Cacheonix The Big Cache for Big Data

Cacheonix is an open source distributed Java cache that allows developers to scale Java applications in a cluster while preserving the simplicity of design and coding in a single Java VM. Download Cacheonix binaries and code here.

Key Cacheonix features

Why use Cacheonix

Scale your application horizontally - Cacheonix allows applications to scale linearly and predictably by minimizing the need to go through scalability bottlenecks such as transactional database and other shared serially accessed resources.

Maximize application performance - Cacheonix improves performance of your application by caching frequently-accessed data that is stored in a database or produced by time-consuming operations such as financial calculations, map-reduce or reports.

Reduce load on the database - Cacheonix allows you significantly reduce the load on the database by storing all frequently-accessed database data in a strictly-consistent distributed write-through cache.

Simplify cluster management - Cacheonix simplifies cluster management by eliminating the need for manual cluster configuration. Cacheonix cluster automatically adds new machines to the cluster and balances the load by sending parts of the cache data to the new cluster members.

Minimize GC pauses - Cacheonix makes it possible to create a cluster of smaller JVMs inside a server with large RAM. Because each JVM serves fewer users and uses less memory, the garbage collections occur at different times, so users exposure to GC delays becomes smaller and is spread in time.

Key application scenarios

Distributed Java cache - Cacheonix distributed caching capability for Java provides reliable access to application data while enabling linear horizontal scalability, low-latency and very high throughput and simplified data access programming.

Application cache - An application cache is a cache that an application accesses directly. An application benefits from using Cacheonix by accessing most frequently accessed data in memory.

Second level (L2) cache - An L2 cache is a cache that provides caching services to an object-relational mapping (ORM) frameworks or data mapping (DM) frameworks. Cacheonix supports Hibernate, Data Nucleus, MyBatis and iBatis.

To see Cacheonix in action, download Cacheonix or check out Cacheonix user guide.

Cacheonix License

Cacheonix is licensed under the business-friendly LGPL.