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Hazelcast IMDG and Apache Cassandra combine to deliver real-time smart meter IoT platform

First Published 12th September 2017

Open Source technologies provide a real-time solution for the 'Internet of Energy'

Greg Luck, Hazelcast

Greg Luck, Hazelcast

Palo Alto, Calif., and Melbourne - Hazelcast, the open source in-memory data grid (IMDG) has announced details of a new IoT platform designed by Future Grid - the developer of an operational intelligence data platform which provides electric power generation utilities with a real-time view of their Internet of Things (IoT) data. The platform combines the in-memory capability of Hazelcast IMDG with Apache Cassandra to process high volumes of data.

Integrating Hazelcast IMDG with Cassandra makes more data available and effective. The combined solution maintains the availability and horizontal scalability of Cassandra, while delivering performance that is 1000x faster than disk-based approaches due to Hazelcast IMDG.

Greg Luck, CEO of Hazelcast, said: "Hazelcast IMDG has been designed to continuously process big data volumes, while ensuring low end-to-end latency. Our technology is inherently quick and solves storage issues by forming storage clusters. It can also transmit reactive access patterns to notify analysts when values change. Therefore, it can be used as a cache for big datasets during processing, while forming in-memory data lakes for frequently used data."