Wednesday Mar 04, 2015

Coherence is in the Cloud as Part of Java Cloud Service

This entry is reposted from the new cloud-focused blog at Oracle, "The Cloud Front."


Today we are excited to announce a major product innovation - Oracle Coherence is now available as a feature of the Java Cloud Service (JCS). Effective immediately, users of JCS can use our cloud tooling to optionally set up Coherence within JCS.

Flexibility is a key part of the solution. You can either select an initial capacity for the Coherence data tier:

Or use the "Advanced" option to have full control over the number of virtual machines you want for Coherence, the number of managed Coherence servers per virtual machine, and the heap size of each managed server: 

The WebLogic Management Framework is used under the covers allowing you, the user to develop, deploy, manage and monitor your applications via Managed Coherence Servers.

Because the same cloud tooling creates both WebLogic and Coherence, the experience of using the two together in our cloud is a fully integrated and seamless service. As is standard with JCS, you can patch Coherence as you please in an automated rolling fashion. Backups and restores are fully coordinated with the rest of the stack.

Common reasons for using Coherence with JCS:

  • Offload and protect shared cloud services and databases
  • Deliver real-time data to cloud applications
  • Provide transparency and high availability in the cloud's data grid tier

When running a WebLogic 12.1.3+ environment in the Java Cloud Service you have access to all the Coherence cloud tooling. For Java Cloud Service Enterprise Edition 11g with Coherence, you can manually create your own Coherence cluster.

Over the coming year, we plan to release a number of Coherence-related data grid and caching services. Stay tuned for more details. 

For more information:

Wednesday Sep 04, 2013

Join Emerson Network Power at OpenWorld discuss Coherence for Real Time Data Processing

Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri, is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2012 were $24.4 billion. Emerson Network Power delivers software, hardware and services that maximize availability, capacity and efficiency for data centers, healthcare, and industrial facilities. A trusted industry leader in smart infrastructure technologies, Emerson Network Power provides innovative data center infrastructure management solutions that bridge the gap between IT and facility management and deliver efficiency and uncompromised availability regardless of capacity demands. Emerson Network Power’s acquisition of Avocent a few years back led to significant growth of the company’s product portfolio and customer base. The acquisition also provided a unique challenge for Emerson, as many of the newly acquired products were built on open source software and were difficult to develop, deploy and manage. Another big issue was integrating all these point-solution products into an integrated suite. In addition, there were scalability and performance concerns. Oracle Fusion Middleware provided Emerson with a more reliable, scalable and integrated infrastructure.

As the data center infrastructure management (DCIM) market matures over the next few years, Emerson believes that customers will need a lot more functionality than they currently realize. Moving forward, customers will need the ability to analyze data, create insights and develop predictive capabilities across the entire infrastructure in real-time. A single, open platform that incorporates hardware and software to meet current and future customer needs in an effective and efficient manner was a major requirement. The most critical customer needs are data scalability, availability and high performance in processing of the real-time data. The Trellis platform represents a groundbreaking DCIM innovation from Emerson Network Power – one that mitigates IT risk while increasing operational  efficiency. Come join Emerson in this session to hear about how this customer leverages Oracle technologies such as Coherence, ADF, CEP, EJB and TopLink and how the Oracle Coherence solution is implemented to satisfy the scalability and high performance of real-time data processing. Also, don’t miss other Cloud Application Foundation Innovators. You can join this session whether you are an OpenWorld attendee or not.

Monday Jul 15, 2013

Fresh Resource: Solving Data Management and Scalability Challenges with Coherence

Hot off the presses, we have a new, highly-informative whitepaper for you!

Today's mobile, cloud and social demands are increasingly putting your infrastructure in a vice-grip. If you throw in the growth of the "internet of things," you get even more nervous about how you're going to handle the onslaught of data and processing needs. Sound familiar?

Oracle Coherence 12c allows you to cache and process data in real time.

In this whitepaper, you'll discover how Oracle Coherence 12c is helping you meet the challenges you face, including:

  • caching and processing data in real-time
  • offloading back-end infrastructure and shared services
  • managing applications with native, intuitive cloud management
  • much more!
An excerpt:
...For many applications, the pertinent data resides in the database or a backend operational data store, often on a mainframe computer that was never intended to handle the increased demand it is now tasked with. One of the leading problems is shared services overloading business infrastructures, creating latency issues, unpredictable outages and poor customer experiences. Further, these back-end services cannot scale easily and cost effectively as the business grows and buying patterns change. All of these issues can lead to a poor user experience and subsequent loss of business...


Also, don't forget to join us for our Coherence 12c launch event later this month:
July 31st
10am, Pacific Time


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