VMware Tanzu GemFire for VMs is a high-performance, high-availability caching layer for VMware Tanzu Application Service for VMs (TAS for VMs). Tanzu GemFire offers an in-memory key-value store. It delivers low-latency responses to a large number of concurrent data-access requests.

Tanzu GemFire provides a service broker to create in-memory data clusters on demand. These clusters are dedicated to the TAS for VMs space and tuned for specific use cases defined by your service plan. Service operators can create multiple plans to support different use cases.

Tanzu GemFire uses Apache Geode. See Apache Geode API Documentation for links to the API for client access to data objects within Apache Geode. Tanzu GemFire supports writing JavaScript apps with the Node.js Client for VMware Tanzu™ GemFire®.

This documentation performs the following functions:

  • Describes the features and architecture of Tanzu GemFire
  • Provides the VMware Tanzu Application Service for VMs operator with instructions for installing, configuring, and maintaining Tanzu GemFire
  • Provides app developers instructions for choosing a service plan and creating and deleting Tanzu GemFire service instances
  • Provides app developers instructions for binding apps
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