Spring Cloud Task App Starters


Spring Cloud Task Application Starters are Spring Boot applications that may be any process including[Spring Batch] jobs that do not run forever, and they end/stop at some point. Spring Cloud Task Applications can be used with Spring Cloud Data Flow to create, deploy, and orchestrate short-lived data microservices.

Spring Cloud Task Application Starters are standalone executable applications that can be used for on-demand use-cases such as database migration, machine learning, and scheduled operations. These applications can run independently on variety of runtime platforms including: Cloud Foundry, Kubernetes, Docker, or even on your laptop. If you are new to task app starters


  • Run standalone as Spring Boot applications

  • Orchestrate as ephemeral data microservices

  • Consume data microservice applications as maven or docker artifacts

  • Override configuration parameters via command-line, environment variables, or YAML file

  • Provide infrastructure to test the applications in isolation

  • Download as starters from this version of Spring Initializr

Available Applications

  • composed-task-runner

  • jdbchdfs-local

  • timestamp

  • timestamp-batch

Running a sample Task Launcher

Step 1 - Download the latest timestamp application from here [eg: /1.3.0.RELEASE/timestamp-task-1.3.0.RELEASE.jar]

Step 2 - Run timestamp application

java -jar timestamp-task-***.jar

Step 3 - Verify timestamp logs in console

Step 4 - Verify timestamp application shutsdown

Task App Starters and Spring Cloud Data Flow (**)

Artifact Type

Stable Release

Milestone/Snapshot Release



(**) find out how to use the app-starters in Spring Cloud Data Flow by reviewing the app-registration section in the reference guide

HTTP Repository Location for Apps

Here you will find the direct links to the uber jars for the task apps.

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