JavaOne 2012: The JBoss Data Grid, or Enterprise-grade Infinispan
In an increasing number of disciplines and industries, data volume and complexity has become both a challenge and an opportunity. Application developers are tasked with bridging the gap between challenge and opportunity and one tool in a developer's belt to help build that bridge is a data grid. Red Hat JBoss Data Grid - the supportable version of the Infinispan open source project - is a manageable, scalable, highly available, distributed, in-memory data store that lets you scale horizontally, based on memory and distribution across commodity hardware rather than relational database management system (RDBMS) licenses, database expertise or specialist hardware. Manik Surtani will provide a high-level overview of Red Hat JBoss Data Grid, discussing its benefits, common use-cases, and specific features meant to address today's data challenges and opportunities. Presenter: Manik Surtani Bio: Manik Surtani is a core R&D engineer at Red Hat JBoss Middleware. He is the founder of the Infinispan project, which he currently leads. He is also the spec lead of JSR 347 (Data Grids for the Java Platform), and represents Red Hat on the Expert Group of JSR 107 (Temporary caching for Java). His interests lie in cloud and distributed computing, big data and NoSQL, autonomous systems and highly available computing. He has a background in artificial intelligence and neural networks, highly available e-commerce systems and enterprise Java. Surtani is a strong proponent of open source development methodologies, ethos, and collaborative processes, and has been involved in open source since his first forays into computing.