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Author's profile photo Yohei Fukuhara

Tutorial for beginners: Building Java Application with MongoDB on SAP CP

Hi All,

I am writing this blog to describe some easy steps to build Java application with MongoDB on SAP Cloud Platform Cloud Foundry environment.

I just followed the official tutorial, since I am a beginner.  I added some comments for avoiding for mistakes.


Local PC

  • Ubuntu18.04.01 LTS on VMWare Workstation
  • cf CLI 6.43.0

Cloud Foundry

  • Java Buildpack version 4.17.2
  • CF Trial (Europe – Frankfurt)


  • your space is created on Cloud Foundry environment
  • cf CLI is installed on Local PC(see the official page for the installation)
  • git is installed on Local PC


1. Install JDK and maven

At first, I tried to use OracleJDK, so uninstalled OpenJDK.  Though It is also OK that OracleJDK and Open JDK coexists on PC, I chose the way to install only OpenJDK.

1.1. Uninstalled current openJDK

# Check installed Java version
java -version

# chcek package name
sudo dpkg --list | grep -i jdk

# uninstall packages
sudo apt remove openjdk-8-jre-headless openjdk-8-jre

1.2. Install openJDK-8

Then I tried to install OracleJDK, but I found that to register my account was troublesome.  So I installed OpenJDK.

sudo apt search openjdk-\(\.\)\+-jdk$
sudo apt-get install openjdk-8-jdk

somehow openjdk-11-jre-headless was installed, so I uninstalled the one.

sudo apt remove openjdk-11-jre-headless

Checked Java version.

$ java -version

openjdk version "1.8.0_191"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_191-8u191-b12-2ubuntu0.18.04.1-b12)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.191-b12, mixed mode)

1.3. Install Maven

sudo apt install maven

checked installed Maven version

$ mvn -v
Apache Maven 3.6.0
Maven home: /usr/share/maven
Java version: 1.8.0_191, vendor: Oracle Corporation, runtime: /usr/lib/jvm/java-8-openjdk-amd64/jre
Default locale: en_US, platform encoding: UTF-8
OS name: "linux", version: "4.15.0-47-generic", arch: "amd64", family: "unix"

1.4. update .bashrc

vim ~/.bashrc

I added following two lines at the end of .bashrc

export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java-8-openjdk-amd64
export PATH="$PATH:$JAVA_HOME/bin:/usr/share/maven/bin"

After restarting terminal, checked JAVA_HOME and PATH

echo $PATH


2. Create mongoDB and Java application

2.1. Create mongoDB service

# input user and password after "cf login"
cf login

# check mongo db service plan name
cf marketplace -s mongodb

# create mongoDB service
cf create-service mongodb v3.0-dev mongo-service

2.2.  Create the Java maven project first

mvn archetype:generate -DgroupId=hcp-cf-mongodb-tutorial -DartifactId=hcp-cf-mongodb-tutorial   -DinteractiveMode=false

2.3. Clone tutorial repository

# change directory to somewhere
cd <directory>
git clone

2.4. Build the tutorial project

cd hcp-cloud-foundry-tutorials/hcp-cf-mongodb-tutorial
mvn package

2.5. Change manifest.yml

Since I failed with downloaded “manifest.yml”, I changed the file a little bit.  The failure was shortage of memory.

- name: hcp-cf-mongodb-tutorial
  memory: 768M
  path: target/hcp-cf-mongodb-tutorial-1.0-SNAPSHOT.jar
  - mongo-service

2.6. Push the project

cf push



After successful pushing, I accessed the Java app via browser.

I can see a message on browser!

{"status":"Successfully accessed Mongodb service. Retrieving the data object inserted in test collection.","dbObjects":[{"key":"hello","value":"world"}]}

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      Author's profile photo Sameera Palage
      Sameera Palage

      Hi Yohei,

      Thank you very much for the tutorial, it is very informative. I have a general question related to mongoDB service. I would like to use a Raspberry PI to send data directly to mongoDB. service Do you know this is possible?


      Author's profile photo Arun Bashaboina
      Arun Bashaboina

      In order to connect java applications to connect mongo atlas in network IP whitelist methodology?

      Author's profile photo Yohei Fukuhara
      Yohei Fukuhara
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Arun-san,
      I'm sorry that I have no idea.
      I just followed the tutorial and I rarely have memory about this.