Red Hat Does Database for Cloud Computing Platforms

May 3, 2011 No Comments

Red Hat is again expanding its set of cloud capabilities, this time by announcing the JBoss Enterprise Data Grid (EDG). Data grids extend the type of scalability often associated with cloud computing resources to the data layer, and also speed access to data by storing it in a server’s memory instead of in a away from the application in a traditional disk-based database.

The product is based on a JBoss Community project called Infinispan, and gives customers an in-memory data grid that scales along with the server infrastructure and provides a high-performance cache to offload the demand on the primary database. Red Hat is pushing EDG as a complement to its JBoss application platform and Makara platform-as-a-service offerings, which puts it in good company along with VMware, Oracle and GigaSpaces.

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