The GridGain In-Memory Data Grid

A GridGain In-Memory White Paper

With the cost of system memory dropping 30% every 12 months, in-memory computing has become the first choice for a variety of workloads across all industries. In-memory computing can provide a lower TCO for data processing systems while providing an unparalleled performance advantage.

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In-memory computing technologies take many forms, ranging from in-memory data caches on a single server to in-memory databases (IMDBs), in-memory data grids (IMDGs), and comprehensive in-memory computing platforms (IMCPs). High performance in-memory computing technologies can even allow real-time analytics to run on operational datasets, enabling the implementation of hybrid transactional/analytical processing (HTAP) systems that can provide significant cost and complexity savings.

This white paper provides an overview of in-memory computing technology with a focus on in-memory data grids. It discusses the advantages and uses of in-memory data grids and introduces the GridGain in-memory computing platform. Finally, it presents a deep dive on the capabilities of the GridGain solution.

Table of Contents

  • Re-Imagining Ultimate Performance with In-Memory Computing.3
  • In-Memory Data Grids: Bringing High Performance to Big Data3
  • Why In-Memory Data Grids Are Faster and More Scalable Than Disk-Based Storage3
  • IMDGs and Fast Data: Realizing Real-Time Insights from Big Data4
  • Beyond Data Grids: The Advantages of In-Memory Platforms5
  • Introducing the GridGain In-Memory Data Fabric6
  • How GridGain Differs from In-Memory Databases6
  • Overview of GridGain Features7
  • GridGain Strategies for Data Distribution and Availability8
  • How GridGain Replicates Cache Data 8
  • How GridGain Maintains Availability When Nodes Fail9
  • How GridGain Rebalances Data When Nodes Join or Leave 10
  • How GridGain Uses Off-Heap Memory to Speed Processing11
  • How GridGain Integrates its IMDG with Pluggable Persistent Data Store11
  • Hybrid Transactional/Analytical Processing with GridGain12
  • How GridGain Supports Distributed ACID Transactions12
  • How GridGain Supports In-Memory SQL Queries12
  • Tools for System Management and Security13
  • Web Console: A Free Management and Monitoring Tool13
  • GridGain Visor: A Comprehensive System-Management Interface14
  • Coding Tools and the Zero Deployment Feature14
  • Advanced Security and Auditing Tools15
  • Interfaces for Service Providers (SPIs) and PNP Extensibility15
  • Remote Connectivity Tools15
  • In-Memory Infrastructure for a Fast Data Future16