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If you're looking to get started with Apache Ignite, this is the post for you. Learn steps for binary installation, building from sources, and Maven.

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In this post, we will discuss setting up Apache Ignite.

You can download the Apache Ignite from its official site. You can download the binary, sources, Docker or cloud images, and Maven. There is also third-party support from GridGain.

Steps for Binary Installation

This is a pretty straightforward installation. Download the binary from the website. You can optionally set up the installation path as IGNITE_HOME. To run Ignite as a server, you need to run the below command on terminal.

/bin/ignite.bat //If it is Windows
/bin/ignite.sh //If it is Linux

The above command will run the Ignite with default configuration file under $IGNITE_HOME/config/default-config.xml. You can pass your own configuration file with following command:

/bin/ignite.sh config/ignite-config.xml

Steps for Building From Sources

If you are likely to build everything from sources, then follow the steps listed below.

# Unpack the source package
$ unzip -q apache-ignite-{version}-src.zip
$ cd apache-ignite-{version}-src

# Build In-Memory Data Fabric release (without LGPL dependencies)
$ mvn clean package -DskipTests

# Build In-Memory Data Fabric release (with LGPL dependencies)
$ mvn clean package -DskipTests -Prelease,lgpl

# Build In-Memory Hadoop Accelerator release
# (optionally specify version of hadoop to use)
$ mvn clean package -DskipTests -Dignite.edition=hadoop [-Dhadoop.version=X.X.X]

Steps for Maven

You just need to add the Maven dependencies to make it work in your project. Ignite has integration support with many other libraries and almost all of them are optional. The only mandatory one is ignite-core. You can add ignite-spring for configuring Ignite with Spring XML like configurations and ignite-indexing for SQL querying.


You can download the Docker image or cloud AMI from this link.

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