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Rob Meyer

Rob Meyer is VP of Outbound Product Management
Rob Meyer
VP of Outbound Product Management
GridGain recently started publishing the Best Practices for Digital Transformation with In-Memory Computing (IMC) eBook series. The series captures some of the best practices for putting the right people, processes, and technology in place that helped early adopters succeed with their digital transformations. This blog post summarizes the first eBook in the series and outlines the best…
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It’s hard to imagine that it’s been over 20 years since MySQL was created. There has been a lot of innovation and acquisitions since then, as well as consolidation of many MySQL options: Alzato Tech, the original NDB Cluster technology, was aquired by MySQL AB in 2003 InnoDB, the main storage engine for MySQL, was acquired by Oracle in 2005 Percona released Percona Server for MySQL in 2006…
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In case you hadn’t noticed, this year’s annual Spark conference is, for the first time, the Spark+AI Summit. The fact that Spark and AI should be together is predictable even without… using AI to figure it out. But there’s only one way to add continuous learning to Spark+AI, to make AI learn and adapt to new information in near real-time like a person. It is not the AllSpark, which is used to…
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How to Add Speed and Scalability to Existing Applications with In-Memory Data Grids. If you want to build a basement fix its foundation for future construction, jack it up.  It’s much cheaper, faster and less disruptive than building a new house.  The same is true for applications. If you want to add speed, scalability and flexibility to your existing applications, slide an in-memory data grid…
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If you’re not interested in John Cleese, just listen to Akmal Chaudhri explain how machine and deep learning work with Apache Ignite. But if you really want to understand the problem before diving into the details, I recommend you learn from John Cleese. Many years ago, long before machine learning but long after Lisp was invented, John Cleese made a big impression on me at a conference.  It…
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As you may have noticed, we’ve started a new series about “The New Digital Experience." It’s meant to share the best practices companies adopted to improve the customer experience and transform into a digital business, with a particular focus on the use of in-memory computing with other technologies. One of the most important architectural concepts that companies need to understand is why in-…
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How Digital Business, Big Data, HTAP and In-Memory Computing Came Together to Improve the Customer Experience: I’ve had two long-standing professional interests for half my life; middleware and customer experience management.  I am happy to say that not only is there a focus at the executive level on improving the customer experience. The technologies needed have evolved to a point that make it…
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Comparing Apache Ignite / GridGain and Apache Cassandra / DataStax as the Power Behind the Moment If you’re in the process of a digital transformation and trying to improve the customer experience to compete against the Amazon, PayPal, Uber, Expedia, Netflix in your industry, you need to understand something before you fix your next performance and scalability bottleneck. There is only one way…
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For those forced to read Plato’s Republic, you may remember the allegory of the cave, where people are chained to the wall. They can only see shadows of figures and hear voices that echo off the walls.  This copy becomes their reality. In reading through the GridGain® and Redis® feature comparison, it’s easy to get lost in the 13 pages of detailed differences. But it’s important that you don’t,…
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Back in the day, when today’s parents were software engineers, whenever you built large-scale systems you had to size everything. For a while many people forgot, except for the few in banking, or the people who rewrote Sabre Systems and other high-volume systems. But then data volume, variety and velocity took off.  Now you HAVE to think about HOW you improve performance and scalability because…
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Happy Valentin’s Day! On February 14 our favorite architect -- and by favorite I mean the top Apache Ignite contributor to the Apache Ignite support forum and Stack Overflow site --Valentine Kulichenko, will explain in detail How to Get Started with Apache Ignite as a Distributed Database. I cannot promise it will be as good as When Harry Met Sally, or as good as Valentine’s Day.  But it will be…
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Redis Replaced: This is Not a Cache

Somehow, a cache is no longer a cache. Our requirements changed while we were all focused on trying to handle the ever-increasing load -- one application at a time. So what is a cache? Why does it exist? What changed? And why are people replacing Redis? If you’re interested in hearing about it in more detail, watch the Webinar  Redis Replaced: Why Companies Now Choose Apache® Ignite™ to Improve…
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