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Enterprise applications using and integrating with Gigaspaces XAP

When I am dealing with customers and Partners it never ceases to amaze me how innovative many of  the solutions and products, that have GigaSpaces embedded, are. I thought it would be well worth a quick review of some of these:

ActivePivot: ActivePivot™ by Quartet is a real time object oriented OLAP engine that provides information dashboards from front office to back office including trade blotters, value-at-risk drill down analysis, inventory positions, cash flow and security inventories, credit risk, online risk and hedging analytics in real time. You can view a case study of a combined ActivePivot / GigaSpaces at a major French bank here.

An example of using active Pivot with GigaSpaces could be that market data feeds are written into a space using any of GigaSpaces’ APIs . ActivePivot is able to connect to the core in-memory data and register for  events. When a tick is updated in-memory, GigaSpaces sends a notification to ActivePivot which in turn re-aggregates the relevant cube branch. This means that the aggregated cube is always updated and reflects the latest market state. In addition ActivePivot queries GigaSpaces for the raw data when Excel sends a drill-down request, which enables ActivePivot to deliver a very quick response time.

GigaSystemsBuilder: This uses the model driven development (MDD) capabilities of JeeWiz to generate Grid and Cloud-based systems under Gigasystems technologies.  Comprehensive PoC’s take less than a week and using JeeWiz to generate 90% plus of the final system is an efficient and low cost to utilise these emerging technologies. You can see a screencast of this in action here.

Excel Federated Grid:  This builds on our core Excel integration to enable organisations who use Excel in a trading scenario to scale their use of Excel to prevent bottenecks, to parallelize processing, or to automate algorithmic trading that uses Excel. You can read more about this in a prior blog post. To learn more about the GigSpaces/Microsoft Excel Integration and its applicability to finance have a read of this Microsoft written article.

Contact Centre: Nortel’s Contact Center application portfolio provides a single interface for blending inbound/outbound voice, e-mail, web chat, and IM customer interactions, businesses can collaborate with their customers through the device and method of choice extending a superior customer experience. 

Orbyte Solutions: Orbyte Solutions provide a Trading Application portfolio that works in-house or on public clouds such as Amazon EC2 and is powered by GigaSpaces Cloud Tools.  The applications include Foreign Exchange Trading, Spread-betting and encompass charting and widget features using their own innovative rich clients. You can see my prior blog posts on this here and here.

Hyper Rig:  Hyper Rig is a technical framework for Risk Management that can be added to your existing set up, complement it and enhance it. As such, the architecture has been designed to include features such as orchestration, exceptions management and audit, messaging, integrated security, automatic failover, monitoring, load-balancing, virtual computation-grid and data quality management. 

SmartStream: GigaSpaces XAP is embedded within SmartStream’s next generation Transaction Lifecycle Management technology suite. Using GigaSpaces’s proven technology, SmartStream can deliver on demand and predictable scalability to support clients’ high-performance processing requirements. You can read more about the integration from SmartStream’s site.

Online Gaming: I recently blogged about an online gaming application that is available on Facebook but whose engine is a commercial engine. It is the first totally enabled online Cloud gaming network and is powered by GigaSpaces Cloud Tools.

These are just a selection of application that use /embed GigaSpaces that I have touched. There are many  thousands more that are used in all different parts of the world, either on premise or on the cloud.

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Jim is CEO of Storage Made Easy. Jim is a regular blogger at since 2004, covering mobile, Grid, and Cloud Computing Topics.