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Java Hashtable, HashMap, ConcurrentHashMap – Performance impact

There are a good number of articles that articulate functional differences between HashMap, HashTable and ConcurrentHashMap. This post compares the performance behavior of these data structures through practical examples. If you don’t have patience to read the entire post, here is bottom line: When you confront with the decision of whether to use HashMap or HashTable or ConcurrentHashMap, you can consider using ConcurrentHashMap since it’s thread-safe implementation, without compromise in performance.

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Let’s crash the applications! – Confoo 2022

ConFoo Montreal is a multi-technology conference for developers. This year , they have conducted the program to exchange knowledge and ideas from speakers all over the world. Our Architect Ram Lakshmanan was invited to give a talk on the topic: “Let’s crash the applications!”

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Garbage Collection tuning success story – reducing young gen size

When you tune Garbage collection performance, you are not only improving Garbage collection pause time but also the overall application’s response time and reducing cloud computing cost. Recently we helped to tune the Garbage collection behavior of a popular application. Just by making a minor change, it resulted in a dramatic improvement. Let’s discuss this garbage collection tuning success story in this post.

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16 artifacts to capture when there is a production problem -Montreal 2022

ConFoo Montreal is a multi-technology conference for developers. Our Architect Ram Lakshmanan has been invited there to present on the topic “16 artifacts to capture when there is a production problem“, which has secured 5th place among 155 sessions.

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7 habits of highly effective Performance Troubleshooters! – All Day Devops Conference

The World’s Largest 6th Annual All Day DevOps conference held on October 28th 2021. Our architect Ram Lakshmanan was invited there to present a webinar on the topic 7 habits of highly effective Performance Troubleshooters!

Below is the deck shared in the conference which explains, how to forecast the problems?, what to do when the problem is happening?, how to identify the root cause instantly? and how to prevent problems from happening in the future and so on.

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Detect proactively whether application’s memory is under-allocated

 When the application’s memory is under-allocated, it will result in the following side-effects: 

 a. Transactions response time will degrade

 b. CPU consumption will spike up

 c. OutOfMemoryError will be thrown

Only when OutOfMemoryError is thrown, most of us start to look at our application’s memory settings. This is like only when a patient goes to a critical condition; we begin to give treatment :-). 

In this post, let’s discuss how to detect whether your application’s memory is under-allocated or not in a proactive manner.

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Interesting Garbage Collection Patterns

As the author of GCeasy – Garbage collection log analysis tool, I get to see few interesting Garbage Collection Patterns again & again. Based on the Garbage collection pattern, you can detect the health and performance characteristics of the application instantly. In this post, let me share few interesting Garbage collection patterns that have intrigued me.

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Is today’s microservice more bloated than yesterday’s monolith?

I am slightly hesitant to write this post, as it might attract some criticism. Nevertheless, I told myself there is nothing wrong with sharing my point of view (even though it might not be well accepted). I would like to share my personal experience regarding yesterday’s Monolithic and today’s Microservice architecture in this post.

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Overhead added by Garbage Collection Logging

Enabling Garbage collection logs on your application has certain advantages. In nutshell, Garbage collection logs will facilitate you to optimize Garbage Collection pause time, improve overall application’s response time, forecast production outages, reduce computing cost. Even though Garbage collection logs have these advantages, we weren’t sure what overhead does garbage collection logging add to the application. Thus we set out to conduct the below case study.

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