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Apache Ignite & Growing pains a short history of IT at Bol.com

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Agenda
* 18:00 Door opens
* 18:30 Food arrives :)
* 19:00 Talk starts
* Catch an intro to the Java-powered Apache Ignite - memory-centric distributed platform by Akmal Chaudhri
* 19:45 short break
* Growing pains: a short history of IT at BOL.COM by Mark Nijenhuis (BOL.COM)

Info About Talks

Catch an intro to the Java-powered Apache Ignite - memory-centric distributed platform

In his talk, Akmal will introduce the many components of the open-source Apache Ignite. You will learn how to solve some of the most demanding scalability and performance challenges. Akmal will also cover a few typical use cases and work through some code examples. Hope to see you there so you can leave ready to fire up your database deployments!

Apache Ignite was developed predominantly in Java and provides native support for other languages. It is designed to deliver uncompromised performance for a wide set of in-memory computing use cases - from high performance computing, to the industry most advanced data grid, CEP, and data streaming.

Ignite is a memory-centric platform that combines a distributed SQL database with a Key-Value Data Grid that is ACID-compliant and horizontally scalable. It enables high-performance transactions, real-time streaming, and fast analytics in a single, comprehensive data access and processing layer. (More about Apache Ignite here: https://ignite.apache.org/whatisignite­)

Growing pains: a short history of IT at BOL.COM

One of the most striking characteristics of BOL.COM, as seen from an IT perspective, has been its continuous growth.

Of course this is the best possible scenario for any enterprise, but it also poses many challenges.

In his talk Mark will address the ways that BOL.COM has been coping with these constantly changing circumstances.

Topics, among others, will be the introduction of scrum, our migration from Oracle to Hadoop, the move towards a service oriented IT landscape, DevOps and finally our migration to The Cloud.