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DescriptionIn-memory computing software platform
Database modelKey-value store infoValues are user defined objects
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Rank#147  Overall
#24  Key-value stores
Technical documentationdocs.gigaspaces.com
DeveloperGigaspaces Technologies
Initial release2000
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infolimited edition free
Cloud-based infoOnly available as a cloud serviceno
Implementation languageJava, C++, .Net
Server operating systems.NET
All OS with a Java VM
Data schemeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.no infoXML can be used for describing objects metadata
Secondary indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of (almost entire) SQL standard (DML, DDL and DCL statements)no infoSQL-like dialect for querying objects
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Supported programming languages.Net
Triggersyes infoEvent Listeners
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infoHash based
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Master-slave replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executors
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANY
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataconfigurable
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles
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Specific characteristics

XAP is an In-Memory Data Grid that scales your digital business performance by orders of magnitude. Our open platform provides microsecond-scale transaction processing, data scalability and powerful event-driven workflows. 

XAP scales with your business needs, from simple data processing, to complex transactional workloads, all the way to leveraging hybrid storage and data center tiers.

Competitive advantages

Millions of transactions per second, Sub-millisecond latencies, 100% Consistency,  High Availability 

Typical application scenarios

Organizations across industries and with a variety of challenges use the XAP In-Memory Data Grid to meet their business needs. Those include:

Financial Services and Banking:

·       Trade reconciliation

·       Real-time mark-to-market for mutual funds

·       Real-time risk management

·       Online trading execution

·       Real-time analytics for big data market data

eCommerce and Online Retail:

·       Serving Black Friday traffic with no downtime

·       High performance caching for eCommerce platforms

·       Real-time personalized shopping enablement

·       Omni-channel retail

Transportation and Logistics:

·       Airport management and operations

·       Flight operations and planning

·       Baggage operations

·       Passenger processing

·       Transportation pricing and revenue management

·       Aviation data intelligence

·       Fleet management

·       Real-time shipment tracking

·       Real-time billing

·       Dynamic route generation and re-routing


·       Handling high throughput messages in various formats and from multiple sources

·       Supporting interactive applications with multiple users

·       Meeting regulatory requirements around data integrity and auditing

·       Cost containment


·       Providing real-time personalized incentives for higher conversions

·       Accommodating high volume of game moves while avoiding server failures

·       Accommodating high traffic volume

·       Embedding rules engine for game events

Key customers

Bank Of America, Goldman Sachs , ESPN, CSX, Barclays , Avanza, IBM, Kohls, Morgan Stanley, PharmacyOne Source, Sears, QVC , Belk

Licensing and pricing models

Core, Subscription , ELA , ALA , Capacity


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21 May 2017

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