Meetup: Cambridge .NET User Group

Monday, September 18 2017 | Tom Diederich
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Meetup: Cambridge .NET User GroupGridGain technology evangelist Akmal Chaudhri will speak at the Cambridge .NET User Group this evening (Sept. 18). The title of his talk: "Scale Out and Conquer: Apache Ignite for .NET Users." A special thanks to the event's host, Red Gate Software, located at Newnham House, Cambridge Business Park, CB4 0WZ, Cambridge.

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AGENDA

• 06:45 - Networking with pizza and drinks (courtesy of Redgate Software)

• 07:20 - Community Introduction (Andrea Angella)

• 07:30 - Business Intelligence in .NET Applications (Richard Jonas)

• 08:30 - Scale Out and Conquer: Apache Ignite for .NET Users(Akmal Chaudhri)

• 09:20 - Prize Draw and final networking

• 09:30 - Closing

Meetup Details

Scale Out and Conquer: Apache Ignite for .NET Users

 This presentation will provide a deep dive into .NET features of Apache® Ignite™. Apache Ignite is the memory-centric platform that combines distributed SQL database and key-value data grid, that is ACID compliant, horizontally scalable and highly available, and empowered with compute and machine learning capabilities. The memory-centric platforms slides between applications and various data sources and provides ultimate performance and scalability to the applications or it can be used as a standalone distributed storage and computational platform.

Organizers of the Cambridge .NET User Group said, "Apache Ignite is the first general purpose in-memory computing platform in the Apache Software Foundation family. We believe it will have the same effect on Fast Data processing as Hadoop has on Big Data processing. Better understanding of inner details behind Apache Ignite will encourage more companies and individual committers to join the project."

About the speaker

Akmal Chaudhri, PhD, is GridGain's technology evangelist. Based in London, his role is to help build the global Apache Ignite community and raise awareness through presentations and technical writing. He has over 25 years experience in IT and has previously held roles as a developer, consultant, product strategist and technical trainer. He has worked for several blue-chip companies such as Reuters and IBM, and also the Big Data startups Hortonworks (Hadoop) and DataStax (Cassandra NoSQL Database). He has regularly presented at many international conferences and served on the program committees for a number of major conferences and workshops. He has published and presented widely and edited or co-edited 10 books. He holds a BSc (1st Class Hons.) in Computing and Information Systems, MSc in Business Systems Analysis and Design and a PhD in Computer Science. He is a Member of the British Computer Society (MBCS) and a Chartered IT Professional (CITP).

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Tom Diederich
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