Category Archives: Scalability

Scaling Enterprise Applications and all that jazz: Terracotta, GigaSpaces, and Azul

I like scaling and the architectures that attempt to solve those issues. Below I tried to bullet point 3 prominent players in this area, all solving scaling problems with different architectures at different levels. Terracotta 3.1 Clustering JVM using Network attached Memory Only the field-level changes are sent over the network Uses TCP to communicate within [...]
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Discovered Quercus

Scalability, security, pooling, long lived connections , container services in general are all aspects where Java has a lot to offer. PHP on the other side is good for fast development cycles with a low maintenance infrastructure, request response orientend with not so much support for long lived connections, caching etc. On one of my [...]
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Internet-scale Java Web Applications

I am currently working on 2 application architectures. One is a PHP Facebook app (IFrame) with Postgresql in the backend, the other is a Glassfish/Jersey/Toplink/PostgreSql stack. When reading the glowing web 2.0 tech stories in the news and sites like highscalability it seems like just about everyone requiring a “internet-scale” architecture is using MySQL, many [...]
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