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Using Zabbix to Monitor Apache Ignite or Other Distributed Systems

Overview The task of monitoring complex distributed systems can be a headache, from the configuration and updating point of view and from the performance point of view. The easiest way to avoid problems is to prevent them at the design stage. In this post, we describe how to implement monitoring of a complex distributed system by using Zabbix as the monitoring tool and Apache Ignite as the distributed system. Problems to avoid: Performance: When multiple metrics are processed from multiple nodes, the monitoring system might not be able to cope with the incoming metric stream. Impact on system performance: Metric collection might consume an unacceptable amount of system resources. Redundant complexity: You need a monitoring system that you can trust.The more complex the solution, the higher the probability of failure, especially when changes occur. Guidelines for building a monitoring system:
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Apache Ignite Deployment Patterns The Apache Ignite® in-memory computing platform comprises high-performance distributed, multi-tiered storage and computing facilities, plus a comprehensive set of APIs, libraries, and frameworks for consumption and solution delivery (all with a “memory first” paradigm). This rich set of capabilities enables one to configure and deploy Ignite in many diverse…
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Note: This is the third and final post in the blog series: Continuous Machine Learning at Scale With Apache Ignite. For post 1 click here and for post 2 click here. In my first post, I introduced Apache® Ignite™ machine learning and explained how it delivers large-scale, distributed, machine-learning (ML) workloads. In my second post, I discussed the Apache Ignite model-building stages. The…
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Note: This is post 2 in the blog series: Continuous Machine Learning at Scale with Apache Ignite. For post 1 click here and for post 3 click here. In my first post, I introduced the topic “continuous machine learning at scale with Apache Ignite,” which is how we members of the Apache® Ignite™ community describe machine learning (ML) architectures that offer the following advantages: Support…
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Glenn Wiebe, Solutions Architect at GridGain, has created a helpful video series that introduces developers to Apache Ignite as an in-memory database (IMDB) and features a demo that will set up a working IMDB in ten minutes. The demo walks through the process of configuration creation, data loading and cluster querying via SQL tools. 1. Introduction Learn the difference between Apache Ignite as…
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Note: This is post 1 in the blog series: Continuous Machine Learning at Scale with Apache Ignite. For post 2 click here and for post 3 click here. This is my first blog post in a series that discusses continuous machine learning at scale with the Apache® Ignite™ machine learning (ML) library. In this article, I’ll introduce the notion of continuous machine learning at scale. Then, I’ll discuss…
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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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