CORBA Scales to More Than 75,000 TPS
- By Scott Bekker
demonstrated a zero latency enterprise (ZLE) telecommunications solution that
reached more than 75,000 CORBA transactions per second (TPS).
The heterogeneous system involved NonStop Himalaya servers, ProLiant servers
and Tru64 Unix Alpha servers connected by CORBA-conformant object request
The ZLE demonstration, carried live via satellite from Cupertino, Calif., to
an Object Management Group (OMG, www.omg.org)
meeting in Cambridge, Mass., last month featured a 111-terabyte real-time
operational data store (ODS) containing 100 billion call detail records. The
solution used CORBA technology with both Java and C++. It also simultaneously
processed customer service inquiries at 1,000 TPS, conducted data mining with
128-way parallel queries, wrote summary data to several data marts on remote
platforms, published events, and supported online database reorganization.
The ZLE architecture demonstration utilized Compaq NonStop DOM and NonStop
Java ORB (JORB) middleware that conforms to the OMG's CORBA architecture.
However, users will be able to mix and match a variety of CORBA-conformant
configurations including Java objects, ORBs, IBM MQSeries middleware, TP
monitors, enterprise application integration (EAI) software, and data stores.
-- Isaac Slepner
Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.