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First Ever, Industry-Wide In-Memory Computing Summit Announced for 2015

Inaugural Event for In-Memory Computing Experts, Visionaries, Decision Makers, and Developers to be held in SF June 29-30

GridGain Systems, the leading innovator behind open source and commercial in-memory data fabrics and producer of the first-ever, industry-wide In-Memory Computing Summit (IMC Summit), announced that the inaugural IMC Summit 2015 will be held June 29-30 at the W Hotel in San Francisco.

IMC Summit 2015, already supported by inaugural sponsors GridGain, MemSQL, Micron and SanDisk, is a multi-track conference aimed at uniting and educating In-Memory Computing experts, visionaries, decision makers, and developers. The conference provides insights into current implementations as well as the future of in-memory computing, includes technical deep dives as well as business-focused sessions, and offers community and networking opportunities for attendees and partners.

Forrester Research Principal Analyst Mike Gualtieri will present the opening keynote, entitled, "The Velocity of Business Requires In-Memory Computing." Industry luminaries, representing both open source and commercial organizations, will lead presentations and discussions, and John Webster, Forbes columnist and Evaluator Group Senior Partner, will present a closing session.

"There is a tremendous demand for an industry event like the IMC Summit," said John Webster of Evaluator Group. "It's surprising that such a conference hasn't already been running for a couple of years. I'm excited to be a part of the conversations and interactions at a gathering with the type of leading-edge IT audience this will inevitably attract."

"We are proud to help produce, support and sponsor this first-ever, industry-wide event created to unite and foster exchanges between in-memory experts, decision makers and visionaries," said Abe Kleinfeld, President and CEO at GridGain. "In the next few years, in-memory technologies will change computing as we know it in dramatic ways, and this event will provide a great forum to help communicate their potential, driving wide-spread adoption and demonstrating the power of Fast Data held in memory that will enable a new class of use cases and the future of the real-time enterprise."

"With server memory capacities increasing and memory prices decreasing for both premises and cloud deployments, the time is right for in-memory computing to reach a wide audience," said Eric Frenkiel, CEO and co-founder, MemSQL. He continued, "Every day enterprises see the power of in-memory solutions firsthand and the capabilities they deliver for new applications, revenue streams, and dramatic cost savings. We look forward to sharing these customer insights at the inaugural In-Memory Computing Summit."

"With the speed of today's industry changes, the opportunity for a summit on this technology is ripe," said Ryan Baxter, Director of Business Development - Cloud, at Micron. "Evolving workloads demand a significant change to the traditional compute/memory paradigm. The impact of in-memory computing will be extensive and it will affect how companies conduct business, maintain a competitive advantage, and improve business processes and practices."

"In-memory computing is one of the fastest growing applications being used in data centers today," said Ravi Swaminathan, Vice President and General Manager, Systems and Software Solutions, SanDisk. "We are pleased to participate in this inaugural event that will help foster an in-depth, open dialog with the leading players in this market and help identify new opportunities for how in-memory computing can solve today's Big Data challenges."

Gartner notes that "The IMC business impact for user organizations has already proved notable, spanning from incrementally improving performance and scalability of established applications to enabling business transformation," and that "Considering the current and future demand for IMC, we believe that revenue in this market will exceed $9.5 billion by year-end 2018." (Gartner Market Guide for In-Memory Computing Technologies, Analyst(s): Fabrizio Biscotti, W. Roy Schulte, Donald Feinberg, Kurt Schlegel, Roxane Edjlali, Keith Guttridge, Massimo Pezzini, Nick Heudecker, 22 September 2014)


IMC Summit 2015 offers two days of conference sessions, and attendees who register by April 15, 2015 using the code "IMCS415" will save 35%. A hotel discount is also available for a limited number of attendees choosing to stay at the conference venue, the W San Francisco Hotel. Register for the event at www.imcsummit.org/register and obtain the hotel registration information at the same site. Email [email protected] with questions.


The In-Memory Computing Summit 2015 is still accepting speaker proposals until April 30, 2015. Submit proposals at www.imcsummit.org/speaker-proposals/.


IMC Summit inaugural sponsors include GridGain, MemSQL, Micron and SanDisk. A limited number of additional Platinum, Gold and Silver sponsorship packages are still available. Visit www.imcsummit.org/sponsorship-levels/ for more information on sponsoring IMC Summit 2015, or email [email protected].

For more information, visit www.imcsummit.org or email [email protected].


The In-Memory Computing Summit (IMC Summit) 2015 is the first and only industry-wide event of its kind, tailored to in-memory computing-related technologies and solutions.  It is the perfect opportunity to reach technical IT decision makers as well as IT implementers and developers who make or influence purchasing decisions in the areas of in-memory computing, Fast Data, IoT and HPC. Attendees will include CIOs, Vice Presidents, IT directors, IT managers, data scientists, senior engineers, senior developers, architects, technologists and more. It will provide a unique forum for networking, education and the exchange of ideas - ideas that will power the new world of Fast Data. For more information, visit www.imcsummit.org/ and follow the event @IMCSummit.


About GridGain

GridGain is revolutionizing enterprise data access and processing by offering the first enterprise-grade In-Memory Data Fabric built on Apache IgniteTM (incubating). The GridGain In-Memory Data Fabric is designed to conquer today's Fast Data challenges and unleash the competitive advantage of any real-time business, whether on-premises or in the cloud. Offering the most comprehensive, enterprise-grade in-memory computing solution for high-volume transactions, real-time analytics and hybrid data processing, GridGain enables Fortune 500 companies and innovative mobile, web and SaaS companies to anticipate and innovate ahead of market changes. GridGain is headquartered in Foster City, California. Download a 30-day free trial of the GridGain In-Memory Data Fabric here. For more information, visit gridgain.com.

More Stories By Nikita Ivanov

Nikita Ivanov is founder and CEO of GridGain Systems, started in 2007 and funded by RTP Ventures and Almaz Capital. Nikita has led GridGain to develop advanced and distributed in-memory data processing technologies – the top Java in-memory computing platform starting every 10 seconds around the world today.

Nikita has over 20 years of experience in software application development, building HPC and middleware platforms, contributing to the efforts of other startups and notable companies including Adaptec, Visa and BEA Systems. Nikita was one of the pioneers in using Java technology for server side middleware development while working for one of Europe’s largest system integrators in 1996.

He is an active member of Java middleware community, contributor to the Java specification, and holds a Master’s degree in Electro Mechanics from Baltic State Technical University, Saint Petersburg, Russia.

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