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aerospike 2.1.0

Aerospike Client Library for Python

Package Documentation


The Python client for Aerospike works with Python 2.6, 2.7, 3.4, 3.5 running on 64-bit OS X 10.9+ and Linux.

The client depends on:

  • Python devel package
  • OpenSSL
  • The Aerospike C client

RedHat 6+ and CentOS 6+

The following are dependencies for:

  • RedHat Enterprise (RHEL) 6 or newer
  • CentOS 6 or newer
  • Related distributions which use the yum package manager
sudo yum install python-devel
sudo yum install openssl-devel

Debian 6+ and Ubuntu 12.04+

The following are dependencies for:

  • Debian 6 or newer
  • Ubuntu 12.04 or newer
  • Related distributions which use the apt package manager
sudo apt-get install python-dev
sudo apt-get install libssl-dev


By default OS X will be missing command line tools. On Mavericks (OS X 10.9) and higher those can be installed without Xcode.

xcode-select --install # install the command line tools, if missing

OpenSSL can be installed through the Homebrew OS X package manager.

brew install openssl


Aerospike Python Client can be installed using pip:

pip install aerospike

# to troubleshoot pip versions >= 6.0 you can
pip install --no-cache-dir aerospike

# to trouleshoot installation on OS X El-Capitan (10.11)
pip install --no-cache-dir --user aerospike

# to have pip copy the Lua system files to a dir other than /usr/local/aerospike/lua
pip install aerospike --install-option="--lua-system-path=/opt/aerospike/lua"

If you run into trouble installing the client on a supported OS, you may be using an outdated pip. Versions of pip older than 7.0.0 should be upgraded, as well as versions of setuptools older than 18.0.0. Upgrading pip on OS X El-Capitan (10.11) runs into SIP issues with pip install --user <module> as the recommended workaround.


For instructions on manually building the Python client, please refer to the file in this repo.


Documentation is hosted at and at


Example applications are provided in the examples directory of the GitHub repository

For examples, to run the

python examples/client/


To run the benchmarks the python modules ‘guppy’ and ‘tabulate’ need to be installed. Benchmark applications are provided in the benchmarks directory of the GitHub repository


The Aerospike Python Client is made availabled under the terms of the Apache License, Version 2, as stated in the file LICENSE.

Individual files may be made available under their own specific license, all compatible with Apache License, Version 2. Please see individual files for details.

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