Thursday, June 23, 2011

Java Memory profiling tools

Some useful tools for memory profiling:

    Free/Open-source Tools: (In order of preference)

-       MAT (Memory Analyzer Tool): (eclipse update site -

-       VisualVM: (Comes as part of later versions of JDK1.6)
-       JMAP:

    Commercial Tools: (In order of preference) [Free tools should be good enough to find out major memory leaks]

      -       JProbe
      -       JProfiler
      -       YourKit

Excellent article on memory profiling:

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