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Getting Started with Hazelcast

By : Matthew Johns
Book Image

Getting Started with Hazelcast

By: Matthew Johns

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Getting Started with Hazelcast
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Chapter 1. What is Hazelcast?

Most, if not all, applications need to store some data, some applications far more than others. By holding this book in your eager hands and starting to flip through its pages, it might be safe to assume you have previously worked to architect, develop, or support applications more towards the latter end of that scale. We could imagine that you are all too painfully familiar with the common pitfalls and issues that tend to crop up around scaling or distributing your data layer. But to make sure we are all up to speed, in this chapter, we shall examine:

  • Traditional approaches to data persistence

  • How caches have helped improve performance, but bring about their own problems

  • Hazelcast's fresh approach to the problem

  • A brief overview its generic capabilities

  • Summary of what type of problems we might solve using it