Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Narayana Updates

Greetings from the Narayana team!

5.2.13.Final Released

We are very proud to announce the latest release of our project and its available for download now from http://narayana.io/
The release notes for this version are available here:
https://issues.jboss.org/browse/JBTM/fixforversion/12329358/?selectedTab=com.atlassian.jira.plugins.jira-development-integration-plugin:release-report-tabpanel
This release of Narayana was integrated into the WildFly application server as commit https://github.com/wildfly/wildfly/commit/f91666c2b46617229dd041e512488a379c83f16f under https://issues.jboss.org/browse/WFLY-6092. This means it will be in WildFly 10.1.0.Final (based on that projects currently allocated fixVersion in Jira).

5.2.12.Final Released

Its also worthwhile mentioning that 5.2.12.Final was released as part of WildFly 10 Final which is great too. That work can be seen via https://issues.jboss.org/browse/WFLY-5938.
The release notes for that version can be seen over here:
https://issues.jboss.org/browse/JBTM/fixforversion/12329351/?selectedTab=com.atlassian.jira.plugins.jira-development-integration-plugin:release-report-tabpanel

Upcoming work and requests for feedback

We are currently working on integration with various other frameworks. We could really do with some help understanding what features would be most beneficial to you. The areas we are looking at in particular are Spring, Camel and Karaf but we would be happy to discuss those or almost anything transaction related over on our forum:
Users: https://developer.jboss.org/en/jbosstm/content?filterID=contentstatus%5bpublished%5d~objecttype~objecttype%5bthread%5dImplementers: https://developer.jboss.org/en/jbosstm/dev/content?filterID=contentstatus%5bpublished%5d~objecttype~objecttype%5bthread%5d

Performance

Alongside the usual selection of enhancements and bug fixes we have been working on sharing performance figures comparing ourselves against a selection of other projects available in the open source community with a view to checking that the release remains competitive. We haven't been particularly been working on performance enhancements, rather the development of a microbenchmark of 2PC that is fair and consistent in our environment - you will almost certainly see different numbers in your particular environment based on the spec of your machine etc but we would expect the general ranking to be consistent. The tool we have found works for us is called JMH (a micro benchmark harness created by the OpenJDK project team available from http://openjdk.java.net/projects/code-tools/jmh/).

We have attempted to configure each product on an equal footing by choosing sensible defaults for each tunable parameter and by ensuring that recovery is enabled, although we do configure Narayana with the journal store, which is our best performing transaction log storage mechanism. If you have any recommendations for other transaction managers or how to tune the configuration then please let us know so that we can update our test job.

The benchmark runs a transaction containing two dummy resources.

We will let the figures speak for themselves, suffice to say that when more and more threads are thrown at the workload we scale better showing that we have excellent control over parallelism.

The graph for this run is:

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