SOURCE: GigaSpaces

March 18, 2008 09:00 ET

New Design for GigaSpaces Wiki Documentation Wins Silicon Valley Technical Communications (STC) Award of Excellence

GigaSpaces' White Paper "The Scalability Revolution" Also Wins Award in STC California and Silicon Valley Technical Communications Competition

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 18, 2008) - GigaSpaces Technologies today announced that its Wiki Documentation Portal (available at has won a prestigious professional accolade, the Award of Excellence in the Society for Technical Communications (STC) California and Silicon Valley Technical Communication Competition. Other winners of this year's award were Apple, Palm and Cisco Systems.

In the same competition, GigaSpaces also won the Award of Merit for its white paper "The Scalability Revolution" (available at, written by Chief Technology Officer, Nati Shalom, which explains why GigaSpaces' Space-Based Architecture (SBA) is the most cost-effective way to achieve linear scalability with minimal complexity in distributed applications.

This is the second year in a row GigaSpaces is recognized for its innovative wiki documentation, having won the coveted Merit Award in the 2007 STC Trans-European Technical Communications Competition.

On the heels of that award, GigaSpaces launched an ambitious project to further enhance the developer experience: a major redesign of the Wiki Documentation Portal, including a new homepage, navigation scheme and information architecture. The project team -- Gilad David Maayan, Michael Mitrani, Limor Maayan and Shlomo Pariente Cohen -- came up with an interactive map of the GigaSpaces product, which guides developers through GigaSpaces' virtualized middleware stack. It was this innovative approach that impressed STC judges and landed GigaSpaces the award.

The GigaSpaces Wiki Documentation Portal offers up-to-the-minute documentation and dynamically updated content, which provides immeasurable value for GigaSpaces customers and the developer community at large. The portal represents a unique collaborative effort between GigaSpaces' technical writers and highly knowledgeable development and product experts, who work together to provide enriched documentation.

"GigaSpaces is constantly working to provide an enriched developer experience, not only for our customers, but for anyone interested in the next generation of application server technology," said Geva Perry, chief marketing officer at GigaSpaces. "This outstanding achievement makes it even easier to make the transition to the new, virtualized middleware stack."

About The Society for Technical Communication

An international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the arts and sciences of technical communications, the STC's 18,000 members include technical writers and editors, content developers, documentation specialists, technical illustrators, instructional designers, academics, information architects, usability and human factors professionals and translators.

About GigaSpaces

GigaSpaces Technologies is a leading provider of a scale-out application server for Java, .Net and C++ environments. The GigaSpaces middleware is a single product that handles data, business logic and messaging -- and utilizes industry-standard APIs and an open source stack to provide a complete application infrastructure solution. With GigaSpaces, applications can be easily built for scalability, reliability and high-performance in distributed environments, such as SOA, clusters, grids and cloud computing.

GigaSpaces' customers include leading organizations in financial services, telecommunications, manufacturing and the Internet, where the need for mission-critical high-performance, reliability and scalability necessitates an alternative to traditional approaches. GigaSpaces was founded in 2000 and has offices worldwide. For more information visit: