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Spring Data

By : Petri Kainulainen
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Spring Data

By: Petri Kainulainen

Overview of this book

Spring Framework has always had a good support for different data access technologies. However, developers had to use technology-specific APIs, which often led to a situation where a lot of boilerplate code had to be written in order to implement even the simplest operations. Spring Data changed all this. Spring Data makes it easier to implement Spring-powered applications that use cloud-based storage services, NoSQL databases, map-reduce frameworks or relational databases. "Spring Data" is a practical guide that is full of step-by-step instructions and examples which ensure that you can start using the Java Persistence API and Redis in your applications without extra hassle. This book provides a brief introduction to the underlying data storage technologies, gives step-by-step instructions that will help you utilize the discussed technologies in your applications, and provides a solid foundation for expanding your knowledge beyond the concepts described in this book. You will learn an easier way to manage your entities and to create database queries with Spring Data JPA. This book also demonstrates how you can add custom functions to your repositories. You will also learn how to use the Redis key-value store as data storage and to use its other features for enhancing your applications. "Spring Data" includes all the practical instructions and examples that provide you with all the information you need to create JPA repositories with Spring Data JPA and to utilize the performance of Redis in your applications by using Spring Data Redis.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)

Installing Redis

Spring Data Redis requires that Redis 2.0 or above is used, and it recommends that Redis 2.2 is used. However, it is possible to use newer Redis versions even though the new features might not be supported yet. This book assumes that we are using Redis version 2.6.0-rc6.

At the moment Redis does not officially support Windows but there are some unofficial ports available. If you want to install Redis to a Windows computer, download one of the unofficial source packages and follow its installation instructions. The download links of the unofficial Windows ports are available at


The only dependencies of Redis are a working GCC compiler and libc. The best way to install these dependencies is to use the package manager of the used Linux distribution. If Redis is compiled on a computer that uses an OS X operating system, one should ensure that both Xcode and its command line tools are installed.

We can install Redis to a computer running a Unix-like...