The JCache specification has an option to configure a single ExpiryPolicy per cache. Hazelcast ICache extension offers the possibility to define a custom ExpiryPolicy per key by providing a set of method overloads with an expirePolicy parameter, as in the list of asynchronous methods in the Async Methods section. This means that you can pass custom expiry policies to a cache operation.

Here is how an ExpirePolicy is set on JCache configuration:

CompleteConfiguration<String, String> config =
    new MutableConfiguration<String, String>()
            AccessedExpiryPolicy.factoryOf( Duration.ONE_MINUTE )

To pass a custom ExpirePolicy, a set of overloads is provided. You can use them as shown in the following code example.

ICache<Integer, String> unwrappedCache = cache.unwrap( ICache.class );
unwrappedCache.put( 1, "value", new AccessedExpiryPolicy( Duration.ONE_DAY ) );

The ExpirePolicy instance can be pre-created, cached, and re-used, but only for each cache instance. This is because ExpirePolicy implementations can be marked as The following list shows the provided method overloads over javax.cache.Cache by com.hazelcast.cache.ICache featuring the ExpiryPolicy parameter:

  • get(key):
  • get(key, expiryPolicy)
  • getAll(keys):
  • getAll(keys, expirePolicy)
  • put(key, value):
  • put(key, value, expirePolicy)
  • getAndPut(key, value):
  • getAndPut(key, value, expirePolicy)
  • putAll(map):
  • putAll(map, expirePolicy)
  • putIfAbsent(key, value):
  • putIfAbsent(key, value, expirePolicy)
  • replace(key, value):
  • replace(key, value, expirePolicy)
  • replace(key, oldValue, newValue):
  • replace(key, oldValue, newValue, expirePolicy)
  • getAndReplace(key, value):
  • getAndReplace(key, value, expirePolicy)

Asynchronous method overloads are not listed here. Please see ICache Async Methods for the list of asynchronous method overloads.