Spring 4.1 as a new minimum baseline.
Simplified support for adding custom methods to all repositories throughout the individual modules (see this example).
Declarative ad-hoc JPA 2.1 fetch graph declarations via
@EntityGraph on repository methods.
Gemfire 8.1 support including multi-index definition operations.
SpEL expressions in
@Query as well as support for
$geoIntersects for MongoDB.
ZSET support for Spring Data Redis including
A Spring Data REST module shipping the HAL browser as well as support for conditional GETs.
Map-backed repositories (see this example)
Support for Neo4J 2.2.
Support for derived
deleteBy... queries and bulk updates in Spring Data Elasticsearch.