Akmal Chaudhri

Technical Evangelist
GridGain Systems
Akmal Chaudhri

Akmal Chaudhri is a Technology Evangelist at GridGain. His role is to help build the global Apache Ignite community and raise awareness through presentations and technical writing. He has over 25 years experience in IT and has previously held roles as a developer, consultant, product strategist and technical trainer. He has worked for several blue-chip companies such as Reuters and IBM, and also the Big Data startups Hortonworks (Hadoop) and DataStax (Cassandra NoSQL Database). He has regularly presented at many international conferences and served on the program committees for a number of major conferences and workshops. He has published and presented widely and edited or co-edited 10 books. He holds a BSc (1st Class Hons.) in Computing and Information Systems, MSc in Business Systems Analysis and Design and a PhD in Computer Science. He is a Member of the British Computer Society (MBCS) and a Chartered IT Professional (CITP).


Wednesday 21st, 14:35 - Matterhorn 2
There is a myth that online money transactions have to be delegated to relational databases due to their proved ACID compliance. But presently, most of these disk-backed relational databases cannot keep up with rapidly growing volumes of data which is becoming a bottleneck of the overall transactional system. There are two solutions to deal…
Wednesday 21st, 11:45 - Matterhorn 1
Apache Ignite is a high-performance, integrated and distributed in-memory platform for computing and transacting on large-scale data sets in real-time, orders of magnitude faster than possible with traditional disk-based or flash technologies. Ignite as a collection of independent, well-integrated, in-memory components geared to…