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VMware vFabric Cloud Application Platform Reaches Version 5

Jessica Thornsby
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PLUS, first release candidate for Orion version 0.2.

VMware vFabric 5 Released Alongside New SQLFire
Product

Version 5 of the VMware vFabric Cloud
Application Platform, has been released. VMware vFabric version 5
adds Elastic Memory for Java (EM4J) capability to tc Serve. EM4J
uses the underlying vSphere virtualisation and provides new
coordination between the application server and the underlying
virtual machine. Spring Insight Operations has also been added,
which combines the information from multiple application severs
into a single console, featuring drill downs, historical
comparisons and roll-up views. Spring Insight Operations monitoring
is available as both a stand-alone console and through a plugin to
the Hyperic monitoring solution.

VMware have also announced the beta of their new vFabric SQLFire product. This distributed data
management system is memory-oriented and provides horizontal
scalability, shared-nothing persistence and built in fault
tolerance, with a SQL interface. Users can talk to SQLFire using
JDBC from Java applications. The beta can be downloaded now.

Apache Traffic Server 3.0.0 Released

The HTTP/1.1 compliant caching proxy server, Apache Traffic
Server
, has reached version 3.0.0. Apache Traffic Server caches and
reuses frequently-requested web pages, images, and web service
calls. According to the Apache Software Foundation, Apache Traffic
Server 3.0.0 has been benchmarked to handle more than of 200,000
requests per second. This is a 277% improvement on version 2.0’s
rates.

First Release Candidate for Orion 0.2

Hot on the heels of Orion 0.2 M8, the first release candidate of
Orion 0.2 is now available. Git repository configuration settings
can now be viewed and edited from the Repositories page, and the
Git Status page now displays the most recent five commits in the
local and remote branch. A number of changes have been implemented
to improve page load performance, including in-lining all widgets
to avoid extra round-trips and enabling Gzip filtering for all
pages on the server. The banner at the top of each Orion page has
also been altered to give more space to the bread crumb area on the
left:

More information is available at the New & Noteworthy.

Spring Data Graph 1.1.0.M1 Supports Cypher

Version 1.1.0.M1 of the Spring Data Graph project with
Neo4j support is out now. This milestone updates the Neo4j
dependency to 1.4.M04, and the AspectJ dependency to 1.6.12.M1. The
Cypher Neo4j query language is now supported in entity annotations,
introduced methods and repositories, and self-relationships are
supported. The documentation has also been updated. More
information is available at the Changelog.

SpringSource Tool Suite 2.7.0 M2 Supports Grails
1.4

The second milestone release of SpringSource Tool Suite (STS)
2.7.0
has been announced. This release improves the support for
VMware’s Cloud Foundry platform, and adds support for Grails
version 1.4. Content assist for GSPs have been improved, and
Greclipse and STS Grails tooling can now work with Grails 1.4.M1.
When working with scripts, the outline view displays contents in a
more Groovy-like way:

More information is available at the New & Noteworthy (PDF.)

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