In the scope of Near Cache, eviction means evicting (clearing) the entries selected according to the given eviction-policy when the specified max-size-policy has been reached.

The max-size-policy defines the state when the Near Cache is full and determines whether the eviction should be triggered. The size is either interpreted as entry count, memory size or percentage, depending on the chosen policy.

Once the eviction is triggered the configured eviction-policy determines which, if any, entries must be evicted.