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Installing the Aerospike Java Client

Prerequisites

Build from Source Code (Optional)

The client library can optionally be built from source code. This step requires Maven. The source code is available from:

  • Aerospike Website. Download source code package and build library.

    tar xvf aerospike-client-java-{VERSION}.tgz
    cd aerospike-client-java-{VERSION}
    ./build_all
  • Github. Clone source code repository and build library.

    git clone git@github.com:aerospike/aerospike-client-java.git
    cd aerospike-client-java
    ./build_all

The build installs the client library into your local Maven repository. The client package includes the following projects:

FolderContents
clientAPIs and resources for building an application to communicate with the Aerospike cluster.
examplesExample programs to build and test.
benchmarksBenchmark program for testing performance your Java client on the Aerospike cluster.

Reference Client Library

Your project needs to reference the client library as a dependency. If the client library is found on your local Maven repository, that library is used. Otherwise, the client library on a remote Maven Repository is used.

Use your favorite build manager to define this dependency on the Aerospike Java client.

  • Maven — add the following dependency to pom.xml:
    <dependencies>
<dependency>
<groupId>com.aerospike</groupId>
<artifactId>aerospike-client</artifactId>
<version>6.0.0</version>
</dependency>
</dependencies>
  • Ivy — add the following to ivy.xml:
    <dependencies>
<dependency org="com.aerospike" name="aerospike-client" revision="6.0.0" />
</dependencies>
  • Gradle — add the following to build.gradle:
    repositories {
mavenCentral()
}

dependencies {
compile "com.aerospike:aerospike-client:6.0.0"
}
  • SBT — add the following to build.sbt:
    libraryDependencies += "com.aerospike" % "aerospike-client" % "latest.integration"
  • Leiningen — add the following to project.clj:
    :dependencies [[com.aerospike/aerospike-client "LATEST"]]

Alternate Crypto Library

The default crypto library used for aerospike-client is GNU Crypto. To use the alternate Bouncy Castle crypto library, the artifactId is aerospike-client-bc instead of aerospike-client.

    <dependencies>
<dependency>
<groupId>com.aerospike</groupId>
<artifactId>aerospike-client-bc</artifactId>
<version>6.0.0</version>
</dependency>
</dependencies>

Netty

AerospikeClient asynchronous methods now support Netty event loops in addition to direct NIO event loops. Netty is optional. To use Netty with AerospikeClient, declare netty library dependencies in your build file.

  • Maven — add the following dependency to pom.xml:
    <dependencies>
<dependency>
<groupId>com.aerospike</groupId>
<artifactId>aerospike-client</artifactId>
<version>6.0.0</version>
</dependency>

<dependency>
<groupId>io.netty</groupId>
<artifactId>netty-handler</artifactId>
<version>4.1.50.Final</version>
</dependency>

<dependency>
<groupId>io.netty</groupId>
<artifactId>netty-transport</artifactId>
<version>4.1.50.Final</version>
</dependency>

<!-- Only needed when using epoll event loops on linux -->
<dependency>
<groupId>io.netty</groupId>
<artifactId>netty-transport-native-epoll</artifactId>
<classifier>linux-x86_64</classifier>
<version>4.1.50.Final</version>
</dependency>
</dependencies>