Connecting to Splice Machine with JRuby and JDBC

This topic shows you how to compile and run a sample JRuby program that connects to Splice Machine using our JDBC driver. The JRubyJDBC program does the following:

  • connects to a standalone (localhost) version of Splice Machine
  • selects and displays the records in a table

You can read more about our JDBC Driver here. And you can download the driver from here:

Compile and Run the Sample Program

This section walks you through compiling and running the JRubyJDBC example program, in the following steps:

  1. Install the JDBC Adapter gem

    Use the following command to install the activerecord-jdbcderby-adapter gem:

    gem install activerecord-jdbcderby-adapter
  2. Configure the connection

    You must assign the database connectivity parameters in the config/database.yml file for your JRuby application. Your connectivity parameters should look like the following, which use our default database and URL values:

    # Configure Using Gemfile
    # gem 'activerecord-jdbcsqlite3-adapter'
    # gem 'activerecord-jdbcderby-adapter'
        adapter: jdbcderby
        database: splicedb
        username: yourUserId
        password: yourPassword
        driver: com.splicemachine.db.jdbc.ClientDriver
        url: jdbc:splice://localhost:1527/splicedb

    Use localhost:1527 with the standalone (local computer) version of splicemachine. If you’re running Splice Machine on a cluster, substitute the address of your server for localhost; for example:    jdbc:splice://mySrv123cba:1527/splicedb.

  3. Create the sample data table

    Create the MYTESTTABLE table in your database and add a little test data. Your table should look something like the following:

    splice> describe SPLICE.MYTESTTABLE;
    A                   |INTEGER  |0   |10  |10    |NULL      |NULL      |YES
    B                   |VARCHAR  |NULL|NULL|30    |NULL      |60        |YES
    2 rows selected
    splice> select * from MYTESTTABLE order by A;
    A     |B
    1     |a
    2     |b
    3     |c
    4     |c
    5     |c
    5 rows selected
  4. Copy the code

    You can copy the example program code and paste it into your editor:

    require 'java'
    module JavaLang
    include_package "java.lang"
    module JavaSql
    include_package 'java.sql'
    import 'com.splicemachine.db.jdbc.ClientDriver'
        conn = JavaSql::DriverManager.getConnection("jdbc:splice://localhost:1527/splicedb;user=YourUserId;password=YourPassword");
        stmt = conn.createStatement
        rs = stmt.executeQuery("select a, b from MYTESTTABLE")
        counter = 0
        while ( do
            puts "Record=[" + counter.to_s + "] a=[" + rs.getInt("a").to_s + "] b=[" + rs.getString("b") + "]"
        rescue JavaLang::ClassNotFoundException => e
            stderr.print "Java told me: #{e}n"
        rescue JavaSql::SQLException => e
            stderr.print "Java told me: #{e}n"
  5. Run the program

    Run the JRubyConnect program as follows

    jruby jrubyjdbc.rb

    The command should display a result like the following:

    Record=[1] a=[3] b=[c]
    Record=[2] a=[4] b=[c]
    Record=[3] a=[5] b=[c]
    Record=[4] a=[1] b=[a]
    Record=[5] a=[2] b=[b]