SAN FRANCISCO--(Terracotta, the leader in simple scalability for Java applications, today announced the immediate availability of Quartz EX, the clustered enterprise edition of the popular Quartz job scheduler, and Terracotta 3.2, a platform release that includes numerous performance and scalability enhancements. As the fastest Terracotta release yet, Terracotta 3.2 gives customers access to a seamless scalability continuum. With simple configuration changes, applications scale from a single server to many nodes, even in highly virtualized environments like private clouds.)--
“Couple these platform enhancements with the integrated Ehcache and Quartz products for distributed caching and job scheduling, and you have a very compelling solution for CIOs looking to make their applications ready for scale-out in highly virtualized environments.”
“No other job scheduler in the market today can match the robust high availability features of Quartz clustered with the Terracotta Server Array,” said Amit Pandey, chief executive officer of Terracotta. “As with our earlier purchase of Ehcache, the recent acquisition of Quartz was a defining moment for Terracotta because delivering the exact products that our customers need for reliable job scheduling is what really counts in the market.”
Capitalizing on the enhanced scalability and performance of Terracotta 3.2, the new Quartz EX is an easy-to-use enterprise edition of Quartz - the market leading open source Java job scheduler acquired by Terracotta in November. With this release, Quartz supports the new Terracotta Job Store which provides a high performance, scalable, and reliable way for IT departments to schedule jobs across multiple groups of servers. For Quartz users who are currently clustering using a relational database as the central job store, the Terracotta Job Store has many advantages. It provides an easy way to implement high availability, added performance, and scale-out, without the cost or administrative overhead of the relational database.
By switching to the Terracotta Job Store, organizations experience an instant database off-load because databases are burdened less by job scheduling needs and thus have more capacity available for other workloads. These are key capabilities in environments like private clouds which are characterized by heavy use of server virtualization to achieve operational elasticity.
The Quartz integration is available via the same simple mechanism used by Terracotta Ehcache. Switching from un-clustered Quartz to clustered Quartz requires basic configuration changes that direct Quartz to use a running instance of the Terracotta Server Array to provide clustering.
“Terracotta 3.2 delivers substantial improvements in performance and can handle significantly larger datasets. Many customers are seeing 30-50 percent throughput gains right out of the gate, with much more efficient memory and CPU utilization,” said Ari Zilka, CTO and co-founder of Terracotta. “Couple these platform enhancements with the integrated Ehcache and Quartz products for distributed caching and job scheduling, and you have a very compelling solution for CIOs looking to make their applications ready for scale-out in highly virtualized environments.”
Terracotta’s Quartz EX is available as a subscription. It includes an enterprise license, product updates, and 24 x 7 production support backed by a service level agreement (SLA).
Complete Quartz job scheduling functionality, and integration with Terracotta clustering, is also available in an open source product, Quartz 1.7.0. Download the latest version of Quartz today, and learn more about the Quartz EX subscription by visiting http://www.terracotta.org/quartz/.
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 http://www.terracottatech.com/. Terracotta's open source community is available at http://www.terracotta.org/.