New Terracotta 3.0 Server Drives Dramatic Throughput Gains While Lowering Database Costs
New Version Drives Massive Scalability with Significantly Less Tuning, Resulting in Considerable Development and Database License Savings
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Terracotta, a recognized leader in infrastructure software for enterprise Java scalability, today announced the availability of Terracotta 3.0, a significant upgrade that delivers 300% increase in throughput and reduces database load by up to 60% for even the largest applications. These results are based on use within mission-critical customer applications, where Terracotta delivered mainframe-class transaction volumes with only a few commodity servers. This latest release is a major step forward for the industry addressing the common cost and performance concerns with trying to support Java applications with a traditional relational database. Terracotta 3.0 is available immediately for download at www.terracotta.org.
“Terracotta version 3.0 offers the Java community a well-balanced set of new features in both free open source and paid offerings”
By reducing development time, the amount of hardware and number of databases required to support Java infrastructure, Terracotta significantly lowers the operational and capital costs required to support applications where reliability and scalability are key concerns, including those built with popular open source frameworks like Spring and Hibernate. Designed from the start as a high-performance in-memory data management solution, Terracotta can lower costs while providing the performance of local memory with the high availability expected of databases. By managing frequently-accessed data in Terracotta, customers no longer need to provision databases for peak load, and as a result can drive large cost savings for their organizations while delivering a higher quality of service to their end users.
With this release, Terracotta is building on its experience gained through the widespread adoption of Terracotta in a wide array of markets such as travel, online gaming, financial services and social networking where smart data management is critical in providing high quality of service. Terracotta 3.0 enables its customers to protect their investment in database infrastructure by empowering them to make informed, intelligent decisions on whether information should be placed in a database or managed instead within Terracotta.
“Terracotta version 3.0 offers the Java community a well-balanced set of new features in both free open source and paid offerings,” said Anne MacFarland, director of Information Solutions at the Clipper Group, Inc. “These enhancements move Terracotta beyond providing application high availability to providing performance optimization. They support better transaction rates at high scale and also alleviate the barrage of hits that can overload relational databases."
New capabilities within Terracotta version 3.0 include:
“The capabilities in Terracotta 3.0 are a huge step toward creating a memory-speed data management solution that is in many ways superior to the relational database for many types of data,” said Ari Zilka, CTO and co-founder of Terracotta. “While the database has its place, especially for historical records and reporting, in many cases managing application data and transactions in-memory, in object form, is an approach that boosts performance, eases scalability hurdles and lowers costs, with no sacrifice in reliability.”
About Terracotta, Inc.
Terracotta is infrastructure software that provides affordable and scalable high availability for Java applications. Companies use Terracotta to offload work from databases and application servers and to reduce their development efforts. Founded in 2003, Terracotta, Inc. is a private firm headquartered in San Francisco. More information is available at www.terracottatech.com. Terracotta’s open source community is available at www.terracotta.org.