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8.1. What is JBoss Cache?

JBoss Cache is a tree-structured, clustered, transactional cache. It is the backbone for many fundamental JBoss Application Server clustering services, including - in certain versions - clustering JNDI, HTTP and EJB sessions.

JBoss Cache can also be used as a standalone transactional and clustered caching library or even an object oriented data store. It can even be embedded in other enterprise Java frameworks and application servers such as BEA WebLogic or IBM WebSphere, Tomcat, Spring, Hibernate, and many others. It is also very commonly used directly by standalone Java applications that do not run from within an application server, to maintain clustered state.