Feb 232012
 

Historically writing correct concurrent, scalable and fault-tolerant applications has been very hard. Akka is an attempt to simplify writing concurrent, scalable and highly available software for the JVM. Akka has an API both for Scala and Java. Akka uses the Actor Model together with Software Transactional Memory (STM) to raise the abstraction level. For fault-tolerance it adopts the “Let it crash” model which help in building self healing always on systems.

The presentation walks through the Akka features for building a web scale system. We would look at a real world case study in which Inphina developed a web scale framework using Akka which is capable of processing 150 million streaming messages a day. We would discuss the architecture and key design decisions.
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Jan 122012
 

Scalability is a highly sensitive issue for most hosted applications. However if one follows the right architecture and other considerations from the beginning, you will have not to worry about this aspect later on. This session aims to cover some scalability and load distribution considerations we followed while developing application which had to scale to a million users.

This session on Scalability Considerations In Java was presented at 6th Annual IndicThreads.com Conference On Java, December 2011, Pune, India. Continue reading »

Nov 162011
 

The 6th Annual IndicThreads.com Conference On Java will be held on 2nd & 3rd December 2011 in Pune, India. Sessions at the conference discuss topics like JavaEE 6, PAAS, JavaEE 7, Java on the Cloud, Scala Collections, Scalability, Concurrent Java, Scala DSL, Gradle, REST Web Services with Google Protocol Buffers, Solr Search, JavaFX & Akka.
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Nov 162011
 

The 6th Annual IndicThreads.com Conference On Java will be held on 2nd & 3rd December 2011 in Pune, India. Sessions at the conference discuss topics like JavaEE 6, PAAS, JavaEE 7, Java on the Cloud, Scala Collections, Scalability, Concurrent Java, Scala DSL, Gradle, REST Web Services with Google Protocol Buffers, Solr Search, JavaFX & Akka.
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Feb 102010
 

Terracotta & Eucalyptus Systems have partnered to provide an open source solution that aims to maximizes data scalability and application performance in a private cloud environment. Enterprises adopting cloud architectures can face challenges related to the elastic provisioning of compute clouds on existing data center infrastructure and the inability of the data layer to scale at the same rate as the compute layer. Continue reading »

Aug 182009
 

Terracotta, a provider of infrastructure software for enterprise Java scalability, today announced the purchase of Ehcache. Ehcache is a widely-used Java caching solution, with enterprise production deployments numbering in the hundreds of thousands, including the vast majority of the Global 1000. Ehcache also ships as a component within many other Java products, including Hibernate ORM, Spring Framework, Alfresco CMS and Liferay portal. Continue reading »