anicolaspp / jmcli

A remote CLI interface for MapR

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A JVM based CLI for MapR

This library offers easy access to MapR management tooling in the same way the famous maprcli tool does. The main idea is to present a JVM way to interact with MapR clusters.

jmcli uses the underlaying MapR Api Server by making REST calls to different APIs. However, all these interactions are hidden behind a clean and straight forward interfaces that reassemble the powerful maprcli.

The MapR CLI Client

In order to start communicating with the MapR cluster, we must first create a MapRCLIClient. The following code shows how this can be done.

 val client = MapRCLI
      .withAuth("user", "mypass")

Notice that we must pass the URL where the MapR Api Server is running and the authentication pieces if the cluster if secured.
Once we have a client, then we can start interacting with the MapR cluster.

Managing Volumes

We can use jmcli to create MapR Volumes in the following way.

  • Create volume only with a given name.
val volumeCreate = client

val response =      
  • Create volume with name and some other args.
val volumeCreate = client
      .create("nperez", ("path", "/user/nperez"), ("advisoryquota", "500G"), ("topology", "/data/ssd"))

val response =   
  • List existing volumes.

Notice that each maprcli command can be accessed using jmcli using the same fluent API.

  • Mounting and unmounting a volume
val mount = client.volume().mount("nperez", "/user/nperez")

val unmount = client.volume().unmount("nperez")

In the current version of jmcli we are providing access to only some of the possible APIs. We are going to be adding more as the library evolves.

The following is the available volume APIs.

  • volume list
  • volume create
  • volume mount
  • volume unmount
  • volume info
  • volume snapshot list
  • volume snapshot create
  • volume snapshot remove
  • volume modify
  • volume remove
  • volume rename
  • volume showmounts

Managing Tables

Tables can also be through by jmcli.

  • Creating tables.
val createTable = client
  • Listing column families on table.
val cfQuery = client

The table API support the following commands

  • table create
  • table cf list
  • table delete
  • table edit
  • table info
  • table region list
  • table region split

We will continue adding more soon.

Managing Streams

Stream can also be managed in the following way."/mystream")

Again, the same fluent API use by maprcli can be used here.

The following is the list of available entry points.

  • stream assign list
  • stream create
  • stream cursor list
  • stream cursor delete
  • stream edit
  • stream delete
  • stream info
  • stream topic create
  • stream topic delete
  • stream topic info
  • stream topic list

We will continue adding more soon.

Sync and Async Commands

All APIs presented in this library run synchronously. However, we can run the asynchronously by importing the com.github.anicolasp.mapr.cli.runnable.Async. The following snippet shows an example.

import com.github.anicolasp.mapr.cli.runnable.Async._

client.volume().list().runAsync().foreach(list => doSomeThing(list))


When using java, this libray uses the exact same API. The following shows a simple example.

package com.github.anicolasp.test;

import com.github.anicolasp.mapr.cli.client.Client;
import com.github.anicolasp.mapr.cli.client.MapRCLI;
import com.github.anicolasp.mapr.cli.runnable.RunnableQuery;

public class App {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        Client client = MapRCLI
                .withHost("https://<api server ip>:8443")
                .withAuth("user", "pass");

        RunnableQuery query = client.volume().list();;


You can get this library from Maven Central using the following snippet.