LATEST VERSION: 9.2 - RELEASE NOTES
Pivotal GemFire® Client v9.2

Serializing Data with PDX Serialization

PDX is a cross-language data format that can reduce the cost of distributing and serializing your objects. PDX stores data in named fields that you can access individually to avoid the cost of deserializing the entire data object. When you use PDX serialization with the C++ client API, you can register a PdxSerializer for the entire cache, implement PDX serialization for each domain object or use automatic PDX serialization by running the pdxautoserializer tool.

You can also set the object preference of the cache to the PdxInstance type, which allows you to access fields of a PDX object without deserializing the entire object.

When using the C++ client API, you can opt to use PDX autoserialization. The command line tool pdxautoserializer will automatically generate C++ code to PDX serialize the class you want to serialize.