NEW: Oracle Coherence 12.1.3
By dxfelcey on Jul 14, 2014
The latest version Coherence 12c (12.1.3) has just become available on OTN. This release introduces some significant new features, like support for Memcached clients and the new JCache/JSR107 Java Caching Standard. It also contains the new JVisualVM monitoring plug-in and has some cool optimisations.
Support for Memcached, through the Memcached Adaptor, now allows clients written in PHP, Ruby, Python and other technologies to directly access data in Coherence. It also enables Memcached clients to store larger entries than before and and store them resiliently.
The new JCache Adaptor provides support for the Java Caching API, JSR107, and comes hot on the heels of the standards ratification. JCache provides a vendor neutral mechanism for using caching in Java applications, and as you would expect the Coherence implementation is fully compliant with the standard for complete portability.
The Coherence JVisual VM plug-in provides real-time Coherence monitoring and now comes bundled with Coherence itself. It aggregates and visualises key metrics across a Coherence cluster, displaying them in graphs and tables that are easy to understand. It also provides the ability to export metrics and displays visual alerts when certain thresholds have been reached.
Finally, there is a wealth of optimisations and improvements, like asynchronous entry processors to make asynchronous processing easier and the deserialisation accelerator, for boosting query performance. You can find out more about these features in subsequent blog postings and the feature links above for YouTube feature screen casts. Further details about other new features in the 12.1.3 release of the Oracle Cloud Application Platform (CAF) can also be found here.