Serializing Data

Data in your client application’s VMware GemFire® cache must be serializable to be shared with VMware GemFire® servers and other VMware GemFire® clients. Built-in .NET types are serialized automatically into the cache and can be retrieved by Java servers and other VMware GemFire® clients.

For domain objects that are not simple types, VMware GemFire® provides multiple serialization options for storage and transmittal between processes, of which VMware GemFire® Portable Data eXchange (PDX) serialization offers the best combination of versatility and ease-of-use for most applications.

Many .NET clients can take advantage of PDX reflection-based autoserialization.

To learn more about other serialization options, see the Data Serialization section in the VMware GemFire® User Guide.