November 02, 2013

Gridwise turns 10, and rebrands.

Pawel Plaszczak, Prezes
Pawel Plaszczak

This Fall Gridwise turned 10. Over the past decade we learned a lot, and we helped many. We served clients and partners in 15 countries, contributed to the rise of Grid, Cloud, relational databases and warehouses, Business Intelligence, NoSQL, and Big Data. We served as workplace to many fantastic people.

In 2003, Gridwise was established simultaneously in Poland and the USA. We purchased the domain “” to signal our international presence. In those times, the domestic demand for our big data skills wasn’t strong in Poland. We were mainly serving the foreign markets. To many clients, our American presence was more important than the Polish one.

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April 08, 2013

GridwiseTech: 12-month summary, and 12-month plan

Dear Friends, Customers and Partners of GridwiseTech:

While the majority of GridwiseTech clients reside in Poland, our daily news are published in Polish through website, blog and facebook. In order to provide insight regarding our international clientele, we’ve prepared this post to sum up what happened in the last 12 months and what will happen soon.

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April 04, 2013

Press release: SME from Poland available to join EU projects

GridwiseTech, a SME (Small-medium enterprise) from Poland, is eager to cooperate with international academic consortia applying for European research funding. GridwiseTech is highly specialized service company focused on data management layer of IT systems. GridwiseTech’s professional services aims nontrivial issues related to large data and databases, with particular focus on:

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June 18, 2012

2nd GlobusEUROPE conference

The second GlobusEUROPE annual conference will be held on 17th September 2012 at Prague, Czech Republic.

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March 18, 2012

Invitation for EGCF Meeting on March 26

The European Globus Community Forum (EGCF) is following on the success of its first-ever annual meeting in 2011 by hosting its second forum meeting on March 26, 2012 during the European Grid Infrastructure Community Forum (EGI-CF).

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April 03, 2011

GridwiseTech named Oracle Partner of the Year 2011

On 15th March 2011, two hundred and fifty Oracle partners, experts, analyst and media representatives gathered at the annual Oracle Partnernetwork Satellite Day, organized by Oracle EMEA. During the event GridwiseTech has been named the Oracle Partner of the Year 2011. This annual title is awarded for exceptionally successful deployments of Oracle technology.

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September 02, 2010

Six guiding principles to Consolidate your IT

Over the last decade enterprises have invested heavily in IT systems to support their growing business needs. However, this has increased the complexity of system integration and forced companies to invest more heavily in ongoing  maintenance. Annually 65 –70% of the IT budget is allocated to cover these costs. Today, companies are revisiting their IT strategy and looking for ways to consolidate their IT in order to reclaim this investment, reduce maintenance and support future growth.

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May 31, 2010

Scalable federated security with Kerberos

In my last post, I outlined considerations that need to be taken into account when choosing between a centralized and federated security model. So, how do we implement the chosen model? Based on a real-world case study, I will outline a Kerberos architecture that enables cutting-edge collaborative research through federated sharing of resources. This is an extract from the full article which can be downloaded here.

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May 04, 2010

Business continuity with real-time data integration

Enterprises want to protect their data. As the appetite for data volumes grows, storage technology becomes a critical business asset on which business continuity relies. My recent survey in the medium-size enterprise segment shows the five dominant investment directions at the level of data management architecture: disaster recovery (DR), high availability (HA), backup, data processing performance and migration to more advanced databases.

This suggests that corporations generally have sufficiently structured data collections but are concerned with business continuity and continuous availability of data. What infrastructures can provide these assurances?

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April 19, 2010

The cost of High Availability (HA) with Oracle

What's the cost of downtime to your business?  $100,000 per hour, $1,000,000 or more? The recent volcanic ash that has grounded European flights is estimated to be costing the airlines $200M a day. In the IT world, High Availability (HA) architectures allow for disaster recovery as well as uninterrupted business continuity during system failure.

This post focuses on a customer’s backend, comprised of a business application stack supported by a dozen Oracle databases. They wish to equip this infrastructure with HA features and ensure that outages do not cost business. How do we address the challenge of pricing the complete solution, with hardware, software, services and annual support?

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