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Hazelcast Expands Global Presence with New Office in Tokyo

Hazelcast Comms January 21, 2018

Launch event includes presentations from Microsoft, Payara, Azul Systems and Hazelcast

Palo Alto, Calif., January 21, 2018Hazelcast®, the leading open source in-memory data grid (IMDG) with tens of thousands of installed clusters and over 40 million server starts per month, today announced that it is opening a new office in Tokyo, Japan (Tokyo Big Sight – Ariake Frontier Building, Level 9, Ariake Frontier Building B, 3-7-26 Ariake Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0063, Phone +81 345864844 ), with Payara, the best open source platform for JavaEE and MicroProfile applications. To mark the opening of the new venture, Hazelcast and Payara will be hosting a launch event on January 30, 6:00PM – 10:30PM, at the Nakano SUNPLAZA.

The two organizations have a longstanding relationship and collaborated to create Payara Scales, a Hazelcast Enterprise add-on which provides Payara Support users with an enterprise level, open source Java caching solution which results in improved performance, resilience and scalability for large-scale e-commerce and Java EE application deployments.

With registration at 6PM, the agenda for the event is as follows:

6:15 – 6:45PM – Moving to MicroProfile and EE4J – Steve Millidge (Payara)
There are two major changes happening in the JavaEE world. MicroProfile an industry collaboration to define Microservices APIs on top of a subset of JavaEE and EE4J the migration of JavaEE from the JCP to the Eclipse Foundation. In this presentation Steve will give an update on the roadmap of both initiatives outlining their aims and objectives.

6:50 – 7:20PM – Payara Server on the Cloud – Kenji Hasunuma (Payara)
Payara Server 5 is coming with Microprofile 1.2 support and synched up with GlassFish 5 the JavaEE 8 reference implementation. Payara 5 includes a new domain data grid based on Hazelcast that provides out of the box cluster support for Cloud environments with zero configuration. In this talk, Kenji Hasunuma will demonstrate the creation of a fully scalable, high availability Payara 5 infrastructure on Microsoft Azure.

7:25 – 8:25PM – Introduction to Hazelcast Jet®, the new Fast Big Data Platform – Greg Luck (Hazelcast)
Jet is a new, Apache 2 licensed, DAG-based platform for stream and batch processing. In this talk, Greg Luck, Hazelcast CEO/CTO will introduce you to the architecture and provide coding examples. Jet can replace Spark and provide greater speed and much simpler deployment – it’s a 10MB Jar with no dependencies other than those you need for connectors, which you can easily embed into your application.

8:30 – 9:00PM – Microservice meets Payara on k8s with Istio on Azure – Yoshio Terada (Microsoft)
Recently Kubernetes has been attracting interest in terms of performing orchestration of Docker containers. In this session, we introduce a method for implementing microservice on Kubernetes using Payara/Hazelcast. The demonstration will introduce a new way of realizing a circuit breaker and deployment such as Blue Green/Canary, using service mesh technology called Istio. The presentation will also introduce the distributed tracing tool Zipkin, which shows the latency between service calls, and will also demonstrate real-time system monitoring using Grafana.

9:05 – 9:30PM – The Start of a New Future for Java – Simon Ritter (Azul)
JDK 9 has been released and at the same time a number of announcements have been made about how Java will be released and how updates will be made available through the OpenJDK. In this session, we’ll take a look at what those announcements are and how these changes will impact decisions about which versions of Java to use for deploying microservice-based applications in the cloud.

9:30 – 10:30PM – Networking, Food & Drinks

“Payara chose to partner with Hazelcast so we could bring the power of Hazelcast’s leading Data Grid technologies to Payara Server. With our partnership Payara Server utilises Hazelcast Enterprise’s cutting-edge WAN replication and High Density Memory Store capabilities for Web Session and JCache data. For our customers this means high availability, extreme performance and ultra-scalability for mission critical web applications,” said Steve Millidge, Payara Founder & Technical Director.

IMDGs are designed to provide high availability and scalability by distributing data across multiple machines. The rise of cloud, social media, and IoT has created demand for applications that need to be extremely fast and capable of processing millions of transactions per second. The Hazelcast IMDG® computing platform helps companies manage their data and distribute processing using in-memory storage and parallel execution for breakthrough application speed and scale. It is easy to work with and brings a highly resilient and elastic memory resource to applications and is also one of the most widely adopted open source solutions.