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?