What's new in Apache Ignite.NET 2.10

Apache Ignite 2.10 has been released. Let’s see what’s new on .NET side of things.

Thin Client Services

.NET thin client can now invoke Ignite Services. The service can be implemented in any language and should be deployed from server or thick client.

Deploy Service

In .NET:

var ignite = Ignition.Start();
ignite.GetServices().DeployClusterSingleton("Greeting", new GreetingService());


class GreetingService : IService
    // Empty Init/Execute/Cancel implementations omitted
    public string GetGreeting(string name) => 
        $"Hello {name} from {RuntimeInformation.FrameworkDescription}!";

or in Java:

Ignite ignite = Ignition.start();
ignite.services().deployClusterSingleton("Greeting", new GreetingService());


class GreetingService implements Service
    // Empty init/execute/cancel implementations omitted
    public String getGreeting(String name) {
        return "Hello " + name + " from Java!";

Invoke Service from .NET Thin Client

var client = Ignition.StartClient(new IgniteClientConfiguration(""));

var result = client.GetServices()


public interface IGreetingService
    string GetGreeting(string name);

Notice that:

  • Invocation does not share any code with the implementation.
  • Java and .NET services are invoked the same way - client side does not need to know about implementation details, and we can even rewrite the service in a different language without the clients noticing.

Thin Client Transactions

Transactions are now supported in the thin client, both explicit and ambient:

var client = Ignition.StartClient(new IgniteClientConfiguration(""));

var cache = client.GetOrCreateCache<int, int>(new CacheClientConfiguration
    Name = "tx",
    AtomicityMode = CacheAtomicityMode.Transactional

// Ambient.
using (var ts = new TransactionScope())
    cache[1] = 1;
    cache[2] = 2;

// Explicit.
using (var tx = client.GetTransactions().TxStart())
    cache[1] = 11;
    cache[2] = 22;

Make sure to set CacheAtomicityMode.Transactional - default is Atomic, where transactions are ignored.


Continuous queries can include Expired events now. It has to be explicitly enabled:

cache.QueryContinuous(new ContinuousQueryClient<int, int>
    Listener = new Listener(),
    IncludeExpired = true

cache.WithExpiryPolicy(new ExpiryPolicy(TimeSpan.FromSeconds(1), null, null)).Put(10, 20);


public class Listener : ICacheEntryEventListener<int, int>
    public void OnEvent(IEnumerable<ICacheEntryEvent<int, int>> evts)
        foreach (var e in evts)
            Console.WriteLine($"{e.EventType}: {e.Key}");

And the output is:

Created: 10
Expired: 10

This flag is available in both APIs - thin and thick.


By default, cache data is distributed across all cluster nodes, according to the affinity function.

CacheConfiguration.NodeFilter can restrict the node set for a given cache based on a node attribute.

var node1 = Ignition.Start(new IgniteConfiguration
    IgniteInstanceName = "1",
    UserAttributes = new Dictionary<string, object> role

var node2 = Ignition.Start(new IgniteConfiguration
    IgniteInstanceName = "2",
    UserAttributes = new Dictionary<string, object> role

var cache = node2.GetOrCreateCache<int, int>(new CacheConfiguration
    Name = "c",
    NodeFilter = new AttributeNodeFilter("role", "storage")

var aff = node1.GetAffinity(cache.Name);
Console.WriteLine("Node1: " + aff.GetPrimaryPartitions(node1.GetCluster().GetLocalNode()).Length);
Console.WriteLine("Node2: " + aff.GetPrimaryPartitions(node2.GetCluster().GetLocalNode()).Length);

Note that the cache is still accessible from any node - only the data distribution is affected, which is demonstrated in the last 2 lines. The output is:

Node1: 1024
Node2: 0

Without the filter the output would be something like this:

Node1: 522
Node2: 502

This can be useful when different node groups have different responsibilities. For example, we have a service deployed to a subset of nodes, and we want the data for that service to be located on the same subset of nodes.


Please see Ignite blog for more details and release notes for a full list of changes.

Written on March 17, 2021