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Last changed Oct 05, 2010 12:42 by mculbert

How do you provide users with lightning-fast access to vast amounts of ever-changing and expanding data? Not with traditional databases: they just don't have the performance and elasticity to keep up with modern applications.

The answer is vFabric GemFire. An integral part of VMware's vFabricTM cloud application platform, GemFire provides the incredibly fast, secure, and reliable data access users want, together with the scalability you need. …

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Posted at Oct 05, 2010 by mculbert | 0 comments
Last changed Sep 02, 2010 09:21 by rtait

This week at VMworld in San Francisco, CA VMware announced the VMWare Cloud Application Platform including vFabric. VMware vFabric is optimized for Spring and VMware vSphere and provides the dynamic runtime platform and data management services needed to intelligently run and scale the new generation of applications. GemFire is an essential component of vFabric and delivers fast, …

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Posted at Sep 01, 2010 by rtait | 0 comments
Last changed Aug 11, 2010 12:02 by jramnara

We outlined a high level technology integration strategy to our customers and the press when we merged with SpringSource/VMWare on how GemFire will integrate with the spring framework. The core Spring engineers have already delivered on part of the promise through the first milestone release making it natural for the Spring developer to access GemFire.

In a nutshell, the integration provides:
1) simpler ways to configure a cache and data regions. …

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Posted at Aug 11, 2010 by jramnara | 0 comments
Last changed Mar 25, 2010 18:10 by jramnara

The gemfire-jruby gem provides a Ruby interface to GemStone Systems' GemFire cache. It can be used to embed a GemFire cache in a JRuby VM or to embed a GemFire client in the JRuby VM ... the client transparently forwards all operations to a running GemFire server on a remote node.

http://github.com/gemfire/gemfire-jruby

Now, JRuby applications go well beyond what is available through the memcached cache plugin in Ruby/Rails. …

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Posted at Mar 25, 2010 by jramnara | 0 comments
Last changed Oct 28, 2009 16:27 by mculbert

Hosted by Ziff Davis, sponsored by GemStone

Databases that are capable of performing all tasks are optimized for none. Starting in the late 1980s, companies like RedBrick, Teradata, and later Netezza have proven the benefits of a specialized OLAP platform, including optimized hardware. In the passing decades, little has been done to optimize OLTP platforms. Re-architecture is long overdue.

To optimize OLTP, one must optimize both the platforms and the applications using them. …

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Posted at Oct 28, 2009 by mculbert | 0 comments
Last changed Sep 26, 2009 08:29 by jramnara

A new preview release ("Alpha4") is available for download. This new release adds several new features:

  • A thin JDBC driver is bundled making SQLFabric easier to use from tools like SquirrelSQL, DBVisualizer, etc. The thin driver has much less footprint but not as fast as the peer driver. …

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Posted at Sep 26, 2009 by mgokhale | 0 comments
Last changed Sep 24, 2009 20:25 by jramnara

An alpha release of GemFire Configurator, a graphical tool to configure GemFire distributed systems is now available. This tool is intended to allow users, especially those new to GemFire, to easily and quickly generate a GemFire configuration and get a distributed system up and running.

Download here...

Posted at Sep 22, 2009 by mghosh | 0 comments
Last changed Aug 20, 2009 07:30 by jramnara

The first meeting of the Online Gaming High Scalability SIG featured a full day of talks, over two tracks, on Cloud & Grid technologies and their potential for the development of online gaming high scalability systems. [Mike Stolz (vice president of architecture and strategy for financial services) gave a talk on "How an Enterprise Data Fabric (EDF) can improve resiliency and performance" | http://skillsmatter. …

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Posted at Aug 20, 2009 by jramnara | 0 comments
Last changed Jul 10, 2009 10:11 by jramnara

Please join us for our first NYGUG meeting hosted by Credit Suisse. We will open with Ed Gokhman, IT Director at Credit Suisse, who will provide a welcome introduction on behalf of the hosting organization and give an overview of GemFire usage at Credit Suisse; followed by Jags Ramnarayan, GemStone's Chief Architect, who will bring GemStone news and announcements; Sudhir Menon, GemStone's Head of Engineering, who will hold a technical session on best practices and API; and Dae Song Park, …

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Posted at Jul 10, 2009 by jramnara | 0 comments
Last changed Jun 15, 2009 18:08 by mculbert

Cloud computing is rapidly becoming the holy grail of enterprise computing, with most CIOs, network managers and IT departments investigating how they can develop and leverage a cloud strategy. Read More of this article on ebizq.net by GemStone's own Michael Lazar...

Posted at Jun 15, 2009 by mculbert | 0 comments
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