Scaling Databases With EclipseLink And Redis


Overview

EclipseLink has two types of caches: the shared cache (L2) maintains objects read from database; and the isolated cache (L1) holds objects for various operations during the lifecycle of a transaction. L2 lifecycle is tied to a particular JVM and spans multiple transactions. Cache coordination between different JVMs is off by default. EclipseLink provides a distributed cache coordination feature that you can enable to ensure data in distributed applications remains current. Both L1 and L2 cache store domain objects.

“Redis is an open source (BSD licensed), in-memory data structure store, used as a database, cache, and message broker. Redis provides data structures such as strings, hashes, lists, sets, sorted sets with range queries, bitmaps, hyperloglogs, geospatial indexes, and streams.” — redis.io

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