Boston Java Meetup - Java and Elasticity: Scaling Java Apps with Elastic Database Virtualization

When: Tue January 15, 2013 6:30 pm

Organization: The Boston Java Meetup Group

Location: Akamai Technologies Inc, 8 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA


Data driven Java applications often face scalability challenges because of their underlying database tier. This is largely because conventional relational databases are inflexible and application developers are required to configure and provision database capacity to meet peak or near demand.

This is neither cost effective, nor even feasible for high growth companies. Some traditional solutions to this problem are hard-to-use, non-standard, and fragile. They also, most often, require wholesale application rewrites.

In this talk, we present an alternative method to solve this problem based on elastic database virtualization architectures. The talk will present some insights into the inner workings of one such solution, and include a brief demonstration.