Research

Research

G1 Garbage Collector is mature in Java 9, finally

The G1 garbage collector is the default collector in Java 9. So it is time to reevaluate its performance which in 2013 I had...

Test Management with JIRA

In this first blog post of our series on Atlassian tools and 3rd-party plugins for Atlassian tools, we’ll have a close look on how...

Geomesa vs. GeoWave: A Benchmark for Geotemporal Point Data

With Geomesa and GeoWave two technologies based on Hadoop will be compared which are specialized in the efficient storage and retrieval of geotemporal data....

Introducing Big Data with Apache Hadoop

The revenue gained with Big Data solutions rose by 66% up to 73.5 billion euro world-wide and 59% up to 6.1 billion in Germany...

Big Data Benchmark: Geotemporal Clustering

The Big Data technology landscape is expanding. Choosing the right frameworks from a growing range of technologies is increasingly becoming a challenge in projects....

Controlling GC pauses with the GarbageFirst Collector

In the previous post I have shown that the GarbageFirst (G1) collector in Java 7 (and also 8ea) does a reasonable job but cannot...

Benchmarking G1 and other Java 7 Garbage Collectors

As mentioned in a first post of this series, Oracle's GarbageFirst (G1) collector has been a supported option in Java 7 for some time....

Searching OpenStreetMap Geospatial Data with Solr

We are currently experiencing a Geospatial Revolution that changes in how we navigate from A to B and how we search for locations like...

Why Software Developers Use Adblockers

In May 2013, six publishers of big German online quality news sites started a campaign asking their visitors to turn off their adblockers to “ensure the continuance of a multifaceted journalistic reporting in high quality”. The results? Huge discussions, an increase of adblocker downloads and a reactivation of the paid content debate. mgm technology partners [...]

Tuning Garbage Collection for Mission-Critical Java Applications – Tuning Guidelines for Java Garbage Collection,...

I recently had the opportunity to test and tune the performance of several shop and portal applications built with Java and running on the Sun/Oracle JVM, among them some of the most visited in Germany. In many cases garbage collection is a key aspect of Java server performance. In the following article we take a [...]