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Possible Approach

GigaSpaces is currently not in the central maven repository, therefore an additional repository needs to be added along with the dependency:



Of course the version (${gsVersion}) needs to be adopted to your needs.

public class ContextConfiguration {
  public GigaSpace space() {
    UrlSpaceConfigurer urlSpaceConfigurer = new UrlSpaceConfigurer("jini://*/*/my-space");
    return new GigaSpaceConfigurer(urlSpaceConfigurer).gigaSpace();

To establish a connection with a running instance of GigaSpaces, a Configuration Class is required. Here a Bean will be created that retrieves via URL the name of a Space e.g. my-space (a Space is equivalent to a Database Schema). Of course a Space needs to be firstly created in order to use it (see also the Example). This bean can be used for all database typical operations e.g. create, read, update and delete data (a complete list can be found here). Another possibility to execute those operations is via spring-data (see section below). The spring-data-gigaspaces automatically detects if a GigaSpaces Bean exists.


There is spring-data support available for GigaSpaces XAP (Smart Cache) via spring-data-gigaspaces.


There is an implementation of the sample application, My Thai Star, using GigaSpaces XAP (Smart Cache) as data storage. More details can be found on mts-gigaspaces.

Last updated 2021-12-03 14:05:40 UTC