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Deploy BigchainDB using Docker Compose

cedon profile image Carlos Nogueira ・2 min read

BigchainDB is a "blockchain database"..

..With high throughput, low latency, powerful query functionality, decentralized control, immutable data storage and built-in asset support, BigchainDB is like a database with blockchain characteristics.(bigchaindb.com)

It's a good choice for who wants to work with immutable databases.

Here's a tutorial to deploy a local infrastructure docker based.
(I'm using Debian Buster, but the project recommends latests Ubuntu and CentOS)

Requirements

  • Docker(19.03+)
  • Docker-Compose (2.0+)
  • python3.6+
  • pip3+
  • bigchaindb_driver(for the tests, install via pip3)

Clone Repo

$ git clone https://github.com/bigchaindb/bigchaindb.git
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Install

Bigchaindb Dependences

$ sudo bash bigchaindb/pkg/scripts/bootstrap.sh --operation install
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Deploy Docker Compose

$ docker-compose -f bigchaindb/docker-compose.yaml up -d
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Check Containers

$ sudo docker ps
CONTAINER ID        IMAGE                           COMMAND                  CREATED             STATUS                    PORTS                                                        NAMES
6b9dcd4f524d        bigchaindb_bigchaindb           ".ci/entrypoint.sh"      32 minutes ago      Up 32 minutes (healthy)   0.0.0.0:9984-9985->9984-9985/tcp, 0.0.0.0:32770->26658/tcp   bigchaindb_bigchaindb_1
4b4c08cc3680        tendermint/tendermint:v0.31.5   "sh -c 'tendermint i…"   33 minutes ago      Up 32 minutes             0.0.0.0:26656-26657->26656-26657/tcp                         bigchaindb_tendermint_1
443b20abbb7d        mongo:3.6                       "docker-entrypoint.s…"   33 minutes ago      Up 32 minutes             0.0.0.0:27017->27017/tcp                                     bigchaindb_mongodb_1
3afee461139c        nginx                           "nginx -g 'daemon of…"   33 minutes ago      Up 32 minutes             0.0.0.0:33333->80/tcp                                        bigchaindb_vdocs_1

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Testing db

Create testdb.py to test your installation:

from bigchaindb_driver import BigchainDB
from bigchaindb_driver.crypto import generate_keypair
from time import sleep
from sys import exit

alice, bob = generate_keypair(), generate_keypair()

bdb_root_url = 'http://localhost:9984'  # Use YOUR BigchainDB Root URL here

bdb = BigchainDB(bdb_root_url)

bicycle_asset = {
    'data': {
        'bicycle': {
            'serial_number': 'abcd1234',
            'manufacturer': 'bkfab'
        },
    },
}

bicycle_asset_metadata = {
    'planet': 'earth'
}

prepared_creation_tx = bdb.transactions.prepare(
    operation='CREATE',
    signers=alice.public_key,
    asset=bicycle_asset,
    metadata=bicycle_asset_metadata
)

fulfilled_creation_tx = bdb.transactions.fulfill(
    prepared_creation_tx,
    private_keys=alice.private_key
)

sent_creation_tx = bdb.transactions.send_commit(fulfilled_creation_tx)

txid = fulfilled_creation_tx['id']

asset_id = txid

transfer_asset = {
    'id': asset_id
}

output_index = 0
output = fulfilled_creation_tx['outputs'][output_index]

transfer_input = {
    'fulfillment': output['condition']['details'],
    'fulfills': {
        'output_index': output_index,
        'transaction_id': fulfilled_creation_tx['id']
    },
    'owners_before': output['public_keys']
}

prepared_transfer_tx = bdb.transactions.prepare(
    operation='TRANSFER',
    asset=transfer_asset,
    inputs=transfer_input,
    recipients=bob.public_key,
)

fulfilled_transfer_tx = bdb.transactions.fulfill(
    prepared_transfer_tx,
    private_keys=alice.private_key,
)

sent_transfer_tx = bdb.transactions.send_commit(fulfilled_transfer_tx)

print("Is Bob the owner?",
    sent_transfer_tx['outputs'][0]['public_keys'][0] == bob.public_key)

print("Was Alice the previous owner?",
    fulfilled_transfer_tx['inputs'][0]['owners_before'][0] == alice.public_key)

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Execute Test Script

   $ python3 testdb.py 
   [out]Is Bob the owner? True
   [out]Was Alice the previous owner? True
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References

Bigchaindb Docs - http://docs.bigchaindb.com/

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Carlos Nogueira

@cedon

DevOps Engineering | SRE | CNCF | kubernetes

Discussion

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Run "docker-compose -f bigchaindb/docker-compose.yaml up -d" with sudo and replace .yaml with .yml

I had to do this while I was installing it on Ubuntu 18.04

 

Hi Carlos,Have you tried docker swarm with Bigchaindb?