So, GigaSpaces released XAP 8 on January 31st. They asked TheServerSide to run the standard press release, and I do believe the release was mentioned in the newsfeed at some point, but the only thing TheServerSide hates more than pushing press releases is the idea of forcing our readers to tread through them. So, rather than doing a press release, we asked GigaSpaces to at least give our readership something they could sink their teeth into and perhaps dissect a little.
In that spirit, GigaSpaces got back to TheServerSide with a top five list of reasons how XAP makes life easier for the enteprise development professional.
The verbiage still sounds like a press release, but at least it's not nearly as painful to read.
So, does GigaSpaces have a case here? Does XAP 8 really make life all that better? And better than what? Just release 7? Or does it make it better than GridGain, or Terracotta's offerings, or what even Amazon or SpringSource, with their vFabric platform, have to offer? Maybe some of those vendors would be bold enough to come up with a top five list of their own?
Top Five Reasons:
Why GigaSpaces eXtreme Application Platform 8.0* Makes Developers Lives Easier
1) Move from the cloud to the data center and back – or operate simultaneously
- Write the code once and run your applications anywhere – it remains platform agnostic, allowing you to maximize the use of your commodity servers or cloud vendors without hassle
2) Use what you know and what you have
- Access your data and processes with JPA, Memcached, .Net, C++, JMS, and many others, meaning that you can quickly leverage the platform, easing the migration of existing applications and allowing a wider set of applications to use XAP as their primary data and processing backend
3) Scale dynamically and linearly
- Scale your data, applications, and logic without any compromises in performance and functionality
4) Manage terabytes of data while ensuring high-speed processing
- The functionalities of scalability, caching, and distributed processing are combined into an integrated whole
5) Give your administrators peace of mind
- The improved elastic service management functionality ensures minimal manual intervention in production while providing the best possible SLAs under any condition
- The all-new alerting mechanism and improved Web UI provide proactive problem detection and faster resolution
The new schema-free API and backwards compatible communication protocol enables organization to change their data model, business logic and even platform version with virtually zero downtime
Edited by: Cameron McKenzie on Feb 10, 2011 8:52 AM