nioReactor is a framework for quickly building scalable event-driven network applications. It is built on top of the Reactor design pattern using NIO sockets. This provides high performance and allows for a complete separation from the application specific code. The goal of the project is to provide a simple set of APIs that allow users to build scalable servers without needing to deal with with the cumbersome and sometimes temperamental peaces of the NIO package.
Java Gearman Service is a Java implementation of the gearman service, which provides a generic application framework that farms work out to other machines or processes that are better suited to do the work. It allows you to do work in parallel, to load balance processing, and to call functions in other languages. It can be used in a variety of applications, from high-availability Web sites to the transport of database replication events.