Today, Solace and GigaSpaces announced a new joint offering for fast and efficient data synchronization between distributed spaces. We call it “space bridging” and it addresses key challenges for a variety of the most vexing large-scale app server or high performance computing (HPC) problems when real-time data is required in multiple geographic locations.
GigaSpaces is most commonly used when interactions with a data set are so frequent or so numerous, that it is too slow, or too burdensome on the database to be fetching/updating over and over using traditional data access. So GigaSpaces steps in and provides a clustered in-memory solution that allows the reads to happen in memory, and the updates to be cached for more efficient writing to the permanent data store. This is important, much needed functionality for many high performance applications.
While this works great with closely coupled LAN-based computing clusters, what happens when you have an application with users in New York, London and Tokyo all sharing the same information?… Read the rest