GridGain Systems, provider of enterprise-grade in-memory computing solutions based on Apache Ignite, has announced the beta release of GridGain Cloud. GridGain Cloud is an in-memory cache-as-a-service that would allow users to rapidly deploy a distributed in-memory cache and access it using ANSI-99 SQL, key-value or REST APIs.
GridGain Cloud leverages key elements of GridGain’s In-Memory Computing Platform to address cloud-based data caching use cases where performance and ease of deployment and management are of primary importance. The GridGain in-memory computing platform would deliver “high speed and massive” scalability to both legacy and greenfield applications. The result is in-memory computing performance in the cloud, which can be “massively” scaled out and can be deployed “in minutes” for caching applications.
A free trial of the GridGain Cloud beta is available here.
Between Application and Data Layers
Currently, in beta, GridGain Cloud provides in-memory data caching capabilities that support GridGain Web Console (interactive SQL), REST APIs, JDBC, ODBC, and GridGain or Apache Ignite thin clients. With GridGain Cloud, any developer or analyst with a knowledge of SQL would be able to launch a cluster with just a few mouse clicks. Users can then load data and monitor and manage the cluster from a central console. GridGain Systems will continue to add more capabilities during the beta over the coming months.
“GridGain Cloud represents an expansion of our in-memory computing solutions to support data-caching for cloud-native applications,” said Abe Kleinfeld, president, and CEO of GridGain Systems. “For customers that do not require the broader functionality of our flagship GridGain In-Memory Computing Platform, GridGain Cloud offers the same in-memory performance and distributed scale for simpler use cases, coupled with the instant deployment and fully automated management that users expect from cloud-based services.”
GridGain solutions are used by global enterprises in financial, software, e-commerce, retail, online business services, healthcare, telecom and other major sectors, with a client list that includes Barclays, ING, Sberbank, Finastra, IHS Markit, Workday, and Huawei.
Deployed on a distributed cluster of commodity servers, GridGain software can reside between the application and data layers (RDBMS, NoSQL, and Apache Hadoop), requiring no rip-and-replace of the existing databases, or it can be deployed as an in-memory transactional SQL database.