jdgoldie / akka-persistence-gridgain-experimental Edit

An experimental journal for akka-persistence that uses GridGain as the underlying technology.

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This project is an experiment in managing the akka-persistence journal as a stream. GridGain was selected as the basis for this experiment because it offers streaming and an in-memory data fabric with indexing and query support. The goal of the project is to demonstrate that streaming the journal opens up the possibility of generating real-time projections of application state and additionally, allows for the application of complex event processing at an application wide level.

The current state of this project is a minimum-viable-journal implementation that passes Martin Krasser's akka-persistence-testkit. (I did not use the the akka experimental tck since it tests deprecated methods which I did not implement. This really needs to be fixed.)


There is still a lot of work to do with the journal to see if the ideas it is testing will work. In a rough semblance of priority order, the roadmap is:

  • Determine durability strategy (file system?, etc?)
  • Move index storage to GridGain cache
  • Accomodate deployment scenarios

Adding to your project

Feel free to experiment with the code if you like. It is still a very rough work-in-progress. You could even use it in production if you are extremely daring, but I would not recommend it.

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Add a resolver:

defaultResolvers += ("jdgoldie at bintray" at "http://dl.bintray.com/jdgoldie/maven")

and the dependency:

  "com.github.jdgoldie" %% "akka-persistence-gridgain-experimental" % "0.0.1"