In my local machine it consumes a stream of Kinesis with 3 shards. But in EC2 it does not consume from the stream. Later we found that the EC2 machine was of 2 cores and my local machine was of 4 cores. I am using a single machine and in spark standalone mode. And we got a larger machine from EC2 and now the kinesis is getting consumed.

4 cores Single machine -> works
2 cores Single machine -> does not work
2 cores 2 workers -> does not work

So my question is that do we need a cluster of (#KinesisShards + 1) workers to be able to consume from Kinesis?

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On Nov 27, 2014, at 10:28 AM, Aniket Bhatnagar <> wrote:

Did you set spark master as local[*]? If so, then it means that nunber of executors is equal to number of cores of the machine. Perhaps your mac machine has more cores (certainly more than number of kinesis shards +1).

Try explicitly setting master as local[N] where N is number of kinesis shards + 1. It should then work on both the machines.

On Thu, Nov 27, 2014, 9:46 AM Ashrafuzzaman <> wrote:
I was trying in one machine with just sbt run.

And it is working with my mac environment with the same configuration.

val kinesisClient = new AmazonKinesisClient(new DefaultAWSCredentialsProviderChain())
val numShards = kinesisClient.describeStream(streamName).getStreamDescription().getShards()

/* In this example, we're going to create 1 Kinesis Worker/Receiver/DStream for each shard. */
val numStreams = numShards

/* Setup the and SparkConfig and StreamingContext */
/* Spark Streaming batch interval */
val batchInterval = Milliseconds(2000)
val sparkConfig = new SparkConf().setAppName("KinesisWordCount")
val ssc = new StreamingContext(sparkConfig, batchInterval)

/* Kinesis checkpoint interval.  Same as batchInterval for this example. */
val kinesisCheckpointInterval = batchInterval

/* Create the same number of Kinesis DStreams/Receivers as Kinesis stream's shards */
val kinesisStreams = (0 until numStreams).map { i =>
  KinesisUtils.createStream(ssc, streamName, endpointUrl, kinesisCheckpointInterval,
      InitialPositionInStream.LATEST, StorageLevel.MEMORY_AND_DISK_2)

/* Union all the streams */
val unionStreams = ssc.union(kinesisStreams)

/* Convert each line of Array[Byte] to String, split into words, and count them */
val words = unionStreams.flatMap(byteArray => new String(byteArray)
  .split(" "))

/* Map each word to a (word, 1) tuple so we can reduce/aggregate by key. */
val wordCounts = => (word, 1)).reduceByKey(_ + _)

/* Print the first 10 wordCounts */

/* Start the streaming context and await termination */

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On Wed, Nov 26, 2014 at 11:26 PM, Aniket Bhatnagar <> wrote:

What's your cluster size? For streamig to work, it needs shards + 1 executors.

On Wed, Nov 26, 2014, 5:53 PM A.K.M. Ashrafuzzaman <> wrote:
Hi guys,
When we are using Kinesis with 1 shard then it works fine. But when we use more that 1 then it falls into an infinite loop and no data is processed by the spark streaming. In the kinesis dynamo DB, I can see that it keeps increasing the leaseCounter. But it do start processing.

I am using,
scala: 2.10.4
java version: 1.8.0_25
Spark: 1.1.0
spark-streaming-kinesis-asl: 1.1.0

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