Red Hat Launches JBoss Platform 6, Data Grid 6 Offerings
Open source software contender Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) launched two new products: Platform 6, designed to help enterprise customers automate application development and speed time-to-market, and Data Grid 6, which aims to reduce the cost and complexity of scaling applications.
JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6, available now, features “a new cloud-ready architecture, new and improved management capabilities and upgraded and significantly enhanced usability,” aiding customers and developers reduce time-to-market for application delivery as well as operational costs, according to the company. It provides “a high-performance, low-footprint, easy-to-manage solution designed to help enterprises build applications and ease into the cloud,” and offers greater agility than previous releases, helping customers move their application development and deployment to the cloud without the need to “re-skill or diverge from open industry standards.”
Platform 6 is the run-time engine that drives Java workloads in OpenShift, Red Hat’s PaaS offering.
JBoss Data Grid 6, meanwhile, is an in-memory data grid solution providing “new features designed to help enterprises reduce the need for relational databases and scale application development for better big data management.” The technology is based on the popular JBoss Community project Infinispan and includes elements from JBoss Enterprise Application Platform and JBoss Operations Network, and is designed to enable “enterprises to more easily implement large, transactionally aware data grids.”
Red Hat built Data Grid 6 to allow enterprises “to more easily implement NoSQL benefits for a wide range of existing applications,” and thus supports both Java and non-Java applications, as well as multiple client access points including REST, memcached and Apache Hot Rod.
Earlier this month Red Hat released CloudForms, an open hybrid cloud management platform designed to enable enterprise customers to deploy and manage IaaS hybrid clouds, with the opportunity to provide computing resources to users “in a managed, governed and secure way.”
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