Red Hat Releases New Data Grid, Application Platform

Red Hat, Inc., a provider of enterprise open source solutions, announced the availability of two new platforms for data center optimization and application deployment – JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6, and Red Hat JBoss Data Grid 6, an in-memory data grid solution. 

JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 provides developers with a solution designed to help enterprises build applications and ease into the cloud. The platform is designed to offer greater agility than previous versions of the solution, enabling customers to move their application development and deployment to the cloud without the need to re-skill or diverge from open industry standards. JBoss EAP 6 is the run-time engine that drives Java workloads in Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat's Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering. 

In addition to Java EE 6 support, JBoss EAP 6 also supports a range of Java Virtual Machine (JVM)-based frameworks, including Spring, Struts and Google Web Toolkit, as well as a variety of open source development tools. EAP 6 is optimized for multi-core and virtualized environments, resulting in a low-memory footprint and faster start-up times. The solution also offers enhanced resource utilization and port management, which simplifies the effort behind deploying JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 into virtualized  environments. The platform also provides increased integration with other development tooling, including Maven, Hudson and JBoss Community projects such as Arquillian and Hibernate. 

Red Hat JBoss Data Grid 6, based on JBoss Community project Infinispan and including components from JBoss EAP and JBoss Operations Network, is an integrated product that enables enterprises to implement large, transactionally aware data grids. Red Hat JBoss Data Grid provides an open approach to data grids by providing support for both Java and non-Java applications, as well as support for multiple client access points including REST, memcached and Apache Hot Rod. This approach provides enterprises with the ability to implement NoSQL benefits for a wide range of existing applications.

Red Hat JBoss Data Grid 6 provides several new features designed to help enterprises reduce the need for relational databases and scale application development for better big data management. “The massive proliferation of data places new demands upon enterprise applications. As such, traditional approaches to scaling the data tier can be very time and cost intensive and sometimes may not even work,” says Craig Muzilla, vice president and general manager of middleware for Red Hat. “Red Hat JBoss Data Grid 6 brings a new approach to solving this issue, enabling enterprises to move with agility and with more flexibility than other proprietary approaches.”

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