Golang SDK for Spice.ai

The Go SDK gospice is the easiest way to query Spice.ai from Go.

It uses Apache Arrow Flight to efficiently stream data to the client and Apache Arrow Records as data frames.

GoDocs available at pkg.go.dev/github.com/spiceai/gospice.



Get the gospice package.

go get github.com/spiceai/gospice/v5


1. Import the package.

import "github.com/spiceai/gospice/v5"

2. Create a SpiceClient passing in your API key. Get your free API key at spice.ai.

spice := gospice.NewSpiceClient()
defer spice.Close()

3. Initialize the SpiceClient.

if err := spice.Init("API Key"); err != nil {
    panic(fmt.Errorf("error initializing SpiceClient: %w", err))

4. Execute a query and get back an Apache Arrow Reader.

reader, err := spice.Query(context.Background(), "SELECT * FROM eth.recent_blocks ORDER BY number LIMIT 10")
if err != nil {
    panic(fmt.Errorf("error querying: %w", err))
defer reader.Release()

5. Iterate through the reader to access the records.

for reader.Next() {
    record := reader.Record()
    defer record.Release()


Run go run . to execute a sample query and print the results to the console.

Connection retry

The SpiceClient implements connection retry mechanism (3 attempts by default). The number of attempts can be configured via SetMaxRetries:

spice := NewSpiceClient()
spice.SetMaxRetries(5) // Setting to 0 will disable retries

Retries are performed for connection and system internal errors. It is the SDK user's responsibility to properly handle other errors, for example RESOURCE_EXHAUSTED (HTTP 429).

See client_test.go for examples on querying Ethereum and Polygon blocks.

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