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Why my in-memory cluster underperforms? Negating network impact.

Memory access is so much faster than disk I/O that many of us expect to gain striking performance advantages by merely deploying a distributed in-memory cluster and start reading data from it. However, sometimes we overlook the fact that a network interconnects cluster nodes with our applications, and it can quickly diminish the positive effects of having an in-memory cluster if a lot of data gets transferred continuously over the wire.
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The In-Memory Computing Summit 2019 – Europe is just over two months away. One of the speakers is Hypi CTO Courtney Robinson. His session is titled, “Building a Graph Centric Platform on Apache® Ignite™” (June 4 at 11:55 p.m.).   Hypi is a serverless platform for accelerating application development. By providing a GraphQL data model, Hypi generates a CRUD API on the fly that can be extended…
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For today's Apache® Ignite™ webinar we have a special guest presenter, Hypi CTO Courtney Robinson. Hypi is a serverless platform for accelerating application development. By providing a GraphQL data model, Hypi generates a CRUD API on the fly that can be extended with custom serverless functions. In his presentation, Courtney will explain Ignite's built-in support for full-text indexing of…
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Join GridGain's VP of product management, Denis Magda (who is also VP of the Apache® Ignite™ PMC), for his live webinar on March 20 and learn the how to use Node.js with Ignite. Register here. Node.js is a very popular and powerful JavaScript runtime environment. It is lightweight and efficient and benefits from an extensive package ecosystem. Apache® Ignite™ (Ignite) is a memory-centric…
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The full conference breakout session schedule for the third-annual In-Memory Computing Summit Europe 2019 conference was just announced. The conference, June 3-4 at the the Park Plaza Victoria London, will include breakout sessions from Capital One, Cerner Corporation, BCS Financial Group, GridGain Systems, GSI Technology, Hazelcast, Oracle, Redis Labs, Confluent, Sberbank and ScaleOut Software…
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Two events in rather exotic locals are keeping GridGain experts busy this week – the Shanghai In-Memory Computing Meetup and the Open Data Science Meetup Saint Petersburg Meetup.   In Shanghai this evening (March 13), GridGain Asia-Pac solutions architect Stephen Leung is explaining how combining Apache® Ignite™ with a Relational DBMS gives companies a highly scalable, high-velocity grid-based…
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It’s a webinar trifecta next week with the focus on Apache® Ignite™ covering troubleshooting, Node.js and scalable full-text search.   As always, the webinars are free and will also be recorded. So if you miss one live, just register as usual to access to recording as well as the slides.   Tuesday, March 19: “Troubleshooting Apache Ignite.” Whether you are getting started with Apache Ignite…
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GridGain Systems will be hosting and/or participating in several industry events during March and April, where the company’s experts will share the latest information and developments related to in-memory computing technology and business trends. Let's take a closer look at these upcoming events (conferences, webinars and meetups). Conferences Big Data Paris 2019 – March 11-12, 2019 – GridGain…
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When the Ignite project emerged in the Apache Software Foundation, it was thought of as a pure in-memory-solution: a distributed cache that put data into memory to speed access time. But then in 2017 came Apache® Ignite™ 2.1, which saw the debut of Ignite’s Native Persistence module that allowed Ignite to be treated as a full-blown distributed database. Since then Ignite has not depended on an…
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GridGain today announced the availability of GridGain Community Edition (GCE) -- a hardened, high-performance, open source in-memory computing platform. Built on Apache® Ignite™, GCE includes additional functionality, tuning and patches developed by GridGain® to deliver optimal performance. It is available under the GridGain Community Edition License. (Download GCE.) GridGain Community Edition…
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Join technology evangelist Akmal Chaudhri for his free one-hour webinar on March 6 and learn what's new in Apache® Ignite™ version 2.7.  You'll learn how the new capabilities of Apache Ignite work and will also better understand more about some of the other changes made to Apache Ignite, and the reasoning behind them. Come with your questions, and learn from the questions of your peers. Topics…
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