For weeks I’ve been working on a comparison of techniques for updating a distributed data set using Terracotta and GigaSpaces. This weekend I finally got a draft out for review. It is mostly ok, but I got results that I can’t explain when I tested two of the GigaSpaces implementations (there are eight implementations in total – three with Terracotta and five with GigaSpaces). I’ve asked my friends at the two vendor organizations to take a look at the draft and give me their comments. Maybe my GigaSpaces contact can help me resolve those two mysteries. Either way the paper is about done and I’m starting to move on to some new work.
Next on the agenda:
- I have spent some time fiddling with transactional techniques with GigaSpaces. I’m planning to take that work a bit further and write up my results.
- GemFire has been on my list of products to investigate for awhile. As of today I have it installed on my test network and I expect to start working with it next week.
Let me know if you are interested in the DICE paper or the GigaSpaces transactional work.