Countdown to Inaugural In-Memory Computing Summit 2015

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IMCS_head_logoGridGain Systems, a leading innovator behind open source and commercial in-memory data fabric solutions and producer of the first-ever, industry-wide In-Memory Computing Summit (IMC Summit), announced the agenda for the inaugural IMC Summit 2015 being held June 29-30 at the W Hotel in San Francisco. The jam-packed agenda includes topics on Apache Spark, batch and stream pipeline processing, load-and-go in-memory analytics, scalable machine learning pipelines, and the emergence of Non-Volatile Memory (NVM).

In the session titled, “The Science and Engineering Behind Super Fast Load-and-Go In-Memory Analytics,” Sam Lightstone, Distinguished Engineer and Chief Architect Cloud and Software Data Warehousing at IBM, will take a closer look at the architectural strategy for treating RAM as the new disk, and describe IBM’s design for super-simplicity of an in-memory data warehousing technology that can be used with both cloud and on-premises software on any size system.

In his session, “From Spark to Ignition: Fueling Your Business on Real-Time Analytics,” Eric Frenkiel, CEO and co-founder of MemSQL, will share hands-on ‘how-to’ recipes to build real-time pipelines around Apache Spark, with detailed production examples.

Amit Satoor, Senior Director Product and Solution Marketing at SAP, will talk about how a variety of business applications can be transformed using advanced in-memory computing in his session titled: “In-Memory Computing with SAP HANA: The Next Era of Data Architecture.”

We are excited to co-sponsor the inaugural In-Memory Computing Summit,” said Dr. William Bain, Founder and CEO ScaleOut Software, a Gold sponsor. “After more than a decade of developing in-memory computing technology, it is terrific to see the market recognize that in-memory computing will drive the next generation of live, data-driven solutions for operational intelligence. This event will showcase how our industry is galvanizing support for our customers by delivering on the promise of this cutting-edge technology.”

More than 25 breakout sessions are on the IMC Summit agenda, split into a Business and a Developer track. The event runs Monday, June 29 from 8 am to 7 pm, and Tuesday, June 30, from 8 am to 5:30 pm. Access the full agenda here.

In-memory computing, once thought of as an elitist technology reserved for the few, has now gone mainstream and is revolutionizing the processing and storage of operational and analytical data, enabling companies small and large everywhere to compete aggressively as a real-time business,” said Max Herrmann, GridGain Executive Vice President of Marketing and In-Memory Computing Summit Program Committee Member. “Innovation is happening today through a number of open source and commercial in-memory solutions – solutions that power insanely fast apps and a new world of Fast Data. The In-Memory Computing Summit 2015 is the first and only event of its kind, gathering experts, visionaries and decision makers from diverse industries and leading solution providers to learn, exchange ideas and make connections that will deepen and develop beyond the June event. It has evolved into even more than we had imagined.”

The event starts with a keynote speech by Forrester Research Principal Analyst Mike Gualtieri, entitled, “The Velocity of Business Requires In-Memory Computing.” In this presentation, Mr. Gualtieri will discuss the business, technology, and market trends that pushed in-memory from a nice-to-have to a must-have application development platform. John Webster, Forbes columnist and Evaluator Group Senior Partner, will present a closing keynote, “In-Memory Computing and the Emergence of Tier -1 Storage,” focused on the new and even higher performance persistent data storage layer that will enable broad adoption of the as yet unrealized power of real time computing.

Some additional well-known visionaries scheduled to speak include:

  • Dr. William Bain, Founder and CEO, ScaleOut Software
  • Dr. Konstantin Boudnik, VP Open Source Development WANdisco, and Member of the Apache Software Foundation
  • Michael Hay, Vice President and Chief Engineer, Hitachi Data Systems
  • Phu Hoang, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, DataTorrent
  • Nikita Ivanov, Co-Founder and CTO, GridGain Systems
  • Brian O’Krafka, Engineering Fellow, SanDisk
  • Yiftach Shoolman, Co-Founder and CTO, Redis Labs

Some of the breakout session titles include:

  • “Oracle Database In-Memory: The Next Big Thing” by Maria Colgan, Oracle
  • “Connected Cars: Driving Us to a Better Us – In Real Time” by DJ Das, ThirdEye
  • “Spark after Dark: Generating High Quality Dating Recommendations Using Advanced Real-Time Analytics” by Chris Fregly, Databricks
  • “In-Memory and More: Applications that Deliver on the Needs of the Digital Business” by Ed Julson, TIBCO
  • “NVM-Express On Linux for In-Memory Compute” by Frank Ober and Keith Bush, Intel
  • “Evolution of Pivotal Gemfire: Which Way Might the “Apache Way” Take It?” by Roman Shaposhnik, Pivotal

In-memory computing has proven to increase operational efficiencies with faster time-to-insight and time-to-action on big data. The In-Memory Computing Summit will drive more attention to the community, and we’re excited to take part in this first-time event,” said Phu Hoang, co-founder and CEO, DataTorrent, a Platinum sponsor. “The open source DataTorrent RTS enables organizations to process huge amounts of data in a reliable, enterprise-grade manner at the speed of business.”


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