The VMware GemFire cache is the entry point to VMware GemFire caching management. VMware GemFire provides different APIs and XML configuration models to support the behaviors of different members.
The cache provides in-memory storage and management for your data.
You start your peer or server cache using a combination of XML declarations and API calls. Close the cache when you are done.
You have several options for client cache configuration. Start your client cache using a combination of XML declarations and API calls. Close the client cache when you are done.
When you create your cache in a secure system, you provide credentials to the connection process for authentication by already-running, secure members. Clients connect to secure servers. Peers are authenticated by secure locators or peer members.
In a secure system, you can create clients with multiple, secure connections to the servers from each client. The most common use case is a VMware GemFire client embedded in an application server that supports data requests from many users. Each user may be authorized to access a subset of data on the servers. For example, customer users may be allowed to see and update only their own orders and shipments.
You can specify a callback application that is launched after the cache initialization.