This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
Curious to know, if this scalability issues addressed on the multi core processing .. also covers a comparison to the buzz of clouds . (cloud computing)
Interesting that you should ask. "Cloud" computing wasn't as popular when we wrote the book, but its very applicable in that arena. In fact, at CodeFutures we are introducing our database scalability tools (based on Software Pipelines concepts) for the cloud very soon.