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RSVP now for our Dec. 12 webinar and learn how to complement a Relational DBMS for Hybrid Transactional/Analytical Processing (HTAP) by leveraging the massive parallel processing and SQL capabilities of Apache Ignite. Details here. You'll also learn how to use Apache Ignite as an In-Memory Data Grid that stores data in memory and boosts applications performance by offloading reads from a…
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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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The fourth annual In-Memory Computing Summit North America is just around the corner -- happening Oct. 2-3 near San Francisco. I'm planning another community mixer so keep your evening free following the conference's first day. Details on that soon. But first I need you to register! And here's a bonus for reading this post: I've loaded 5 FREE tickets to the conference when you use the promo code…
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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…
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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…
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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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Happy Presidents Day! Next Monday is a federal holiday here in the United States and many folks have the day off – me included. But I’m already looking ahead to next week where GridGain experts are speaking at meetups in Berlin and the San Francisco Bay Area.  We also have an excellent webinar scheduled for Tuesday titled, “Redis Replaced: Why Companies Now Choose Apache® Ignite™ to Improve…
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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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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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MySQL is a widely used open-source relational database management system (RDBMS) and is an excellent solution for many applications, including web-scale applications. However, its architecture has limitations when it comes to big data analytics. A closer look at the strengths and weaknesses of MySQL reveals several use cases where the RDBMS, powerful though it is, can benefit from some…
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Apache Ignite's new native persistence (released in late July with version 2.1) means that the open-source platform is much more than an in-memory data grid: It's a full-fledged distributed, scalable HTAP database with the ability to reliably store raw data that supports SQL, and processes information in real time. Apache Ignite Persistence Ignite Persistence is a new component of the…
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Recently, I've started seeing the names GridGain and Apache® Ignite™ popping up on the Internet more and more frequently. However, judging from some of the chatter I've seen in social media around these mentions, very few people understand either product -- let alone what each can be used for. In this post, I will try to explain a little about both -- along with some examples. Ignite vs…
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If you're working with PostgreSQL, one of the most popular open-source RDBMSs, then you'll want to attend our webinar Oct. 4 starting at 11 a.m. Pacific time.  Apache® Ignite™ is the leading open source in-memory computing platform. In his webinar, GridGain solution architect Fotios Filacouris will demonstrate how to supplement PostgreSQL with Apache Ignite.  How? The Apache Ignite distributed…
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The first annual In-Memory Computing (IMC) Summit Europe wrapped last week in Amsterdam with some 200 attendees from 24 countries gathering to hear keynotes and breakout sessions on a broad range of in-memory computing topics. Experts from several companies – including, ING, Barclays, Misys, NetApp, Fujitsu and JacTravel – presented topics spanning in-memory computing for financial services,…
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I'm excited to announce that in addition to the strong lineup of previously announced keynote addresses, this year’s In-Memory Computing Summit Europe will feature a keynote by Tim Wood, head of HPC and Model Integration at ING Financial Markets, speaking on “Where Does In-Memory Computing Fit in Banking.” We also added activities and sponsors. The two-day summit, held at the Mövenpick Hotel…
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