Oracle today announced Oracle Coherence 3.5, the latest version of its grid computing software, designed to enable critical Web applications to access large data streams and handle heavy user loads.
“A commodity server may now support 100 GB or RAM in a single server,” Cameron Purdy, Oracle vice president of development, told InternetNews.com. “It doesn’t take that many servers to reach 1 TB.”
Oracle Coherence already had cluster capabilities, aggregating servers to deliver the power demanded by an e-commerce application handing hundreds of thousands of transactions or a banking application calculating total worldwide value at risk throughout the trading day.
Today, Oracle added a feature it calls “Guardian” that offers cluster-like capabilities for the individual process threads within a server.