Basic Configuration and Programming describes how to configure cluster and cache properties for your VMware GemFire installation. For your applications, it provides guidance for writing code to manage your cache and cluster connection, data regions, and data entries, including custom classes.
To work with your VMware GemFire applications, you use a combination of configuration files and application code.
The GemFire cache is the entry point to GemFire caching management. GemFire provides different APIs and XML configuration models to support the behaviors of different members.
The region is the core building block of the VMware GemFire cluster. All cached data is organized into data regions and you do all of your data puts, gets, and querying activities against them.
The data entry is the key/value pair where you store your data. You can manage your entries individually and in batches. To use domain objects for your entry values and keys, you need to follow VMware GemFire requirements for data storage and distribution.