With the right tools, building scalable applications can be much easier than it seems. Eclipse MicroProfile allows you to build such applications easily and you get a variety of options to scale them if you add distributed data grids. These can become a backbone for building horizontally scalable services, while at the same time providing flexible caching to scale up their performance vertically.
Suddenly it will be possible to tweak the applications beyond what you expect, with very little effort. We’ll analyze what’s possible and how to do it, not only in theory but also demonstrating on a microservices application based on Payara Micro, which assembles MicroProfile, Hazelcast and other useful tools into a single and easy to use package. In the end, you’ll understand the power of distributed data grids and how to use them efficiently to scale applications built in various scenarios, be it high-throughput, low-latency or microservices architecture.