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Infinispan's GridFileSystem - An In-Memory Grid File System

Posted by Bela Ban and Manik Surtani on  Jun 25, 2010

GridFileSystem is a new, experimental API that exposes an Infinispan-backed data grid as a file system. In this article, authors discuss how GridFS is used to chunk up data and store it in a grid. 2

Extreme Transaction Processing Patterns: Write-behind Caching

Posted by Lan Vuong on  Dec 07, 2009

Lan Vuong shows the benefits of asychronous batch updates to the data base (the write-behind pattern), instead of synhronous write-through updates typical in web apps. 8

Implementing Master-Worker with Terracotta

Posted by James Heanly, Ben Teese on  Feb 05, 2008

A real world case study of a consultancy that distributed the load & increased scalability of its applications using open source Terracotta with the Master/Worker pattern. 3

Yahoo's Doug Cutting on MapReduce and the Future of Hadoop

Posted by Scott Delap on  Sep 12, 2007

In this special InfoQ interview, Hadoop project lead Doug Cutting discusses MapReduce, the benefits of open source, and the future direction of the project. 2

Using ETags to Reduce Bandwith & Workload with Spring & Hibernate

Posted by Gavin Terrill on  Jul 11, 2007

Gavin Terrill explains the humble "ETag Response Header", and how to integrate its use in a Spring and Hibernate based web app to improve application performance and scalability. 12

Interview: Frank Cohen on FastSOA

Posted by Stefan Tilkov on  Apr 05, 2007

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

Web Applications with Spring Web Flow and Terracotta for Spring

Posted by Jonas Bonér & Eugene Kuleshov on  Apr 03, 2007

Jonas Boner gives an overview of Spring Web Flow and Terracotta and shows how to cluster SWF with Terracotta. 2

Introduction to OpenTerracotta

Posted by Orion Letizi on  Feb 12, 2007

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

A Look at Common Performance Problems in Rails

Posted by Stefan Kaes on  Jun 13, 2006

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

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