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For those naysayers who say Java will be dead…

September 26th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

There has been lots of speculation on Java and its future. Some people complained that they are not seeing much progress happening in future releases.  They had more to fear when Oracle bought Sun Microsystems and with it the Java. Will it be end of Java ? Time to switch  ?

Last week In Oracle world, Oracle has unvielded Exalogic  Oracle Unveils Exalogic Elastic Cloud , which apart from tons of feature which you can read on Oracle’s blog ,comprises the latest high performance x86 hardware, the industry-leading Oracle WebLogic Server, and Exalogic software, all engineered by Oracle for maximum capability with minimum set-up.

In Oracle’s internal testing one rack of Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud demonstrated:
12X improvement for Internet applications, to over 1 Million HTTP requests per second.
4.5X improvement for Java messaging applications, to over 1.8 Million messages per second.

What is noteworthy that Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud offers unmatched performance and reliability for Java applications.

Clearly a focus towards java application and not away from it.

GigaOm said

Java will be the money-maker for cloud computing over the next few years. There’s a reason VMware focuses on Java, that Google App Engine added Java, and that Oracle now emphasizes Java performance. Enterprises pay big bucks for Java speed, and those moving to cloud architectures want as much Java performance as they can get.

Google also have moved to integrate java applications to the its cloud offering as it was not seeing much traction.

Yes there might be better alternatives coming up but Java is here to stay for long.

  1. September 29th, 2010 at 10:12 | #1

    We are not comparing apples to apples. COBOL cannot do what Java does.
    And it is not just about speed.

  2. September 29th, 2010 at 01:57 | #2

    COBOL is said to be pretty fast too, and certainly assembler.

    Does that mean I want to work with these languages?

  1. September 26th, 2010 at 22:33 | #1
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