I created a poll last October: Do you have a data grid?
I removed it in July after creating two new polls, but here are the results.
- Yes, JBoss Data Grid
- Yes, Oracle Coherence
- Yes, Other
- No, Looking
- No, Not Looking
There were 297 responses.
I was glad to see that 37% of the respondents had a data grid.
I was glad to see that 17% of the respondents had JBoss Data Grid. However, this is a Red Hat JBoss product oriented blog.
That being said, I was glad to see that 20% of the respondents did not have JBoss Data Grid as one of my goals is market penetration: to increase the market share of JDG.
In addition, I was glad to see that 24% of the respondents were interested in a data grid as one of my goals is to increase mind share of data grids.
The reality is that data grids are converging with NoSQL, Big Data, and messaging. As a result, both the business value and the technical value of data grids is increasing. The number of use cases is increasing:
- A data grid on top of a database.
- A data grid as an alternative to a database.
- A data grid on top of a NoSQL implementation.
- A data grid as a Big Data platform.
- A data grid next to a Big Data platform.
I think that data grids will play a large role in Big Data solutions with respect to near real-time analysis.
The future is distributed. The future is in memory.