Blogs Infinispan 9.0.0.Beta1 "Ruppaner"

Infinispan 9.0.0.Beta1 "Ruppaner"

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It took us quite a bit to get here, but we’re finally ready to announce Infinispan 9.0.0.Beta1, which comes loaded with a ton of goodies.

Performance improvements

  • JGroups 4

  • A new algorithm for non-transactional writes (aka the Triangle) which reduces the number of RPCs required when performing writes 

  • A new faster internal marshaller which produced smaller payloads. 

  • A new asynchronous interceptor core

Off-Heap support

  • Avoid the size of the data in the caches affecting your GC times

CaffeineMap-based bounded data container

  • Superior performance

  • More reliable eviction

Ickle, Infinispan’s new query language

  • A limited yet powerful subset of JPQL

  • Supports full-text predicates

The Server Admin console now supports both Standalone and Domain modes

Pluggable marshallers for Kryo and ProtoStuff

The LevelDB cache store has been replaced with the better-maintained and faster RocksDB 

Spring Session support

Upgraded Spring to 4.3.4.RELEASE

We will be blogging about the above in detail over the coming weeks, including benchmarks and tutorials.

The following improvements were also present in our previous Alpha releases:

Graceful clustered shutdown / restart with persistent state

Support for streaming values over Hot Rod, useful when you are dealing with very large entries

Cloud and Containers

  • Out-of-the box support for Kubernetes discovery

Cache store improvements

  • The JDBC cache store now use transactions and upserts. Also the internal connection pool is now based on HikariCP

Also, our documentation has received a big overhaul and we believe it is vastly superior than before.

There will be one more Beta including further performance improvements as well as additional features, so stay tuned.

Infinispan 9 is codenamed "Ruppaner" in honor of the Konstanz brewery, since many of the improvements of this release have been brewed on the shores of the Bodensee !

Prost!

Get it, Use it, Ask us!

We’re hard at work on new features, improvements and fixes, so watch this space for more announcements!

Please, download and test the latest release.

The source code is hosted on GitHub. If you need to report a bug or request a new feature, look for a similar one on our JIRA issues tracker. If you don’t find any, create a new issue.

If you have questions, are experiencing a bug or want advice on using Infinispan, you can use StackOverflow. We will do our best to answer you as soon as we can.

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Tristan Tarrant

Tristan has been leading the Infinispan Engineering Team at Red Hat for the past five years as well as being Principal Architect for Red Hat Data Grid. He’s been a passionate open-source advocate and contributor for nearly three decades.