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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)

Configuring the Redis connection

Spring Data Redis supports four different connectors that can be used to interact with a Redis server. These connectors are described in the following table:




Jedis is a Redis connector that is fully compatible with Redis 2.0.0 commands. The project is hosted at GitHub, and more information about this found at


JRedis is a Redis connector that does not yet have official support for Redis 2.x. However, it is possible to use a forked version of this library that adds support for Redis 2.x. The forked version of the JRedis library is hosted at GitHub, and its homepage is found at


RJC is a Redis connector that is compatible with Redis 2.X. More information about the RJC connector is found at


SRP is a Redis connector that supports Redis 2.6 commands. The project's homepage is found at