Red Hat Builds In-Memory Data Grid 6 for Java
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For the last several years, Red Hat's JBoss division has been building the open source Infinispan in-memory database for Java. Now at long last Red Hat is debuting a beta of the commercially supported version of Infinispan, called JBoss Data Grid 6.
Jason Andersen, Director Middleware Product Line Management at Red Hat explained to InternetNews.com that the starting point for people to consider the Data Grid is when they have a performance or latency issue with their Java apps. The Data Grid is a key-value store that is embedded in-memory, providing a performance boost to disk bound applications.
"Data Grid is a distributed grid of generally smaller nodes that are connected together that an application can call upon and leverage," Andersen said. "They can use the Data Grid as the source of data, in other use cases it can be used as a layer between the database on the backend and the front end of application."