Hazelcast provides paging for defined predicates. With its PagingPredicate class, you can get a collection of keys, values, or entries page by page by filtering them with predicates and giving the size of the pages. Also, you can sort the entries by specifying comparators.

In the example code below:

  • The greaterEqual predicate gets values from the "students" map. This predicate has a filter to retrieve the objects with an "age" greater than or equal to 18.
  • Then a PagingPredicate is constructed in which the page size is 5, so there will be five objects in each page. The first time the values are called creates the first page.
  • It gets subsequent pages with the nextPage() method of PagingPredicate and querying the map again with the updated PagingPredicate.
IMap<Integer, Student> map = hazelcastInstance.getMap( "students" );
Predicate greaterEqual = Predicates.greaterEqual( "age", 18 );
PagingPredicate pagingPredicate = new PagingPredicate( greaterEqual, 5 );
// Retrieve the first page
Collection<Student> values = map.values( pagingPredicate );
// Set up next page
// Retrieve next page
values = map.values( pagingPredicate );

If a comparator is not specified for PagingPredicate, but you want to get a collection of keys or values page by page, this collection must be an instance of Comparable (i.e., it must implement java.lang.Comparable). Otherwise, the java.lang.IllegalArgument exception is thrown.

Starting with Hazelcast 3.6, you can also access a specific page more easily with the help of the method setPage(). This way, if you make a query for the hundredth page, for example, it will get all 100 pages at once instead of reaching the hundredth page one by one using the method nextPage(). Please note that this feature tires the memory and refer to the PagingPredicate class.

Paging Predicate, also known as Order & Limit, is not supported in Transactional Context.


Please see the Predicates class for all predicates provided.