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Spring Data for Pivotal GemFire

The primary goal of the Spring Data for Pivotal GemFire project is to make it easier to build highly scalable, Spring powered applications using Pivotal GemFire as the underlying distributed, in-memory data management platform.


For examples on using the Spring Data for Pivotal GemFire, see the spring-gemfire-examples project.

Getting Help

Read the main project website along with the User Guide.

Look at the source code and the JavaDocs.

For more detailed questions, visit StackOverflow.

If you are new to Spring as well as Spring Data for Pivotal GemFire, look for information about Spring projects.

Quick Start

For developers in a hurry, you can download the JAR using:

  • Maven:

<!-- nightly builds -->
  <name>Spring Maven SNAPSHOT Repository</name>

<!-- milestones/release candidates-->
  <name>Spring Maven Milestone Repository</name>
  • Gradle:
repositories {
   mavenRepo name: "spring-snapshot", urls: "http://repo.spring.io/snapshot"
   mavenRepo name: "spring-milestone", urls: "http://repo.spring.io/milestone"
   mavenRepo name: "spring-plugins" , urls: "http://repo.spring.io/plugins-release"

dependencies {
   compile "org.springframework.data:spring-data-geode:${version}"
  • Configure a Pivotal GemFire cache and Region (REPLICATE, PARTITION and so on):
<beans xmlns="http://www.springframework.org/schema/beans"
    http://www.springframework.org/schema/beans http://www.springframework.org/schema/beans/spring-beans.xsd
    http://www.springframework.org/schema/gemfire http://www.springframework.org/schema/gemfire/spring-gemfire.xsd">


  <gfe:partitioned-region id="ExampleRegion" copies="2">

  <bean id="gemfireTemplate" class="org.springframework.data.gemfire.GemfireTemplate" p:region-ref="ExampleRegion"/>
  • Use the Region to read/write data:
region.put(Long.valueOf(1), new Person("Jon", "Doe"));
  • And/Or GemFireTemplate to interact with Pivotal GemFire:
template.query("person = 1");


Spring Data for Pivotal GemFire uses Maven as its build system. To compile the project, simply type the following Maven command from the root folder:

mvn clean install


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