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Presentation: "Garbage Collection is Good!"

Track: Not Only Java / Time: Thursday 11:30 - 12:20 / Location: Whittle Room

Is Garbage Collection the source of all evil? Why do you have to care about compaction? This is a fairly entertaining and yet painful presentation around garbage collection – as it probably will end with more questions than answers. It will on a fairly high-level take you through a journey of garbage collection – the basics, the algorithms, the good, the bad, and the necessary ugly. It will to anyone curious about garbage collection leave you with a bad taste of “I knew it” or even worse “I need to fix this”. Take it from a previous GC innovator, there is no silver bullet…or is there? If you are easily addicted to impossible problems to solve, you should probably for safety stay away from this talk.

Unrelated to the topic of the talk, I will also rant a bit (if time allows) about what NOT to measure.

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Eva Andreasson, Pioneer of Deterministic Garbage Collection

Eva Andreasson

Biography: Eva Andreasson

Eva Andreasson has been working with Java virtual machine technologies, SOA, Cloud, and other enterprise middleware solutions for the past 10 years. Joined the startup Appeal Virtual Machines in 2001, as a developer of the JRockit JVM, which later was acquired by BEA Systems. Eva has been awarded two patents on Garbage Collection heuristics and algorithms. She also pioneered Deterministic Garbage Collection which later became productized through JRockit Real Time. Eva has worked closely with Sun and Intel on many technical partnerships, as well as various integration projects of JRockit Product Group, WebLogic, and Coherence (post the Oracle acquisition in 2008). After two years as the product manager for Zing, the worlds most pauseless JVM, at Azul Systems, she joined Cloudera in 2012 to help drive the future of distributed data processing through Cloudera's Distribution of Hadoop. Recently launched Cloudera Search - a new real-time search workload natively integrated with the Hadoop stack - and drove the efforts that lead to 10x user uptake of Hue - the UI of the Hadoop ecosystem.

Twitter: @EvaAndreasson