This repository implements an experimental high-performance backend for Apache Marmotta using LevelDB as storage and gRPC as communication channel between the Java frontend and the C++ backend.
If it proves to be useful, the repository will eventually be merged into the main development branch of Apache Marmotta
To compile the C++ backend, you need to have the following dependencies installed:
With the exception of libgrpc and libprotobuf, all libraries are available in Linux repositories. Debian:
apt-get install libraptor2-dev librasqal3-dev libgoogle-glog-dev libgflags-dev libleveldb-dev
The backend uses the new Proto 3 format and the gRPC SDK. These need to be installed separately; please follow the instructions at https://github.com/grpc/grpc.
The backend uses cmake to compile the modules. Create a new directory
build, run cmake, and run make:
cd backend mkdir build && cd build cmake .. make cd ..
The frontend is compiled with Maven and depends on many Apache Marmotta modules to work. Build it with
mvn clean install
Start the backend from the cmake build directory as follows:
./backend/build/persistence/marmotta_persistence -db /path/to/database -port 10000
The binary accepts many different options. Please see
--help for details.
The C++ backend can be ran in the provided Docker image. You can build it:
docker build -t apachemarmotta/ostrich .
Or fetch it from Docker Hub:
docker pull apachemarmotta/ostrich
Then you can run Ostrich as a container:
docker run -t -d -p 10000:10000 apachemarmotta/ostrich
connecting normally to
The repository contains an experimental implementation of a sharding server that proxies and distributes requests based on a hash calculation over statements. In heavy load environments, this is potentially much faster than running a single persistence backend. The setup requires several persistence backends (shards) and a sharding proxy. To experiment, you can start these on the same machine as follows:
./backend/build/persistence/marmotta_persistence -db /path/to/shard1 -port 10001 ./backend/build/persistence/marmotta_persistence -db /path/to/shard2 -port 10002 ./backend/build/sharding/marmotta_sharding --port 10000 --backends localhost:10001,localhost:10002
You can then access the sharding server through Marmotta like the persistence server. Running all instances on the same host is only useful for testing. In production environments, you would of course run all three (or more) instances on different hosts. Note that the number and order of backends should not change once data has been imported, because otherwise the hashing algorithm will do the wrong thing.
There is a
ostrich Maven profile to run the webapp launcher:
cd launchers/marmotta-webapp mvn tomcat7:run -Postrich
Afterwards, point your browser to localhost:8080.
A C++ command line client is available for very fast bulk imports and simple queries. To import a large turtle file, run:
./client/marmotta_client --format=turtle import file.ttl
The client connects by default to
localhost:10000 (change with