SOURCE: GigaSpaces

December 07, 2007 09:00 ET

GigaSpaces' Nati Shalom and Shay Banon to Present at The Spring Experience 2007 Symposium

Both CTO and System Architect to Participate in Spring Presentations

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - December 7, 2007) -


Who:     Nati Shalom, founder and CTO of GigaSpaces,
         a leading provider of innovative infrastructure
         software solutions.

         Shay Banon, system architect at GigaSpaces,
         a leading provider of innovative infrastructure
         software solutions.

What:    The Spring Experience 2007 Symposium


         Thursday, December 13, 2007
         ---------------------------

         "Rapid Fire: A Framework for Testing Clustered Applications,"
         presented by Nati Shalom
         Time: 8:00 p.m. ET

         "Rapid Fire: The Compass Enterprise Search Engine Framework,"
         presented by Shay Banon
         Time: 8:00 p.m. ET


         Friday, December 14, 2007
         -------------------------

         "Scale-out Your Tier-Based Systems in Three Steps Using Spring,"
         presented by Nati Shalom
         Time: 12:45 p.m. ET

         "Birds of a Feather: Extreme Scalability," a panel discussion with
         Nati Shalom
         Time:  9:30 p.m. ET

Where:   Westin Diplomat
         3555 South Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL
         (954) 602-6000

GigaSpaces Technologies today announced that Nati Shalom and Shay Banon will present at The Spring Experience in Florida. As featured speakers, Shalom will be presenting on topics such as scaling-out with Spring, extreme scalability and testing Grid framework, while Banon will discuss Compass as an open source Java Search Engine framework.

Shalom's first presentation, "Rapid Fire: A Framework for testing Clustered Applications," will teach attendees about applying agile methodologies in the development of a high-end, low-latency, distributed infrastructure, by leveraging platforms such as the Spring Framework. In his second presentation, "Scale-out Your Tier-Based Systems in Three Steps Using Spring," Shalom will explain a three-step approach to the challenge of using Spring Framework in everyday environments.

Shalom will also participate in a panel discussion titled, "Birds of a Feather: Extreme Scalability." During this discussion, participants will speak about Extreme Scalability and its relation to Spring Framework.

As the founder of the Compass open source project, Banon will use his expertise to first review the main features of Compass, then explain how it can be used to add Google-like search capability to Spring's petclinic sample with almost no coding involved.

Shalom, evangelist of grid technology worldwide, is head of the Israeli Grid Consortium, and has won a gratitude award for his contribution and dedication. He also led the development of the first Reverse BID exchange in the Israeli Yellow Pages. Previously, he worked with IONA and was responsible for the penetration of their products and technology to most of the leading ISVs in Israel. Shalom is an experienced software engineer with a strong background in middleware and specifically CORBA and EJB. For the past ten years, Shalom has worked with leading software companies, such as ECI, Comverse, BMC, Elisra, Rafael and Amdocs.

Banon is the founder of the Compass open source project, a unique solution enabling search capabilities into any application model. He started working on mission critical real time C/C++ systems, later moving to Java. Within the Java world, Shay has worked on a propriety implementation of a distributed rule engine(RETE) server, typical Java based web projects, and messaging based projects within the financial industry.

Hosted by the No Fluff Just Stuff Java Symposium Series, The Spring Experience targets application developers, solution architects and project managers who develop business applications with Spring and the technologies Spring integrates with. The Symposium is designed to provide presentations and panel discussions from the major Spring contributors and authors in relation to the Spring Framework.

About GigaSpaces

GigaSpaces provides a single application software platform for application scalability and performance. GigaSpaces' unique approach enables developers to write their business logic as if writing to a single computer and then seamlessly scale out the application linearly anywhere, and on-demand. GigaSpaces customers include leaders in the financial services, telecommunications sectors and government institutions, including: Société Générale, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Dow Jones, Virgin Mobile, Nortel and Hutchison 3G, where the need for mission-critical high-performance, low-latency, reliability and scalability necessitates an alternative to traditional approaches. GigaSpaces was founded in 2000 and has offices worldwide.

For more information, please visit http://www.gigaspaces.com, or visit the company's blog at http://www.gigaspacesblog.com.