Spring Data R2DBC 1.0 M1 released

It’s my pleasure to announce the first milestone of Spring Data R2DBC. Spring Data R2DBC is Spring’s client project for R2DBC. With Spring Data R2DBC you get end to end reactive ad-hoc query execution and Spring Data repositories for relational databases.

Spring Data R2DBC embraces functional-reactive integration of relational databases by providing DatabaseClient as its central abstraction. The following example shows how to bootstrap DatabaseClient without spinning up a Spring context:

PostgresqlConnectionFactory connFactory = new PostgresqlConnectionFactory(

DatabaseClient databaseClient = DatabaseClient.create(connFactory);

Spring Data R2DBC is built on top of R2DBC SPI so you can plug in various drivers (as of R2DBC 1.0 M6):

This Spring Data R2DBC milestone ships with the following initial feature set:

  • DatabaseClient as gateway to reactive generic SQL execution.
  • Reactive transaction support through TransactionalDatabaseClient.
  • Support functions such as select() and insert() to be used with mapped objects.
  • Dialect support for Postgres, H2, and Microsoft SQL Server.
  • Java Configuration support with AbstractR2dbcConfiguration.
  • Reactive Repository support through @EnableR2dbcRepositories and annotated @Query methods.
  • Exception Translation for R2DBC Exceptions into Spring’s DAO Exception hierarchy.

Here’s a collection of examples for DatabaseClient usage. Note also the usage of native parameter bind markers:

Mono<Integer> count = databaseClient.execute()
        .sql("INSERT INTO person (id, firstname, lastname) VALUES($1, $2, $3)")
        .bind("$1", 42055)
        .bind("$2", "Walter")
        .bindNull("$3", String.class)

Flux<Map<String, Object>> rows =

Flux<Person> rows =

If you’re already familiar with Spring Data’s Repository abstraction, then you will recognize that Spring Data R2DBC repositories follow the exact same idea of extending ReactiveCrudRepository:

interface PersonRepository extends ReactiveCrudRepository<Person, Integer> {

  @Query("SELECT * FROM person WHERE firstname like $1")
  Flux<Person> findByFirstNameContains(String firstname);

  @Query("SELECT * FROM legoset WHERE firstname = $1 AND lastname = $2")
  Mono<Person> findByFirstnameAndLastname(String firstname, String lastname);

You can obtain Spring Data R2DBC 1.0 M1 from our milestone repository. To do so, include the following lines in your pom.xml file:



We’re excited to hear what you think about Spring Data R2DBC. Get in touch with @SpringData!

To round things off, here are links to the changelog, GitHub repository, and examples:

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