Infinispan is an open source data grid platform that makes use of distributing state across nodes in a cluster. GridFileSystem is a new, experimental API that exposes an Infinispan-backed data grid as a file system. In this article, authors discuss distributed mode of Infinispan and how GridFS framework manages data caching by chunking up data using a new streaming API and storing them in a grid.
Lan Vuong shows how to optimize the performance of an application by leveraging the write-behind caching pattern which sends batch updates to the back-end database asynchronously within a user configurable interval of time, instead of doing sychronous write-through updates typical in web apps.
InfoQ had a chance to talk to Frank Cohen about his FastSOA methodology and architectural patterns. We have also published a one-chapter excerpt from his book on the topic. 6
Jonas Boner gives an overview of Spring Web Flow and Terracotta and shows how to cluster SWF with Terracotta. 2
Orion Letizi goes in-depth on OpenTerracotta, an open-source JVM-level clustering solution that can cluster single-jvm apps with no code changes. 10
Rails performance expert Dr. Stefan Kaes takes a look at the most common performance issues in your Rails applications and what to do about them. 13