Apache ups its game against competition

After nearly 6 years the Apache Foundation has released a new version of their flagship project, the Apache Web Server. Although the existing version is stable and is the most popular web server on the planet, new players have been emerging to try and take the crown away from Apache.

Key to some of the new competitors is the rise of the Asynchronous web. More and more application are using fire and forget functionality to enable vast numbers of simultaneous connections. We've seen this ourselves with the Ngnix and Cherokee servers. When paired with a NoSQL database such as Hadoop or MongoDB, the solution is vastly scalable.

Apache has come out fighting with some great new functionality in the new 2.4 version:

  • Improved Performance (especially around concurrency)
  • Reduced Memory usage
  • Asynchronous I/O Support

We'll be testing out these changes soon against some of our existing clients code, but let us know at info@scalabiliti.com if you have any experiences with this new version.

Source : https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/entry/the_apache_software_foundation_celebrates