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01: 13 Java low latency interview questions & answers

Have you seen job advertisements requiring Java candidates to work in low latency, high throughput, real-time and distributed systems with share-nothing architectures? Wondering what questions you will be asked? If you are an experienced Java developer targeting high paying skills then it pays to get a good handle on Java low latency interview questions & answers.

You will be quizzed on the low latency application you had recently worked on especially the outcomes in terms of the latencies, response times, and throughput along with the challenges you faced.

Q1. What do you understand by the term latency?…

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02: 15 key considerations for low latency Java applications

Extends Writing low latency applications in Java interview Q&As. If the job description says “low latency” application, then be prepared. Even if “low latency” experience is not a requirement, all employers like candidates who can not only build systems that perform well, but also can stress test (e.g. JMeter), profile…

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03: Java GC tuning for low latency applications

This assumes that you have read the basics on Java GC at Java Garbage Collection interview Q&A to ascertain your depth of Java knowledge. This is a must know topic for those who like to work on low latency applications. Q1. In what ways does GC impact latency and throughput…



1. Asynchronous processing in Java real life examples – part-1

The scenario based questions are very popular with the job interviewers, and some scenario based questions are related to decoupling and asynchronous (aka non-blocking) processing in Java with message queues/topics, database tables where one process inserts data and another process consumes the inserted data, and Future objects in Java multi-threading….



2. Asynchronous processing in Java real life examples – part-2

Extends: 1. Asynchronous processing in Java real life examples – part-1. Example 3: Trade execution reports are received & processed asynchronously If you are working in an online trading application, you may want the functionality to queue trades and process them when the stock market opens. You also asynchronously receive…



Why acquire skills & experience in low latency & Big Data? What specific skills are required?

According to Dice’s 2017 Salary Survey (PDF), those tech professionals who specialise in data warehousing, analytics, Big Data, low latency, and machine learning got paid big bucks for the past several years.

More and more organisations are complimenting their data warehouse systems like Teradata with Big Data platforms like Cloudera Data Platform, AWS (i.e. Amazon Web Services) EMR, Microsoft Azure Big Data, Databricks on AWS & Azure, Google Cloud BigQuery, etc.

What specific skills are required?

In the race to secure the best salary in big data engineering & analytics jobs, a single skill …

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