Let’s get rolling so you can plan your week. Internet of Things World It’s Day 2 of…
Monday, May 14, 2018 | Tom Diederich
Apache Ignite and Apache Spark helping scalp traders win big   Life can be slow in Porto – a coastal city in northwest Portugal known for its magnificent bridges and port wine. But the data there is BIG and it moves FAST. At least that’s the case with data Manuel Mourato works with. Manuel is a Big Data engineer at Nomad Tech. His company is a leading provider of IoT solutions for the railway…
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 | Tom Diederich
Here's the latest update on community events featuring GridGain experts at meetups, conferences and webinars for the next few weeks -- starting with a meetup tomorrow evening in our technology evangelist's hometown of London.  Like Akmal Chaudhri, mentioned above, all of our in-memory computing experts enjoy the opportunity to share their practical knowledge about distributed in-memory computing…
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 | Tom Diederich
The full schedule for the second-annual In-Memory Computing Summit Europe was released today. The conference, June 25-26 in London, is the premier conference for individuals from Europe and Asia that are currently using or exploring using in-memory computing. Register by April 29 to receive a 30 percent discount. The In-Memory Computing (IMC) Summit’s breakout session schedule consist of five…
Thursday, April 19, 2018 | Tom Diederich
Next week will once again be a busy one for our experts. Some will be traveling to New York City for a meetup, others to Paris for a conference -- and still others who will be online for a live webinar. On April 25, GridGain experts will be at Trade Tech Europe in Paris, where attendees can network and benchmark with some 1,000 senior equity trading professionals from the “who’s who” of the…
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 | Tom Diederich
I’m really looking forward to this evening’s gathering of the Bay Area In-Memory Computing Meetup in Menlo Park, California. Great food and drinks in addition to raffle prizes. Oh, and fantastic talks, too! Over 100 people have RSVP’d so I suggest that you do the same because space is limited. RSVP here. Dmitriy Setrakyan, founder and Chief Product Officer at GridGain, will be sharing some of…