1. Overview

Spring boot microservice architecture requires sharing cache between two micro-services which are running independently so here we are explaining Spring boot hazelcast example and hazelcast configuration in spring boot.

Let’s try to understand the requirement of hazelcast, For example, two microservices are running separately, Obviously in separate JVM. Now a requirement is like, value write by one microservice and read by another microservice which are running independent JVM, To achieve memory sharing hazelcase will help us. Hazelcast supports Map, List, Set and many other data structures, Here we are using Map in our example.

 2. Example

Here is an example of spring boot hazel case configuration :

Spring boot hazelcast example

Spring boot hazelcast example

2.1 pom.xml

To configure hazelcast and hazelcast-spring must be required in CLASSPATH.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<project xmlns="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0"
         xsi:schemaLocation="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0 http://maven.apache.org/xsd/maven-4.0.0.xsd">

    <description>Spring boot hazelcast example</description>
    <!-- Inherit defaults from Spring Boot -->

    <!-- Package as an executable jar -->

2.2 application.properties


2.3 SpringBootConfig

package com.javadeveloperzone;

import org.springframework.boot.SpringApplication;
import org.springframework.boot.autoconfigure.SpringBootApplication;
import org.springframework.context.annotation.ComponentScan;

 * Created by JavaDeveloperZone on 19-07-2017.

@ComponentScan // Using a root package also allows the @ComponentScan annotation to be used without needing to specify a basePackage attribute
public class SpringBootConfig {
    public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {
        SpringApplication.run(SpringBootConfig.class, args);            // it wil start application

2.4 HazelcastConfiguration

Here we have created a bean for hazelcast which has configuration related to hazel cast. In bellow code comments has been given to each line which is self-explanatory.

package com.javadeveloperzone;
import com.hazelcast.config.*;
import org.springframework.context.annotation.Bean;
import org.springframework.context.annotation.Configuration;
 * Created by JavaDeveloperZone on 08-01-2018.
public class HazelcastConfiguration {

    public Config hazelCastConfig(){
        Config config = new Config();
        config.setInstanceName("hazelcast-instance")        // hazel case instance name
                        new MapConfig()                     // create map
                                .setMaxSizeConfig(new MaxSizeConfig(200, MaxSizeConfig.MaxSizePolicy.FREE_HEAP_SIZE))
                                .setTimeToLiveSeconds(-1));     // cache will be available until it will remove manually. less then 0 means never expired.
        return config;


2.5 HazelcastController

The controller is doing the job for simple read and write value to hazelcast Map. This map will be shared between different JVM of the same hazelcast cluster.

package com.javadeveloperzone.controller;

import com.hazelcast.core.Hazelcast;
import com.hazelcast.core.HazelcastInstance;
import org.springframework.beans.factory.annotation.Autowired;
import org.springframework.stereotype.Controller;
import org.springframework.web.bind.annotation.RequestMapping;
import org.springframework.web.bind.annotation.RequestParam;
import org.springframework.web.bind.annotation.RestController;

 * Created by JavaDeveloperZone on 19-07-2017.
public class HazelcastController {

    private HazelcastInstance instance;     // autowire hazel cast instance

   public String write(@RequestParam("values")String values) {
        java.util.Map<String,String> stringStringMap = instance.getMap("configuration");    // get map from hazel cast
        stringStringMap.put("data",values);                 // write value, This value will be accessible from another jvm also
        return "Value has been write to Hazelcast";
    public String read() {
        java.util.Map<String,String> stringStringMap = instance.getMap("configuration");    // get map from hazel cast
        return "Hazelcast values is :" +stringStringMap.get("data");                    // read value

2.6 Demo

For demo, we will start the same application with the different port means two instances of same application will be running on different whereJVM data will be written by instance1 and read by instance2.

  1. Start Instance1

java -jar spring-boot-hazelcast-example-1.0-SNAPSHOT.jar --server.port=8181

2018-01-13 10:24:34.240  INFO 134680 --- [           main] c.h.i.cluster.impl.MulticastJoiner       : [192.168
.0.103]:5701 [dev] [3.7.7]

Members [1] {
        Member []:5701 - c6f63ad1-1988-46e0-bc90-cbb534c40570 this

2. Start instance2

java -jar spring-boot-hazelcast-example-1.0-SNAPSHOT.jar --server.port=8282

2018-01-13 10:25:49.214  INFO 59140 --- [ration.thread-0] c.h.internal.cluster.ClusterService      : [192.168.
0.103]:5702 [dev] [3.7.7]

Members [2] {
        Member []:5701 - c6f63ad1-1988-46e0-bc90-cbb534c40570
        Member []:5702 - d6e539a0-2835-4504-be66-67903d6922f0 this

3. Write Data in instance1

Value has been write using 8181 port instance

Spring boot hazelcast example write value

Spring boot hazelcast example write value

4. Read Data from instance2

Value has been read using 8282 port instance

Spring boot hazelcast example read value

Spring boot hazelcast example read value


3. References

4. Source code

Spring Boot Hazelcast example (170 KB)

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