SAN FRANCISCO--(Terracotta, a recognized leader in infrastructure software for enterprise Java scalability, today announced the purchase of privately-held Ehcache. Ehcache is by far the most widely-used Java caching solution in the world today, with enterprise production deployments numbering in the hundreds of thousands, including the vast majority of the Global 1000. Ehcache also ships as a component within many other Java products, including Hibernate ORM, Spring Framework, Alfresco CMS and Liferay portal.)--
“The acquisition by Terracotta of Ehcache, widely deployed in every geography, gives customers an expanded array of solutions for enterprise Java application performance and scalability limitations”
The ubiquitous, high-performance caching technology of Ehcache combined with the enterprise-proven fault-tolerance and data integrity features of Terracotta that are used by some of the world’s largest companies will give enterprises the data management tools they need to seamlessly scale their applications in flexible, cost-effective ways.
Enterprises are struggling with application scalability issues, and although cloud computing answers some of these challenges, the applications in the cloud are still coupled to a data layer that does not scale. The combination of Terracotta and Ehcache enables enterprises to simultaneously scale both their applications and data to realize the true value of cloud infrastructures.
"We are jointly deployed with Ehcache by more than half of our customers, so combining the two companies to offer seamless product integration made a lot of sense,” said Amit Pandey, CEO of Terracotta. “The combined team’s engineering prowess and ubiquitous market presence make Terracotta the clear leader in building next-generation distributed caches and other in-memory data management solutions that enterprises need to simplify application scale-out.”
“Ehcache’s proven deployment track record combined with the enterprise scalability of Terracotta creates a new caching powerhouse,” said Greg Luck of Ehcache. “Both the Ehcache and Terracotta communities will benefit. The Ehcache community will get accelerated development of new Ehcache features which will provide a comprehensive, standards-based caching solution for existing and upcoming performance challenges. Terracotta community members will have a seamless, single-vendor experience with easy access to a rich and robust caching solution that scales with their businesses.”
“The acquisition by Terracotta of Ehcache, widely deployed in every geography, gives customers an expanded array of solutions for enterprise Java application performance and scalability limitations,” said Anne MacFarland, director of information solutions at the Clipper Group, Inc. “As an integrated product set, they will be able to deliver scalable database alternatives that are needed to fully realize the promise of cloud computing.”
Terracotta is committed to maintaining the Ehcache community and plans to retain availability of Ehcache as an open source product under the Apache 2 license. Ehcache will remain available for download at its current location at http://ehcache.sourceforge.net, in the Maven central repository, as well as at its new home at http://ehcache.org. Planned integration of the products in the near term will focus on enabling Ehcache users to easily add enterprise availability, reliability and data integrity capabilities through the Terracotta Server Array.
To learn more, please join Terracotta for a webcast on Thursday August 20, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. US Pacific time, 4:00 p.m. US Eastern time to discuss the Terracotta and Ehcache combination. To register, please use the link below:
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.
Ehcache is a widely-used Java distributed cache for general purpose caching, Java EE and light-weight containers. It features memory and disk stores, replicate by copy, invalidate, listeners, cache loaders, cache extensions, cache exception handlers and a gzip caching servlet filter, as well as a cache server with RESTful and SOAP APIs.