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Infinispan 5.0 is Final

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, Gaelyk Groovy toolkit reaches 1.0, and BackType is acquired by Twitter.

Infinispan 5.0 is Final

Following eight Release Candidates, Infinispan 5.0 is final! Infinispan is a platform for distributed data grids in Java, that exposes a JSR-107 (JCACHE) compatible Cache interface, and is also backed by a peer-to-peer network architecture. New in this release, is XA recovery in TransactionXaAdapter, Virtual Nodes for Hotrod Client Server, and smart L1 cache invalidation. Infinispan 5.0 is compliant with JBoss AS logging requirements, and the configuration has been simplified with fluent API. More information on the changes, is available at the Release Notes.

Work on Infinispan 5.1 is already underway, and this release will include improved locking and JTA interactions, distributed querying, and overhauled rehashing and state transfer.


Last Feature Release of Qi4j 1.x Branch

Version 1.4 of the Qi4j framework, has been released. Version 1.4 brings together previously un-released features in the 1.x development branch of Qi4j, which includes the ability to map associations by name, rather than just as a list. This is the last feature release of the 1.x branch. Following this release, the Qi4j team will focus on the 2.0 release.


Gaelyk Groovy Toolkit Reaches 1.0

The Groovy toolkit for Google App Engine, Gaelyk, has reached version 1.0. This release adds a Query DSL, and a DSLD file for Eclipse, to help with code-completion and navigation. Lists can now be converted to keys, and two encoded string and key conversion utilities have been added. Google App Engine SDK has been updated to 1.5.2, and Groovy has been updated to version 1.8.1.


BackType Acquired by Twitter: Storm Release Still Going Ahead

The BackType social analytics company has been acquired by Twitter. According to a post on the BackType blog, the BackType team and technology will be integrated into Twitter’s platform team, where they will work on developing tools for Twitter’s publisher partners.

BackType’s BackTweets product will now be offered to current users for free, and the API will be discontinued. Meanwhile, the BackType team have confirmed that the Storm stream processing system will still be released, on September 19th. Storm has previously been referred to as “the Hadoop of realtime: it does for realtime processing what Hadoop does for batch processing.” Storm runs on the JVM and is written in Clojure, but also supports Ruby and Python, and uses ZeroMQ for the underlying message passing.

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