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Getting Started with Hazelcast

By : Matthew Johns
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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


Hazelcast is an innovative new approach to data, in terms of storage, processing, and distribution; it provides an accessible solution to the age-old problem of application and data scalability. Getting Started with Hazelcast introduces this great open source technology in a step-by-step, easy-to-follow manner, from the why to the how to wow!

What this book covers

Chapter 1, What is Hazelcast?, helps us to get introduced with the technology, its place in an application's stack, and how it has evolved from traditional approaches to data.

Chapter 2, Getting Off the Ground, helps us start coding and get acquainted with the standard distributed data store collections on offer.

Chapter 3, Going Concurrent, helps us expand to look at more distributed and concurrent capabilities we can bring into our applications.

Chapter 4, Divide and Conquer, helps us look at how data is split up and split across many nodes to provide both performance and resilience.

Chapter 5, Listen Out, helps us discover that we can register to receive notifications from the cluster to enable our application to be aware of the goings on.

Chapter 6, Spreading the Load, helps us move beyond the data storage, and we investigate the distributed execution service and how Hazelcast is more than just a database.

Chapter 7, Typical Deployments, helps us explore the various ways we can use or install Hazelcast into our application or infrastructure, looking at the architectural decisions, reasons, and trade-offs behind each one.

Chapter 8, From the Outside Looking In, helps us look at popular alternative access we have to our data rather than using the provided drivers for integrating with a Hazelcast cluster.

Chapter 9, Going Global, helps us explode onto the world stage using the public cloud infrastructure and asynchronous remote replication to take our data all around the globe.

Chapter 10, Playing Well with Others, helps us bring the technology together with popular companion frameworks to see how we might start to bring the technology to work with legacy applications.

Appendix, Configuration Summary, helps us overview of the configurations we have used throughout the book.

What you need for this book

Hazelcast is a Java-based technology so you will need a Java development environment (ideally Java 6 or newer) and use of a Java source code editor, preferably an IDE.

Who this book is for

If you are software architect or Java developer looking to make your applications more scalable or looking to move into the cloud, Hazelcast is a technology you should strongly consider. This book seeks to provide an easy introduction to this innovative data centric framework and into its new way of thinking.


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