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Virtualizing and Tuning Large-Scale Java Platforms by Emad Benjamin

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Chapter 5. Performance Studies

This chapter looks at several performance studies that showcase performance capabilities of Java platforms.

SQLFire versus RDBMS Performance Study

Several customers have asked what vFabric SQLFire can do for their custom Java applications and how they can modify the architecture of the application accordingly. These customers typically run custom Java applications against RDBMS that have reached the limits of scalability and response time with their current architecture. They want to make the change only if they are not too invasive.

To answer these questions fairly, a customer scenario was simulated with no specific assumptions about specialized tuning. This is essentially what a software engineer might attempt ...

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