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Developing with Apache Geode

Developing with Apache Geode explains main concepts of application programming with Apache Geode. It describes how to plan and implement regions, data serialization, event handling, delta propagation, transactions, and more.

For information about Geode REST application development, see Developing REST Applications for Apache Geode.

  • Region Data Storage and Distribution

    The Apache Geode data storage and distribution models put your data in the right place at the right time. You should understand all the options for data storage in Geode before you start configuring your data regions.

  • Partitioned Regions

    In addition to basic region management, partitioned regions include options for high availability, data location control, and data balancing across the distributed system.

  • Distributed and Replicated Regions

    In addition to basic region management, distributed and replicated regions include options for things like push and pull distribution models, global locking, and region entry versions to ensure consistency across Geode members.

  • Consistency for Region Updates

    Geode ensures that all copies of a region eventually reach a consistent state on all members and clients that host the region, including Geode members that distribute region events.

  • General Region Data Management

    For all regions, you have options to control memory use, back up your data to disk, and keep stale data out of your cache.

  • Data Serialization

    Data that you manage in Geode must be serialized and deserialized for storage and transmittal between processes. You can choose among several options for data serialization.

  • Events and Event Handling

    Geode provides versatile and reliable event distribution and handling for your cached data and system member events.

  • Delta Propagation

    Delta propagation allows you to reduce the amount of data you send over the network by including only changes to objects rather than the entire object.

  • Querying

    Geode provides a SQL-like querying language called OQL that allows you to access data stored in Geode regions.

  • Continuous Querying

    Continuous querying continuously returns events that match the queries you set up.

  • Transactions

    Geode provides a transactions API, with begin, commit, and rollback methods. These methods are much the same as the familiar relational database transactions methods.

  • Function Execution

    A function is a body of code that resides on a server and that an application can invoke from a client or from another server without the need to send the function code itself. The caller can direct a data-dependent function to operate on a particular dataset, or can direct a data-independent function to operate on a particular server, member, or member group.