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IBM WebSphere eXtreme Scale 6 by Anthony Chaves

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Chapter 4. Database Integration

The previous chapters have been exclusively concerned with Websphere eXtreme Scale and its use as a cache and persistent data store. By using the partitioning and replication functions, which we'll look at in the next few chapters, we can build a production-worthy application with persistent, reliable, and durable data storage, without ever touching a disk. However, there are a few key features that data grids lack.

There are three compelling reasons to integrate with a database backend. First, reporting tools do not have good data grid integration. Using CrystalReports and other reporting tools, don't work with data grids right now. Loading data from a data grid into a data warehouse with existing tools isn't possible ...

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