Local Machine Setup

This section explains how to start an InsightEdge environment on a local machine.


Before running InsightEdge, verify that you have the following installed in your environment:

  • Java 8
  • Scala 2.11
  • Maven 3.1+

Starting the Local Environment

The InsightEdge environment consists of Spark and the XAP data grid. You can use the Command Line Interface tool to start InsightEdge as described below.

Starting a Complete Environment

To start a complete InsightEdge environment on your local machine, run the following command from the $XAP_HOME/bin directory:

insightedge host run-agent --auto --gsc=2

This will start the following components on your machine:

Then run the following command to deploy a Space called demo with 2 partitions on those GSCs:

insightedge space deploy --partitions=2 insightedge-space

Stopping the Local Environment

To stop the local environment, use the kill-agent command that sends a kill signal to all relevant processes:

insightedge host kill-agent

What’s Next?