Chapter 1. Achieving Performance, Scalability, and Availability Objectives

Building a highly available and scalable system that performs well is no trivial task. In this chapter, we will look into the reasons why this is the case, and discuss what can be done to solve some of the problems.

I will also explain how Coherence can be used to either completely eliminate or significantly reduce some of these problems and why it is a great foundation for scalable applications.

Achieving performance objectives

There are many factors that determine how long a particular operation takes. The choice of the algorithm and data structures that are used to implement it will be a major factor, so choosing the most appropriate ones for the problem at hand is important. ...

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