Clustering the JVM by Ari Zilka

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ABSTRACT:  Clustering the JVM

Clustering the JVM instead of the application leads to scalable, fault-tolerant production systems with little to no incremental development effort. This session will use a real world example—including source code—to demonstrate that it is both possible and highly valuable to cluster the JVM. In this session you will learn:

– The definition of a declaratively-clustered JVM

– The current state of the art in Clustering applications and how clustering the JVMimpacts your application

– How clustering the JVM can be achieved



In 2003, Ari founded Terracotta, Inc and is currently CTO. Prior to founding Terracotta, Ari was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Accel Partners. Before joining Accel, Ari was the Chief Architect at, where he led the innovation and development of the company’s new engineering initiatives. At, he built and led a team of core engineers focused on performance management, and operations cost-saving measures.

Prior to, Ari worked as a consultant at Sapient and before that at PriceWaterhouseCoopers. During these years, he managed development and advised businesses on high technology strategy and deployment. His accomplishments at Sapient include the successful launch of, as well as successful engagements with and At PriceWaterhouseCoopers, he worked with Harrod’s of London, Siemens, Intel, Compaq, Barnes & Noble, and others.

Ari’s career started as a software engineer for a subsidiary of Motorola, where he wrote groundbreaking wireless paging software. Since then, his software development accomplishments also include projects revolving around statistical analysis and data warehousing. In the mid 1990’s, Ari invented a new object relational database that still exceeds the capabilities and performance of database technology today.

Ari holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering Computer Science as well as in Mechanical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley.

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