VoltDB is an example of a NewSQL type of database, it’s based on the H-Store DBMS.
This is an example of how to get going with VoltDB on Ubuntu 13 (64 bit only), This is assuming a pre existing installation of Ubuntu 13 64 bit edition.
1) Register and download the software on the VoltDB website, I’ve selected the VoltDB Open Source Edition Download for Linux. There is an Enterprise edition which offers a wider feature set.
The zip archive is named:
2) Copy the file to your installation directory, I’ve chosen /opt
Change directory to /opt:
3) Inflate the archive file
Use the command:
tar zxvf LINUX-voltdb-188.8.131.52.tar.gz
4) Check the prerequisites are installed
apt-get install aptitude
Install the build essentials package
aptitude install build-essential
Install a Java jdk (openJDK in this instance)
aptitude install openjdk-7-jdk
5) We should be able to run the VoltDB demos, the voter demo in this instance:
Open the file:
file:///opt/voltdb-3.7/tools/demo/index.htm in your browser
To run the Voter demo:
Start the Server:
Start the client:
sh /opt/voltdb-3.7/examples/voter/run.sh client
Open the performance monitor to view the running demo application:
View the data via SQL queries with the built in studio
file:///opt/voltdb-3.7/tools/studio.web/index.htm?startup=query – You can issue SQL queries against the VoltDB database.