Roach Data is a collection of small demos using different Java data access frameworks and ORMs with CockroachDB.
The demo projects include:
JDBC - using Spring Data JDBC which is just a simpler wrapper around JDBC
JDBC (plain) - using plain JDBC without Spring Data JDBC
JPA - using Spring Data JPA with Hibernate as ORM provider
JPA Orders - using Spring Data JPA to model a very simple purchase order system
jOOQ - using Spring Boot with jOOQ (which is not officially supported by spring-data)
MyBatis - using Spring Data MyBatis/JDBC
JSON - using Spring Data JPA and JSONB types with inverted indexes
The demos are independent but use a similar schema and test workload, except for the Orders and JSON demos.
The demos cover the following concepts/features:
Liquibase Schema versioning
Connection Pooling via HikariCP
Executable jar with embedded Jetty container
Pagination via Spring Data JPA
Transaction retries with exponential backoffs
The source code for the project can be found on GitHub.
The project is packaged as a single executable JAR file and runs on any platform for which there is a Java 8+ runtime.
Linux / macOS
JDK8+ with 1.8 language level (OpenJDK compatible)
Maven 3+ (optional, embedded wrapper available)
Create a local cluster of at least three nodes:
cockroach start --port=26257 --http-port=8080 --advertise-addr=localhost:26257 --join=localhost:26257 --insecure --store=datafiles/n1 --background cockroach start --port=26258 --http-port=8081 --advertise-addr=localhost:26258 --join=localhost:26257 --insecure --store=datafiles/n2 --background cockroach start --port=26259 --http-port=8082 --advertise-addr=localhost:26259 --join=localhost:26257 --insecure --store=datafiles/n3 --background cockroach init --insecure --host=localhost:26257
Next, set up a database called
cockroach sql --insecure --host=localhost:26257 -e "CREATE database roach_data"
Setup the Demos
Install the JDK
Install the JDK (Ubuntu example):
sudo apt-get install openjdk-8-jdk
Confirm the installation by running:
Clone the project
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:cockroachlabs/roach-data.git cd roach-data
Build the executable jars
chmod +x mvnw ./mvnw clean install
Most demos will do the same thing which is to run through a series of concurrent account transfer requests. The requests are intentionally submitted in a way that will cause contention (by overlapping reads and writes on the same keys) in the database and trigger transaction aborts and retries.
By default, the contention level is zero (effectively serial execution) so you won't see any transient errors. To observe serialization conflict errors, pass a number (>1) to the command line representing the thread count. Then you should start seeing transaction conflicts and retries until the demo settles with an end message:
"All client workers finished but the server keeps running. Have a nice day!"
The service remains running after the test is complete and can be accessed via:
The JDBC demo uses Spring Data JDBC.
In this example, we are passing a custom JDBC URL to connect to a specific IP (default is localhost).
java -jar roach-data-jdbc/target/roach-data-jdbc.jar --spring.datasource.url=jdbc:postgresql://192.168.1.66:26257/roach_data?sslmode=disable
To run with higher contention/retries:
java -jar roach-data-jdbc/target/roach-data-jdbc.jar --concurrency=8
The JPA demo uses Spring Data JPA with Hibernate. It's run in the same way as the previous JDBC demo.
java -jar roach-data-jpa/target/roach-data-jpa.jar
JPA Orders Demo
The JPA Orders demo also uses Spring Data JPA with Hibernate but deviates a bit and models purchase orders.
java -jar roach-data-jpa-orders/target/roach-data-jpa-orders.jar
The jOOQ demo does not use Spring Data (unsupported) but the Spring Boot jOOQ starter.
java -jar roach-data-jooq/target/roach-data-jooq.jar
The MyBatis demo use the MyBatis data access strategy on top of Spring Data JDBC.
java -jar roach-data-mybatis/target/roach-data-mybatis.jar
The reactive demo uses the Spring Boot r2dbc starter.
java -jar roach-data-reactive/target/roach-data-reactive.jar
The next addition to the framework collection will likely be JDBI, yet another JDBC wrapper as an alternative to more advanced ORMs.
These demos are based on Spring 2.7 and Java 8. Spring Boot / Data 3 is gaining momentum so it may be time to migrate to the latest Spring 3 version and Java 17 LTS.
Roach Data is a collection of small Spring Boot demos that demonstrate how CockroachDB can be used with a mainstream Java framework stack. The demos run through a series of concurrent account transfer requests.