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Re: S3 Consumer for Super Duper Blog Post!
Thanks for your response, and glad to hear you need this as well and are
working on it.

Does using s3n:// file-path require that you have a Hadoop cluster running?
I use S3 and EMR, so my Hadoop clusters are temporary.  I do use Hadoop
with S3 to consume the data Kafka produces, so I am fine with Hadoop as a
dependency - at the library level, but not if a cluster must persist for
the Kafka S3 consumer to work.

On Sat, Aug 18, 2012 at 9:20 AM, Matthew Rathbone <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>wrote:

> Hey Russell,
> We're actually about to start work on this exact thing here at foursquare
> as we're about to start prototyping kafka to replace our aging log
> infrastructure.
> We'd planned on just using the hadoop-consumer, but setting the output
> directory to a S3n:// file-path.
> I'm assuming that you want to build a consumer that operates outside of
> hadoop?
> On Sat, Aug 18, 2012 at 12:49 AM, Russell Jurney
> > Ok, this is the last time I'm gonna beg for an S3 sink for Kafka. I'm
> > not trolling, and this is Your Big Chance to help!
> >
> > I'm gonna blog about using Whirr to boot Zookeeper and then to boot
> > Kafka in the cloud and then create events in an application that get
> > sunk to Amazon S3, where they will be processed by
> > Pig/Hadoop/ElasticMapReduce, mined into gems and republished in some
> > esoteric NoSQL DB and then served in the very app that generated the
> > events in the first place.
> >
> > So, if someone else doesn't contribute an S3 consumer for Kafka in the
> > next month or so... so help me Bob, I'm gonna write it myself. Now,
> > some of you may not know me, but I am the 3rd best software engineer
> > in the world:
> > http://www.quora.com/Who-are-some-of-the-best-software-engineers-alive
> >
> > Those of you that have seen my code, however, are aware that as a
> > programmer, I am substandard. There's a gene that imparts exception
> > handling and algorithms, and they're missing from my genome.
> >
> > So let me be clear: you don't want me to write the S3 sink. A Kafka
> > committer or someone with a real job should write the S3 sink. As soon
> > as that thing is written and my blog post goes out, Kafka use will
> > spike and you'll all be famous.
> >
> > So this is a direct threat: I am writing an S3 consumer for Kafka
> > unless one of you steps up. And you will rue the day that piece of
> > crap ships.
> >
> > In return for your contribution, you will be named in my blog post as
> > open source citizen of the month, to be accompanied by a commemorative
> > plaque with a pixelated photo of me.
> >
> > Yours truly,
> >
> > Russell Jurney http://datasyndrome.com
> >
> --
> Matthew Rathbone
> Foursquare | Software Engineer | Server Engineering Team
> [EMAIL PROTECTED] | @rathboma <http://twitter.com/rathboma> |
> 4sq<http://foursquare.com/rathboma>

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