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Portland Java User Group (PJUG)

New Relic
111 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 2700
Portland, Oregon 97204, United States (map)
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Unleashing the Silicon Forest Fire: the open sourcing of GemFire

Pivotal GemFire has had a long and winding journey, starting in 2002, winding through VMware, Pivotal, and finding it’s way to Apache in 2015. Companies using GemFire have deployed it in some of the most mission critical latency sensitive applications in their enterprises, making sure tickets are purchased in a timely fashion, hotel rooms are booked, trades are made, and credit card transactions are cleared. Come to this session to understand:

  • A brief history of GemFire
  • Architecture and use cases
  • Why we are taking GemFire Open Source
  • Design philosophy and principles

But most importantly: how you can join this exciting community to work on the bleeding edge in-memory platform.


Anthony Baker has over 20 years of experience in fields ranging from high performance computing to interactive television and massively parallel embedded processor arrays. Anthony enjoys algorithms, API design, and obscure concurrency bugs. He is currently a member of the GemFire engineering team at Pivotal.

Dan Smith has been writing code ever since he typed in some BASIC from the back of a magazine in elementary school. For the last 10 years Dan has been working in distributed systems development. He's currently a Staff Engineer at Pivotal working on GemFire.