nilesh1212 nilesh1212 - 4 years ago 208
reST (reStructuredText) Question

RestAPI service call from Spark Streaming

I have a use case where I need to call RESTAPI from spark streaming after messages are read from Kafka to perform some calculation and save back the result to HDFS and third party application.

I have few doubts here:


  • How can we call RESTAPI directly from the spark streaming.

  • How to manage RESTAPI timeout with streaming batch time.


Answer Source

This code will not compile as it is. But this the approach for the given usecase.

val conf = new SparkConf().setAppName("App name").setMaster("yarn")
val ssc = new StreamingContext(conf, Seconds(1))

val dstream = KafkaUtils.createStream(ssc, zkQuorum, group, topicMap)

dstream.foreachRDD { rdd =>

  //Write the rdd to HDFS directly
  rdd.saveAsTextFile("hdfs/location/to/save")

  //loop through each parttion in rdd
  rdd.foreachPartition { partitionOfRecords =>

    //1. Create HttpClient object here
    //2.a POST data to API

    //Use it if you want record level control in rdd or partion
    partitionOfRecords.foreach { record =>
      //2.b Post the the date to API
      record.toString
    }
  }
  //Use 2.a or 2.b to POST data as per your req
}

ssc.start()
ssc.awaitTermination()

Most of the HttpClients (for REST call) supports request timeout.

Sample Http POST call with timeout using Apache HttpClient

val CONNECTION_TIMEOUT_MS = 20000; // Timeout in millis (20 sec).

val requestConfig = RequestConfig.custom()
  .setConnectionRequestTimeout(CONNECTION_TIMEOUT_MS)
  .setConnectTimeout(CONNECTION_TIMEOUT_MS)
  .setSocketTimeout(CONNECTION_TIMEOUT_MS)
  .build();

HttpClientBuilder.create().build();

val client: CloseableHttpClient = HttpClientBuilder.create().build();

val url = "https://selfsolve.apple.com/wcResults.do"
val post = new HttpPost(url);

//Set config to post
post.setConfig(requestConfig)

post.setEntity(EntityBuilder.create.setText("some text to post to API").build())

val response: HttpResponse = client.execute(post)
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