Pivotal GemFire® Native Client v9.0

Serializing Data

All data that Geode moves out of the local cache must be serializable.

  • Region Data Requiring Serialization

    Certain region types (including client regions) require serialization.

  • Data Serialization Options

    The native client C++ API gives you two serialization options: the GemFire::Serializable interface and GemFire PDX serialization.

  • Serializing Data with PDX Serialization

    PDX is a cross-language data format that can reduce the cost of distributing and serializing your objects. PDX stores data in named fields that you can access individually to avoid the cost of deserializing the entire data object. When you use PDX serialization with the native client C++ API, you can register a PdxSerializer for the entire cache, implement PDX serialization for each domain object or use automatic PDX serialization by running the pdxautoserializer tool.

  • Serializing Data with the Serializable Interface

    The native client C++ API provides a Serializable interface that you can use for fast and compact data serialization. This section discusses the Geode serializable interface, and presents implementation examples.

  • Serializing Object Graphs

    If you have a graph of objects where each node can be serializable, the parent node can call DataOutput::writeObject to delegate the serialization responsibility to its child nodes. Similarly, your application can call DataInput::readObject to deserialize the object graph.

  • Serializing and Accessing Data as a Blob

    If you have data that is best handled as a blob, such as structs that do not contain pointers, use the serializable type CacheableBytes . CacheableBytes is a blob class that implements the serialization for you.