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Providing XA Transactions

Deprecation Notice for Transactions

Transactions have been deprecated, and will be removed as of Hazelcast version 7.0. An improved version of this feature is under consideration. If you are already using transactions, get in touch and share your use case. Your feedback will help us to develop a solution that meets your needs.

XA describes the interface between the global transaction manager and the local resource manager. XA allows multiple resources (such as databases, application servers, message queues and transactional caches) to be accessed within the same transaction, thereby preserving the ACID properties across applications. XA uses a two-phase commit to ensure that all resources either commit or rollback any particular transaction consistently (all do the same).

When you implement the XAResource interface, Hazelcast provides XA transactions. You can obtain the HazelcastXAResource instance via the HazelcastInstance getXAResource method. You can see the HazelcastXAResource API here.

Below is example code that uses JTA API for transaction management.


        HazelcastInstance instance = Hazelcast.newHazelcastInstance();
        HazelcastXAResource xaResource = instance.getXAResource();

        UserTransactionManager tm = new UserTransactionManager();

        Transaction transaction = tm.getTransaction();
        TransactionContext context = xaResource.getTransactionContext();
        TransactionalMap<Object, Object> map = context.getMap("map");
        map.put("key", "val");
        transaction.delistResource(xaResource, XAResource.TMSUCCESS);


        IMap<Object, Object> m = instance.getMap("map");
        Object val = m.get("key");
        System.out.println("value: " + val);