Adobe ConnectNow is a free web conferencing and collaboration software. It's built on the Adobe Flash Collaboration Service (AFCS). For the Java server-side component of AFCS, Adobe integrated ConnectNow application with Terracotta software to take advantage of Terracotta's shared application memory store to address scalability of the web application.
The latest version of Terracotta, an open source Java clustering framework, supports GlassFish, Spring 2.5 and new features like Automated High Availability Mode, Improved Distributed Garbage Collector (DGC) Performance and Visibility, and Cluster-Wide Runtime Statistics. Terracotta development team announced last week the availability of Terracotta 2.7 version.
Greg Luck provides an overview of alternate deployment configurations for a 1 terabyte cache based on EhCache Server.
Terracotta integration with Sun Microsystem's VisualVM tool offers JVM and cluster-wide visualization. Terracotta announced last week its integration with Sun's VisualVM technology which gives Java developers and web administrators visualization and analysis capabilities to assist in tuning and troubleshooting of Java applications using the Terracotta management console.
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.
The latest version of Terracotta, an open source JVM clustering framework, includes new features like cluster visualization tools and official support for Tomcat 6 platform. Terracotta team announced on Monday, the general availability of version 2.6 of the product which also includes performance improvements in several common use-cases.
Mark Turansky detailed his implementation of a message bus architecture using Terracotta and Java 5. Instead of using an MQ or JMS based deployment, Mark took advantage of the Terracotta architecture to create his POJO message bus. This allowed for a clean, simple, and inexpensive infrastructure solution to his message needs.
In this case study, Shine Technologies explained how they used Terracotta and the Master Worker pattern to process large volumes of electricity usage data weekly and generate reports with detailed reconciliation & discrepancy highlighting for their customers.
Ari Zilka, co-founder and CTO of Terracotta, spoke with InfoQ about the capabilities of Terracotta, the use cases it supports, and the rationale and impact of taking Terracotta to an open source model.
As reported on InfoQ, the VC-backed Terracotta went open source at the end of 2006, since then things have taken off. InfoQ spoke to Ari Zilka about the transition to open source and new features in the recently released version 2.4.
Investment banks have often set trends or offer the rest of us a glimpse into the future of our IT infrastructure. Today banks are investing heavily into grid technologies as they continue in their battle for profits. In this article, John Davies shares his experiences on technologies used in finance and why Grid technologies are becoming a new mainstream for high volume, low latency systems.
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.
Open Terracotta is an open-source, highly scalable, JVM-level clustering solution. As well as being a drop-in replacement for Tomcat Clustering, it can transparently cluster POJOs and Spring beans. This presentation will be an in-depth case study of a small mobile application built using Terracotta clustering.
Terracotta's Jonas Bonér recently detailed how he and Geert Bevin (who was recently hired by Terracotta) clustered the RIFE web application framework. The article provides valuable insight into RIFE's continuations implementation as well as some of the challenges in clustering a non-trivial application like RIFE.