Apache Ignite Documentation

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Welcome to the Apache Ignite developer hub run by GridGain. Here you'll find comprehensive guides and documentation to help you start working with Apache Ignite as quickly as possible, as well as support if you get stuck.


GridGain also provides Community Edition which is a distribution of Apache Ignite made available by GridGain. It is the fastest and easiest way to get started with Apache Ignite. The Community Edition is generally more stable than the Apache Ignite release available from the Apache Ignite website and may contain extra bug fixes and features that have not made it yet into the release on the Apache website.


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Data Grid

Replicate or partition your data in memory within the cluster.

Ignite in-memory data grid has been built from the ground up with a notion of horizontal scale and the ability to add nodes on demand in real time; it has been designed to linearly scale to hundreds of nodes with strong semantics for data locality and affinity data routing to reduce redundant data noise.

Ignite data grid is an in-memory distributed key-value store that can be viewed as a distributed partitioned hash map with every cluster node owning a portion of the overall data. This way the more cluster (server) nodes we add, the more data we can cache.

Unlike other key-value stores, Ignite determines data locality using a pluggable hashing algorithm. Every client can determine which node a key belongs to by plugging it into a hashing function, without a need for any special mapping servers or name nodes.

Ignite data grid supports local, replicated, and partitioned data sets and supports freely cross querying between these data sets using standard SQL syntax. Ignite supports standard SQL for querying data including support for distributed SQL joins.

Ignite data grid is lightning fast and is one of the fastest implementations of transactional or atomic data in a cluster today.


Data Consistency

As long as your cluster is alive, Ignite will guarantee that the data between different cluster nodes will always remain consistent regardless of crashes or topology changes.


JCache (JSR 107)

Ignite Data Grid implements JCache (JSR 107) specification.


Updated about a year ago

Data Grid

Replicate or partition your data in memory within the cluster.

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