Chapter 22. Spring on the Grid

In this chapter, you will learn the principles behind various distributed computing concepts and how to use Spring in conjunction with some very powerful, open-source–ish third-party products to build solutions leveraging those concepts. There are many different types of distributed computing. In this chapter, we talk about grid computing, which can be defined as an application of many systems in service to a task greater than any single system could usefully handle. Grid computing solves many problems, some more ephemeral than others:

  • Scalability: The distribution of work enables more requests to be handled. Distribution expands an application's ability to scale, as required, to meet demand. This is the quintessential ...

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