TransLattice Application Platform 2.0 for Distributed Computing is Now Available

TransLattice, which calls itself "the geographically distributed application company" for enterprise, cloud and hybrid environments, has announced the availability of TransLattice Application Platform 2.0.

Built on the Lattice Computing architecture, which enables globally distributed deployment of enterprise applications, TransLattice's offering represents a departure from the centralized application stack model, which, has become increasingly complicated, cumbersome and costly, the according to the vendor.

There are a number of problems with traditional installations that use many layers of infrastructure, requiring significant integration work,  Mike Lyle, president and CTO of Translattice, tells 5 Minute Briefing. One is that this approach is a fundamentally centralized architecture in a world that is more decentralized than ever before, but also these kinds of high availability systems with multiple redundancy mechanisms that are at different levels of the stack, including a back-up data center and some kind of replication to sync things up for a contingency strategy if data center is lost, tend not to work in practice, he asserts.

"We have taken a fundamentally different approach. We allow you to build a large enterprise system processing critical data out of identical components that are spread across geographies, spread across either your physical data center, across cloud computing providers, or both," Lyle says. There are benefits in the approach, according to the company, including high performance for end users, resilience if a location is lost, and in the ability to achieve goals such as compliance with data jurisdiction requirements.

The Translattice approach "scales out much more easily, and all of this is done at a fraction of the cost you would normally pay to deploy an enterprise class application," adds Frank Huerta, CEO and co-founder of Translattice.

At the center of the TransLattice Application Platform is the company's geographically distributed relational database, enabling resilient andscalable deployment of transactional applications while providing familiar ACID semantics. The database, application server, load balancing and storage are all tightly integrated and combined onto a node - either an x86-based appliance or a cloud instance. Nodes may be deployed wherever an organization needs them around the world.

According to the vendor, the TransLattice Application Platform:

  • Provides superior built-in resilience for Java applications due to the
    intelligent, distributed placement of data on multiple nodes. If a node
    failure occurs, the rest of the cluster is unaffected and users connected to
    the offline node will be automatically redirected to a working node.
  • Intrinsically delivers elastic throughput and storage capacity, via
    horizontal scale-out of commodity servers and cloud instances. This reduces
    the costly over-provisioning of infrastructure and allows organizations to
    quickly scale to meet changing business requirements.
  • Simplifies the migration of enterprise applications to cloud environments
    with no architectural changes required.
  • Equips organizations to meet varied availability goals and data
    jurisdiction compliance requirements for both on-premises and cloud
    deployments through policy controls for redundancy and data location.
  • Anticipates users' application needs and makes data available where and
    when it is needed, improving response time and productivity.
  • Costs far less than traditional application infrastructure deployments,
    while offering superior resilience, greater elasticity and better
    performance for users.

With the 2.0 release, says Huerta, a customer can take anything that is built on top of J2EE technology and talks to a relational database and drop it on the platform.  "It is a much broader class of applications that we can now use and focus on. The product is much more robust, it is stronger, and it's more scalable."

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