The new low-latency cloud

It’s simple addition: Hazelcast IMDG + Kubernetes + Docker = Hazelcast Cloud

Sarah Schlothauer
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What do you get when you combine the trio made in heaven: Hazelcast IMDG, Kubernetes, and Docker? Hazelcast has announced the general release of Hazelcast Cloud. It offers simplified and instantaneous deployments at any scale. Its low-latency makes it a great choice for time-sensitive applications.

Back in 2017, the in-memory computing platform company Hazelcast made a big shift and joined the Eclipse Foundation. Now, a year and a half later, they’ve announced another big step: the general availability of Hazelcast Cloud.

When we spoke to CTO Greg Luck about Hazelcast in 2017, he said, “as a company we are fully committed to driving adoption of open standards, along with ensuring Java remains the premier enterprise software platform. Hazelcast was the first open source in-memory data grid, introduced in 2008 under an Apache 2 license.”

Time to look at the new innovation from this powerhouse of a platform that will save you time and headaches.

Cloud-based web services

Hazelcast Cloud combines three powerful technologies that you probably already know and love using: Hazelcast IMDG, Kubernetes, and Docker. The familiarity makes it easy to use and adopt right out of the box, without much new knowledge.

From the announcement blog:

Hazelcast IMDG provides users a low-latency, high throughput distributed data and caching layer, whereas Kubernetes provides dynamic orchestration and Docker provides containerization. Hazelcast brings these solutions together to transparently provide a serverless Hazelcast IMDG service for your cloud-native applications.

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One of the benefits of using this service is the hands-off approach. Users can feel safe knowing that they don’t need to update software themselves. Software will update without any downtime. Like similar services, it offers a pay what you use model, saving users money and molding to your particular use cases.

Feature-rich offerings

Before you go off and register, take a look at just some of the features and benefits.

  • Low-latency & memory based: As Hazelcast CEO Kelly Herrell says, “In the digital era, latency is the new downtime and microseconds matter.” Time-sensitive, critical applications will benefit.
  • Secure: Take advantage of all the security measures that Hazelcast uses and rest easy.
  • Scalable: Scale clusters from MBs to GBs.
  • No server knowledge? Worry not!: It’s all handled by the Hazelcast team.

Create your clusters

Want to set up your first cluster? Follow the steps in this doc. After you register, you can set up and run the client.

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For those interested in learning more, an upcoming free webinar will explain more about the new service. Join co-founder and CTO Enes Akar on April 4, 2019 to learn some important points. Topics covered include: enabling security, configuring maps, auto-scaling, persistence, and what the future of Hazelcast Cloud holds.

In the future, Hazelcast Cloud will supported several major cloud providers. The current roadmap includes expanding their scope to Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform. For now, current availabilities include the free and paid version for AWS.

Future higher availability options will also come soon as well as a dedicated infrastructure.

Sarah Schlothauer

Sarah Schlothauer

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Sarah Schlothauer is the editor for She received her Bachelor's degree from Monmouth University, West Long Branch, New Jersey. She currently lives in Frankfurt, Germany with her husband and cat where she enjoys reading, writing, and medieval reenactment. She is also the editor for Conditio Humana, an online magazine about ethics, AI, and technology.

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