This chapter presents best practices for delivering and troubleshooting scalable high-performance systems. It is organized into three major sections:
System Performance, a discussion of core principles and strategies for scalable Java EE systems
Performance Best Practices, a collection of important design patterns and best practices that affect performance and scalability
Troubleshooting Performance Problems, a set of steps and techniques you can use to improve performance and solve scalability issues for your system
This chapter discusses design considerations and best practices we use while delivering scalable systems for numerous BEA and Oracle customers. Information presented in this chapter represents the experience gathered while designing, prototyping, building, and benchmarking distributed systems over the past twelve years. We have had the opportunity to work with very bright architects on many of the largest and most demanding systems deployed using BEA and Oracle software.
This chapter cannot cover all aspects of Java EE performance, which could be the topic of its own book. We instead provide a number of key best practices and troubleshooting tips to help you achieve your performance goals. If you want more information about performance tuning, we suggest looking at some of the existing books and web sites on performance tuning and testing. In our experience, there is no one book that will tell you everything you need to ...