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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 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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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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GridGain's Dmitry Govorukhin and Yury Babak presented at yesterday's St. Petersburg Apache® Ignite™ Meetup #4, an informal gathering of Ignite enthusiasts coming together for an evening of talks, mingling, food and a raffle.  Dmitry's talk was titled, "What every Java developer should know about disk IO." Yuri's talk was titled, "Apache Ignite - Distributed Machine Learning with Java API." Both…
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I admit that I was a little reluctant to organize a meetup during the middle of the holiday season -- but I’m glad I did. More than 50 people showed up for last Wednesday’s event -- a new attendance record for the Bay Area In-Memory Computing Meetup!     I’m not sure if it was the speakers this time around, the talk topics or something else. I do know the location was a good one: I found 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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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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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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This report is for week 7 of the Big Data meetup tour. The two cities covered this week were Brussels and Luxembourg. These were also the last two cities in the Big Data meetup tour. Day 15: Brussels I flew out from London to Brussels on Wednesday 17 October. It was the earliest flight on this Big Data meetup tour. My hotel was in downtown Brussels, near Brussels Midi Station. Since I planned…
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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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Next week, our experts will be speaking at events on three continents – and our technology  evangelist Akmal Chaudhri will at two of them. The week’s largest event happens Tuesday and Wednesday: the In-Memory Computing Summit North America 2018. This conference will bring together in-memory computing experts from across North America and the Pacific Rim. It’s down to the wire, but if you’d like…
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Previously, I briefly wrote about the first week and the second week of the Big Data meetup tour. This blog post is about the third week of the Big Data meetup tour. Three more meetups this week. This time it was Paris, Amsterdam and London. Great to finish-up in London, which is my home town. This first meetup tour also concludes in London. However, there are other meetups that GridGain is…
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