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Running Flink SQL Against Kafka Using a Schema Registry Catalog

[FLaNK]:  Running Apache Flink SQL Against Kafka Using a Schema Registry Catalog



There are a few things you can do when you are sending data from Apache NiFi to Apache Kafka to maximize it's availability to Flink SQL queries through the catalogs.


AvroWriter



JSONReader




Producing Kafka Messages


Make sure you set AvroRecordSetWriter and set a Message Key Field.






A great way to work with Flink SQL is to connect to the Cloudera Schema Registry.   It let's you define your schema once them use it in Apache NiFi, Apache Kafka Connect, Apache Spark, Java Microservices 

Setup



Make sure you setup your HDFS directory for use by Flink which keeps history and other important information in HDFS.

HADOOP_USER_NAME=hdfs hdfs dfs -mkdir /user/root

HADOOP_USER_NAME=hdfs hdfs dfs -chown root:root /user/root


SQL-ENV.YAML:

configuration:
execution.target: yarn-session
catalogs:
- name: registry
type: cloudera-registry
# Registry Client standard properties
registry.properties.schema.registry.url: http://edge2ai-1.dim.local:7788/api/v1
# registry.properties.key:
# Registry Client SSL properties
# Kafka Connector properties
connector.properties.bootstrap.servers: edge2ai-1.dim.local:9092
connector.startup-mode: earliest-offset
- name: kudu
type: kudu
kudu.masters: edge2ai-1.dim.local:7051

CLI:

flink-sql-client embedded -e sql-env.yaml


We now have access to Kudu and Schema Registry catalogs of tables.   This let's use start querying, joining and filtering any of these multiple tables without having to recreate or redefine them.


SELECT * FROM events

Code:






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