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Apache Flume is a scalable, reliable, fault-tolerant, distributed system designed to collect, transfer, and store massive amounts of event data into HDFS. Apache Flume recently graduated from the Apache Incubator as a Top Level Project at Apache. Flume is designed to send data over multiple hops from the initial source(s) to the final destination(s). Click here for details of the basic architecture of Flume. In this article, we will discuss in detail some new components in Flume 1.x (also known as Flume NG), which is currently on the trunk branch, techniques and components that can be be used to route the data, configuration validation, and finally support for serializing events.
In the past several months, contributors have been busy adding several new sources, sinks and channels to Flume. Flume now supports Syslog as a source, where sources have been added to support Syslog over TCP and UDP.
Flume now has a high performance persistent channel – the File Channel. This means if the agent fails for any reason before events committed by the source are not removed and the transaction committed by the sink, the events will reloaded from disk and can be taken when the agent starts up again. The events will only be removed from the channel when the transaction is committed by the sink. The File channel uses a Write Ahead Log to save events.
This blog was originally posted on the Apache Blog: https://blogs.apache.org/flume/entry/apache_flume_hackathon. Apache Flume is currently undergoing incubation at The Apache Software Foundation. More information on this project can be found at http://incubator.apache.org/flume.
This blog was originally posted on the Apache Blog: https://blogs.apache.org/flume/entry/flume_ng_architecture
Apache Flume is a distributed, reliable, and available system for efficiently collecting, aggregating and moving large amounts of log data from many different sources to a centralized data store. Flume is currently undergoing incubation at The Apache Software Foundation. More information on this project can be found at http://incubator.apache.org/flume. Flume NG is work related to new major revision of Flume and is the subject of this post.
Prior to entering the incubator, Flume saw incremental releases leading up to version 0.9.4. As Flume became adopted it became clear that certain design choices would need to be reworked in order to address problems reported in the field. The work necessary to make this change began a few months ago under the JIRA issue FLUME-728. This work currently resides on a separate branch by the name flume-728, and is informally referred to as Flume NG. At the time of writing this post Flume NG had gone through two internal milestones – NG Alpha 1, and NG Alpha 2 and a formal incubator release of Flume NG is in the works.
The Development track at Hadoop World is a technical deep dive dedicated to discussion about Apache Hadoop and application development for Apache Hadoop. You will hear committers, contributors and expert users from various Hadoop projects discuss the finer points of building applications with Hadoop and the related ecosystem. The sessions will touch on foundational topics such as HDFS, HBase, Pig, Hive, Flume and other related technologies. In addition, speakers will address key development areas including tools, performance, bringing the stack together and testing the stack. Sessions in this track are for developers of all levels who want to learn more about upcoming features and enhancements, new tools, advanced techniques and best practices.
Building Web Analytics Processing on Hadoop at CBS Interactive
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On Monday, we held our second Flume Office Hours at Cloudera HQ in Palo Alto. The intent was to meet informally, to talk about what’s new, to answer questions, and to get feedback from the community to help prioritize features for future releases.
Below is the slide deck from Flume Office Hours:
Flume is a flexible, scalable, and reliable system for collecting streaming data. The Flume User Guide describes how to configure Flume, and the new Flume Cookbook contains instructions (called recipes) for common Flume use cases. In this post, we present a recipe that describes the common use case of using a Flume node collect Apache 2 web servers logs in order to deliver them to HDFS.
Using Flume Agents for Apache 2.x Web Server Logging
To connect Flume to Apache 2.x servers, you will need to:
The past month has been exciting and productive for the community using and developing Cloudera’s Flume! This young system is a core part of Cloudera’s Distribution for Hadoop (CDH) that is responsible for streaming data ingest. There has been a great influx of interest and many contributions, and in this post we will provide a quick summary of this month’s new developments. First, we’re happy to announce the availability of Flume v0.9.1 and we will describe some of its updates. Second, we’ll talk about some of the exciting new integration features coming down the pipeline. Finally we will briefly mention some community growth statistics, as well as some recent and upcoming talks about Flume.
Flume v0.9.1 is now available both in tarball and packaged forms. This version resolves 63 issues and contains several key improvements and bugs fixes. Much of this release is focused on improving the stability of Flume’s internals to help users quickly get Flume up and running and to help developers build extensions to Flume.