Terracotta announced the availability of Ehcache 2.0 as well as upgrades to its Web sessions clustering product. Ehcache 2.0, is an open source product. It is said to deliver enterprise-class capabilities without requiring application changes. This release brings instant scale to Java applications.
For any organization using or considering Ehcache to support its application, this release provides a number of new features that simplify development effort, testing and scale-out, such as an express mode that easily clusters application data via configuration changes, whether it is in Hibernate, a distributed cache, or session objects. Other enhancements in this release include a series of enterprise features that better integrate Ehcache with the database, such as JTA for transactions, and data write-behind to increase performance while avoiding database bottlenecks.
Ehcache provides a simple caching API for building high-performance data caches, and serves as a plug-in cache for Hibernate, the object/relational persistence and query service. The Ehcache 2.0 enhancements will further entrench it as the de facto caching industry standard for maximizing application throughput and performance and eliminating database bottlenecks.
Meanwhile, Terracotta Web Sessions provides fully-coherent, highly available and durable Web session clustering that is easier to use for a broader range of application stacks.
ificantly expanded share of the development community."
Ehcache 2.0 and Terracotta Express Web Sessions are available for download at http://www.terracotta.org.