Spring Data GemFire Integration for Java


Spring Data GemFire

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


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

Getting Help

Read the main project website and 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 to Spring Data GemFire, look for information about Spring projects.

Quick Start

For those in a hurry:

  • Download the jar through

  • Maven:


<!-- used for nightly builds -->
  <name>Springframework Maven SNAPSHOT Repository</name>

<!-- used for milestone/rc releases -->
  <name>Springframework Maven Milestone Repository</name>

<!-- required for gemfire jar -->
  <name>Springframework Maven Plugins Release 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-gemfire:${version}"

Latest GA release is 1.4.4.RELEASE Latest nightly build is 1.5.0.BUILD-SNAPSHOT

  • Configure a GemFire cache and Region (replicated, partitioned, client 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:cache />
  <gfe:partitioned-region id="partition" copies="2" total-buckets="4">

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


Spring GemFire uses Gradle as its building system. To compile the project, simply type from the root folder


To generate IDE-specific files, use

gradlew eclipse


gradlew idea 

depending on your editor.


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