Pivotal and VMware are partnering to deliver well-managed, agile and secure data and application infrastructure for VMware environments across public, private and hybrid clouds. Pivotal GemFire, formerly known as VMware vFabric GemFire, is now part of the Pivotal portfolio of products.

Pivotal GemFire is a distributed data management platform. Pivotal GemFire is designed for many diverse data management situations, but is especially useful for high-volume, latency-sensitive, mission-critical, transactional systems.

Elastic In-memory Data Management

Modern applications are web-oriented, data-intensive, and deployed in virtualized and cloud environments. Traditional databases are becoming performance bottlenecks when they can't supply the high-speed performance required, and are unable to scale elastically with demand.

Pivotal GemFire delivers speed and dynamic scalability without compromising enterprise-class capabilities supporting high availability, reliability, and manageability.

Deliver High-Performance Data Management at Cloud Scale

Pivotal GemFire is a distributed data management platform providing dynamic scalability, high performance, and database-like persistence. It blends advanced techniques like replication, partitioning, data-aware routing, and continuous querying to help you:

Achieve unmatched performance plus database-class reliability

Pivotal GemFire’s in-memory design and unique “shared nothing” architecture eliminates single points of failure while delivering very high performance. Combining that with an equally unique disk logging algorithm, you get exceptionally high throughput for your data. Pivotal GemFire manages multiple copies of data on disk with minimal impact on performance. And thanks to the sophisticated recovery mechanism, disk or single-node failures will not compromise data consistency.

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Pivotal GemFire Architecture

Improve operational efficiency with non-disruptive up/down scalability

Get the elasticity your business applications require through dynamic data partitioning, distributed application functionality, automatic data rebalancing, and continuous client load-balancing.

Increase developer productivity

Pivotal GemFire’s APIs and integration with the popular Spring framework combine to greatly speed and simplify the development and support of scalable, transactional enterprise applications. The Spring Data GemFire project provides specific code samples to get productive quickly.

Simplify and improve caching for Tomcat and Hibernate users

Pivotal GemFire can offload and manage HTTP session state for Apache Tomcat, Pivotal tc Server, VMware's enterprise version of Tomcat optimized for Java Spring users, and other application servers. Pivotal GemFire manages large sessions with proven high availability and scalability - an especially beneficial capability for web apps that need to scale out to meet demand. Pivotal GemFire also provides fast, scalable, and distributed second level (L2) caching for Hibernate, for dramatically superior performance and reduced network traffic.

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