GemStone Announces Real-Time Cache
October 23, 2002
GemStone Systems released GemFire Real-Time Performance 1.0, a shared-memory based cache designed to improve the performance and scalability of real-time business applications.
According to the company, GemFire integrates back-end data sources as a single system image, providing applications with a unified view of shared data at in-memory speeds. Data sharing across multiple Java virtual machines at the application level enables to reduce disk and network bottlenecks and increase performance while lowering operational costs.
The company claims GemFire Real-Time Performance 1.0 makes it easy for developers to bring the speed and scalability of shared memory to existing Java architectures without extensive recoding. Because GemFire presents shared memory capabilities in familiar Java forms, Java developers may be able to put it to work immediately instead of struggling with the primitive C-shared memory-libraries offered by most operating systems. Built-in monitoring facilities, automatic memory management, and background deadlock detection may decrease development and debugging costs, empowering developers to deliver enterprise performance on a departmental budget.
Business advantages of the GemFire Real-Time Performance 1.0 may include:
The GemFire Real-Time Performance 1.0 product is available now and supports Sun Solaris 2.8, Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 and Microsoft Windows 2000. Future versions of GemFire will support Linux.