Oracle Coherence's Cameron Purdy commented:
Competition is good, and Terracotta has a different approach that may prove to help with some needs that had gone unaddressed by products such as our own (Oracle Coherence). Greg's got a good track record with ehcache and now he's getting paid to do what he loves. While the competitive hyperbole is silly, I nonetheless find it flattering that we (collectively) are building technology and businesses that have gone from niche to central in enterprise software (despite all the competition, our business continues to grow at "ludicrous speed"), and I find it even more flattering that companies want to compare to and compete with the product that I work on :-)"
WebSphere eXtreme Scale's Billy Newport commented:
I agree with Cameron, competition is good and while we've (from an IBM WebSphere eXtreme Scale point of view) previously only seen Terracotta on small setups (2 nodes or so), I'm sure the new capabilities (static striping etc) and that it fits into EHCache which has a lot of prewritten adapters in open source software will mean we see more of him :) It's all good for growing the market and increasing customer awareness.
As Cameron and Bill point out, the acquisition is definitely good for customer awareness and adoption. To date, the market has been dominated by commercial products. However, open source vendors such as Terracotta and GridGain want to change that. Interesting times ahead.
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