GigaSpaces Launches InsightEdge, First Product From Open Source Initiatives for IMC Business

Incorporating Apache Spark to enhance data analytics, GigaSpaces, a provider of in-memory computing (IMC) technologies, has launched InsightEdge, a data grid-enabled real-time analytics platform.

Earlier this year, GigaSpaces opened the core of its flagship in-memory computing product, XAP, giving  developers direct access to the in-memory technology  so they can build upon the capabilities and enterprise features of in-memory data processing. The first new use case has focused on big data frameworks such as Apache Spark.

XAP has been utilized in mission-critical applications for hundreds of organizations, said Adi Paz, general manager of the IMC Business Unit for GigaSpaces. Since it leverages proven technology, InsightEdge is far more advanced and enterprise-ready than typical new software, and offers a maturity that will support complex use cases, he added.

InsightEdge is the first product to be incubated and launched as a result of GigaSpaces’ open source initiatives for its IMC business. The core of the product is an in-memory data grid coupled with the Spark ecosystem API. According to the vendor, this enables users to query live data at the source to gain operational intelligence in real-time, and it simplifies real-time decision making by connecting results from Spark workloads seamlessly into transactional applications.

Organizations' ability to extract meaningful intelligence from data has often been hindered by the speed at which data becomes usable, said Ali Hodroj, vice president of products and strategy in the IMC Business Unit for GigaSpaces. “InsightEdge makes it possible for companies to make decisions that are informed by all of the data they have available at any given second.”

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