GridGain Announces New Release of Ignite-Based Platform with In-Memory SQL Grid

GridGain Systems, a provider of enterprise-grade in-memory computing solutions based on Apache Ignite, has announced the availability of GridGain Professional Edition 1.8, a fully supported version of Apache Ignite 1.8.

GridGain Professional Edition 1.8 adds key features which makes it easier for users to communicate with the GridGain platform and provides even better functionality for demanding use cases such as web-scale applications and the Internet of Things, said Abe Kleinfeld, president and CEO of GridGain Systems.

New release adds In-Memory SQL Grid

In a key new capability, GridGain Professional Edition 1.8 adds the In-Memory SQL Grid, which extends the platform by providing in-memory distributed database capabilities. The In-Memory SQL Grid is horizontally scalable, fault tolerant and ANSI SQL-99 compliant, and supports SQL and DML commands including SELECT, UPDATE, INSERT, MERGE and DELETE queries. According to the vendor, the In-Memory SQL Grid will help users speed up and scale out their SQL applications with minimal or no code changes.

Users are now able to query data in GridGain using SQL through ODBC/JDBC and also modify the data using DML statements with no custom coding required. Enhanced geospatial functionality is also included. The In-Memory SQL Grid will make the GridGain in-memory computing platform easier to integrate and enable more functionality for a wide variety of use cases including web-scale applications and the Internet of Things (IoT). GridGain Professional Edition 1.8 also includes Redis protocol support and support for .NET Entity Framework 2nd-Level Cache and ASP.NET Session Caching.

With geospatial functionality  supported by the In-Memory SQL Grid, the GridGain in-memory computing platform is well suited for an increasing number of location-based IoT use cases, such as those found in transportation, logistics, mobile, retail and wearables, the vendor says.

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