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Eclipse Memory Analyzer - 2 minute tutorial

Overview of Eclipse Memory Analyzer(MAT)

The Eclipse Memory Analyzer (or MAT) is a tool for analyzing java heap dumps.It is available as a standalone software and also as an Eclipse plugin.

Often when a memory leak is suspected in a java application or if the application is crashing due to OutOfMemoryError, then then we need to get the heap dump and analyze it. For getting heap dump, tools like jmap, jvisualvm or jconsole can be used. To analyze it, you can use Eclipse Memory Analyzer(MAT) or jvisualvm or jhat. As of know, MAT is the most comprehensive tool available and is capable of opening heap dumps which run in gigabytes.