9. Benchmarking Multitiered Applications

The Java Enterprise Edition (referred to as Java EE hereafter), is a widely used platform for the deployment of distributed multitiered enterprise applications. These applications are often the public face of the business on the Internet and a well-designed, user-friendly online presence is critical to the success of the business. The ability to serve large numbers of concurrent users on a 24 × 7 basis is a necessity, and any disruption or poor quality of service can lead to permanent loss of customers. Performance, scalability, and reliability considerations should be incorporated into the design and development of enterprise applications so that they can provide a rich user experience.

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