New book from Wiley examines the power of grid computing


"Michael is one of the world experts in data grids applied to real business problems and in this book he provides extremely valuable information on the critical needs for good datagrids, as well as an excellent vision on grid computing in general…This insightful book should be read by any grid practitioner, enterprise developer, IT manager and business executive that wants to understand the huge impact of grid computing and distributed data management in the future of enterprise IT."

-Prof. Joan Masso, Founder and CEO GridSystems (

With technology budgets under increasing scrutiny and system architecture becoming more and more complex, organizations have been rethinking the way they manage and use technology. Current methods of connecting applications to dedicated hardware are no longer viable in today's competitive, bottom-line oriented environment. Grid computing enables organizations to apply the resources of many computers in a network to a single problem at the same time. This next evolution in distributed computing offers leverage of widely distributed architectures, as well as cost effectiveness, as users can obtain the most processing power per IT dollar.

Incorporating a strong business focus, "Distributed Data Management for Grid Computing" (Wiley; June 2005; $84.95; Cloth; 0-471-68719-7; examines Grid architecture, services, and practices, as well as data management issues and techniques. Enabling readers to understand the technical and business advantages of Grid computing, this resource explains why businesses should adopt Grid computing; addresses the fundamental concepts and programming techniques; demonstrates how to effectively apply the concepts and techniques to achieve specific objectives; and explores how to maximize the value of existing IT investments.

"Distributed Data Management for Grid Computing" Provides:

  • Comparison of various Grid-related products
  • Discussion of what applications can benefit the most from Grid
  • Real-world examples of organizations that are utilizing this technology

Enabling IT professionals, architects, and developers to initiate and implement successful Grid computing projects, "Distributed Data Management for Grid Computing" also equips business professionals with a better understanding of how Grid computing improves productivity and performance, what impact it can have on their organization's bottom line, and the technical foundations necessary to discuss Grid computing with their IT colleagues.

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Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 21 Feb 2009
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