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From Reed Villanueva <villanuevar...@gmail.com>
Subject Standard way to get http POST request into a Kafka topic?
Date Tue, 27 Apr 2021 21:21:28 GMT
What is the best-practice/kafka way to get http(s) POST requests into a
Kafka topic (kafka v2.0.0 installed on a HDP cluster)?
Have never used kafka before and would like to know the best way that this
should be done.
Basically, we have a public URL that is going to receive requests from a
specific external URL based on event hooks (
https://developers.acuityscheduling.com/docs/webhooks) and I want to get
these requests into a kafka topic.
I've seen this (https://docs.confluent.io/3.0.0/kafka-rest/docs/intro.html),
but am a bit confused (again, have never used kafka before). Will there
need to be an always-on producer to read from these event hooks to produce
into a topic? What is the best practice way to do this to account for
whatever common fault tolerances that should be built into a kafka producer
for this kind of live event feed? No way to just automatically dump the
requests into the topic (and avoid having to ensure such a simple
forwarding producer is always alive (and thus not forever missing the data
that came in during that downtime))?

Thank you

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