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Jan
19
2017
Posted by GridGain Systems Blog on Thursday 19 January 2017, 10:10

As GridGain Systems Solution Architects, Christos Erotocritou and I have helped numerous customers get started with Apache® Ignite™ and GridGain. During this 1-hour webinar, we will share answers to the most common questions asked prior to deployment. We will also provide guidance that will save you time and make deploying GridGain or Apache Ignite a more enjoyable experience.

Deploying Apache Ignite and GridGain - Top 7 FAQs Agenda

Questions we will address include:

Jan
19
2017
Posted by Nati Shalom's Blog on Thursday 19 January 2017, 00:00

This article was first posted on Telecom Reseller on January 9, 2017

American poet Robert Frost began “The Road Not Taken” with “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood.” But when looking at the quickening pace of transformation in NFV, it might be more appropriate for us to talk about how the two roads of NFV and DevOps are beginning to converge.
Forgive the lyrical mashup, but there is something poetic happening as the technologies and business models that underpin network virtualization mature. In the year ahead, we’re going to see the convergence of NFV and DevOps—developed by telecoms—making its move into enterprises. This “Enterprise NFV” shift will benefit enterprise operators of large, global networks and hybrid cloud deployments.
Telecoms…

Jan
18
2017
Posted by GridGain Systems Blog on Wednesday 18 January 2017, 11:43

The Call for Proposals for the In-Memory Computing Summit (IMCS) Europe is now open. The first annual IMCS Europe is June 20-21, 2017 at the Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre. The Call for Proposals will end on February 27, 2017. Conference registrations are now open as well with Super Saver registration discounts available now until April 23, 2017.

Jan
18
2017
Posted by Nati Shalom's Blog on Wednesday 18 January 2017, 01:47

This article was originally posted on Wireless Week on January 17, 2017.Virtualized Network Function (VNF) vendors like Versa Networks, Athonet, and Clearwater are working to re-architect their VNFs for a cloud-native world. They’re doing this because VNFs –like any other application – can leverage the economies and agility of the cloud, if they’re architected as a cloud native-application. This transition can unlock tremendous value for the VNF vendors and their customers (telecom service providers and operators of large enterprise networks) by making network services agile, scalable, and API driven.
Where We Are, Where We’re Going
Many (probably most) network functions – think routers, firewalls, load balancers, and such – have already gone through the…

Jan
17
2017
Posted by SAP HANA on Tuesday 17 January 2017, 03:30

Enterprises are constantly on the hunt for opportunity. But taking advantage of opportunities requires agility in core IT systems and business software—easier said than done. In my conversations with customers, I’ve heard one story of frustration after another. Data and processes were locked into silos. Getting two applications to talk required massive work. Building new applications and launching new technologies like mobile were painful and time-consuming.
That’s why we created SAP HANA Cloud Platform (HCP).
 The Innovation Platform
Officially, HCP is a Platform as a Service (PaaS)—but I think of it more as innovation as a service. HCP can unleash innovation across your enterprise by modernizing core systems while powering new business apps.
With HCP, you can seamlessly integrate, extend, and customize existing SAP applications—whether on-premises or in the cloud. That includes all of your SAP software, from Business Suite…

Jan
16
2017
Posted by Nati Shalom's Blog on Monday 16 January 2017, 08:12

Because the Only Constant is Change
There’s no better way to start a news year than with a big customer win. In our case, it’s truly a “David vs. Goliath” win, a win that demonstrates how the market is embracing open source, underdog disruptors to take the lead.
Just a few short days after writing This post first appeared in Openness Is the True Path of NFV for SDxCentral, we received confirmation that we just closed a strategic deal with a leading telecom carrier, beating all the “Goliath” legacy players in the industry. We beat out a legacy player that was already the carrier’s preferred vendor, a supplier who assumed that continuing the relationship was just a matter of signing on the dotted line. Simple as that.
They quickly learned that it wasn’t that simple.…

Jan
16
2017
Posted by SAP HANA on Monday 16 January 2017, 06:43

Not another 2017 trend predictions blog, right? Well, you’ll note that the three trends I’m focusing on aren’t so much as predictions as reality at this point. And given that these topics are almost certainly going to be relevant in 2017, I’d like to provide some perspective from a business point of view, from the SAP Database & Data Management group, and from my own personal observations.
NoSQL Becomes a Feature of General Purpose Databases
As the market for it grows, leading relational and NoSQL vendors alike will move to adopt a multi-model approach to expand their addressable opportunities. While NoSQL data models have unlocked new addressable opportunities, general purpose databases that are able to address a broad range of use cases still dominate the market landscape from a revenue perspective. As evidence, leading relational database vendors have added NoSQL models to their portfolios to remain competitive; we’re also seeing similarly…

Jan
12
2017
Posted by SAP HANA on Thursday 12 January 2017, 11:15


We all are very much aware of how emerging technology is transforming our lives in every aspect. Digitization & hyper-connectivity is entering a new phase and the transformation of books, music and retail has now morphed into healthcare, manufacturing, automotive and other industries. Whether it is the products we purchase, or how we purchase them, retailing and manufacturing are all getting digitized, connected and smart. Retailing is moving from transactions to 1:1 relationship engagement, while manufacturing is moving from mass production to 3-Dimensional printing of custom products on-demand.
And it is just not products and services but also we ourselves are getting digitized. The…

Jan
10
2017
Posted by GridGain Systems Blog on Tuesday 10 January 2017, 14:28

This blog post is the second one in the series of articles that provides a step-by-step guide on how to build a fault-tolerant and scalable microservices-based solution relying on an In-Memory Data Grid (IMDG) like Apache Ignite In-Memory Data Fabric.

In the first post one of the possible architectures was presented and explained as a system consisted of the following layers:

Jan
10
2017
Posted by GridGain Systems Blog on Tuesday 10 January 2017, 10:46

Misys, a Leading FinTech Firm, Uses the GridGain In-Memory Computing Platform

Misys, a London-based financial services software (fintech) company, is relying on the GridGain Enterprise Edition to enable high performance, real-time data processing of massive amounts of trade and transaction date. Misys solutions are used by 48 of the world's largest 50 banks.

Jan
10
2017
Posted by Nati Shalom's Blog on Tuesday 10 January 2017, 08:14

Open Source NFV Architecture

This post first appeared in SDxCentral on January 2, 2017.

A recent SDxCentral contributed post asked, “Does NFV create vendor lock-in?” In it, author Shehzad Merchant posits that the current trajectory of network functions virtualization (NFV) is headed down a path of tighter vendor lock-in by virtue of “the use of specialized acceleration engines and network interface cards (NICs) for performance improvements within the server plus the use of dedicated, stateful load-balancer appliances to…

Jan
09
2017
Posted by GridGain Systems Blog on Monday 9 January 2017, 07:47

Bitcoin and Blockchain technology has driven a lot of discussions around its possible use within the banking and financial services industries. According to analysts, 80% of top banks have launched experimental Blockchain projects. While an estimated 15% of these banks will likely launch new Blockchain-based services into the mass market in the next 12-24 months, an enormous investment in new technology may be required.

Jan
09
2017
Posted by SAP HANA on Monday 9 January 2017, 03:15

ASUG just announced the results of their 2016 survey on SAP S/4 HANA and SAP HANA Cloud Platform. With regards to the HANA Cloud Platform Survey, there were no major surprises and from my perspective, much good news for SAP and our customers in the results. For a quick recap, check out the findings here (add in link) and SAP’s official response. Here’s my take on what we learned, where SAP is at today, and where we are headed.
What we learned:
While the results showed one-third of the respondents are clear on what the value of SAP HANA Cloud Platform (HCP) can do for them, one third needed more information to understand what they can do with HCP. The last one third responded they do not know what HCP is and what it can do for them.  Clearly SAP has work to do here on HCP awareness.
Of those that are using HCP, 33% want to build applications on SAP HANA, ~33% want to fill functional application gaps in on-prem and SaaS applications, 18% are…

Jan
04
2017
Posted by GridGain Systems Blog on Wednesday 4 January 2017, 16:59

In the world of financial uncertainty, assets and wealth management remains a popular segment of the financial services industry. In the recent years, there has been a shift in customer demographics with younger clientele entering the market. This shift resulted in higher demand for alternative ways of placing and managing financial holdings. The technology, being the most important driving force, is at the forefront of maintaining a competitive edge in this highly regulated industry.

Jan
04
2017
Posted by SAP HANA on Wednesday 4 January 2017, 12:17

Hello everyone!
SAP HANA Vora 1.3 is now generally available. Plan to attend the upcoming webinar series and view the blogs below.
This release delivers new Time Series, Graph, and JSON analysis engines, and an enhanced SQL engine in a single unified environment to help organizations extract value out of Big Data in data lake. With Vora 1.3, you will be able to analyze different types of data via arguably the most common querying langue—SQL.
All of these engines are distributed and can be deployed on your existing Hadoop/Spark cluster. SAP HANA Vora 1.3 also comes with an enhanced Data Modeler, a user-friendly web UI to communicate with the analysis engines. Visit…