In-Memory Computing Summit Silicon Valley 2017- Q&A with Terry Erisman.

Q&A with Terry Erisman, Vice President of Marketing, GridGain Systems


Q. What is the main theme of the third annual North American In-Memory Computing Summit?

 The In-Memory Computing Summit 2017, taking place October 24 and 25 in Silicon Valley, is the only event held in North America focused on the full range of in-memory computing-related technologies and solutions. The theme for this conference is exploring the ever-expanding use cases for in-memory computing and how to take advantage of the latest IMC technologies to implement them. The conference is attended by technical decision makers, implementers and developers who make or influence purchasing decisions about in-memory computing, Big Data, Fast Data, IoT and HPC solutions. Hosted in one of the hottest tech hubs in the world, the event is the premiere meeting place for in-memory computing experts across America. The Silicon Valley summit is the third annual North American Summit, and the fourth worldwide. Organized by GridGain Systems, the In-Memory Computing Summits are held in Europe and North America.

Q. What stood out for you from last year’s Silicon Valley Summit, and what are you most excited about for this year’s event?

 The In-Memory Computing Summit 2016 in Silicon Valley was nearly double the size of 2015, with over 300 registered attendees from 11 countries and support from 22 sponsors. The event featured five keynote addresses, six innovation presentations, and 24 breakout sessions from speakers representing companies such as Target, Barclays, Workday, Sberbank, Intel, and Oracle. Videos of the presentations are available on the Video and Slides tab of the In-Memory Computing Summit 2016 website. We anticipate this year’s event will be larger than last year’s event including 40 breakout sessions and keynotes from leading in-memory computing users. The Conference Committee, comprised of experts from end user companies and vendors, has put together an outstanding group of breakout sessions. All of the sessions will be extremely valuable for attendees, but the ones I’m most excited about are those led by speakers from well-known companies such as Intel, 24 Hour Fitness, HomeAway, RingCentral and Sberbank, who will be sharing their in-memory computing use cases.

Q. Which other experts are going to speak at the event?

This year’s North American conference includes 40 breakout sessions across a wide range of pertinent topics, led by preeminent experts on the use of in-memory computing technology.  A glimpse at some of the breakout sessions is included below.

●      That Is How We Built Our Highly-Available Platform or How to Solve Real-Life Problems with In-Memory Grids, Andrey Ershov, RingCentral

●      How In-Memory Solutions Can Assist with SaaS Integrations, Craig Gresbrink and Jimmy Floyd, 24 Hour Fitness

●      An Ignite Compute Grid in the Cloud, Chris Berry, HomeAway

●      In-Persistent-Memory Computing with Java, Eric Kaczmarek, Intel Corporation

●      High Availability and Disaster Recovery for IMDG, Vladimir Komarov, Sberbank

●      Using In-Memory Computing to Create the Digital Twin: A New Model for Stream Processing, William Bain, ScaleOut Software, Inc.

●      Distributed Java 8 Streams with Hazelcast JET, Fuad Malikov, Hazelcast

●      Leveraging In-Memory for the IoT Application Challenge: Build It Better and Faster, Tom Lee, Neeve Research

●      Accelerate MySQL® for Demanding OLAP and OLTP Use Cases with Apache® Ignite™, Peter Zaitsev, Percona, and Nikita Ivanov, GridGain

Q. How has the In-Memory Computing market changed with respect to last year?

There continues to be insatiable demand for application speed and scale. Data volumes continue to skyrocket as people generate increasingly more data from applications and connected devices. This year, in-memory computing has continued to mature and is used in a growing list of industries and use cases. In response to that maturation, in-memory computing has become a focus of an increasing number of companies. It is the key to take the growing volume of real-time data and derive instantaneous insights that can drive action through hybrid transactional/analytical processing (HTAP) architectures. In-memory computing technologies have advanced over the past year, but the biggest shift I’ve seen from last year to this year is the accelerated adoption of in-memory computing across a growing number of industries.

Sponsored by Gridgain.

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