-Re: Sinking data to a Node.js server/listener
Erik Bertrand 2013-02-21, 13:41
Hello Bertrand. Thanks very much for the reply! (I love that you we share
a common first name/last name!)
I was not aware that there is a syslog sink. I see there's an HDFS sink
and a "File Roll" sink, but those do not seem to utilize syslog (I'm very
new to this, so I may be misguided). How would I go about setting up such
a sync - are you saying I would be able to post the data to an IP/port that
Node.js is listening on?
Again, many thanks for the assistance!
On Sun, Feb 17, 2013 at 5:43 PM, Bertrand Dechoux <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>wrote:
> Should it be assumed that structured data are transferred using flume and
> that's why Avro is mentioned? One easy solution I can see would be to use a
> syslog output that would actually point to your nodejs instance (and not a
> real syslog endpoint).
> On Sun, Feb 17, 2013 at 5:50 AM, Erik Bertrand <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>> I'm looking to get Flume data transferred to a Node.js server listening
>> on a specific port. I'm not interested in actually storing the data
>> anywhere, as it's simply using that data to display "current activity" and
>> doesn't need to be persist it anywhere. I'm transferring a very small
>> amount of data - just a series of IP addresses, actually. So I'd like to
>> keep the architecture simple, too.
>> At first I was thinking I could use the Avro sink to send the data
>> directly to Node.js using a dnode <https://npmjs.org/package/dnode> server
>> object (i.e. RPC), but there seems to be more to it than the basic setup.
>> I'm just not sure how to configure the Node.js side to understand the Avro
>> sink RPC request (or if that's even possible).
>> I've been looking at creating a custom sink to do this; I've not written
>> one before, much less written anything in Java, so that'd be new to me.
>> Any pointers?
> Bertrand Dechoux