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From Will Du <will...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Kafka as a data ingest
Date Tue, 10 Jan 2017 13:09:36 GMT
In terms of big files which is quite often in HDFS, does connect task parallel process the
same file like what MR deal with split files? I do not think so. In this case, Kafka connect
implement has no advantages to read single big file unless you also use mapreduce.

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On Jan 10, 2017, at 02:41, Ewen Cheslack-Postava <ewen@confluent.io> wrote:

>> However, I'm trying to figure out if I can use Kafka to read Hadoop file.
> 
> The question is a bit unclear as to whether you mean "use Kafka to send
> data to a Hadoop file" or "use Kafka to read a Hadoop file into a Kafka
> topic". But in both cases, Kafka Connect provides a good option.
> 
> The more common use case is sending data that you have in Kafka into HDFS.
> In that case,
> http://docs.confluent.io/3.1.1/connect/connect-hdfs/docs/hdfs_connector.html
> is a good option.
> 
> If you want the less common case of sending data from HDFS files into a
> stream of Kafka records, I'm not aware of a connector for doing that yet
> but it is definitely possible. Kafka Connect takes care of a lot of the
> details for you so all you have to do is read the file and emit Connect's
> SourceRecords containing the data from the file. Most other details are
> handled for you.
> 
> -Ewen
> 
>> On Mon, Jan 9, 2017 at 9:18 PM, Sharninder <sharninder@gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>> If you want to know if "kafka" can read hadoop files, then no. But you can
>> write your own producer that reads from hdfs any which way and pushes to
>> kafka. We use kafka as the ingestion pipeline's main queue. Read from
>> various sources and push everything to kafka.
>> 
>> 
>> On Tue, Jan 10, 2017 at 6:26 AM, Cas Apanowicz <
>> cas.apanowicz@it-horizon.com
>>> wrote:
>> 
>>> Hi,
>>> 
>>> I have general understanding of main Kafka functionality as a streaming
>>> tool.
>>> However, I'm trying to figure out if I can use Kafka to read Hadoop file.
>>> Can you please advise?
>>> Thanks
>>> 
>>> Cas
>>> 
>>> 
>> 
>> 
>> --
>> --
>> Sharninder
>> 

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