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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)

Key components

Spring Data Redis provides certain components that are the cornerstones of each application that uses it. This section provides a brief introduction to the components that we will later use to implement our example applications.

Atomic counters

Atomic counters are for Redis what sequences are for relational databases. Atomic counters guarantee that the value received by a client is unique. This makes these counters a perfect tool for creating unique IDs to our data that is stored in Redis. At the moment, Spring Data Redis offers two atomic counters: RedisAtomicInteger and RedisAtomicLong . These classes provide atomic counter operations for integers and longs.


The RedisTemplate<K,V> class is the central component of Spring Data Redis. It provides methods that we can use to communicate with a Redis instance. This class requires that two type parameters are given during its instantiation: the type of used Redis key and the type of the Redis value.