Cloud-ready, scalable distributed data cache helps ease the load on database servers
Red Hat, a provider of open source offering, has launched JBoss Enterprise Data Grid 6, a cloud-ready, scalable distributed data cache, which can help ease the load on database servers, reduce response times in applications, and provide additional failure resilience.
The new JBoss Enterprise Data Grid 6 is based on the JBoss Community project, Infinispan, and will initially be available through an Early Access Program.
The new offering is based on some of the core concepts from NoSQL technologies including Amazon Dynamo, and combined with accepted enterprise architectures and design patterns, said the company.
In addition, the offering is designed to deliver resilient and transactional data access with the agility and economic benefits of cloud computing; and supports cloud-scale computing with concepts such as multi-tenancy, elasticity and distributed code execution.
Red Hat said that JBoss Enterprise Data Grid is part of its vision to redefine middleware and provide a comprehensive, open source distributed service fabric to help developers and organisations build, deploy and manage applications in the cloud.
Red Hat middleware business vice-president and general manager Craig Muzilla said data grids are an inherently scalable offering for increasing throughput, resilience, and lowering response times of the data tier.
"From clustering to vertical scaling and positioning, data grids present an opportunity for significant cost advantages over other data-scaling approaches," Muzilla said.