2.3. Distributed MultiMap

MultiMap is a specialized map where you can associate a key with multiple values. Just like any other distributed data structure implementation in Hazelcast, MultiMap is distributed/partitioned and thread-safe.

import com.hazelcast.core.MultiMap;
import com.hazelcast.core.Hazelcast;
import java.util.Collection;
import com.hazelcast.config.Config;

Config cfg = new Config();
HazelcastInstance hz = Hazelcast.newHazelcastInstance(cfg);

// a multimap to hold <customerId, Order> pairs
MultiMap<String, Order> mmCustomerOrders = hz.getMultiMap("customerOrders");
mmCustomerOrders.put("1", new Order ("iPhone", 340));
mmCustomerOrders.put("1", new Order ("MacBook", 1200));
mmCustomerOrders.put("1", new Order ("iPod", 79));

// get orders of the customer with customerId 1.
Collection<Order> colOrders = mmCustomerOrders.get ("1");
for (Order order : colOrders) {
    // process order

// remove specific key/value pair
boolean removed = mmCustomerOrders.remove("1", new Order ("iPhone", 340));