GridGain 8.8 GA
January 18, 2021
8.8 is the latest release of the company’s in-memory computing
platform. The release features enhanced support for GridGain’s
multi-tier database engine, which scales up and out across memory
and disk. The changes enable customers to leverage the disk tier of
the database to query much larger datasets, reduce total cost of
ownership, and secure sensitive or personal data at rest. Companies
can now use GridGain for a greater number of production use cases,
ranging from complex real-time analytics to mission-critical
Data compression – Reduces memory and disk space requirements for storing data. The dictionary-based cache entry compression is built on the Zstandard library, and a pre-trained dictionary can allow compression ratios of up to 60% on real-world scenarios. If the load pattern is I/O bound, then enabling native persistence can save space while also improving performance. Available in GridGain Ultimate Edition.
Advanced seamless disk space defragmentation – Improves GridGain’s persistence management.
Defragmentation shrinks data files and reclaims disk space while still storing the current cached data durably on a disk. Available in all GridGain editions.
SQL memory quotas on node or query level – Prevents out-of-memory issues when executing SQL queries requiring significant memory space. Support for offloading data to the disk tier enables greedy or complex analytical queries to pull and process gigabytes of data while executing and returning the result back to an application. Available in all GridGain editions.
Transparent data encryption – Improves security of data stored in the cluster by encrypting data at rest. New procedures for managing Cache and Mater encryption keys support data encryption in production environments. Available in all GridGain editions.
GridGain 8.8 is available now.