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Every once in a while you’ll see an article claiming “email is dead.” In most cases the author is simply using a sensational headline to attract eyeballs to an article about, you guessed it, some new email service or software that has formed a relationship with the wr...
In 1999, one of the most notable brands of the dot-com era – a name almost synonymous with the “World Wide Web” itself – made a bid to dominate the entire ecommerce market for individual, small and mid-size businesses. They spent roughly a half BILLION dollars o...
I hadn’t talked to Scott Miller since he left the company where I worked a couple years ago. I just found out today that he died in April. Man, things just happen in the blink of an eye. Scott was a brilliant technologist, great husband and father, and the frontman of not one, bu...
Almost 1,800 titles will disappear from NetFlix tomorrow, because one studio wants to create their own streaming service and will therefore be removing all their titles from any other streaming service catalog. This isn’t the first, nor will it be the last studio hoping to make m...
Dmitriy Setrakyan will talk about Pearls of Distributed Programming with Scala and GridGain in Philly’s Scala Meetup, April 16th @ 7pm. Just a few slides but plenty of live coding with some pretty cool and…
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 wh...
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GridGain is pleased to announce the GA release of GridGain 4.5. This is the last major release in 4.x product line and we’ve been long working on 5.x features and 5.0 is just around the…
GridGain will present at Seattle Scalability and Distributed Systems Meetup in Seattle, MSFT campus. We’ll do one of the coolest presentations we’ve done lately, namely “Pearls of Distributed Programming with GridGain & Scala”. Non-stop live…
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…
GridGain is Java-based middleware for in-memory processing of big data in a distributed environment. It is based on high performance in-memory data platform that integrates fast In-Memory MapReduce implementation with In-Memory Data Grid technology delivering easy to use and easy to sc...
Dmitriy Setrakyan provided an excellent explanation for In-Memory Data Grid (IMDG) in his blog http://gridgain.blogspot.com/2012/11/in-memory-data-grids-explained.html. I will try to provide a similar description for In-Memory Compute Grid (IMCG). PDF version of this article is availab...
GridGain 4.3.1 service release includes several important bug fixes and host of new optimizations. It is 100% backward compatible and it is highly recommended update for anyone running production systems on 4.x code line. Details…
In-memory processing has been a pretty hot topic lately. Many companies that historically would not have considered using in-memory technology because it was cost prohibitive are now changing their core systems’ architectures to take advantage…
GridGain is the sponsor and premier exhibitor at Strata + Hadoop World conference in NYC, October 23-25, 2012. Stop by our table and have a chat with GridGain team. Don’t forget to ask them about…
Welcome to In-Memory Computing… And, yes, it wasn’t a typo in the title: 1,000,000,000 distributed fully transactional updates per second on 10 nodes cluster costing less than $50K using GridGain’s In-Memory Data Platform. Most of…
GridGain will be presenting at JAX London 2012 conference in London, October 16th, 2012. We’ll be talking about “Improving MapReduce: GridGain & Scala To The Rescue!”. If you are interesting in pretty cool live Scala…
GridGain 4.3 incorporates many optimizations that significantly improve GridGain’s performance and memory footprint based directly on feedback from our largest deployments and is 100% backwards compatible with prior 4.x versions. The new features and performance…
Pop-quiz: You’re the CEO of a company whose product is basically free content that everyone generates for you. The product is wildly popular, thanks mostly third-party innovation that blossomed around your relatively open API. This third-party innovation has produced wonderful ap...
We had this discussion in office another day and I couldn’t figure our why popular NoSQL products like MongoDB, CouchDB, Cassandra, etc. are generally years behind on some of the core scalability and performance technologies…
GridGain is a gold sponsor and presenter at 2012 HPC for Wall Street conference, September 19th, NYC. Come to say hi at our booth and our talk about “In-Memory Big Data Processing”. Hope to see…
It was almost twelve years ago that I first visited New York. I saw the Twin Towers on my trip, along with so many other things that make New York what it is. There was no way of knowing the one and only time I would see the Towers, would be the last. By the next [...]
Two conferences the same week, same dates! Apart from being in Boston for “Big Data Innovation”, we’ll be presenting and sponsoring new NYC-based conference called “DataGotham” in NYC on Sep 13 & 14. Very exciting…
GridGain System is sponsoring “Big Data Innovation” that will be held in Boston this week September 13th and 14th. Pretty exciting conference with great companies participating. Hope to see you there – stop by our…
Yesterday, I heard a parent say “Our 14 year old says Facebook isn’t cool any more.” For anyone who follows tech and trends, that one sentence from just that one single reference point, doesn’t bode well for Facebook’s current business model. My advice to ...
Boulder, CO, August 22, 2012 – Precog, the market-leading provider of analytics as a service, today announced that it has partnered with GridGain Systems, a real time big data software company, to offer a real-time…
Excellent paper released by researchers at University of California, Berkeley . They have analyzed data from Hadoop installation at Facebook (one of the largest as such in the world) looking at various metrics for Hadoop…
NEW YORK – August 15, 2012 – DataArt, a custom software development firm that builds advanced solutions for select industries, today announced a strategic partnership with GridGain, a real time Big Data software company. The…
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……
In this article I’ll introduce the concept of Streaming MapReduce processing using GridGain and Scala. The choice of Scala is simply due to the fact that it provides for very concise notation and GridGain provides…
GridGain Systems is a platinum sponsor and the speaker at CloudDevelop 2012 hosted in Columbus, OH on August 3rd, 2012. Jon Webster will present “In-Memory BigData: Everything You Need To Know”, in-depth discussion about why,…
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 ...
Few days ago I blogged about how GridGain easily supports starting many GridGain nodes in the single JVM – which is a huge productivity boost during the development. I’ve got a lot of requests to…
Over the last 12 months I’ve accumulated plenty of “conversations” where we’ve discussed big data analytics and BI strategies with our customers and potential users. These 5 points below represent some of the key take-away…
Scalathon 2012 July 27-29, 2012 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania GridGain is a Gold Sponsor of Scalathon 2012 (#scalathon), one of the most exciting Scala developer conferences around. GridGain’s Nikita Ivanov will also be giving a presentation titled…
GridGain will be hosting a webinar Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 3pm EST / 12pm PST during which GridGain’s CTO, Dmitriy Setrakyan, will be live coding GridGain examples in Java. Dmitriy will cover the following…
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…
I will be presenting at Boston Area Scala Meetup on “BigData Distributed HPC with GridGain and Scala”. Good discussion about in-memory data platform in general, BigData and what role in-memory technology plays in BigData. As…
Interesting article at GigaOm: http://bit.ly/OINpfr I won’t repeat the main points – but basically it says that since Hadoop is disk/ETL/batch based it won’t fit for real time processing of frequently changing data. Author correctly…
I’ve been reading this thread on WIRED, about all those “Google-a-Day” puzzles you may have seen recently. Gotta love the kids at Google, coming up with crazy puzzles and brain-teasers every day – which are very similar in form and purpose to the questions they ...