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GridGain Web Console 2019.11.00 Adds Support for OpenShift

In keeping with our commitment to more regular and frequent releases, GridGain Web Console 2019.11.00 is now available for download from GridGain Downloads and DockerHub. This release includes improvements for deploying Web Console on RedHat OpenShift, updates to the hosted Web Console, and bug fixes.  
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In the previous article in this series, we looked at the two-phase commit protocol and how this worked with various types of cluster nodes in Apache Ignite. Here are topics we will cover in the rest of this series: Concurrency modes and isolation levels Failover and recovery Transaction handling at the level of Ignite persistence (WAL, checkpointing, and more) Transaction handling at the…
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GridGain’s sales in 2017 spiked 84 percent year-over-year, driven by a combination of new and repeat orders from leading companies in industries including financial services, fintech, online travel services, telecommunications, web-scale online business services, and healthcare. Other key achievements included major product innovations, continued growth of the popular In-Memory Computing Summit…
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In the previous article, we reviewed and summarized pitfalls of the query-driven data modeling methodology (a.k.a. denormalized data modeling) utilized in Apache Cassandra. Turns out that the methodology prevents us from developing efficient applications without insight into what our queries will be like. In reality, an application architecture under this scenario will get more complicated, less…
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Happy New Year, everyone! The folks here at GridGain are ready for a fantastic 2018. Here’s an update on what’s happening on the community front over the month or so.   But first, GridGain just named as a 2017 Red Herring Global 100 Winner! The Red Herring Top 100 awards highlight the most exciting startups from Asia, Europe and the Americas.   In other news, the Call for Speakers is now…
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Apache Ignite supports a range of different Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). In this multi-part article series, we will take a more detailed look at how Apache Ignite manages transactions in its key-value API and some of the mechanisms and protocols it supports. Here are topics we will cover in this series: Ignite transactions and the two-phase commit protocol Concurrency modes and…
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The world was rocked after the recent disclosure of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities that literally affect almost all software ever developed. Both issues are related to the way all modern CPUs are designed and this is why they have opened unprecedented security breaches -- making the software, including GridGain, vulnerable to hacker attacks. The vulnerabilities are registered…
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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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My colleague Denis Magda, director of product management here at GridGain Systems, will be presenting a talk Jan. 17 on the architectural decisions behind distributed in-memory systems. The live webinar is free and you can participate by registering now to reserve your spot. The title of the webinar is, "Scale Out and Conquer: Architectural Decisions Behind Distributed In-Memory Systems." "…
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GridGain’s technology evangelist, Akmal Chaudhri, is often away from his London home speaking at conferences and events like meetups. Part of that my fault: I work with meetup organizers around the world to arrange speaking engagements for him.   And I want him to be on the road even more in 2018! So please, if you are a meetup organizer (or even an interested member) and would like Akmal to…
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Apache Cassandra has become an incredibly popular database for software architects and engineers. Many of us trust it for our applications’ data and, presently, there are thousands of deployments running this reputable NoSQL database. No doubt, Cassandra totally deserves its glory and reputation. The database simply does what it is expected from it -- unlimited scalability and high-availability…
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