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It’s New Year’s Eve! Looking back over the past 12 months, 2018 has been a stellar year for the GridGain/Apache® Ignite™ community. Our experts spoke at 147 meetups and 37 conferences around the globe, and also participated in 36 webinars. That’s about 220 hours of combined talks – mostly about the open-source Apache Ignite. Incredible! A majority of the talks were presented by our intrepid…
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Apache® Ignite™ community volunteers maintain an extremely informative and well-designed website that's updated nearly daily with the latest news about this open source project. I'll share a small portion of the content here on GridGain's blog over the next few days that will outline some Ignite basic concepts, facts, tips and tricks. In this post, we'll introduce Ignite. Read…
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GridGain today announced the release of GridGain Professional Edition 2.7, a fully supported version of Apache Ignite 2.7. GridGain Professional Edition 2.7 introduces TensorFlow™ integration for enhanced training of deep learning (DL) models. GridGain Professional Edition 2.7 also provides enhanced usability, including expanded support for thin clients, as well as Transparent Data Encryption at…
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GridGain today announced the Call for Papers for the In-Memory Computing Summit Europe 2019, happening June 3-4 in London. Have a talk in mind? Hurry, because the submission window closes Feb. 10! Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For attendees, Super Saver registration discounts end March 3. Organized by GridGain Systems, the In-Memory Computing Summit (IMCS) is held in both Europe…
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GridGain technology evangelist Akmal Chaudhri is in the middle of another three-day, three city meetup tour this week – this time around featuring Kubernetes. All three meetups are sold-out! (They are all free events but the RSVP limit maxed out).     Yesterday he spoke at the München Kubernetes/Cloud-Native Meetup; this evening he’ll be the featured speaker at the Hamburg Kubernetes/Cloud-…
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GridGain technology evangelist Akmal Chaudhri is in New York City preparing for his third meetup in a row. Tonight, he'll be speaking at the NYC In-Memory Computing Meetup. The event will take place at “Spaces,” 1740 Broadway, New York on the 15th floor. In this presentation, attendees will learn how to achieve the best performance and scale with the new memory-centric approach to distributed…
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Last week my colleague Valentin Kulichenko, lead architect at GridGain Systems recorded a webinar explaining how companies have been using Apache® Ignite™ to overcome today’s data challenges.  He demonstrated how companies have been using Ignite to add in-memory speed and unlimited horizontal scale to SQL with no rip-and-replace of the underlying database. The webinar, recorded Nov. 28, was…
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Two Apache® Ignite™ experts will be delivering a couple of webinars tomorrow (Nov. 28)  – one explaining the nuances of Machine Learning with Ignite ML, and another documenting how to add speed and scale to SQL.   The great thing about GridGain webinars is that although they are live, interactive events, they are also recorded. So if you miss either of these, just register as normal even after…
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One of the features of Apache® Ignite™ is its ability to integrate with streaming technologies, such as Spark Streaming, Flink, Kafka, and so on. These streaming capabilities can be used to ingest finite quantities of data or continuous streams of data, with the added bonus of fault tolerance and scale that Ignite provides. Data can be streamed into Ignite at very high rates that may reach many…
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3 days. 3 cities. 3 meetups!

GridGain technology evangelist Akmal Chaudhri is on his way from London to the East Coast for a busy week of meetups to talk about Apache® Ignite™.   Tomorrow he’ll speak at the Apache Kafka DC meetup; on Wednesday he'll be speaking at the Apache Kafka ATL Meetup; and then on Thursday he’ll be delivering a talk at the NYC In-Memory Computing Meetup. All three meetups are free but please be…
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GridGain experts are not slowing down this holiday season: They are organizing and taking part in multiple webinars, conferences and meetups during November and December to share the latest information and developments related to in-memory computing technology and business trends. Here's a look at just some of the events (more meetups, for example, are still being scheduled). Conferences AWS…
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Next week GridGain experts will be speaking at events in London, Madrid and Moscow. Our technology evangelist, Akmal Chaudhri, as usual will be leading the charge. He’ll be in London on Nov. 13 at Big Data LDN 2018 and in Madrid on Nov. 15 for Big Data Spain. And on Wednesday (Nov. 14), GridGain’s Ilya Suntsov and Dmitry Pavlov will be speaking at the Moscow Apache Ignite Meetup.   Let’s take…
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I'm in New York City with our technology evangelist who is set to wrap eight solid weeks "on the road" events -- speaking at consecutive Big Data meetups across Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. This week Akmal Chaudhri is with me in New York City. He's a road warrior -- but no person can speak simultaneously at meetups on both sides of the country. That's why Akmal will be speaking tonight at…
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It's been two weeks since the conclusion of the fourth-annual In-Memory Computing Summit® North America. Here's the recap. Industry leaders from around the world converged on the Hyatt's conference center in Burlingame, Calif. (midway between San Francisco and Silicon Valley) for the two-day conference and delivered 35 breakout sessions and five keynote addresses. Some 450 people representing…
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Autumn is in the air – and so is Akmal. Our London-based technology evangelist will be flying to speaking engagements in Brussels, Luxembourg and New York City over the next couple of weeks.   But Akmal won’t be the only GridGain expert speaking at meetups: GridGain senior consultant Lucas Beeler will preside over a hands-on workshop for Java developers at the Silicon Valley Java User Group on…
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