Oracle Coherence Review

Application latency improved drastically with our ability to scale with load


What is most valuable?

  • Distributed caching
  • Aggregation
  • Near caching and expiring policy configuration
  • Master nodes and dynamic scaling

How has it helped my organization?

This product helped our organization to focus on implementing business logic without worrying about scalability on user loads of huge data queries. Application latency improved drastically with the ability to scale with load.

What needs improvement?

Better support for complex aggregation and atomicity of data. Configuration and nomenclature require more simplicity to understand for new developers.

For how long have I used the solution?

Four years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Mostly, it has been stable other than encountering full GC cycles occasionally.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No.

How is customer service and technical support?

FIve out of 10.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We did not have a previous solution.

We chose this product, because it was one of the most popular distributed caching in memory cache, which supports capabilities like Cassandra and MongoDB.

How was the initial setup?

It was complex and hard to understand the hidden capabilities. Documentation requires more crispy detail rather than lengthy.

What other advice do I have?

You can evaluate Hazelcast, which looks promising.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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