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Adventures in Java Garbage Collection Tuning

Recently we noticed some intermittent performance issues with our APIs and traced the problem back to garbage collection pauses. This post describes how we identified the problem, what it taught us about Java’s concurrent mark-and-sweep garbage collection, and how we resolved it with just a few tweaks to our JVM parameters. We monitor our API ...