Arraylets: What are They?

Garbage Collectors (GCs) are responsible for allocating and deallocating objects making sure the running application run as smoothly as possible. There are many types of GC configurations out there, mark sweep, generational, region based, concurrent, parallel, reference counting [1] and a combination of these. The way we represent objects in each of these configurations, also…

Startup Performance of Tomcat in Docker

Tomcat startup time is reduced by ~30% by enabling the Shared Class Cache (SCC) in the Docker images. In my earlier blog , I measured the Performance of Tomcat with Tradelite7 Application without using any docker images and we saw the boost of Startup time with default Shared Cache in OpenJ9. In this article, let’s…

Comparing Jenkins startup in Docker

Containers are increasingly becoming the preferred way of deploying applications. They facilitate consistency between development and operations, allow for an easy way to build layers for reuse, and make it very easy for users to try out an application without having to deal with setting up all the prerequisites. However, just because applications have moved…

A simple JITaaS demo on Docker containers

JIT as a Service (JITaaS) is a fascinating feature that is being developed for the OpenJ9 JVM. The design separates the JIT compilation process from the JVM, enabling distributed JIT compilation, which provides many advantages. This post provides a simple method to try out JITaaS, based on docker containers. So let’s get started! You can…