Hazelcast IMDG can be used as cache for applications based on the Spring Framework –distributing shared data in real-time.
The Spring Framework provides an abstraction layer for caching providers, which is a first class citizen in Hazelcast IMDG. Within the default Hazelcast download /lib directory there is a JAR file hazelcast-spring-
As of version 3.1, Spring Framework provides support for adding caching into an existing Spring application. To use Hazelcast as Spring cache provider, you should just define a com.hazelcast.spring.cache.HazelcastCacheManager bean and register it as Spring cache manager.
<cache:annotation-driven cache-manager="cacheManager" /> <hz:hazelcast id="hazelcast"> ... </hz:hazelcast> <bean id="cacheManager" class="com.hazelcast.spring.cache.HazelcastCacheManager"> <constructor-arg ref="instance"/> </bean>
Hazelcast supports other integration points with the Spring Framework, which can be seen in our documentation here: