Thanks Cody, will try to do some estimation.

Thanks Nicolae, will try out this config.


On Thu, Oct 1, 2015 at 11:01 PM, Nicolae Marasoiu <> wrote:


Set 10ms and spark.streaming.backpressure.enabled=true

This should automatically delay the next batch until the current one is processed, or at least create that balance over a few batches/periods between the consume/process rate vs ingestion rate.


From: Cody Koeninger <>
Sent: Thursday, October 1, 2015 11:46 PM
To: Sourabh Chandak
Cc: user
Subject: Re: spark.streaming.kafka.maxRatePerPartition for direct stream
That depends on your job, your cluster resources, the number of seconds per batch...

You'll need to do some empirical work to figure out how many messages per batch a given executor can handle.  Divide that by the number of seconds per batch.

On Thu, Oct 1, 2015 at 3:39 PM, Sourabh Chandak <> wrote:

I am writing a spark streaming job using the direct stream method for kafka and wanted to handle the case of checkpoint failure when we'll have to reprocess the entire data from starting. By default for every new checkpoint it tries to load everything from each partition and that takes a lot of time for processing. After some searching found out that there exists a config spark.streaming.kafka.maxRatePerPartition which can be used to tackle this. My question is what will be a suitable range for this config if we have ~12 million messages in kafka with maximum message size ~10 MB.