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

GemFire for VMs 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.

GemFire for VMs uses VMware GemFire. See VMware GemFire API Documentation for links to the API for client access to data objects within VMware GemFire. GemFire for VMs 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 GemFire for VMs
  • Provides the VMware Tanzu Application Service for VMs operator with instructions for installing, configuring, and maintaining GemFire for VMs
  • Provides app developers instructions for choosing a service plan and creating and deleting GemFire for VMs service instances
  • Provides app developers instructions for binding apps
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