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Virtualizing and Tuning Large-Scale Java Platforms by Emad Benjamin

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Chapter 4. Modern Scalable Data Platforms

There are many ways to modernize application architecture, the key trends are modernizing application architecture around the flexibility offered by the Spring framework, and the other modernization trend is that of modernizing data. NOTE: in this chapter we focus on data modernization, as application modernization of moving Legacy EJB applications to Spring framework is fairly well covered by other books.

Within data modernization, no doubt there many different approaches to modernize data. However, in this chapter the main focus will be the vastly increasing trend of using horizontally scalable in memory databases to improve scalability and response times. VMware vFabric SQLFire is used here to illustrate ...

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