Instrumenting your kafka & storm pipeline
Submitted by Bhasker Kode (@bhaskerkode) on Monday, 11 May 2015
tips to design your stream processing setup.
what all can go wrong, how to instrument it.
introduction to a production setup that handles billions of events per week through our home-grown apache kafka client, process the stream with storm - and then aggregate into postgres. will also share pro’s and con’s of building our own kafka client as opposed to re-using one.
Bosky (@bhaskerkode) leads a product engg team at Helpshift & works on erlang, clojure and golang.
Built a kafka producer/micro-service used in production at helpshift, layer, and several other companies.
=> http://github.com/helpshift/ekaf ( Recommended by Apache kafka https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/KAFKA/Clients )
Using storm in production for sentiment analysis, topic extraction, naive bayes classification, etc.
Eager to learn more about best practices in storm deployment/management. Incidentally another part that feeds into this system is in golang, uses the Shopify kafka producer.