Hazelcast 3.3 Tops Charts in In-Memory Data Grid, Moves Into NoSQL

September 09, 2014 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
Palo Alto, CA - September 9, 2014 - Hazelcast today announced the release of Hazelcast 3.3 GA having risen to the #1 spot in the In-Memory Data Grid market according to industry popularity measures.

#1 In-Memory Data Grid - As adoption of Hazelcast version 3.3 increases, Hazelcast by all measures has secured the #1 spot for Open Source In-Memory Data Grids (IMDG). In fact, according to the DB Engines Ranking, Hazelcast is the #1 In-Memory Data Grid of any kind, open source or commercial.

Hazelcast now has the highest rank on the DB Engines Ranking among all IMDG players including both proprietary and open source solutions. http://db-engines.com/en/ranking

DB Engines Rankings shown below:
#44 Hazelcast
#57 Oracle Coherence
#64 Pivotal Gemfire
#78 Infinispan
#109 GridGain

A similar search on Google Trends shows Hazelcast rising above all of the above competitors in the space in terms of Google Search frequency. http://www.google.com/trends/explore#q=hazelcast

Most Vibrant Open Source Community
Comparing against other open source IMDG projects turns up the following results

Hazelcast is the most active open source IMDG project on openhub including the following statistics from openhub (link below) https://www.openhub.net/p/compare?project_0=hazelcast&project_1=Infinispan&project_2=GridGain

  • Most all-time contributors at 107
  • Most all time commits at 10,665
  • Most contributors in past 12 months at 73
  • Most commits in past 12 months at 5814

  • Hazelcast prides itself on being compact and modern, so having a larger and older code base is not seen as an advantage at Hazelcast.

    Dominating IMDG, beginning to rank in NoSQL
    Interestingly, Hazelcast has begun attaining serious ranking among NoSQL key value stores including achieving a #4 position in the InfoQ research on NoSQL database adoption alongside Redis, Cassandra and MongoDB. http://www.infoq.com/research/nosql-databases

    Reinforcing this ranking, another study, the JRebel Labs Java Tools and Technologies Landscape for 2014 shows the exact same ranking with Hazelcast again at #4 among "Primary NoSQL Technology" behind the same three technologies, MongoDB, Cassandra and Redis. http://zeroturnaround.com/rebellabs/java-tools-and-technologies-landscape-for-2014/13/

    "Hazelcast is both the leading open source IMDG and the up-and-coming NoSQL key value store." said Talip Ozturk, founder and CTO of Hazelcast "This is because developers love to get instant cloud-scale elastic in-memory computing through a small, open source, easy to use, pluggable library."

    Hazelcast Upgrade Now
    With the release of Hazelcast 3.3GA, Hazelcast Inc. is offering an upgrade support and consulting package targeted at users who are still using Hazelcast version 2.x and below, and any version of Oracle Coherence.

    "Hazelcast 3.3GA offers unprecedented levels of stability and predictability" said Greg Luck, CEO of Hazelcast. "Users of Hazelcast 2.x or Oracle Coherence should get in touch with us to go through a guided migration of their production instances."

    About Hazelcast
    Hazelcast (www.hazelcast.com) develops, distributes and supports the leading open source in-memory data grid. The product, also called Hazelcast, is a free open source download under the Apache license that any developer can include in minutes to enable them to build elegantly simple mission-critical, transactional, and terascale in-memory applications. The company provides commercially licensed Enterprise editions, Hazelcast Management Console and professional open source training, development support and deployment support. The company is privately held and headquartered in Palo Alto, California.

    Keywords: Hazelcast, In-memory data grid, Document Database, Object Database, In-memory Database, computing, big data, NoSQL, grid computing, Apache License, Open Source, Oracle Coherence, Pivotal Gemfire, Software AG Terracotta, MongoDB, Apache Cassandra, Couchbase, Redis

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