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Cache configuration in Red Hat Data Grid

Dipanshu Gupta and Dominika Borges


Red Hat Data Grid is an in-memory, distributed, NoSQL datastore solution that boosts application performance, provides greater deployment flexibility, and minimizes the overhead of standing up new applications.
This cheat sheet is a quick reference for creating and configuring Data Grid caches, complete with configuration examples. Topics covered include:

  • Clustered cache modes
  • Cluster replication
  • Bounded and indexed caches
  • Authorization roles
  • Backups

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Clustered cache modes


Distributed caches offer linear scalability and efficient memory usage by creating fewer copies of each entry across the cluster. Distributed caches store a number of copies for each cache entry that is equal to the number of owners that you configure.

<distributed-cache />


Replicated caches offer data guarantees and fault tolerance by creating a copy of all entries on each node in the cluster.

<replicated-cache />