From the Gaming Scalability event, June 2009 in London (http://gamingscalability.org).
Dave Felcey from Oracle will give an overview of Oracle Coherence and releted technologies, like JRockit Real-Time JVM, and discuss how they are being used to address some of the challenges their gaming customers face. In the gaming industry real-time updates and resilience are key. Getting price changes to users by caching data in memory and pushing real-time changes to clients using Coherence can provides a competitive edge and attracts new customers. Increasingly holding data in-memory and using the real-time tools are the only way sites can meet user expectations. However, ensuring in-memory data is resilient under load is also crucial, to protect against costly outages at key times. Dave will discuss the technical details and approaches that can be used to meet these requirements.