Cache APIs

This section describes the CacheFactory and Cache classes.

  • CacheFactory class. Creates a Cache instance based on the provided distributed system and cache configuration. Any and cache.xml files provided to the application are used to initialize the system and cache. See Setting System and Cache Properties. If a cache.xml file is used to create a cache and some of the regions already exist, a warning states that the regions exist and the cache is created.
  • Cache class. This class is the entry point to the GemFire caching API. This class allows you to create regions. The cache is created by calling the create function of the CacheFactory class. When creating a cache, you specify a DistributedSystem that tells the new cache where to find other caches on the network and how to communicate with them.