I’m at that critical point in the lifecycle of my consumer mobile and web
software projects and ideas: I need to build something in order to get
funding, but I need funding in order to build something.
Ugh. I’ve gotten as far as I can in my own projects without developers or
investors. This is a common problem, particularly for founders who aren’t
able to write their own code, so I don’t feel too depressed right now. My
ideas are solid. And I have 15+ years of experience in and around this space
– enough to know the pitfalls and issues to avoid, and which questions to
ask myself as early as possible. I know once I get funding, I’ll put it to
good use. I’m confident I’ll be one of the 5% that actually survive and
succeed – finding some sliver of sunshine through this meat grinder of a
gut wrenchingly terrible infliction, often referred to as
Recently, at one of the customer meetings, I was asked whether GridGain comes
with its own database. Naturally my reaction was – why? GridGain easily
integrates pretty much with any persistent store you wish, including any
RDBMS, NoSql, or HDFS stores. However, then I thought, why not? We already
have cache swap space (disk overflow) storage based on Google LevelDB
key-value database implementation, so why not have the same for data store.
Here is how easy it was to add LevelDB based data store implementation for
GridGain cache – literally took me 20 minutes to do, including unit ... (more)
We are happy to announce that GridGain 4.2 is released!
This release includes several new exciting feature as well as the host of
performance optimizations that we’ve included. This release is 100%
backward compatible with 4.x product line and we recommend anyone on 4.x
version to update as soon as possible.
Now – let’s talk about new features…
In GridGain 4.2 we’ve introduced support for delayed preloading. Dmitriy
Setrakyan wrote an excellent blog detailing this new functionality.
Essentially, whenever a new node joins the grid or an existing node leaves
One of the features in GridGain’s In-Memory Data Platform that often goes
unspoken for is ability to launch multiple GridGain nodes in the single JVM.
Now, as trivial as it sounds… can you start multiple JBoss or WebLogic or
Infinisnap or Gigaspaces or Coherence or (gulp) Hadoop 100% independent
runtimes in the single JVM? The answer is no. Even for a simple test run
you’ll have to start multiple instances on your computer (or on multiple
computers), and debug this via remotely connected debugger, different log
windows, different configurations, etc. In one word – awkward…
Not so... (more)
GridGain will present at Twin Cities Java JUG about “Streaming MapReduce
with GridGain and Scala”. As always, JUG is hosted by Intertech.
Live coding, good introduction into in-memory computing and data processing
and plenty of… Scala. Come and stop by for good pizza too! All information
is on JUG’s website.