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Announcing the Availability of vFabric Data Director 2.5, GemFire 7, EM4J 1.2, and More

Application developers and data management teams continue to look for ways to modernize legacy apps, manage costs more effectively, build new apps on robust application platforms, and solve big data problems. These are some of the key reasons why vFabric is on the CIO (or CTO) agenda. With several new product releases in the vFabric Suite, VMware continues to provide a best-in-class application platform and help customers solve their top application development and data management problems.

vFabric Data Director 2.5

Database as a Service (DBaaS) helps companies virtualize data engines and automate management while getting a handle on the costs and compliance issues related to data sprawl. In the newest version of Data Director, several new data engines are supported (in addition to Oracle and Postgres) along with other new capabilities:

  • Support for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2012
  • Support for Hadoop deployment, management, and monitoring across all major distributions through Project Serengeti
  • Enhanced automation of Oracle and SQL Server template creation
  • Broad support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and Oracle Linux
  • Enhanced Oracle database ingestion, including ingestion to a point-in-time and more
  • Support for static IP database virtual machines (DBVMs)
  • Express set-up for development or experimentation

>> See the release notes for more detail.

vFabric GemFire 7.0

vFabric GemFire is a proven, high performance, high scale, in-memory, distributed data platform that is used as part of big data architectures as well as Java-centric caching mechanisms.  In the newest version, there is a broad set of major improvements, and here are just a handful of the highlights:

  • Faster WAN capability
  • New HTML5 monitor, updated JMX management and command line control
  • Enhancements to usability and performance for disk stores and persistence
  • Ability to deploy and undeploy JARs dynamically
  • Improved query performance and JSON support
  • Support for Memcached clients
  • Enhanced integration for HTTP session management

>> See the release notes for more detail.

vFabric Elastic Memory for Java 1.2.0

One of the key considerations and expenses within Java architectures is memory.  While tc Server already delivers a lightweight footprint, Elastic Memory for Java (EM4J) helps teams further optimize virtualized Java workloads by helping them reclaim and properly tune the use of memory in VMs running Java.  In EM4J 1.2, vSphere administrators get improved visibility into memory usage via improved UI displays and statistics collected.

>> See the release notes for more detail.

vFabric Administration Server 1.1.1

vFabric Administration Server helps speed deployments, improve environment consistency, reduce errors, and ease the administration and scaling of vFabric applications. While many bug fixes were included, this release also includes key new functionality such as:

  • Support for vFabric SQLFire and vFabric Web Server
  • Mixed states of group instances
  • Node metadata to share data across nodes and customize custom config files per node
  • IP Address Enhancements

See the release notes for more detail.

VMware Erlang for VMware vFabric 15B02

Erlang is an up-and-coming language, and is the language in which RabbitMQ is written. Designed by Ericsson, Erlang supports distributed, fault-tolerant, soft-real-time, non-stop applications. With this release, VMware provides an RPM-based installer of Erlang Runtime for VMware vFabric Suite and RabbitMQ for RHEL, to make it even quicker to get started with RabbitMQ. (The Erlang Runtime is to Erlang applications what the JVM is to Java applications.)  There is also a non-RPM package download for vFabric Suite and for RabbitMQ.

>>To learn more about these products, visit vFabric.co

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