Ney York, NY - June 4, 2007 - GigaSpaces Technologies announced today that The Gallup Organization has increased the scalability and performance of its in-house Web application framework, the "g platform," by successfully deploying GigaSpaces Space-Based Architecture technology. Gallup's "g platform" is a clustered environment that supports employee and customer surveys, market research, business-to-business online reporting portals and more than 1,000 distinct, mission-critical client projects worldwide.
Gallup is one of the largest and most well-known companies in the global data collection and analysis industry. The Company selected GigaSpaces to optimize its "g platform," which manages the synchronization and reconciliation of massive amounts of employee and client data. Current Gallup clients that the "g platform" serves include Toyota, Best Buy, Ritz Carlton, Caterpillar, Wachovia and Starbucks. Gallup's selection of GigaSpaces represents the Company's first ever use of a commercial product for its Web application framework.
After initially investigating alternatives such as JXTA, an open source peer-to-peer platform, and open source Jini/JavaSpaces solutions, Gallup selected GigaSpaces because it offered an out-of-the-box solution featuring implementation, deployment and management qualities not found elsewhere in the public domain. GigaSpaces' transactional capabilities and support for synchronization, partitioning, and caching provided a far richer interface for Gallup to leverage than any other technology offering.
"Our desire to keep scaling the 'g platform' for the clients it will serve tomorrow led us to explore GigaSpaces," said Gallup CIO Phil Ruhlman. "We knew that developing a homegrown solution similar to GigaSpaces' offering would prove cost prohibitive and resource intensive. GigaSpaces has saved us significant time and cost. We have already identified four major advantages since deploying GigaSpaces: the elimination of capped memory constraints; improved reliability; a platform with more options for innovation than ever before; and a very flexible messaging and job processing infrastructure."
Since deploying the GigaSpaces platform, Gallup can now point to a broad range of measurable benefits gained, including the ability to have a number of virtual machines working in unison without Gallup developers having to worry about considerations such as partitioning for load balancing and replication for failover. The GigaSpaces platform handles all of these issues. In fact, the benefits of GigaSpaces' approach have been so widely felt within The Gallup Organization that the Company recently awarded GigaSpaces a Gallup Partner Excellence Award. Gallup bestows the honor on Gallup partners who provide excellence in service to Gallup associates and clients.
"We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with such a well-known and respected global leader as The Gallup Organization," said Doug Rich, EVP Sales, Americas, GigaSpaces Technologies. "As Gallup's worldwide business continues to expand, data gathering, analysis and reporting capabilities are mission critical to its business. The GigaSpaces Space-Based Architecture approach delivers a high-performance, highly scalable solution that not only supports growth of the 'g platform,' but also increased demand for future online offerings."
About The Gallup Organization
The Gallup Organization has studied human nature and behavior for more than 70 years. Gallup employs many of the world's leading scientists in management, economics, psychology, and sociology. Gallup performance management systems help organizations boost organic growth by increasing customer engagement and maximizing employee productivity through measurement tools, coursework, and strategic advisory services. Gallup's 2,000 professionals deliver services at client organizations, through the Web, at Gallup University's campuses, and in 40 offices located in more than 20 countries around the world. The company's world headquarters are in Washington, D.C. Its operational headquarters are in Omaha, Nebraska.
GigaSpaces provides a single infrastructure software platform for application scalability and performance. GigaSpaces' unique approach enables developers to write their business logic as if writing to a single computer and then seamlessly scale out the application linearly anywhere, and on-demand. It is targeted at applications characterized by high-volume transaction and data processing and low transaction latency requirements and provides an alternative to Web Services for implementing high performance and scalable service-oriented architectures. GigaSpaces customers include leaders in the financial services, telecommunications sectors and government institutions, including: Societe Generale, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Dow Jones, Virgin Mobile, Nortel and Hutchison 3G, where the need for mission-critical high-performance, low-latency, reliability and scalability necessitates an alternative to traditional approaches. GigaSpaces was founded in 2000 and has offices in New York, San Francisco, London, Paris and Israel. It is a privately held company, funded by FTVentures, BRM Capital, Intel Capital and Formula Vision.
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Alit Bar Sadeh
GigaSpaces Technologies, Inc.
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