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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Thin Clients

A thin client is a lightweight Ignite client that connects to the cluster via a standard socket connection. It does not start in JVM process (Java is not required at all), does not become a part of the cluster topology, never holds any data and is not used as a destination for compute grid calculations.

What it does is it simply establishes a socket connection to a standard Ignite node​ and performs all operations through that node.

The thin clients are based on binary client protocol making it possible to support Ignite connectivity from any programming language. Presently the following thin clients are available for usage:

Updated about a year ago

Thin Clients

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