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Virtualizing and Tuning Large-Scale Java Platforms by Emad Benjamin

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Chapter 1. Introduction to Large-Scale Java Platforms

This chapter defines three categories of large-scale Java platforms.

Category 1: Large number of Java Virtual Machines (JVMs) (100s-1000s of JVMs)

Category 2: Smaller number of JVMs with large heap sizes

Category 3: A combination of category 1 consuming data from category 2.

In addition, the chapter discusses various trends and outlines technical considerations to help you understand the range of technical issues associated with designing large-scale Java platforms.

Large-Scale Java Platform Categories

Based on field interactions with customers, large-scale Java platforms typically fall into three main categories, as follows:

Category 1: This category is distinguished by its large ...

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