GridGain recently announced the In-Memory Accelerator for Hadoop, offering the benefits of in-memory computing to Hadoop based applications. It includes two components: an in-memory file system and a MapReduce implementation. InfoQ spoke with Nikita Ivanov, CTO of GridGain about the architecture of the product.
In-memory data grids (IMDG) are gaining lot of attention recently because of their support for dynamic scalability and high performance for data intensive applications. InfoQ spoke with Jags Ramnarayan, Chief Architect for GemFire products at VMWare, about the architecture of in-memory data grids, their advantages compared to the traditional databases, and emerging trends in this space.