As Hisham mentioned, what I've been working on is your option #2, and that
can be done by using the Kafka APIs...
Currently, the easiest way to get this up and running quickly would
probably be your option #1, using the kafka-console-producer that was added
by the kind Kafka folks in KAFKA-130 :)
(It's available in 0.7)
On Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 9:56 PM, Hisham Mardam-Bey <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 5:20 AM, navneet sharma
> <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I am new to kafka. If i have an application which is generating logs and
> > need to read and do some CEP on these logs.
> > For CEP, we are planning to use Esper and for reading weblogs, we are
> > examining Kafka. I have few questions:
> > 1) What will be a producer in this case. Will it be an external
> > entity(standalone program) which will do file I/o and send weblogs to
> > broker?
> > 2) Or will it be part of application itself, so that it can read logs in
> > parallel with the logging utility?
> > Any pointers will be helpful...
> > Thanks,
> > Navneet
> We're currently doing that for our Tomcat servers. We've built an
> access log valve (inspired by the one bundled with Tomcat that writes
> log files to disk) that will format logs and push them into Kafka. We
> then pull the logs and push them into HBase for analysis. FelixGV (on
> this list) is implementing the code if you have questions for him.
> Hope this helps,
> Hisham Mardam Bey
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