Oracle shocked the Java world this week by announcing the dismissal of some of their top Java evangelists including Cameron Purdy and Simon Ritter.
Oracle has released Cloud Application Foundation (CAF) 12c, an integrated middleware platform that works on both traditional data centers and cloud environments. It is a combination of WebLogic Server for Java EE, Coherence in-memory data grid, Tuxedo for C/C++/COBOL, Oracle Virtual Assembly Builder for configuration and deployment, and Oracle Traffic Director for load balancing.
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.
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.
Terracotta, unique for providing JVM-level "pojo clustering", has bought the nearly ubiquitous Ehcache. The combined entity likely has the largest install footprint of all Java caching products. InfoQ spoke to Terractta CEO Amit Pandey and Ehcache founder Greg Luck.
Oracle has released Coherence 3.5 with support for tera-scale data grids and a service guardian promoting enhanced cluster health and stability.
The Compass project, an open source project based on Lucene which aims to simplify the integration of search into Java applications, recently released version 2.0. InfoQ spoke with Compass founder Shay Banon to learn more about this release and about what Compass provides to the Java community.
GigaSpaces recently released version 6.0 of it's eXtreme Application Platform (XAP), which is an infrastructure software platform that provides scaling out of applications in distributed environments. InfoQ spoke with Geva Perry and Nati Shalom of GigaSpaces to learn more about this release and the changes that have occurred in this version.
Oracle has released Coherence 3.3 a Java grid computing and data clustering solution. InfoQ caught up with Tangosol founder Cameron Purdy who is now a Vice President of Development at Oracle to discuss the acquisition and the upcoming release.
Gemstone last month released its Gemfire distributed data cache offering with native C++ and .NET cache clients. Tangosol last week also released Coherence for .NET which provides a native C# client to access data in Coherences' data grid. Both companies have Java-based distributed cache solutions with .NET support, frequently used by projects with .NET client front-ends with Java backends.
Cameron Purdy presents on improving performance and scalability of applications through the use of caching to reduce load on the database teir and & clustered caching to provide transparent fail-over by reliably sharing live data among clustered JVMs.
Tangosol has announced Coherence Data Grid for Spring which simplifies integration between Spring and the Coherence Data Grid. Coherence Data Grid for Spring will feature a new type of Spring component, the Spring Data Grid Bean. Spring Beans may be automatically and transparently managed in highly available data grids built on top of Coherence.
Tangosol, Inc. is releasing version 3.2 of the Coherence Data Grid Solution Set in October. Coherence provides data replication, partitioning, caching, and grid computing functionality across a cluster of computers. This release adds three new data client options and such features as enhanced TCP/IP support, Websphere 6.0 support and interoperability for .NET and C++.