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Memcached surpasses EhCache and Coherence in Java Job Demand

by Rick Hightower on  Sep 13, 2011 16

Around January 2011, Memcached became the number one caching solution based on Java developer job demand. Memcached expanded beyond its LAMP roots. InfoQ caught up with Dustin Sallings, the implementer of Spymemcached the leading Java Memcached client, to get his perspective on the rise of Memcached in the Java world.

Second Level Caching with Entity Framework

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Sep 07, 2011 1

Second Level Caching is one of the features that is not present out-of-the-box in Entity Framework. In an MSDN article “Second-Level Caching in the Entity Framework and AppFabric” Julie Lerman shows how to implement Second Level Caching with Entity Framework to take advantage of caching services like Microsoft AppFabric.

JSR-107, JCache: Alive and Going to be Part of Java EE 7

by Rick Hightower on  Aug 31, 2011 5

Distributed caching is the tip of the spear for performance, yet Java does not have a standard API. JSR-107 has gained some notoriety over the years because its old yet not done. Given the increased demand for caching, it seems JSR-107 will finally see the light of day, and be part of Java EE 7. InfoQ caught up with Greg Luck, JSR-107 specification and Ehcache lead developer to discuss.

Windows Server AppFabric adds Read-Through and Write-Behind Support

by Jonathan Allen on  Aug 11, 2011 2

The new Read-Through and Write-Behind support in AppFabric 1.1 allow developers to improve performance while at the same time reduce the complexity of their applications. This is done by moving the logic for reading from and writing to the database into the caching server itself. Other improvements include lazy-loading of session state information and support for ASP.NET output caching.

VMware vFabric SQLFire Is Both an SQL Distributed Cache and a Datastore

by Abel Avram on  Jun 18, 2011

VMware vFabric SQLFire is an in-memory distributed SQL-based cache which can work with a traditional database to persist data to disk.

The Future of Terracotta after Its Acquisition by Software AG

by Jeevak Kasarkod on  Jun 03, 2011

Software AG, one of the leaders in the SOA and BPM market acquired San Francisco based Terracotta that is behind prominent open source products such as EhCache, Big Memory and Quartz. Terracotta products fill in the application performance and scalability needs for cloud based offerings from Software AG. In this article, InfoQ talks to Ari Zilka regarding the future of this acquisition.

Oracle Coherence 3.7's Elastic Data Offers Transparent Overflow from Memory to Solid State Storage

by Charles Humble on  Apr 18, 2011 9

Oracle has today released version 3.7 of Coherence, its distributed in-memory data grid. The new product introduces a feature called Elastic Data. According to Cameron Purdy, Vice President of Development for the Coherence product, this allows near memory speed access to data, regardless of storage medium.

Attribute Based Caching for .NET

by David Cooksey on  Apr 06, 2011 1

Attribute Based Caching provides declarative method-level caching and cache invalidation for .NET applications. Attributes applied to a method specify how it should be cached with no additional code necessary.

Brisk - Unified Big-Data Platform for Low-Latency Applications and Hadoop/Hive Analytics

by Boris Lublinsky on  Mar 25, 2011

DataStax unveiled Brisk, a new distribution that enhances the Hadoop and Hive platform with scalable low-latency data capabilities. This results in a single platform that can act as the low-latency database for extremely high-volume web and real-time applications while providing tightly coupled Hadoop and Hive analytics.

GlassFish Server 3.1 Supports JavaEE 6 Web Profile & Full Platform, Clustering and High Availability

by Srini Penchikala on  Mar 22, 2011 4

The latest version of GlassFish application server supports JavaEE 6 Web Profile & Full Platform, improved OSGi support, clustering and high availability. Oracle recently released version 3.1 of commercial (Oracle GlassFish Server) and community (GlassFish Server Open Source Edition) versions of the server. New release also provides centralized administration and improved JDBC monitoring.

Hadoop Redesign for Upgrades and Other Programming Paradigms

by Ron Bodkin on  Feb 18, 2011

Yahoo recently announced and presented a redesign of the core map-reduce architecture for Hadoop to allow for easier upgrades, larger clusters, fast recovery, and to support programming paradigms in addition to Map-Reduce. The new design is quite similar to the open source Mesos cluster management project - both Yahoo and Mesos commented on the differences and opportunities.

NoSQL Shake-Up. Membase and CouchOne merge into Couchbase

by Michael Hunger on  Feb 10, 2011

The shape of the NoSQL landscape is changing. The first big market aggregation took place with the merger of Membase Inc. with CouchOne into Couchbase. InfoQ spoke with James Phillip and Damien Katz about the benefits of the merger and future products.

Making the Case for RAMClouds

by James Vastbinder on  Jan 04, 2011 1

Since early 2008, researchers and technologists alike have been tantalized by the possibility of using DRAM to scale high-performance storage using In Memory Data Grids, IMDG. How has the discussion progressed since that time?

Scalable System Design Patterns

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Dec 01, 2010 1

Ricky Ho revisited his three year old post on that question and realized that a lot had changed since then.

Ari Zilka on Ehcache BigMemory

by Srini Penchikala on  Nov 18, 2010 6

Ehcache BigMemory supports in-process off-heap cache to store large sets of data closer to the application. Terracotta last week announced the general availability of BigMemory module for Enterprise Ehcache product. InfoQ spoke with Ari Zilka about BigMemory features and its use cases.

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