Getting Started with Hazelcast
By Mat Johns
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Final Release Date: August 2013
Pages: 136

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Applications have become increasing agile and dynamic, reacting to the demands of their users except at the data layer. Hazelcast offers a new and innovative approach to data scalability. Unlike many of its competitors, its in-memory counterparts distribution is built-in to the heart of the technology, allowing your app to stretch and scale at all layers as needed.

Getting Started with Hazelcast is a hands-on introductory text that guides you though learning about this innovative new technology. With plenty of practical examples and walkthroughs, you will be armed with all the knowledge required to start bringing data scalability to your applications.

Getting Started with Hazelcast looks at the issue of data scalability and how traditional approaches tend to work around the problem to reduce it, but not without new issues cropping up.

The book describes how Hazelcast offers a solution to this problem using practical examples to help you store distributed data quickly and safely. You will also learn about running tasks easily across the cluster, using support for public cloud infrastructure, and how to architect to make best use of the technology.


Written as a step-by-step guide, Getting Started with Hazelcast will teach you all you need to know to make your application data scalable.

Who this book is for

This book is a great introduction for Java developers, software architects, or developers looking to enable scalable and agile data within their applications. You should have programming knowledge of Java and a general familiarity with concepts like data caching and clustering.

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Great book, no-nonsense.

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    Comments about oreilly Getting Started with Hazelcast:

    Very nice book covering all different aspects of Hazelcast. Myself being a fan of datagrids since a couple of years, really like the simplicity of the Hazelcast API, while still remaining very powerful. I have done some testing with Oracle Coherence in the past, but must say that Hazelcast really is standing almost side-by-side. Personally, being an enthusiastic agile software architect, the most prominent aspect is the fact that it is open source and is having a very quickly responding community. Other data grid vendors let you pay per core or per end user, restricting the ability to easily scale out the datagrid dynamically (e.g. based on used heap). With Hazelcast, this restriction is non-existent.

    The book itself is very to the point, I like the fact that it is short and no-nonsense. Albeit, a full overview of what this product has to offer in a minimal number of understandable pages. One little minor point (and the only reason why I don't give it 5 stars) is that the book does not cover the latest additions which are available in Hazelcast 3. More specifically, Hazelcast 3 offers the very powerful EntryProcessor and ContinuousQuery. These can really expose the power of a datagrid.

    Good read for all software development enthusiasts willing to learn more about datagrids and using them in order to create the horizontally scalable architectures of today and tomorrow.

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