The installation is as simple as downloading the jar file Note: This jar-file require java8 to be installed.

wget http://obelix.io/obelix.jar


Obelix require the following software to be installed

  • Redis
  • Java8


Using Obelix can be as little effort as calling java -jar obelix.jar. However, for most projects it is required to configure more options.

java -jar obelix.jar

# Configure where to store the graph database, the default location is the same folder as the jar file
--neo4jstore /path/to/store/graph.db

# Set a maximum number of relationships per node, this will remove the oldest when the limit is reached
--max-relationships 100

# Set the number of workers to read from the log queue
--workers 1

# Set the name of the redis queue to look for new log entries
--redis-queue-name logentries

# Set the http port for the Obelix HTTP API
--web-port 4000

# Set the recommendations depth, this means how deep the graph will be traversed
--recommendation-depth 3

# Set Obelix in batch import mode, this means that it will import all entries in the logentries queue very effeciently. However, it does not handles duplicates.

# Tell Obelix to rebuild all recommendations

# Enable Metrics

Running Obelix as a Daemon (background service) on Ubuntu 14.04

In a production environment it is wise to run Obelix as a background service. You can do this easily by using supervisor.

To set up supervisor, first you need to install the package

sudo apt-get install supervisor

Then you need to create a configuration file named /etc/supervisor/conf.d/obelix.conf with the following content

user = someUserWithAccessToTheDirectory
autostart = true
autorestart = true
command = java -jar /mnt/obelix/obelix.jar --option1 value1 --option2 value2...
stdout_logfile = /var/log/obelix.log
stderr_logfile = /var/log/obelix.error.log

Then you simply restart the supervisor service

sudo service supervisor restart

Then you can tail the log to see that Obelix is running

sudo tail -f /var/log/obelix.log
sudo tail -f /var/log/obelix.error.log