Been googling for a long time and can't seen to find any information on this.
I'm not 100% sure if it is part of the Java EE platform but my gut feeling it is not. Although, it seems most Java EE compliant application containers do use/ or allow usage of caching systems.
Is it part of Java SE?
Or is it just a standalone specification?
The Java Temporary Caching API (
javax.cache package) is not included in the Java EE 7 API dependency:
<dependency> <groupId>javax</groupId> <artifactId>javaee-api</artifactId> <version>7.0</version> </dependency>
If you need the Java Temporary Caching API, you need another dependency:
<dependency> <groupId>javax.cache</groupId> <artifactId>cache-api</artifactId> <version>1.0.0</version> </dependency>
In a similar way, the JSR 107 is not included in the Java EE 7 technologies list.
And Java Temporary Caching API final version announcement mentions the following:
It should be possible to use it as a drop-in addition to a Java EE 6 or Java EE 7 application. Although JCache does not specifically address Java EE integration most common use cases should be supported, including a pretty cool set of caching annotations that work with CDI.