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Java Thin Client

The Java Thin Client exposes Binary Client Protocol features to Java developers.
Unlike Ignite Client nodes, the Thin Client:

  • Is lightweight: there are no new threads, no logging and no local files produced when using thin client operations. The thin client only needs one TCP port to utilise the binary protocol.
  • Does not join Ignite cluster: the Thin Client does not become part of the Ignite cluster topology, which brings limitations like limited high-availability, no Java types metadata exchange and no monitoring by Ignite management tools.
  • Exposes a subset of the full Ignite API: although the binary protocol is being actively developed with more features added, presently the protocol features represent only a subset of the Ignite data grid.

For More Information

  • Visit Quick Start to learn the basics by developing a simple Ignite thin client application.
  • Visit API to check which APIs are currently supported.
  • Visit Security to see the Thin Client has enough protection to connect to an enterprise Ignite cluster over Internet.
  • Visit High Availability to learn how fault tolerance is provided.
  • Visit Monitoring to learn how failures are reported.

Updated 2 years ago

Java Thin Client

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