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Configure entities

A data grid can have any number of logical entity schemas.

Entities are defined using annotated Java classes, XML, or a combination of both XML and Java classes. Defined entities are then registered with an eXtreme Scale server and are bound to BackingMaps, indexes and other plug-ins.

An entity schema is a set of entities and the relationships between the entities.


See also

  1. Relationship management
  2. Entity metadata descriptor XML file
  3. emd.xsd file


Parent topic:

Configure the deployment environment


Related concepts

Configure clients
Configure cache integration
Java object caching concepts
Maps
Interacting with an ObjectGrid using the ObjectGridManager
Cache objects with no relationships involved (ObjectMap API)
Cache objects and their relationships (EntityManager API)


Related tasks

Configure data grids
Configure deployment policies
Configure catalog and container servers
Configure ports
Configure Object Request Brokers
Configure Spring integration
Configure the REST data service
Connect to a distributed ObjectGrid
ObjectQuery tutorial