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GemFire Developer

Course Details
Tuition (USD): $2,790.00 • Classroom (4 days)
Course Details
GSA (USD): $2,529.97 • Classroom (4 days)

This course teaches students how to install, configure and monitor GemFire applications. This course will provide a survey of the various developer APIs and features necessary for effectively building both client side GemFire applications as well as server side applications and components that will be registered with the GemFire Distributed System. This course prepares students for the GemFire Developer certification exam.

Skills Gained

Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Understand the GemFire Client/Server architecture
  • Understand how to configure and use the client cache
  • Understand how to store and access objects in the cache
  • Understand additional features of GemFire, including querying,
  • event handling and distributed function execution
  • Learn how to use the Spring GemFire framework for enhanced developer productivity
  • Learn different region storage strategies
  • Understand how to write and register functions and event handlers
  • Understand how to store data using different serialization APIs

Who Can Benefit

Application developers seeking an understanding of GemFire development, both from the client side and server side.


  • Completion of the Introduction to GemFire course

Course Details

GemFire Architecture

  • GemFire Architecture
  • GemFire topologies
  • GemFire architecture
  • Common terminologies
  • GemFire installation
  • Cache management

Creating Regions

  • Creating Regions
  • Overview of regions
  • Region topologies
  • Region attributes
  • Replicated regions
  • Partitioned regions
  • Region APIs
  • Creating and managing regions
  • Data operations on regions

Configuring Client-Server Architecture

  • Configuring Client-Server Architecture
  • Membership/discovery protocols
  • Locators/cache server
  • Client-server architecture
  • Simple configuration for server discovery
  • Configuration with server grouping
  • Subscribing to server events
  • GFMon introduction

Replication and Persistence

  • Replication and Persistence
  • How replicated regions work
  • Disk stores

Partitioned Regions

  • Partitioned Regions
  • How partitioned regions distribute objects
  • Specifying a partitioned region
  • How recovery works
  • Cache writers and listeners: how they behave differently

Configuring Event Handling

  • GemFire event framework
  • Event handling in the caching API
  • Cache events
  • Cache event listeners
  • Cache writers
  • Cache callback
  • Cache loaders
  • Cache write behind
  • Cache event handling in a distributed system

Querying GemFire Data

  • Querying object data
  • Query language
  • Indexes
  • Join restrictions
  • What is continuous querying?
  • Writing the continuous query
  • Running the continuous query code
  • Executing with initial results
  • Managing your continuous queries


  • How function execution works
  • How functions are executed
  • Executing functions in GemFire
  • Writing the function code
  • Registering the function
  • Running the function from the calling application
  • Running the function in custom-partitioned and colocated partitioned regions
  • Storing and retrieving function results
  • Function HA

Cache Management

  • Expiration: refreshing stale data
  • Eviction: managing region and heap size
  • Cofiguring eviction
  • Heap least recently used eviction
  • Resource manager

Configuring Multisite Installations

  • Multisite caching overview
  • Configuring the gateway hub
  • Implementing a write-behind cache listener in your hubs
  • Configuring regions to send updates to the gateway queue
  • Gateway configuration parameters
  • Message rocessing
  • Load balancing in multisite installations
  • Multiple-hub configuration
  • Implementing a multihub system
  • Failover
  • Multisite topologies

Configuring Delta Propagation

  • How delta propagation works
  • Supported topologies and limitations
  • Delta propagation APIs
  • Delta propagation properties
  • Implementing delta propagation
  • Errors in delta propagation
  • Performance considerations

Transaction Management

  • GemFire transaction semantics
  • Cache design for transactions
  • Implementing GemFire transactions
  • How GemFire transactions work


  • JConsole
  • VSD
  • GFMon recapitulation
  • JMX
  • Virtual machine tuning options
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