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55 Dedicated Cloud Compute Optimised Solutions

We have compared compute-optimised instances from 55 vendors, and the cost per virtual CPU differs significantly between different products. 

Technical Articles

Using Pausers in Event Loops

Typically in low-latency development, a trade-off must be made between minimising latency and avoiding excessive CPU utilisation. This article explores how Chronicle’s Pausers can…

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Tuning Java Applications for Low Latency on Linux

Introduction I have lost count of the number of times I have been told that Java is not a suitable language in which to…

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The Unix Philosophy for Low Latency

Unix has been around for more than 50 years, and the original design principles must be good enough for it (and its derivative, Linux)…

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Benchmarks, Technical Articles

Comparing Approaches to Durability in Low Latency Messaging Queues

A significant feature of Chronicle Queue Enterprise is support for TCP replication across multiple servers to ensure high availability of application infrastructure. I have…

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Automatically Creating Microservices Architecture Diagrams

In application development, microservices is an architectural style where larger applications are structured as a collection of smaller, independent, yet interconnected services. While this…

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Benchmarks, Technical Articles

Chronicle FIX: Much More Than a Quick Fix

Many of our customers have upgraded from QuickFIX/J to Chronicle FIX and this article provides some background as to why. Introduction QuickFIX/J is free,…

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A high level of availability of IT services is crucial to prevent disruptions of service that can lead to financial losses, business opportunity losses,…

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Chronicle Wire: Object Marshalling

At Chronicle, we know that efficient code doesn’t just run faster; if it’s using less compute-resource, it may also be cheaper to run. In…

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GitHub Issues are convenient since they come bundled with a GitHub repository. Many companies are exploring this tool as an alternative to full-featured issue…

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Event-Driven Order Processing Program

Following the Hello World example of a simple, independently deployable real-time Event-Driven Microservice, this article looks at a more realistic example of an Order…

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On Linux, you can create sparse files, where only the pages (of 4 KiB) that are touched utilise either memory or disk space. This…

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Unit testing constitutes an integral part of the process of providing high-quality software. But, how can one write tests covering all variants of several…

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Event Driven Hello World Program

Event-driven microservices can be straightforward to describe before they are implemented, tested and maintained. They are also highly responsive to new information in real…

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Is There a Best OS to Develop a Java Application on?

One subject that often evokes a lot of debate is which is the best OS to develop a Java application on. This article gives…

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Behaviour Driven Development (BDD) and Event Driven Architecture (EDA) work well together as they complement each other’s strengths and weaknesses. Using both can result…

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Why Core-to-Core Latency Matters

Last year we had a global shortage of microchips; today, I feel there is a worldwide shortage of software developers. Like many other software…

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“The More You Say, the Less People Remember…

…The Fewer the Words, the Greater the Profit.” These wise words were written by François Fénelon, a writer and theologian living during the 17th…

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Cloud-Native Chronicle Deployment

Traditionally, companies with low-latency requirements deployed to bare metal servers, eschewing the convenience and programmability of virtualisation and containerisation in an effort to squeeze…

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While the cloud offers great convenience and flexibility, the operational cost for applications deployed in the cloud can sometimes be significant. This article shows…

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This article explores how to use method chaining to add routing information to serialised data structures in a lightweight fashion, where the routing information…

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