The GridGain Systems In-Memory Computing Blog

Friday, June 30, 2017 | Akmal B. Chaudhri
This is the fourth article in this blog series and I will focus this time on the Streaming component of Apache Ignite. Streaming Grid Streaming represents data that continuously enters a system. The quantity of data may vary in size. The challenge is to store the streamed data and process it without running out of memory. To achieve this processing, the concept of a sliding window is used. This…
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 | Tom Diederich
The first annual In-Memory Computing (IMC) Summit Europe wrapped last week in Amsterdam with some 200 attendees from 24 countries gathering to hear keynotes and breakout sessions on a broad range of in-memory computing topics. Experts from several companies – including, ING, Barclays, Misys, NetApp, Fujitsu and JacTravel – presented topics spanning in-memory computing for financial services,…
Monday, June 26, 2017 | Tom Diederich
GridGain 8.1, announced last week, is a turnkey release that makes GridGain and Apache® Ignite™ the only platforms on the market that combine a distributed SQL database with an in-memory key-value data grid.  The latest release extends the unique SQL capabilities of the GridGain platform with expanded SQL Data Definition Language (DDL) capabilities added to its existing DML and ACID transaction…
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Headed to Amsterdam to Turbocharge MySQL
Thursday, June 15, 2017 | Denis Magda
Next week Amsterdam is home to a two-day conference attended by experts, architects and vendors looking to stay at the forefront of in-memory computing and distributed systems evolution. Yes, I'm talking about the first-annual In-Memory Computing (IMC) Summit Europe which runs June 20-21.  But two full days aren't enough for MySQL experts -- I'll be presenting at the MySQL User Group NL June 20…
Thursday, June 15, 2017 | Akmal B. Chaudhri
Figure 1 shows a high-level component view of Apache Ignite. So far in this blog series, I have briefly discussed Clustering and Deployment and the Data Grid. Figure 1. Main components of Apache Ignite I mentioned in the previous article that I could cover the SQL Grid next. However, because of late-breaking developments, I have postponed this for a few weeks. Instead, I will focus on the…
New keynote, activities and sponsors added to lineup of 1st annual In-Memory Computing (IMC) Summit Europe
Monday, June 12, 2017 | Tom Diederich
I'm excited to announce that in addition to the strong lineup of previously announced keynote addresses, this year’s In-Memory Computing Summit Europe will feature a keynote by Tim Wood, head of HPC and Model Integration at ING Financial Markets, speaking on “Where Does In-Memory Computing Fit in Banking.” We also added activities and sponsors. The two-day summit, held at the Mövenpick Hotel…
Spark Summit 2017 lights San Francisco on fire
Friday, June 9, 2017 | Matt Sarrel
Apache Spark is a hugely popular open source cluster computing framework that has taken off like wildfire since it was introduced to the Apache community. It's a key tool for working with streaming data, machine learning and graph analytics. Spark's rapid adoption has been breathtaking and it has become the primary engine for processing big data. The excitement was palpable at Spark Summit 2017…
June 14 webinar: Real-time financial data analysis using in-memory computing
Thursday, June 8, 2017 | Tom Diederich
Real-time data analysis is critical to the success of modern financial services companies. And that can be challenging due to ever-growing volumes of data. Big data is constantly getting bigger.   Tune-in to our June 14 webinar at 11 a.m. Pacific time for a live conversation and learn how financial institutions are using GridGain’s in-memory computing platform, built on Apache® Ignite™, to…
Join us at the Bay Area In-Memory Computing Meetup June 13!
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 | Dani Traphagen
In-memory technology has been around for quite some time but developing backend architectures that optimize memory first for modern applications is just starting to become predominantly acknowledged as a prudent approach. Why is this so optimal? Find out and learn much more about in-memory computing at the relaunch of the "Bay Area In-Memory Computing Meetup" June 13 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at …
ING Bank Belgium leverages in-memory computing to keep pace with rapid e-banking growth
Monday, June 5, 2017 | Tom Diederich
If you’re in IT and working for a bank or financial institution with a growing e-banking audience, then Lieven Merckx has a story that you’ll be very interested in. A 32-year veteran IT architect, Lieven works with the team that’s been strengthening electronic retail banking offerings at ING Bank Belgium with in-memory computing technologies to meet rapidly growing customer demand for mobile…
Thursday, June 1, 2017 | Akmal B. Chaudhri
In the previous article, I discussed my motivation for writing this blog series. Also presented was the high-level component view of Apache® Ignite™, shown in Figure 1. Figure 1. Main components of Apache Ignite The previous article also briefly introduced Clustering and Deployment. This article will focus on the Data Grid. Data Grid In Apache Ignite, a Data Grid can be thought of as a…
Call for Papers! In-Memory Computing Summit 2017 North America
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 | Tom Diederich
T-minus 4 months, 23 days and counting until the third-annual In-Memory Computing Summit, Oct. 24-25 in San Francisco (South San Francisco, to be precise). But there's even less time to submit your speaking proposal: The Call for Papers ends June 30 (T-minus 4.23 weeks)! Not that there's any pressure. But one month will past fast so be sure to get those speaking proposals in the email to the In-…
Webinar preview: Apache® Ignite™ 2.0: Prelude to a Distributed SQL Database
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 | Tom Diederich
Heads-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…
Thursday, May 25, 2017 | Akmal B. Chaudhri
I recently joined GridGain as a Technology Evangelist. My role is to help build the global Apache® Ignite™ community and raise awareness through presentations and technical writing. My background is database systems and I have no previous experience with Apache Ignite. So, in this series of articles, I will share what I learned about Apache Ignite as a beginner and I hope that this will also be…
Percona's Peter Zaitsev looks ahead to next month's In-Memory Computing (IMC) Summit Europe
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 | Tom Diederich
Peter Zaitsev, CEO and co-founder of Percona, says there are several key strategic benefits of using the Apache® Ignite™ in-memory computing platform instead of Memcached, Redis, Elastic or even Apache Spark.  I had the opportunity this week to connect with Peter and ask him about this and more questions as he prepares for next month's In-Memory Computing (IMC) Summit in Amsterdam June 20-21.…