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SpringSource releases Spring Data for Redis 1.0.0

Chris Mayer

First stable version of Spring library for the popular no-nonsense NoSQL datastore

The flurry of SpringSource gifts just keeps on coming and
this one went under the radar. The first stable version of Spring
Data Redis, an open source library that allows for easy integration
of Redis in Java applications, has arrived.

VMWare is an avid sponsor of Redis, the hugely popular NoSQL
datastore that has found some big fans in recent times, including
Github and StackOverflow. It has been lauded for its simplicity and
high performance by some and this release will further the amount
of commands at the developer’s disposal.

Redis is accessed through an exhaustive list of commands (good luck knowing them
all) and differs from other key-value stores through supporting
additional datatypes from basic Strings. It also comes equipped to
deal with several languages, from Haskell to Java.

Data for Redis
falls under the remit of the Spring Data
umbrella project – Spring’s pledge to promote the use of
non-relational databases in Spring Environments that are portable
and consistently performing at a high level. There’s some treats
within Spring Data for Redis, such as:

  • Connection package as low-level abstraction across multiple
    Redis drivers/connectors (Jedis,  JRedis,
    and RJC)

  • Exception translation
     to Spring’s portable Data Access
    exception hierarchy for Redis driver exceptions

  • RedisTemplate
     that provides a high level abstraction for
    performing various redis operations, exception translation and
    serialisation support

  • Pubsub
     support (such as a MessageListenerContainer for
    message-driven POJOs)
  • JDK Collection implementations
    on top of Redis
  • Atomic counter support
  • Sorting and Pipelining functionality
  • Dedicated support for SORT, SORT/GET pattern and returned bulk
  • Redis implementation for
    Spring 3.1 cache abstraction

Several serialisation methods are supported for out of the box
(JDK, JSON, XML, toString). For more information on how to get
started, check out the
and also this handy video below.

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