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Pinpoint is comprised of 3 main components (Collector, Web, Agent), and uses HBase as its storage. Collector and Web are packaged as simple WAR files, and the Agent is packaged so that it may be attached to applications as a java agent.

Pinpoint QuickStart provides a sample TestApp for the Agent to attach itself to, and launches all three components using Tomcat Maven Plugin.


In order to build Pinpoint, the following requirements must be met:

  • JDK 6 installed (jdk1.6.0_45 recommended)
  • JDK 7 installed (jdk1.7.0_80 recommended)
  • JDK 8 installed
  • JAVA_HOME environment variable set to JDK 8+ home directory.
  • JAVA_6_HOME environment variable set to JDK 6 home directory.
  • JAVA_7_HOME environment variable set to JDK 7 home directory.
  • JAVA_8_HOME environment variable set to JDK 8 home directory.

QuickStart supports Linux, OSX, and Windows.


Download Pinpoint with git clone or download the project as a zip file and unzip.

Install Pinpoint by running ./mvnw install -DskipTests=true

Install & Start HBase

The following script downloads HBase standalone from Apache download site.

For Windows, you'll have to download HBase manually from Apache download site.

Download HBase-1.0.3-bin.tar.gz and unzip it.

Rename the directory to hbase so that the final HBase directory looks like quickstart\hbase\hbase.

Also note that you should run the scripts below by their corresponding .cmd files.

Download & Start - Run quickstart/bin/

Initialize Tables - Run quickstart/bin/

Start Pinpoint Daemons

Collector - Run quickstart/bin/

TestApp - Run quickstart/bin/

Web UI - Run quickstart/bin/

Once the startup scripts are completed, the last 10 lines of the Tomcat log are tailed to the console:

Collector Collector quick start successful

TestApp TestApp quick start successful

Web UI Web quick start successful

Check Status

Once HBase and the 3 daemons are running, you may visit the following addresses to test out your very own Pinpoint instance.

You can feed trace data to Pinpoint using the TestApp UI, and check them using Pinpoint Web UI. TestApp registers itself as test-agent under TESTAPP.


Web UI - Run quickstart/bin/

TestApp - Run quickstart/bin/

Collector - Run quickstart/bin/

HBase - Run quickstart/bin/


Pinpoint Web uses Mysql to persist users, user groups, and alarm configurations.
However Quickstart uses MockDAO to reduce memory usage.
Therefore if you want to use Mysql for Quickstart, please refer to Pinpoint Web's applicationContext-dao-config.xml ,

Additionally, if you would like to enable alerts, you need to implement additional logic. Please ref this link

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