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JetCache is a Java cache abstraction which provides uniform usage for different caching solutions. It provides more powerful annotations than those in Spring Cache. The annotations in JetCache supports native TTL, two level caching, and automatically refresh in distrubuted environments, also you can manipulate Cache instance by your code. Currently, there are four implementations: RedisCache, TairCache(not open source on github), CaffeineCache (in memory) and a simple LinkedHashMapCache (in memory). Full features of JetCache:

  • Manipulate cache through uniform Cache API.
  • Declarative method caching using annotations with TTL(Time To Live) and two level caching support
  • Create & configure Cache instance with cache manager
  • Automatically collect access statistics for Cache instance and method level cache
  • The strategy of key generation and value serialization can be customized
  • Cache key convertor supported: fastjson/fastjson2/jackson; Value convertor supported: java/kryo/kryo5
  • Distributed cache auto refresh and distributed lock. (2.2+)
  • Asynchronous access using Cache API (2.2+, with redis lettuce client)
  • Invalidate local caches (in all JVM process) after updates (2.7+)
  • Spring Boot support


  • JDK1.8
  • Spring Framework4.0.8+ (optional, with annotation support),jetcache 2.7 need 5.2.4+
  • Spring Boot1.1.9+ (optional), jetcache 2.7 need 2.2.5+

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Getting started

Method cache

Declare method cache using @Cached annotation.
expire = 3600 indicates that the elements will expire in 3600 seconds after being set. JetCache automatically generates the cache key with all the parameters.

public interface UserService {
    @Cached(expire = 3600, cacheType = CacheType.REMOTE)
    User getUserById(long userId);

Using key attribute to specify cache key using SpEL script.

public interface UserService {
    @Cached(name="userCache-", key="#userId", expire = 3600)
    User getUserById(long userId);

    @CacheUpdate(name="userCache-", key="#user.userId", value="#user")
    void updateUser(User user);

    @CacheInvalidate(name="userCache-", key="#userId")
    void deleteUser(long userId);

In order to use parameter name such as key="#userId", you javac compiler target must be 1.8 and above, and the -parameters should be set. Otherwise, use index to access parameters like key="args[0]"

Auto refreshment:

public interface SummaryService{
    @Cached(expire = 3600, cacheType = CacheType.REMOTE)
    @CacheRefresh(refresh = 1800, stopRefreshAfterLastAccess = 3600, timeUnit = TimeUnit.SECONDS)
    BigDecimal summaryOfToday(long categoryId);

CachePenetrationProtect annotation indicates that the cache will be loaded synchronously in multi-thread environment.

Cache API

Create a Cache instance with CacheManager:

private CacheManager cacheManager;
private Cache<String, UserDO> userCache;

public void init() {
    QuickConfig qc = QuickConfig.newBuilder("userCache")
        .cacheType(CacheType.BOTH) // two level cache
        .syncLocal(true) // invalidate local cache in all jvm process after update
    userCache = cacheManager.getOrCreateCache(qc);

The code above create a Cache instance. cacheType = CacheType.BOTH define a two level cache (a local in-memory-cache and a remote cache system) with local elements limited upper to 50(LRU based evict). You can use it like a map:

UserDO user = userCache.get(12345L);
userCache.put(12345L, loadUserFromDataBase(12345L));

userCache.computeIfAbsent(1234567L, (key) -> loadUserFromDataBase(1234567L));

Advanced API

Asynchronous API:

CacheGetResult r = cache.GET(userId);
CompletionStage<ResultData> future = r.future();
future.thenRun(() -> {

Distributed lock:

cache.tryLockAndRun("key", 60, TimeUnit.SECONDS, () -> heavyDatabaseOperation());

Read through and auto refresh:

private CacheManager cacheManager;
private Cache<String, Long> orderSumCache;

public void init() {
    QuickConfig qc = QuickConfig.newBuilder("userCache")
        .refreshPolicy(RefreshPolicy.newPolicy(60, TimeUnit.SECONDS).stopRefreshAfterLastAccess(100, TimeUnit.SECONDS))
    orderSumCache = cacheManager.getOrCreateCache(qc);

Configuration with Spring Boot



App class:

@EnableMethodCache(basePackages = "")
@EnableCreateCacheAnnotation // deprecated in jetcache 2.7, can be removed if @CreateCache is not used
public class MySpringBootApp {
    public static void main(String[] args) {;

spring boot application.yml config:

  statIntervalMinutes: 15
  areaInCacheName: false
      type: linkedhashmap #other choose:caffeine
      keyConvertor: fastjson2 #other choose:fastjson/jackson
      limit: 100
      type: redis
      keyConvertor: fastjson2 #other choose:fastjson/jackson
      broadcastChannel: projectA
      valueEncoder: java #other choose:kryo/kryo5
      valueDecoder: java #other choose:kryo/kryo5
        minIdle: 5
        maxIdle: 20
        maxTotal: 50
      host: ${}
      port: ${redis.port}

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For upgrade see changelog and compatibility notes.