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Developer(s)Red Hat
Written inJava
PlatformPlatform independent
TypeData Grid
LicenseApache Software License 2.0

Infinispan is a distributed cache and key-value NoSQL data store software developed by Red Hat. Java applications can embed it as library, use it as a service in WildFly[1] or any non-java applications[2] can use it as remote service through TCP/IP.[3]


Infinispan is the successor of JBoss Cache. The project was announced in 2009.



Typical use-cases for Infinispan include:

Infinispan is also used in academia and research as a framework for distributed execution and storage.

  • Cloud2Sim[5] leverages Infinispan for its distributed execution of MapReduce workflows and simulations.
  • MEDIator data sharing synchronization platform for medical image archives[6] leverages Infinispan as its distributed in-memory storage, as well as distributed execution framework.
  • Cassowary[7] uses Infinispan to store the context information in-memory, in order to provide the middleware platform for context-aware smart buildings.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Francesco Marchioni and Manik Surtani (2012). Infinispan Data Grid Platform. ISBN 9781849518222.
  2. ^ Manik Surtani. "Infinispan: the Start of a New Era in Open Source Data Grids".
  3. ^ Manik Surtani. "Infinispan".
  4. ^ "Infinispan User Guide".
  5. ^ Kathiravelu, Pradeeban; Veiga, Luís (8 December 2014). An Adaptive Distributed Simulator for Cloud and MapReduce Algorithms and Architectures (PDF). IEEE/ACM 7th International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC), 2014. London. pp. 79–88. Archived from the original (pdf) on 8 December 2014. Retrieved 2 January 2016.
  6. ^ Kathiravelu, Pradeeban; Sharma, Ashish (10 August 2015). MEDIator: A Data Sharing Synchronization Platform for Heterogeneous Medical Image Archives (pdf). Workshop on Connected Health at Big Data Era (BigCHat'15) , co-located with 21 st ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD 2015). Sydney. Retrieved 2 January 2016.
  7. ^ Kathiravelu, Pradeeban; Sharifi, Leila; Veiga, Luís (8 December 2015). Cassowary: Middleware Platform for Context-Aware Smart Buildings with Software-Defined Sensor Networks (PDF). Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Middleware for Context-Aware Applications in the IoT. Vancouver. pp. 1–6. Archived from the original (pdf) on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 2 January 2016.