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Coherence 3.7 Data Grid Gets Dynamic Load Balancing, Automatic Proxy Discovery

Oracle has released the latest version of its distributed in-memory data grid product, Oracle Coherence 3.7. Coherence is designed to improve the scalability, reliability, and performance of applications by storing data in memory, rather than requiring applications to access a disk constantly. This version of Coherence introduces the new Elastic Data feature, which enables organizations to use both memory and disk-based devices for data grid storage, providing significantly increased capacity, while still providing near memory speed access to data.

This version of Coherence also introduces dynamic load balancing and automatic proxy discovery for Coherence*Extend, integration with F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager and SSL Acceleration technologies, and native integration with Oracle GlassFish Server. Oracle Coherence 3.7 is a component of Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g and is also part of Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud.

Oracle Coherence is available in three flavors: Grid Edition, Enterprise Edition, and Standard Edition.

Grid Edition is suitable for large-scale systems and provides distributed data caching and user session management for Java, JavaEE, C++, and .NET applications.

Enterprise Edition works with Java applications and is ideal for data-intensive transaction processing or analytical applications.

Standard Edition is suitable for midsize deployments. It provides a plugin-distributed cache for numerous application servers, Java SE-based applications, and applications using frameworks like Hibernate, TopLink, and Spring.

Key features of Oracle Coherence 3.7 include:

  • Linear and dynamic application scalability;
  • Improved service levels;
  • Automated, dynamic data partitioning;
  • Combined distributed data and grid computing power to enable extreme transaction processing (XTP);
  • Acceleration of Web applications running on Oracle WebLogic Server; and
  • Support for Java, .NET, and C++.

Oracle Coherence 3.7 is available now. Further information can be found here.

About the Author

Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at leilameyer@gmail.com.

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