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Join Denis Magda on Feb. 13 for a free one-hour webinar during which he'll introduce and explain everything that's new in Apache® Ignite™  2.7. Released about two months ago, Apache Ignite  2.7 added Deep Learning and extended languages support. Register here. Denis Magda is Vice President of the Apache Ignite PMC and GridGain's VP of product management. Before joining GridGain, Denis worked for…
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It is widely believed that a distributed cache is a simple way to make everything faster. But if my past experience is any guide, cache misuse can make things even worse.   Let’s examine a few potential scenarios under which a poorly implemented cache could hurt, not help, performance.   Scenario one: Issue: My database lags, and with your cache it slows down even How does a typical web…
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Recently a new version of Apache® Ignite™ was released. Let’s examine some of the new features from the .NET perspective.   Thin .NET Client   Before Apache Ignite version 2.4 (in both Java and .NET), there were two cluster connection modes: Server and Client. Basically, the difference between the client mode and server mode boils down to the following: the client nodes don’t store data and…
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In summing up the business side of GridGain for last year (compared with the community side that I usually blog about), the company continued strong momentum throughout 2018. Let's take a closer look.   Key achievements during the year included 200 percent year-over-year growth in new customers, numerous industry honors, key product and service innovations and increasing popularity of the In-…
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Introduction In the previous article, we discussed the steps required to sign-up for a GridGain® Cloud account, created our first cluster, described the two built-in SQL demos and briefly reviewed the monitoring capabilities. In this article, let's look at examples of how to connect to a GridGain Cloud Cluster using two different programming languages. Recall that in the previous article, we…
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In a previous post, we shared an Apache® Ignite™ primer for people new to this exciting this open source project. In it, we touched upon Ignite's key features. Today I'll focus on the commonly asked question: Does Ignite have persistent storage or memory-only storage? The answer? Both. Native persistence in Ignite can be turned on and off. This allows Ignite to store data sets bigger than can…
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Introduction In 2018, GridGain® previewed GridGain Cloud. GridGain Cloud enables a GridGain cluster to be run as a service. It supports both distributed in-memory computing and persistence. A number of APIs are supported: JDBC ODBC Binary Protocol and Thin Clients REST We will look at examples of some of these APIs in this article series. GridGain Cloud provides compatibility with GridGain…
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We’ve got a busy week ahead for in-memory computing enthusiasts. A meetup tonight in New York City and two in-memory workshops tomorrow evening in Boston and Silicon Valley.    GridGain and Apache® Ignite™ evangelist  Akmal Chaudhri is in New York City for tonight’s  NYC In-Memory Computing Meetup. His talk is titled, "Relational DBMSs: Faster Transactions and Analytics with In-Memory Computing…
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GridGain Cloud, an In-Memory-Computing-Platform-as-a-Service (imcPaaS) solution, based on Apache® Ignite™, now includes automatic disk-based persistence of the in-memory operational dataset which ensures immediate data access if a cluster restart is ever required. Anyone interested in testing Apache Ignite as an in-memory database (IMDB) can now launch a free 4-node trial environment with just a…
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GridGain is kicking off the New Year with our experts set to speak at several meetups around the world along with the delivery of multiple webinars in January and February. They'll be sharing the latest information and developments related to in-memory computing technology and business trends. Terry Erisman, vice president of marketing at GridGain Systems, said in-memory computing is now a…
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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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I’ve created a checklist for new users of Apache® Ignite™ to help overcome common challenges I’ve seen them encounter when developing their first applications with an Ignite cluster. This checklist was put together from questions new users routinely ask the Apache Ignite community on the user and dev lists.   In a nutshell, this post will discuss how to  ensure that your Apache Ignite cluster…
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Previously, we looked at how to use GridGain® and Kafka® using a local installation. Let’s now look at an example where we deploy in the Cloud. We will use the GridGain Cloud and the Confluent Cloud environments. If you'd like to follow along with this example, ensure that you meet the required prerequisites first: Create an account on the GridGain Cloud Create an account on the Confluent…
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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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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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