Friday, September 11, 2009

Sept 2009 Meeting - Building Scalable Applications with Oracle Coherence

For our September 2009 meeting, scheduled for Tuesday 29, we will explore web application scaling using Oracle Coherence, a leading in-memory data grid product. Our speaker, Aleksandar Seović, a Coherence contributor and author, will discuss the performance and scalability issues in-memory data grids are intended to solve, and how they can be solved using Coherence.

-= Presentation =-

Building scalable applications that perform well and are highly available is not an easy task.

In this session we will discuss why scaling conventional web architectures is difficult, and show how in-memory data grids such as Oracle Coherence can make our jobs easier by bringing data closer to the application and allowing us to process it in parallel within the data grid.

We will cover various cache topologies Coherence offers and when each of them should be used. We will then talk about many different ways of parallel execution that Coherence enables, from distributed queries and aggregations, to entry processors and clustered Work Manager implementation.

In-memory data grids in general, and Coherence in particular, are a very exciting technology. If you are new to them, you will likely leave the meeting eager to learn more. However, even if you already have some experience with them, you will likely learn a lot during the presentation, and any Coherence-related questions you might have are more than welcome.

-= Speaker Bio =-
Aleksandar Seović is a founder and Managing Director at S4HC, Inc., where he has worked in the architect role on both .NET and Java projects and has lead development effort on a number of engagements for Fortune 500 corporations, mostly in pharmaceutical and financial services industry.

Aleksandar lead implementation of Oracle Coherence for .NET, a client library that allows applications written in any .NET language to access data and services provided by Oracle Coherence data grid, and was one of the key people involved in the design and implementation of Portable Object Format (POF), a platform-independent object serialization format that allows seamless interoperability of Coherence-based Java, .NET and C++ applications.

Aleksandar is author of “Building Scalable Applications with Oracle Coherence” (Packt Publishing, 2009) and Oracle ACE Director for Fusion Middleware. He frequently speaks about and evangelizes Coherence at industry conferences, Java and .NET user group events, and Coherence SIGs.

He can be reached at aleks@s4hc.com

-= Meeting Info =-
Speaker: Aleksandar Seović
Organization: S4HC, Inc
Date: Tuesday, 09/29/09
Networking: 6:30 pm
Presentation: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

If you plan to attend, arrive early as main door locks at 7.00 pm.  An RSVP email will be sent later from tampa.jug at gmail.com [check spam filter]. Be sure to respond so we can plan accordingly.  There will be food and plenty of prizes and giveaways.

-= Location =-
GCA Technologies Solution
4919 Memorial Hwy. Suite 150
Tampa, FL 33634
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