GigaSpaces Updates XAP
Latest eXtreme Application Platform version aims to “simplify development, deployment, and operations while enabling SMBs to maximize utilization of modern IT resources.”
GigaSpaces has released the latest iteration of its eXtreme Application Platform (XAP), version 7.1.
XAP automatically implements dynamic scalability and multi-tenancy, based on an organization’s individual business requirements. This helps simplify development, deployment, and operations while enabling SMBs to maximize utilization of modern IT resources with no change to the way they do business.
“Now,” says GigaSpaces CTO Nati Shalom, “we are simplifying operations for developers and administrators. With each new generation, we focus on features that most benefit the enterprise’s bottom line.”
With XAP’s API for the Elastic Data Grid, users input their business requirements, and XAP deploys and configures the data grid cluster automatically, saving substantial effort and cost involved in sizing, hardware provisioning, and configuring distributed middleware. XAP 7.1 is a middleware platform with built-in multi-tenancy.
XAP 7.1 features concurrent transaction management for improved utilization of multicore processors. This follows previous improvements in multicore utilization.
GigaSpaces XAP 7.1 is certified for use with Cisco UCS, which can form a cluster that reaches a memory capacity of several terabytes with massive computing power. This combination provides a full, scalable stack–from the hardware to the application level–enabling deployment in one API call for even the largest in-memory operations.
New benchmarks, says GigaSpaces, will be released shortly.
Additional features of XAP, version 7.1 include:
- Extended in-memory querying capabilities
- Real-time troubleshooting
- Web-based dashboard
The latest version of XPA can be downloaded here.