Streams were introduced in Java 8, allowing an efficient way of performing operations on very large data sets, including the entirety of a given cache. These operations are performed on collections instead of procedurally iterating over the entire dataset.
In addition, if the cache is distributed then operations may be performed even more efficiently as these may be performed across the cluster concurrently.
may be obtained by invoking the
, for a single-threaded stream, or
, for a multi-threaded stream, methods on a given
. Parallel streams are discussed in more detail at Section 30.4.2, “Parallelism”
30.1. Using Streams on a Local/Invalidation/Replication Cache
A stream used with a local, invalidation, or replication cache can be used identical to a stream on a regular collection.
For example, consider a cache that contains a number of Books. To create a Map that contains all entries with JBoss in the title the following could be used:
Map<Object, String> jbossBooks = cache.entrySet().stream()
.filter(e -> e.getValue().getTitle().contains("JBoss"))