|Managing Your Data in GemFire XD / Replicating Tables|
Code tables are often good candidates for replication.
Application data is frequently normalized to maintain "code" fields in "fact" tables, and to maintain the details associated with each "code" in an associated "dimension" table. Code tables are often small and change infrequently, but they are frequently joined with their parent "fact" table in queries. Code tables of this sort are good candidates for using replicated tables.
Also note that this version of GemFire XD supports joins only on co-located data. Instead of using partitioning in all cases, you should consider having applications replicate smaller tables that are joined with other partitioned tables.