As I explained in ”Scale out and conquer architectural decisions behind distributed in memory systems,” choosing the right open source solution (such as a combination of Apache Ignite, Apache Kafka, Apache Spark, and Kubernetes) for an in-memory computing (IMC) infrastructure ensures a simpler and more cost-effective architecture for applications to support digital transformation and omnichannel customer engagement initiatives.

Nikita Ivanov is CTO at GridGain Systems, which develops in-memory computing solutions.

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