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Relational DBMSs with Apache® Ignite™: Faster Transactions and Analytics

RSVP now for our Dec. 12 webinar and learn how to complement a Relational DBMS for Hybrid Transactional/Analytical Processing (HTAP) by leveraging the massive parallel processing and SQL capabilities of Apache Ignite. Details here.
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As you may have noticed, we’ve started a new series about “The New Digital Experience." It’s meant to share the best practices companies adopted to improve the customer experience and transform into a digital business, with a particular focus on the use of in-memory computing with other technologies. One of the most important architectural concepts that companies need to understand is why in-…
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I’m really looking forward to this evening’s gathering of the Bay Area In-Memory Computing Meetup in Menlo Park, California. Great food and drinks in addition to raffle prizes. Oh, and fantastic talks, too! Over 100 people have RSVP’d so I suggest that you do the same because space is limited. RSVP here. Dmitriy Setrakyan, founder and Chief Product Officer at GridGain, will be sharing some of…
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This article is the last part of the Apache Ignite Transactions Architecture series. In the previous articles in this series, we discussed a range of topics associated with Apache Ignite's transactions handling in its Key-Value API. In the first article, we briefly reviewed the two-phase commit protocol and described how it worked with various types of cluster nodes. In the second article, we…
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How Digital Business, Big Data, HTAP and In-Memory Computing Came Together to Improve the Customer Experience: I’ve had two long-standing professional interests for half my life; middleware and customer experience management.  I am happy to say that not only is there a focus at the executive level on improving the customer experience. The technologies needed have evolved to a point that make it…
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The fourth and final meetup that I attended on my trip to Washington DC was held on Thursday 5 April at The Hotel at Arundel Preserve, 7795 Arundel Mills Boulevard, Hanover, Maryland. The meetup was organized by Apache Spark and Distributed Computing Maryland. The location of the meetup was quite far from where I was staying, so I had to journey out of Washington using on-demand car…
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The second annual In-Memory Computing Summit Europe is June 25-26 at the Park Plaza Victoria in London. The Conference Committee is excited to offer a sneak peek at some of the conference breakout sessions. And register to win a voucher to purchase a general admission ticket for only £20, a major savings versus the £525 full price! This sneak peek is just a small taste of all breakout sessions…
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The third meetup that I attended on my trip to Washington, D.C. was held on Wednesday 4 April at REI Systems, 45335 Vintage Park Plaza, Sterling, Virginia. The meetup was organized by Nova Data Science. The location of the meetup was quite far from where my colleague Chris Cook and I were staying, so we had to journey out of Washington taking the Metro and then on-demand car transportation.…
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The second meetup that I attended on my trip to Washington DC was held on Tuesday 3 April at Pariveda Solutions, 11th Floor, 1616 Fort Myer Drive, Arlington, Virginia. I was again assisted by my colleague Chris Cook. This time, meetup attendance was lower than the event held on the previous day, but the audience was very interactive and asking questions throughout my presentation. Pariveda…
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On Sunday 1 April, I flew from London to Washington DC for several days of meetups in and around the DC area. The first of these was held on Monday 2 April at 1776 on the 12th floor of 1133 15th Street NW, Washington DC. 1776 is a startup incubator and was a great local venue not very far from where I was staying in DC. I was assisted at the meetup by my colleague Chris Cook and attendees…
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Spring has sprung and hopefully the sun is shining where you are. Unfortunately for our technology evangelist, he’ll likely encounter rain as he traverses the Washington, D.C. metro area next week speaking at four cool meetups. But then again, Akmal Chaudhri is from London so he’s used to wet weather. At least the cherry blossoms are now starting to bloom there.  But first, I wanted to share a…
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