The XAP platform brings technologies of the future to its users, mainly extreme processing of constantly growing datasets at reduced costs via its powerful in memory computing capabilities
NEW YORK, Aug 4, 2014 — GigaSpaces Technologies, a provider of in-memory computing and cloud orchestration technologies, today announced that its leading product, XAP in-memory computing platform, has been granted the New Product Innovation Leadership award.
XAP’s positioning, design, reliability & quality has been researched and evaluated by Frost & Sullivan and were compared to other leading products in the industry. The product has been reviewed in light of industry challenges such as performance bottlenecks of constantly growing data sets, costs of monitoring and managing complex applications and the need for scalable enterprise applications.
Frost and Sullivan has found that XAP addresses all three major challenges in the application management space—performance, scalability, and availability. According to Frost & Sullivan, “XAP incorporates unique data processing technologies, which can scale seamlessly according to the needs of organizations and reduce system latency to provide real-time insights to users…. The XAP In-Memory Computing Platform—offers the best-of-breed technologies, such as in-memory data processing and big data integration.”
The research also conducted reviews of XAP enhanced support for Big Data analytics processing “which is a new solid-state drive (SSD) based storage plugin called Xap MemoryXtend.” XAP MemoryXtend is comprised of a software based SSD library and hardware SSDs, which enable applications to leverage the benefits of low cost flash data storage along with its parallel processing and analysis capability in real-time. Gigaspaces supports any SSDs available on the market thereby improving the flexibility for users. Since SSD costs much less than traditional RAM for IMDG, the total cost of ownership is reduced significantly by using the MemoryXtend plugin from Gigaspaces.
In a standard test performed with SSD, the price-performance compared with RAM IMDG, “SSD based IMDG delivered a significant gain of 3.6 times better write and 2.1 times better read operation.”