Terracotta isn't going to let VMWare and GemStone steal all of the headlines this month. They've gone and released Ehcache 2.1, with a variety of new features, including enhanced support for Hibernate.
Significant new capabilities in Ehcache 2.1 include:
New Plug-in Enterprise Monitor for Ehcacheprovides real-time visibility into key performance metrics for the cache, enabling developers to optimize the performance of their applications. The plug-in is backwards compatible with previous editions of Ehcache and requires no code changes.
Expanded support for IBM WebSphereensures that WebSphere users can take advantage of all the features of Ehcache. In addition, Terracotta Web Sessions, a fully coherent, highly available and durable web session clustering solution, is now available for IBM WebSphere, adding to its support for Weblogic, Tomcat, JBoss and Jetty.
Configurable SLA parametersto ensure high performance and five-nines availability for mission critical applications. When typical operational problems occur, including disk failures, code deadlocks, network and database slowdowns and outages, Ehcache ensures that the application can respond to meet predetermined and stringent SLAs.
JTA supporthas been significantly improved; delivering enhanced transactional support for Hibernate.