Terracotta is revolutionizing the way it provides Java application scalability and availability along with database scalability. In this year alone, Terracotta acquired Ehcache and Quartz, and built a Hibernate caching product. To some, it may not be clear how these pieces fit together in Terracotta's technological vision. Terracotta CTO Ari Zilka says in a recent letter, "all these pieces will come together in what we call a scalability continuum." The "scalability continuum" and the circumvention of performance bottlenecks are at the heart of Terracotta's strategy going forward. Ari Zilka has provided DZone with a preview of what you can expect next few years from Terracotta.