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Brian Oliver, Oracle

 Brian  Oliver

Brian Oliver is a Global Solutions Architect at Oracle. He works within the Oracle Coherence Engineering group and predominantly focuses on enabling financial institutions across Europe and North America to implement massively scalable and high-performance Data Grid solutions.

Over the past 10 years he has been leading the development of large-scale multi-language and multi-currency Web, E-Commerce, Sports Gaming and Financial systems making extensive use of Java technologies. He's the founder of the Coherence SIG, probably the only regularly meeting Data Grid Special Interest Group in the world, and the Coherence Incubator, a site dedicated to providing reference implementations of architectural patterns on top of Oracle Coherence.

He's been using Java since 1996. He opens an IDE every couple of days to cook up new solutions. On alternate days he's in the air traveling around Europe and North America talking about Data Grids.

Presentation: "The Live Object Pattern"

Time: Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00

Location: Roebling/Gleason


Whereas most objects managed in a data grid or a distributed cache are simply used to represent "values," often in the style of the value/data transfer pattern, Live Objects have the ability to react when their state or environment changes. This ability allows us to simply and efficiently model finite state machines, but in a distributed manner. Distributed finite state machines are a powerful concept. They a foundation model that enables us to efficiently, elegantly and robustly implement other concepts, like Actors and reliable subscription-based solutions much like those used in Twitter. This session outlines Live Objects, how they work, how they are implemented and to use then to build a reliable subscription system, free of storage and messaging technologies.