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Apache Ignite Monitoring With Control Center - How to Manage the Complexity of a Distributed System

Imagine that we need to build a monitoring infrastructure for a distributed database, such as Apache Ignite. Let’s put metrics into Prometheus. And, let’s draw charts in Grafana. Let’s not forget about the notification system—we’ll set up Zabbix for that. Let’s use Jaeger for traces analysis. For state management, the CLI will do. As for SQL queries, let’s use a free JDBC client, such as DBeaver. Now, let’s configure an authentication system for each of the tools, so that no information can leak. We are there. We have a bunch of tools that, together, are more complicated than the distributed system itself.
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In-memory computing can provide tremendous benefits for the 5G ecosystem. We’ve seen the marketing for the new fifth-generation mobile networks. The benefits of 5G for end-users are easy to understand. Speeds faster than your home broadband and latencies only a little slower promise to be game-changers for consumers, enhancing existing applications and opening open entirely new categories that we…
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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…
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Apache Ignite AWS basics

Introduction Cloud computing is on the rise for a couple of reasons: it is flexible, relatively cheap compared to supporting in-house infrastructure, and it allows excellent automation of resource allocation, thus cutting costs even more. Cloud computing also allows horizontal scalability, which is crucial for many businesses in today’s digital age. When the amount of data to be processed grows…
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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.   RedHat OpenShift Support GridGain and Apache Ignite have supported container-based…
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My acquaintanceship with PostgreSQL started back in 2009 - the time when many companies were trying to board the social networking train by following Facebook's footsteps. An employer I used to work for was not an exception. Our team was building a social networking platform for a specific audience and faced various architectural challenges. For instance, soon after launching the product and…
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Introduction The Spark SQL engine provides structured streaming data processing. The benefit here is that users can implement scalable and fault-tolerant data stream processing between the initial data source and final data sync. You can read more about it here: https://spark.apache.org/docs/latest/structured-streaming-programming-guide.html Apache Ignite provides the…
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Ease-of-use is one of the core requirements at GridGain® which influences the way we see and build our products. While in-memory computing is a complex topic, the application development experience should not be equally complex. In the coming months you will see changes to GridGain and Apache® Ignite™ that will simplify Core APIs and the way that you debug running applications. In keeping with…
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GridGain has once again been named to the Inc. 5000 – the highly regarded ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. This is the third year in a row GridGain has been named to the list. GridGain, which experienced 797 percent growth over the last three years and doubled sales during the first half of 2019 compared to the same period in 2018, is ranked 558 on the 2019 Inc. 5000 …
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In case you missed it: Catch GridGain's Rob Meyer and Glenn Wiebe as they introduce the various options available and when your organization needs to add speed and scale to MySQL deployments (and when each option makes sense). This free on-demand webinar is available now. Register here. Registering will give you free access to the video and the presentation slides.  Rob and Glenn explain how to…
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Join GridGain's Stan Lukyanov for a free one-hour live webinar on Sept. 18 starting at 10 a.m. Pacific and learn some of the best practices and the different options for maximizing availability and preventing data loss. His lecture will feature Apache® Ignite™ (register here). Stan will explain various challenges -- including cluster and data center failures -- and the best practices for…
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