Title: Java at Scale - What Works and What Doesn't Work Nearly so Well
Speaker: Matt Schuetze, Product Manager, Azul Systems
Abstract: Java gets used everywhere and for everything due to its efficiency, portability, the productivity it offers developers, and the platform it provides for application frameworks and non-Java languages. But all is not perfect; developers both benefit from and struggle against Java's greatest strength: its memory management. In this session, Matt will describe where Java needs help, the challenges it presents developers who need to provide reliable performance, the reasons those challenges exist, and how developers have traditionally worked around them. He will then discuss where Zing fits in the spectrum of use cases where large memory and predictable performance dominate essential application characteristics.