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Migrating Apache Flume Flows to Apache NiFi: Any Relational Database To/From Anywhere

Migrating Apache Flume Flows to Apache NiFi:  Any Relational Database To/From Anywhere



This is a simple use case of being a gateway between Relational Databases and other sources and sinks.   We can do a lot more than that in NiFi.  We can SELECT, UPDATE, INSERT, DELETE and run any DML.  All with No Code.   We can also access metadata from an RDBMS and build dynamical ELT systems from that.

It is extremely easy to do this in NiFi.


Instead of using Flume, Let's Use Apache NiFi to Move Any Tabular Data To and From Databases




From A Relational Database (via JDBC Driver) to Anywhere.   In our case, we will pull from an RDBMS and post to Kudu.


Step 1:  QueryDatabaseTableRecord (Create Connection Pool, Pick DB Type, Table Name, Record Writer)
Step 2:  PutKudu (Set Kudu Master, Table Name, 
Done!

Query Database


Connect to Kudu




Let's Write JSON Records That Get Converted to Kudu Records or RDBMS/MySQL/JDBC Records 



Schema For The Data




Read All The Records From Our JDBC Database





Let's Create an Apache Kudu table to Put Database Records To





Let's Examine the MySQL Table We Want to Read/Write To and From





Let's Check the MariaDB Table



MySQL Table Information






From Anywhere (Say a Device) to A Relational Database (via JDBC Driver).   In our case, we will insert into an RDBMS from Kafka.


Step 1:  Acquire or modify data say ConsumeKafkaRecord_2
Step 2:  PutDatabaseRecord (Set Record Reader, INSERT or UPDATE, Connection Pool, Table Name)
Done!


Put Database Records in Any JDBC/RDBMS



Setup Your Connection Pool to SELECT, UPDATE, INSERT or DELETE





SQL DDL

Create MariaDB/MySQL Table


CREATE TABLE iot ( uuid VARCHAR(255) NOT NULL PRIMARY KEY,
 ipaddress VARCHAR(255),top1pct BIGINT, top1 VARCHAR(255),
cputemp VARCHAR(255), gputemp VARCHAR(255),
 gputempf VARCHAR(255),
cputempf varchar(255), runtime VARCHAR(255),
host VARCHAR(255), filename VARCHAR(255),
 imageinput VARCHAR(255),hostname varchar(255),
macaddress varchar(255), end VARCHAR(255), te VARCHAR(255), systemtime VARCHAR(255),

cpu BIGINT, diskusage VARCHAR(255), memory BIGINT, id VARCHAR(255));

Create Kudu Table


CREATE TABLE iot ( uuid STRING,
 ipaddress STRING,top1pct BIGINT, 
 top1 STRING,
cputemp STRING, 
gputemp STRING,
 gputempf STRING,
cputempf STRING, runtime STRING,
host STRING, filename STRING,
 imageinput STRING,hostname STRING,
macaddress STRING, 
`end` STRING, te STRING, systemtime STRING,
cpu BIGINT, diskusage STRING, 
memory BIGINT, 
id STRING,
PRIMARY KEY (uuid)
)
PARTITION BY HASH PARTITIONS 16 
STORED AS KUDU 

TBLPROPERTIES ('kudu.num_tablet_replicas' = '1');

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