Why In-Memory Data Grids are more technically advanced than NoSQL products?

We had this discussion in office another day and I couldn’t figure our why popular NoSQL products like MongoDB, CouchDB, Cassandra, etc. are generally years behind on some of the core scalability and performance technologies behind established In-Memory Data Grid vendors like Coherence, GridGain, GigaSpaces, GemFire?

It’s not a feature by feature comparison that I’m talking about – all of these products has plenty of unique features. It’s just the fact that while IMDG were scaling to 100s and 1000s of nodes and working in mission critical systems for years now – NoSQL products are simply not there and moving there rather slowly (if at all).

I can’t remember ever having IMDG product with a global-lock based implementation (like the MongoDB “engineered”), as an illustration to what I’m talking about it.

Than it downed on me while here at HPC for Wall Street conference (where not a single NoSQL vendor was present, btw): it’s customers…

Look, 90% of NoSQL usage comes from the same crowd as a typical memcached users: non-critical, “moms-n-pops” websites. 90% of IMDG/IMCG usage comes from mission critical systems.

Different customers => different requirements => different products…

GridGain sponsors and speaks at DataGotham, in NYC on Sep 13 & 14.

Two conferences the same week, same dates! Apart from being in Boston for “Big Data Innovation”, we’ll be presenting and sponsoring new NYC-based conference called “DataGotham” in NYC on Sep 13 & 14. Very exciting about this conference and we have great company there.

Hope to see you there as well – stop by our presentation and talk to us!

Registration and general conference information is available here.

GridGain sponsors “Big Data Innovation” in Boston, Sep 13 &14.

GridGain System is sponsoring “Big Data Innovation” that will be held in Boston this week September 13th and 14th. Pretty exciting conference with great companies participating.

Hope to see you there – stop by our booth and talk to us! We have some pretty cool demos to show and very exciting news coming up!

Registration and general conference information is available here.