Webinar preview: Apache® Ignite™ 2.0: Prelude to a Distributed SQL Database

Webinar: Apache® Ignite™ 2.0: Prelude to a Distributed SQL DatabaseHeads-up current Apache® Ignite™ users! Save this date and time: June 7 at 11 a.m. PT.

That's when GridGain Systems Product Manager and Apache Ignite PMC Chair Denis Magda will introduce you to what's new in Apache Ignite 2.0 -- including the dramatically improved memory architecture and enhanced SQL DDL support. (Register here for this free webinar).

Never heard of Apache Ignite? It's the world’s leading open source in-memory computing platform. Apache Ignite is a high-performance, integrated and distributed in-memory platform for computing and transacting on large-scale data sets in real-time, orders of magnitude faster than possible with traditional disk-based or flash technologies.

How much does Apache Ignite cost? Free! Apache Ignite is open source and so it's free to download and use.

For both new and experienced Apache Ignite users, this webinar, titled "Apache® Ignite™ 2.0: Prelude to a Distributed SQL Database," will help you understand the newest features in Apache Ignite 2.0.

Denis will teach you about how the memory architecture of the Apache Ignite framework was reengineered to better support SSD and Flash-based persistence and SQL-based indexing.

He'll also explain how the new design uses a page-based approach with slab memory allocation, which may be optionally mapped to any persistent storage, without having to serialize or de-serialize the data.

"The new memory architecture has no issues with memory fragmentation, accelerates the SQL engine significantly, and helps applications tolerate Java garbage collection (GC) pauses much more efficiently," Denis said.

Apache Ignite 2.0 is a turnkey release that blends a distributed in-memory SQL database (IMDB) and an in-memory key-value data grid (IMDG) under one data management platform. It is also a necessary stepping stone ahead of the Apache Ignite 2.1 release -- which will be focused around native disk persistence, allowing Ignite to operate equally well in-memory and on-disk.

Denis will also cover other key new features including:

  • Data Definition Language (DDL) support with the ability to create and alter SQL indexes in runtime using standard SQL syntax
  • Spring Data framework integration
  • Hibernate 5 support
  • Custom C++ code execution on remote Apache Ignite nodes

Register now to reserve your spot! Again, the action happens Wednesday, June 7 at 11 a.m. PT (2 p.m. ET).