Use Apache Kafka with Apache Storm on HDInsight
This is a basic example of reading and writing string data to a Kafka on HDInsight cluster from Storm on HDInsight cluster.
NOTE: Apache Kafka and Storm are available as two different cluster types. HDInsight cluster types are tuned for the performance of a specific technology; in this case, Kafka and Storm. To use both together, you must create an Azure Virtual Network and then create both a Kafka and Storm cluster on the virtual network. For an example on how to do this using an Azure Resource Manager template, see https://hditutorialdata.blob.core.windows.net/armtemplates/create-linux-based-kafka-storm-cluster-in-vnet.json. For an example of using the template with this example, see Use Apache Storm with Kafka on HDInsight (preview).
Understanding the code
This project contains two topologys:
KafkaWriter: Defined by the writer.yaml file, this topology writes random sentences to Kafka using the KafkaBolt provided with Apache Storm.
This topology uses a custom SentenceSpout component to generate random sentences.
KafkaReader: Defined by the reader.yaml file, this topology reads data from Kafka using the KafkaSpout provided with Apache Storm, then logs the data to stdout.
This topology uses a custom LoggerBolt component to log data read from Kafka.
The topologies are defined using Flux. Flux is new with Storm 0.10.x (available on HDInsight version 3.3 and 3.4,) and allows you to separate the topology configuration from the code. For Topologies that use the Flux framework, the topology is defined in a YAML file. This can be included as part of the topology, or can be specified when you submit the topology to the Storm server. Flux also supports variable substitution at run-time, which is used in this example.
Both topologies read several environment variables at run-time to determine what the Kafka topic name is, as well as your Zookeeper and Kafka broker hosts. The following are the environment variables that the topologies use:
- KAFKATOPIC: The name of the Kafka topic that the topologies read/write to.
- KAFKABROKERS: The hosts that the kafka brokers are running on. This is used by the KafkaBolt when writing to Kafka.
- KAFKAZKHOSTS: The Zookeeper hosts. Used by the KafkaReader component to read messages from a topic.
NOTE: These steps assume that you have a functioning Java development environment, including Maven 3.x
Create a Storm on HDInsight cluster 3.3 or 3.4 (Linux-based)
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From a command line in the project directory, use the following to build and package the topology.
mvn clean package
This will create a file named KafkaTopology-1.0-SNAPSHOT.jar in the target directory.
Copy the KafkaTopology-1.0-SNAPSHOT.jar file to your Storm on HDInsight cluster. For example,
scp KafkaTopology-1.0-SNAPSHOZT.jar email@example.com:
Also copy the
set-env-variables.shscript from the scripts directory:
scp ./scripts/set-env-variables.sh firstname.lastname@example.org:
Connect to your Kafka on HDInsight cluster. For example,
ssh email@example.com. Once connected, use the
set-env-variables.shscript to set the environment variables used by the Storm topology:
chmod +x set-env-variables.sh . ./set-env-variables.sh KAFKACLUSTERNAME PASSWORD
Replace KAFKACLUSTERNAME with the name of the Kafka cluster. Replace PASSWORD with the admin login password for the Kafka cluster. The output of the script is similar to the following:
Checking for jq: install ok installed Exporting variables: $KAFKATOPIC=stormtest $KAFKABROKERS=wn0-storm.4rf4ncirvydube02fuj0gpxp4e.ex.internal.cloudapp.net:9092,wn1-storm.4rf4ncirvydube02fuj0gpxp4e.ex.internal.cloudapp.net:9092 $KAFKAZKHOSTS=zk1-storm.4rf4ncirvydube02fuj0gpxp4e.ex.internal.cloudapp.net:2181,zk3-storm.4rf4ncirvydube02fuj0gpxp4e.ex.internal.cloudapp.net:2181,zk5-storm.4rf4ncirvydube02fuj0gpxp4e.ex.internal.cloudapp.net:2181
Use the following command to start the writer topology:
storm jar KafkaTopology-1.0-SNAPSHOT.jar org.apache.storm.flux.Flux --remote -R /writer.yaml -e
The parameters used with this command are:
- org.apache.storm.flux.Flux: Use Flux to configure and run this topology.
- --remote: Submit the topology to Nimbus. This runs the topology in a distributed fashion using the worker nodes in the cluster.
- -R /writer.yaml: Use the writer.yaml to configure the topology.
-Rindicates that this is a resource that is included in the jar file. It's in the root of the jar, so
/writer.yamlis the path to it.
- -e: Use environment variable substitution. This allows Flux to pick up the $KAFKABROKERS and $KAFKATOPIC values you set previously, and use them in the reader.yaml file in place of the
Once the topology has started, use the following command from the SSH connection to the Kafka cluster to view messages written to the stormtest topic:
/usr/hdp/current/kafka-broker/bin/kafka-console-consumer.sh --zookeeper $KAFKAZKHOSTS --from-beginning --topic stormtest
This will start listing the random sentences that the topology is writing to the topic. Use Ctrl-c to stop the script.
use the following command to start the reader topology:
storm jar KafkaTopology-1.0-SNAPSHOT.jar org.apache.storm.flux.Flux --remote -R /reader.yaml -e
Once the topology starts, it should start logging information similar to the following to the Storm log:
2016-11-04 17:47:14.907 c.m.e.LoggerBolt [INFO] Received data: four score and seven years ago 2016-11-04 17:47:14.907 STDIO [INFO] the cow jumped over the moon 2016-11-04 17:47:14.908 c.m.e.LoggerBolt [INFO] Received data: the cow jumped over the moon 2016-11-04 17:47:14.911 STDIO [INFO] snow white and the seven dwarfs 2016-11-04 17:47:14.911 c.m.e.LoggerBolt [INFO] Received data: snow white and the seven dwarfs 2016-11-04 17:47:14.932 STDIO [INFO] snow white and the seven dwarfs 2016-11-04 17:47:14.932 c.m.e.LoggerBolt [INFO] Received data: snow white and the seven dwarfs 2016-11-04 17:47:14.969 STDIO [INFO] an apple a day keeps the doctor away 2016-11-04 17:47:14.970 c.m.e.LoggerBolt [INFO] Received data: an apple a day keeps the doctor away
To view this information, use the Storm UI for the cluster (https://CLUSTERNAME.azurehdinsight.net/stormui) and drill down into the LoggerBolt component for the topology
Use the following command to stop the writer:
storm stop kafka-writer storm stop kafka-reader