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Distributed Caching Platforms Are Enabling Technology for Twenty-First Century Computing

Published: 06 April 2009

ID: G00166435

Analyst(s): Massimo Pezzini


Distributed caching platforms reduce the running cost of data-intensive applications, boost scalability and performance, and enable extreme transaction processing and cloud computing. DCPs remain leading-edge technology, but mass adoption will come from bundling into multiple software products.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • DCPs: What They Are and Aren't, and How They Work
  • DCP Features
    • Distributed Topology
    • Eventing and Querying
    • Data Object Management
    • Distributed Processing Functionality
  • When Users Should Consider DCPs
    • Improving Scalability and Reducing Costs Through Database, Web and Transaction Caching
    • Enabling High-Performance, Loosely Coupled Interapplication Communication
    • As Alternative Platform Middleware for XTP Requirements
    • Taking Advantage of Public Clouds
    • Leveraging CEP
    • Enabling HPC
  • The DCP Market: Small, Crowded and Growing Rapidly

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