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Apache Kafka Quick Start Guide

By : Raúl Estrada
Book Image

Apache Kafka Quick Start Guide

By: Raúl Estrada

Overview of this book

Apache Kafka is a great open source platform for handling your real-time data pipeline to ensure high-speed filtering and pattern matching on the ?y. In this book, you will learn how to use Apache Kafka for efficient processing of distributed applications and will get familiar with solving everyday problems in fast data and processing pipelines. This book focuses on programming rather than the configuration management of Kafka clusters or DevOps. It starts off with the installation and setting up the development environment, before quickly moving on to performing fundamental messaging operations such as validation and enrichment. Here you will learn about message composition with pure Kafka API and Kafka Streams. You will look into the transformation of messages in different formats, such asext, binary, XML, JSON, and AVRO. Next, you will learn how to expose the schemas contained in Kafka with the Schema Registry. You will then learn how to work with all relevant connectors with Kafka Connect. While working with Kafka Streams, you will perform various interesting operations on streams, such as windowing, joins, and aggregations. Finally, through KSQL, you will learn how to retrieve, insert, modify, and delete data streams, and how to manipulate watermarks and windows.
Table of Contents (10 chapters)

Running the PlainProcessor

To build the project, run the following command from the kioto directory:

$ gradle jar

If everything is correct, the output is something like the following:

1 actionable task: 1 executed
  1. Our broker is running on port 9092, so to create the uptimes topic, execute the following command:
$ ./bin/kafka-topics --zookeeper localhost:2181 --create --topic 
uptimes --replication-factor 1 --partitions 4
  1. Run a console consumer for the uptimes topic, as follows:
$ ./bin/kafka-console-consumer --bootstrap-server localhost:9092 
--topic uptimes --property print.key=true
  1. From our IDE, run the main method of PlainProcessor
  2. From our IDE, run the main method of PlainProducer
  3. The output on the console consumer for the uptimes topic should be similar to the following:
EW05-HV36   33
BO58-SB28 20
DV03-ZT93 46

We have said that, when producing...