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Red Hat Introduces JBoss Enterprise Data Grid

Red Hat launches Early Access Program for New Offering; New Data Grid Solution Brings Cloud Scale and Agility to the Data-Tier

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Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the launch of JBoss Enterprise Data Grid 6, a cloud-ready, highly scalable distributed data cache, which can help ease the load on database servers, reduce response times in applications, and provide additional failure resilience. JBoss Enterprise Data Grid 6 is based on the popular JBoss Community project, Infinispan, and will initially be available through an Early Access Program.

Scaling the data-tier has become a technical and economic challenge for organizations, with scaling up involving additional hardware and database software licenses, and scaling out involving complex data partitioning or clustering technologies. The flexibility and agility provided by data grids is a natural complement to Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and contemporary shared-services architectures.

Based on some of the core concepts from cutting-edge NoSQL technologies such as Amazon Dynamo, and combined with accepted enterprise architectures and design patterns, JBoss Enterprise Data Grid is designed to deliver highly resilient and transactional data access with the agility and economic benefits of cloud computing.

According to a blog post by Forrester Research analyst Mike Gualtieri, “Elastic caching and cloud computing are a match made in heaven for app scaling in the cloud.”1

Unlike competing products designed to solve last decade’s problems, JBoss Enterprise Data Grid is designed from the core to support cloud-scale computing with concepts such as multi-tenancy, elasticity and distributed code execution. Enterprises will have the opportunity to harness those capabilities to deploy highly available, massively scalable and highly performant shared data grids to accelerate applications and curtail data-tier costs.

JBoss Enterprise Data Grid is part of Red Hat's vision to redefine middleware and provide a comprehensive, open source distributed service fabric to help developers and organizations build, deploy and manage applications in the cloud. JBoss Enterprise Data Grid is designed to fulfill part of that vision in a manner that allows today's applications to scale to meet demand.

“Data grids are an inherently scalable solution for increasing throughput, resilience, and lowering response times of the data tier,” said Craig Muzilla, vice president and general manager of middleware business at Red Hat. “From clustering to vertical scaling and positioning, data grids present an opportunity for significant cost advantages over other data-scaling approaches.”

For those interested in hearing more about JBoss Enterprise Data Grid, visit http://www.jboss.com/edg6-early-access to sign up for product updates, webinars and access to the Early Adopter Program code. To learn more about the Infinispan JBoss Community project, visit http://www.jboss.org/infinispan.

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1 “NoSQL and Elastic Caching Platforms are Kissing Cousins,” Forrester Research, Inc. (Blog), Feb. 20, 2010, available at http://blogs.forrester.com/application_development/2010/02/nosql.html.

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