Performance tuning and garbage collection are an integral part of application behavior on Java platforms, and a variety of collection techniques exist. All of them involve trade-offs, balancing requirements for space, throughput, responsiveness, and available memory across different levels of scale.
The primary drawback of most of these options is that they require lengthy application pauses, a result of the inevitable need to free up space by compacting the heap. Several strategies can be used to delay these events, but compaction is unavoidable for all collection methods available on the market except Azul C4, which deploys a strategy that avoids pauses altogether.
By developing a thorough understanding of performance tuning, Java developers can enhance application performance and make more informed choices, which can result in significant enhancements in application performance.
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