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What is new in Infinispan 7.2?

Dear community,

We have recently released Infinispan 7.2, and we feel it deserves a more detailed introduction. This release brings important new features, code optimizations and major bug fixes.

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What features can be found?

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  • We have introduced a new factory for the atomic object. The new factory is based on a replicated state machine, and it allows object creation on top of Infinispan cache e.g. Java collections. 

  • Server-side scripting allows custom script installation in Infinispan server and their invocation over Hot Rod. You can now use map/reduce and distributed executor over Hot Rod as well. 

  • JCache (JSR-107) support over Hot Rod.

  • Near cache support for Hot Rod Java client.

  • Support for defining filters using the Query DSL for event listeners.

  • DSL-based filters are indexed for faster and more scalable evaluation.

  • Custom cache stores deployment in Infinispan server.

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What optimizations have been made?

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  • Eviction improvements with new long size support and more accurate eviction.

  • Many indexing improvements.

  • Faster bulk operations (putAll() and getAll()) for both embedded and Hot Rod client.

  • Cache creation and configuration changes do not require Infinispan server restart. 

  • Faster clear operation. It is now lock-free and non-transactional, and it shouldn’t be invoked with other concurrent operations.

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What bugs have been fixed?

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  • DummyTransactionManager has been fixed and made more reliable. Although we recommend a use of a proper TransactionManager, it can be used for simpler applications which don’t involve additional resource enlistments.

  • Fixed deadlocks and errors during topology changes. Adding and removing nodes works smoothly and faster now.

  • Multiple tweaks in CLI operations.

  • Other small bug fixes.

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Finally, we would like thank all community members involved in this release. A special thank you to Pierre Sutra (atomic object factory contribution), Damiano Albani (dependency fixes) and Karl von Randow (configuration fixes) 

  • The Infinispan team

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