White Paper Abstract:
Traditional JVMs have inherent limitations that prevent achieving ultra-low latency. Chief among them is garbage collection (GC). This white paper discusses the historic pitfalls of Java application latency and jitter behavior and explains how Java applications can achieve the long-sought-after goal of continuously consistent latency at high sustainable throughputs. The paper also describes how to use new JVM technology to achieve worst-case platform latencies of 10 milliseconds or less 'out of the box', maximum platform latencies of 1-2 milliseconds with very little tuning effort, and even latencies in the microseconds with tuning.