Dear *,

Picture 1:

Imagine you have developed a successful web application built on traditional architecture which is visited by a consequent amount of users.

However, you are victim of you success, and more and more users are connected to you site.

Now, you are confronted to the overload of your application and your users tend to be unhappy due to the bad response time of your application.

Picture 2 :

So, in  order to fix this you decided to change your application a little bit and then add some cache to it.

During a certain period of time, that clever trick worked. But, you still had the same problem.

Picture 3 :

Well, you had then the idea to increase the number of Application Servers to resolve that problem.

Nonetheless, with that decision you had to complexity your application.  Nevermind, you had to increase the performance otherwise you were going to lose your customers.

Picture 4:

But the problem still remained and you are now convinced the bottleneck is related to you old heavy database.

So you have no other choice than buy another database licence and its annual maintenance fees.

The MAJOR problem here is that is very very expensive.

Picture 5 :

Anyway, you decide adding more databases is not your only option.
You finally decide to implement a data grid in your environment in order to fix that problem without exploding your allocated budget.

If you are interesting by the subject  then I am going to do a presentation/introduction about “JBoss Data Grid” in Belgium in April 2012.
If your company or you are based in BeNeLux and are interested by this presentation, just let me know and I will try to arrange a meeting for you.

N.B.: JBoss Data Grid 6 beta provides:

  • A schema-less key value store: Red Hat JBoss Data Grid 6 beta is a NoSQL data store that provides flexibility to store any type of data.
  • Compatibility with many types of applications: JBoss Data Grid 6 beta works with applications written in Java, C#, Spring, and others; deployed in an application server or standalone.
  • Reliable grid-based data storage: Red Hat JBoss Data Grid 6 beta is designed to easily distribute data across multiple nodes. Data can be replicated in memory, written to disk, or stored in a relational database for fault-tolerance.
  • Elastic scaling: JBoss Data Grid 6 beta allows simple addition and removal of storage nodes without disruption.
  • Multiple access protocols: Red Hat JBoss Data Grid 6 beta provides easy access to the data grid using REST, memcached, Hot Rod, or simple map-like API.

Ref  : http://www.redhat.com/promo/dg6beta/

BR

Frederic

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Dear all,

I am going to do a presentation about “JBoss EAP 6” in Luxembourg in April 2012.
If your company or you are based in BeNeLux and are interested by this presentation, just let me know and I will try to arrange a meeting for you.

Ref  : http://www.redhat.com/promo/eap6beta/

BR

Frederic

Ref: Heiko Rupp – http://pilhuhn.blogspot.comhttp://vimeo.com/36577369
Ref: http://www.fosdem.org/2012/

Best Regards
Frederic

[FOSDEM’12] Some Pictures

February 13, 2012

Dear *,

Here are some pictures of JBoss community @ FOSDEM’12 :

N.B. Thanks to nihed for sharing these pictures with me. – http://photo.nihed.com/Fosdem-2012/

BR

Frederic


Dear *,

We plan to organize an small event this year – 2012 – in Belgium on how to build your own social community Platform with Enterprise Open Source Softwares inside your company.

This event should cover the user experiences services like :

  • Enterprise Social
  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Content Management
  • Custom Application Development
  • Mobile Applications

So, If you or your company are based in BeNeLux and are interested by this subject, then just let me know and I will arrange a Meeting for you.

BR

Frederic

Dear all,

JBoss® Operations Network (JBoss ON) a key component of Red Hat’s JBoss Managed offerings, provides built-in management and monitoring capabilities to effectively administer all of your JBoss application environments, helping you improve operational efficiency, reduce costs, and ensure a positive experience for your end-users.

If your company or you are based in BeNeLux and are interested by this presentation, just let me know and I will try to arrange a Meeting for you.

Ref : http://www.jboss.com/products/jbosson

BR

Frederic

Dear *,

Here is the definitive JBoss.org schedule for FOSDEM’12 :

Saturday 2012-02-04

Event Speaker Room When
BoxGrinder : Grind your appliances easily Marek Goldmann K.3.201 11:00-11:55
Drools Planner: Planning optimization by example Geoffrey De Smet K.3.201 12:00-12:55
Openshift David Blado K.3.201 13:00-13:55
JBoss AS7 : Building JBoss AS 7 for Fedora Carlo De Wolf K.3.201 14:00-14:55
JBoss Forge / Arquillian: Two Missing Links in Enterprise Java Development Koen Aers K.3.201 15:00-15:55
Infinispan: where open source, Java and in-memory data grids converge Manik Surtani K.3.201 16:00-16:55
RHQ: Recent and future developments in the RHQ systems monitoring and management framework Heiko Rupp K.3.201 17:00-17:55
Guvernor/JBPM : Managing workflows and business rules with Guvnor and the jBPM designer Geoffrey De Smet Marco Rietveld K.3.201 18:00-18:55

Ref : http://www.fosdem.org/2012/schedule/track/jbossorg_devroom

BR

Frederic

Dear all,

BoxGrindier is going to be present @ FOSDEM’12.

Marek Goldmann will be presenting in the JBoss.org dev room on Saturday:

11:00 – 11:55 BoxGrinder : Grind your appliances easily

Here is the abstract :

BoxGrinder is a set of tools that help you grind out appliances: preconfigured disk images with the operating system and requisite software ready to run on a selected virtualization platform. With a simple text definition file and a single command BoxGrinder will build a lean appliance from scratch, convert it to a target format, and deliver it to your chosen infrastructure.

Virtualization has become almost ubiquitous in modern scalable infrastructures, with traditional dedicated hardware setups being replaced by multi-tenanted virtual environments. This change facilitates many of the beneficial properties of Cloud Computing, key amongst which is the ability to create small, function-specific appliances that enables system components to scale independently.

BoxGrinder addresses the key problem of specifying and building such appliances. It manages complexities such as software installation, dependency resolution and remote service interactions on your behalf. Existing methods can an arduously convoluted, with poor repeatability and performance characteristics; wasting time and resulting in slow and bloated appliances.  Such factors negate many of the motivating factors for embracing Cloud computing, and this is an obstacle that BoxGrinder is specifically designed to overcome. Coherent and simple to specify and run; yet fast to build and easily customized to any desired level of complexity.

In this session we will cover the basic concepts of BoxGrinder, with discussion of techniques and use-cases that illustrate how best to utilise BoxGrinder’s powerful feature-set. Finally, we will work through a live example, from text definition to a running virtual appliance.

Ref : http://boxgrinder.org/

BR

Frederic

Dear all,

I am going to do an introduction about “JBPM 5.2” in Brussels in January 2012.
If your company or you are based in BeNeLux and are interested by this presentation, just let me know and I will try to arrange a Meeting for you.

Ref : http://www.jboss.org/jbpm

BR

Frederic

Dear all,

Yesterday and in addition of the allocated JBoss.org devroom,  I had the confirmation JBoss.org has get a booth @ FOSDEM’12.

So, I can confirm we are going to do several AS7 application deployment demonstrations over the cloud without having to worry about downloading and managing the stack, writing scripts or installing agents in using Openshift.

Ref : http://www.jboss.org/openshift

BR

Frederic