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Crossdata is a distributed framework and a data layer that unifies the interaction with batch and streaming sources supporting multiple datastore technologies thanks to its generic architecture and a custom SQL-like language with support for streaming queries. Supporting multiple architectures imposes two main challenges: how to normalize the access to the datastores, and how to cope with datastore limitations. To access multiple technologies, Crossdata defines a common unifying interface containing the set of operations that a datastore may support. New connectors can be easily added to increase its connectivity capabilities. Two types of connectors are defined: native and spark-based. Native connectors are faster for simple operations, while Spark-based connectors offer a larger set of functionality. The Crossdata planner decides which connector will be used for any request based its characteristics. We offer a shell, Java/REST APIs, JDBC and ODBC for BI.

Compiling Crossdata

Compiling Crossdata involves generating a set of files (.tokens, Lexers and Parsers) from the different grammar files. To automatically build Stratio Crossdata execute the following command:

> mvn clean install

If you prefer to skip the unitary and integration tests, just type:

> mvn clean install -DskipUTs -DskipITs

Running the com.stratio.crossdata-server

> mvn exec:java -pl crossdata-server -Dexec.mainClass="com.stratio.crossdata.server.CrossdataApplication"

or you can run our script located in crossdata-dist:

> chmod +x crossdata-dist/target/crossdata-dist-[crossdata-version]/bin/crossdata-server
> cd crossdata-dist/target/crossdata-dist-[crossdata-version]/
> bin/crossdata-server

or run it like a service:

> bin/crossdata-server-daemon start

Running the crossdata-shell

The com.stratio.crossdata-shell allows users to launch interactive queries against a set of Crossdata servers. Works both in Unix and Windows. The shell features:

  • History support (arrow navigation)
  • History search (ctrl-r)
  • Token completion (tab)
  • Help command
> mvn exec:java -pl crossdata-shell -Dexec.mainClass=""

The default behaviour of the Shell is asynchronous, however, the shell also supports synchronous query execution by means of the --sync parameter.:

> mvn exec:java -pl crossdata-shell -Dexec.mainClass="" -Dexec.args="--sync"

Additionally, you can execute an script upon launching the shell. The script will be executed first, and the prompt will be shown afterwards.:

> mvn exec:java -pl crossdata-shell -Dexec.mainClass="" -Dexec.args="--script /path/script.xdql"

You can run our shell too, executing our crossdata-dist script:

> chmod +x crossdata-dist/target/crossdata-dist-[crossdata-version]/bin/crossdata-sh
> cd crossdata-dist/target/crossdata-dist-[crossdata-version]/
> bin/crossdata-sh

Useful commands

Once the shell is running, you can exit the program introducing the word exit or quit in the query prompt. A command help system is available by introducing the command help. A help entry is available per command, to check specify help topics use help command.

Send issues to Jira

You can send us issues in You can also find help in!forum/crossdata-users


Grammar specification for this release can be found here.

Getting started

In this link you can follow an example of Crossdata with a Cassandra Connector as an access to a Cassandra datastore.

Crossdata in a distributed environment

In this link you can read how to configure crossdata in a distributed environment.


List of Crossdata Connectors

InMemory Connector development tutorial

Definition of Connector Operations

Crossdata compatibility with connectors

Crossdata Cassandra Commons MongoDB ElasticSearch SparkSQL Deep Streaming HDFS Aereospike
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If you want to test Crossdata you can get our Sandbox follow the instructions of this link


Stratio Crossdata is licensed as Apache2

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