speaker details
Nikita Ivanov
Mr. Ivanov has almost 20 years of experience in software development with last 10 years spent developing grid computing and distributed middleware software. In 2005 Mr. Ivanov founded GridGain project that has become one of the most rapidly growing Java-based cloud and grid computing software – with GridGain software starting every few seconds around the world. Back in 1996, Mr. Ivanov was one of the pioneers in using Java technology for server side middleware development while working at T-Systems GmbH, one of the largest European System Integrator. Mr. Ivanov has held various positions architecting and leading software product development for start-up companies and working with well-established companies such as Adaptec, Visa and BEA Systems. Mr. Ivanov is an active member of Java middleware community and is a contributor to Java specifications as a member of JSR-107. Mr. Ivanov holds a Master's degree in Electro Mechanics from Baltic State Technical University, Saint Petersburg, Russia.


Distributed Computing with Scala and GridGain

The topic of this presentation is about using Scala programming language with GridGain framework to provide a simple and productive cloud computing platform. Scala is a hybrid function and object-oriented language that is rapidly gaining traction in becoming the “next” Java in JVM-based language evolution. GridGain is one of the most rapidly growing cloud development platforms for JVM-based languages. 2/3 of the presentation will be devoted to live coding demonstration of writing basic MapReduce application in Scala using GridGain middleware. All coding during demonstration will be done live. Overview of grid and cloud computing concepts as well as notion of Native Cloud Applications will be discussed. Short intro into Scala language will also be provided.


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