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Debian 8 - Install Aerospike

Aerospike is yet another NoSQL key-value store which offers a "community edition" available under the GNU Affero General Public License version 3 (AGPLv3). Its key selling point is its high performance on an architechture that it is optimized for flash storage (e.g. your SSD or NVME drive) and can scale horizontally so that you don't have to spend a billion dollars on a single server that has Terabytes of RAM. I had never heard of it before it was recommended to me by someone who works in the same building as I, and specializes in supporting databases for clients.


To install Aerospike on Debian 8, execute this command:

curl -s | bash

... or copy, paste and execute the following script...

wget -O aerospike.tgz
tar -xvf aerospike.tgz
cd aerospike-server-community-*-debian8
sudo ./asinstall

Using Aerospike

Once installed, you probably want to start the database with the following command:

sudo service aerospike start

You can check its status by executing:

sudo service aerospike status


Last updated: 16th August 2018
First published: 16th August 2018