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Look-Aside Cache for MongoDB

For an interactive Jupyter notebook experience: Launch in Binder#

This is a sample notebook for using Aerospike as a read/look-aside cache#

  • This notebook demonstrates the use of Aerospike as a cache using Mongo as another primary datastore
  • It is required to run Mongo as a separte container using docker run --name some-mongo -d mongo:latest

To test: Run the cache.getData("id", "data"); method once - to fetch from Mongo and populate Aerospike

Another run will fetch the data from Aerospike cache

Ensure that Aerospike Database is running#

import io.github.spencerpark.ijava.IJava;import io.github.spencerpark.jupyter.kernel.magic.common.Shell;IJava.getKernelInstance().getMagics().registerMagics(Shell.class);%sh asd

Load Aerospike and Mongo dependencies from POM#

%%loadFromPOM<dependencies>  <dependency>    <groupId>com.aerospike</groupId>    <artifactId>aerospike-client</artifactId>    <version>5.0.0</version>  </dependency>  <dependency>    <groupId>org.mongodb</groupId>    <artifactId>mongo-java-driver</artifactId>    <version>3.12.7</version>  </dependency></dependencies>
import com.aerospike.client.AerospikeClient;import com.aerospike.client.policy.WritePolicy;import com.aerospike.client.Bin;import com.aerospike.client.Key;import com.aerospike.client.Record;import com.aerospike.client.Value;
import com.mongodb.client.MongoDatabase;import com.mongodb.client.MongoCollection;import com.mongodb.MongoClient; import com.mongodb.MongoCredential; import org.bson.Document;import com.mongodb.client.model.Filters;import java.util.Set;

Configure the clients#

The configuration is for

  • Aerospike database running on port 3000 of localhost (IP which is the default.
  • Mongo running in a separate container whose IP can be found by docker inspect <containerid> | grep -i ipaddress

Modify config if your environment is different (Aerospike database running on a different host or different port).

public class Cache{        //Database Constants        public static final String AEROSPIKE_HOST = "";        public static final String MONGO_HOST = "";        public static final int AEROSPIKE_PORT = 3000;        public static final int MONGO_PORT = 27017;                public static final String AEROSPIKE_NAMESPACE = "test";        public static final String AEROSPIKE_SET = "demo";        public static final String MONGO_USER = "sampleUser";        public static final String MONGO_PASSWORD = "password";        public static final String MONGO_DB = "myDb";        public static final String MONGO_COLLECTION = "sampleCollection";                private AerospikeClient client;        private MongoClient mongo;        private MongoCredential credential;        private MongoDatabase database;                public Cache() {            client = new AerospikeClient(AEROSPIKE_HOST, AEROSPIKE_PORT);            mongo = new MongoClient(MONGO_HOST , MONGO_PORT);            credential = MongoCredential.createCredential(MONGO_USER, MONGO_DB,                                  MONGO_PASSWORD.toCharArray());            database = mongo.getDatabase(MONGO_DB);        }                private boolean collectionExists(final String collectionName) {            // Check and return if the collection exists in Mongo            return database.listCollectionNames()                .into(new ArrayList<String>()).contains(collectionName);        }
        public void populateMongoData(String id, String data) {            // Populate Mongodb first            Document document = new Document(id, data);            if (! collectionExists(MONGO_COLLECTION)) {                database.createCollection(MONGO_COLLECTION);            } else {                MongoCollection<Document> collection = database.getCollection(MONGO_COLLECTION);                collection.insertOne(document);            }            Key key = new Key(AEROSPIKE_NAMESPACE, AEROSPIKE_SET, id);            client.delete(null, key);        }                public String getData(String id, String data) {            // This is just an example code that exhibits a cache fetch for a String id with String data                        Key key = new Key(AEROSPIKE_NAMESPACE, AEROSPIKE_SET, id);            String BIN_NAME = "value";            Record record = client.get(null,key);            if ( record == null ) {                System.out.println("First Fetch Record does not exist in Aerospike cache");                MongoCollection<Document> collection = database.getCollection(MONGO_COLLECTION);                Document document = collection.find(Filters.eq(id, data)).first();                //System.out.println("Document " + document.get(id));                String json = document.get(id).toString();                client.put(null, key, new Bin(BIN_NAME,json));                return client.get(null, key).toString();                          } else {                System.out.println("Data retrieved from Aerospike cache");                return record.toString();                            }        }}
Cache cache = new Cache();cache.populateMongoData("id", "data");
cache.getData("id", "data");


First Fetch Record does not exist in Aerospike cache