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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… Delayed Preloading 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 the grid, cluster repartitioning happens. This basically means that, in case of new node, it has to take responsibility for some of the data cached on other nodes, and in case of node leaving the grid, other nodes have to take responsibility for the data cached on that node. Essentially this res... (more)

Debunking DRAM vs. Flash Controversy vis-a-vis In-Memory Processing

Wikibon produced an interesting material (looks like paid by Aerospike, NoSQL database recently emerged by resurrecting failed CitrusLeaf and acquihiring AlchemyDB, which product, of course, was recommended in the end) that compares NoSQL databases based on storing data in flash-based SSD vs. storing data in DRAM. There are number of factual problems with that paper and I want to point them out. Note that Wikibon doesn’t mention GridGain in this study (we are not a NoSQL datastore per-se after all) so I don’t have any bone in this game other than annoyance with biased and factu... (more)

GridGain and Grid Dynamics Enable eCommerce and Big Data Solutions

Grid Dynamics, an eCommerce technology solutions company, and GridGain Systems, makers of an open source in-memory platform for Big Data processing, on Wednesday announced the expansion of their partnership which began in 2008. Grid Dynamics provides personalization and big data solutions for large-scale eCommerce companies, GridGain’s Java based open source middleware platform allows organizations to perform real time processing and analytics on live big data. “GridGain has always been an important component within the portfolio of technologies we use to build next-generation ... (more)

GridGain Gives Customers Even Bigger Opportunities from Big Data

As increasing numbers of industry leading companies look to new technologies to speed their real-time services and Big Data applications, GridGain Systems, leading developer of scalable, distributed in-memory compute and data grid technologies for real-time data processing, is strongly positioned to serve the demand. This week, GridGain announced the release of an entirely new suite of solution-focused products built around the company’s leading in-memory and world’s fastest MapReduce technologies, expanded enterprise consulting and other professional services, advanced DevOps m... (more)

Marketing, but without all the bullshit

Marketing has a bad reputation, and for good reason. Someone once said “I know I’m wasting half my money on marketing… The problem is, I don’t know which half.” Marketing can spend money, whereas Sales is directly responsible for making it. That’s why traditional marketers so often resort to impressive looking activity metrics and other measurements that don’t really mean anything – and are often just an attempt to justify their existence. This strange dance between Marketing and Sales and management has gone on for some time. And management often contributes to this problem by a... (more)