Oracle looks to broaden appeal of new data grid software
Co-ordinate data held in memory across multiple servers
By China Martens, IDG News Service | Published: 09:00, 14 August 2007
On the other hand, Oracle has committed to maintaining the stand-alone version of Coherence, which isn't hooked into Fusion. The current Coherence customer base runs a wide variety of different vendors' middleware, with no product particularly dominant, Purdy said. The supported middleware includes Apache Tomcat, BEA's WebLogic, IBM's WebSphere, Microsoft's .Net and Red Hat's JBoss. Coherence 3.3 has expanded its support to Java Standard Edition (SE) version 6 and includes a revamp of the software's Coherence for .Net offering.
Looking ahead, as well as continuing to support connections to Java and .Net middleware, Oracle's keen to meet user demands to open up Coherence still further. Financial services customers are keen for Coherence to also be able to manage their C and C++ applications, Purdy said, and for the software to handle complex calculations created in a variety of different programming languages.
Coherence 3.3 comes in three flavours -- standard, enterprise and grid editions -- starting from US$4,000 (c£2,000 at ordinary conversion rates) per CPU (central processing unit) for the standard version.