For my Apache Ignite research, I will be utilizing machines in the lab of my graduate school. The diagram below depicts the lab setup and the machines that I will be utilizing.
I am able to start up Apache Ignite on all of these machines. A nicety of Apache Ignite is that each instance automatically associates itself with the other instances. As I start an instance on each of these machines, the aggregate of all of the resources becomes the Data Grid.
Check out Cache Operations and Transactions
As shown in their example, I have installed the latest version of Netbeans and Maven. I have begun developing a caching application as shown the in video. More updates coming soon!