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Map entry locking

An ObjectGrid BackingMap supports several locking strategies for maps to maintain cache entry consistency.

Lock manager configuration

When either a PESSIMISTIC or an OPTIMISTIC lock strategy is used, a lock manager is created for the BackingMap. The lock manager uses a hash map to track entries that are locked by one or more transactions. If many map entries exist in the hash map, more lock buckets can result in better performance. The risk of Java™ synchronization collisions is lower as the number of buckets grows. More lock buckets also lead to more concurrency. The previous examples show how an application can set the number of lock buckets to use for a given BackingMap instance.

To avoid a java.lang.IllegalStateException exception, the setNumberOfLockBuckets method must be called before calling the initialize or getSession methods on the ObjectGrid instance. The setNumberOfLockBuckets method parameter is a Java primitive integer that specifies the number of lock buckets to use. Using a prime number can allow for a uniform distribution of map entries over the lock buckets. A good starting point for best performance is to set the number of lock buckets to about 10 percent of the expected number of BackingMap entries.

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Transaction processing overview

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