Wednesday Apr 27, 2011

Community documenting their GlassFish 3.1 experiences

Of course it's great to see so many GlassFish 3.1 blogs written by the engineers themselves but it's equally rewarding to read user blogs sharing their experience with the larger community. This time we have two fully documented blog entries on setting up a GlassFish cluster from Sven and using ActiveCache (Coherence\*Web) from Markus.

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Over on the "The JavaDude Weblog" Sven has a detailed step-by-step recipe for setting up a GlassFish 3.1 cluster. His approach uses VirtualBox-virtualized Ubuntu instances and combines a Web Admin Console and command-line approach using the SSH provisioning introduced in this release.

With the recent release of Coherence 3.7, Markus discusses how to install the software, package applications to use ActiveCache for GlassFish (Coherence\*Web integration), start Coherence data nodes, all in a short and sweet blog post.

The GlassFish team of course also appreciates simple yet we believe sincere VIP compliments, thanks James!

Thursday Apr 21, 2011

Coherence*Web now available for GlassFish 3.1

With the release of Coherence 3.7, Oracle's distributed in-memory data grid, Oracle GlassFish Server 3.1 is now fully functional with native Coherence\*Web integration (aka ActiveCache for GlassFish). No update to GlassFish is required.

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This feature provided as part of GlassFish Server Control (value adds for paying customers) offers virtually unlimited horizontal scaling without requiring any code change or archive processing since this integration is based on the Coherence\*Web SPI. Adam Leftik discusses this in greater details in his "Active Cache for GlassFish" screencasts: part 1, part 2.

Other enhancements to Coherence include a new Elastic Data capability, dynamic load balancing, automatic proxy discovery and F5 integration. Get your copy of Coherence 3.7 from http://www.oracle.com/goto/coherence.