Apache Aries

The Aries project consists of a set of pluggable Java components enabling an enterprise OSGi application programming model. This includes implementations (and extensions) of the following Enterprise OSGi specifications:

  • Asynchronous Services and Promises Specification
  • Blueprint Specification
  • JTA Transaction Services Specification
  • JMX Management Model Specification
  • JNDI Services Specification
  • JPA Service Specification
  • Service Loader Mediator Specification
  • Subsystem Service Specification

The specifications are defined in the OSGi Alliance Enterprise Expert Group (EEG) for deployment to a variety of OSGi based runtimes. The OSGi R6 Enterprise Specification can be found here:


To understand the complete scope of the Aries project, see the Aries proposal document on the incubator wiki.

To understand how to use Aries Blueprint components, take a look at the BlueprintHelloWorldTutorial pages which guides you through how to build the Aries code, provides sample applications and describes how to set up an environment in which to run the consuming application.