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Publishing JSON Events via Kafka


This application demonstrates how to configure WSO2 Streaming Integrator Tooling to send sweet production events via Kafka transport in JSON format.


  1. Set up Kafka as follows:
    1. Create a folder called kafka and another folder called kafka-osgi.
    2. Copy the following files from {KafkaHome}/libs to the kafka folder you just created:
      • kafka_2.11-
      • kafka-clients-
      • metrics-core-2.2.0.jar
      • scala-library-2.11.8.jar
      • zkclient-0.8.jar
      • zookeeper-3.4.6.jar
    3. Copy these same files to the {WSO2SIHome}/samples/sample-clients/lib folder.
    4. Navigate to {WSO2SIHome}/bin and issue the following command:
      • For Linux:
        ./ <path/kafka> <path/kafka-osgi>
      • For Windows:
        ./jartobundle.bat <path/kafka> <path/kafka-osgi>
        If converted successfully, the following messages are shown on the terminal for each lib file:
        - INFO: Created the OSGi bundle <kafka-lib-name>.jar for JAR file <absolute_path>/kafka/<kafka-lib-name>.jar
    5. Copy the OSGi-converted kafka libs from the kafka-osgi folder to {WSO2SIHome}/lib.
  2. Save this sample.
  3. If there is no syntax error, the following message is shown on the console:
    Siddhi App PublishKafkaInJsonFormat successfully deployed.

Executing the Sample:

  1. Navigate to {KafkaHome} and start the zookeeper node using following command.
    bin/ config/
  2. Navigate to {KafkaHome} and start the kafka server node using following command.
    bin/ config/
  3. Navigate to {WSO2SIHome}/samples/sample-clients/kafka-consumer and run the ant command without arguments.
  4. Start the Siddhi application by clicking on 'Run'.
  5. If the Siddhi application starts successfully, the following messages are shown on the console:
    - PublishKafkaInJsonFormat.siddhi - Started Successfully!
    - Kafka version :
    - Kafka commitId : 23c69d62a0cabf06
    - Kafka producer created.

Testing the Sample:

Send events through one or more of the following methods.

Option 1: Send events to the kafka sink via the event simulator:
  1. Open the event simulator by clicking on the second icon or pressing Ctrl+Shift+I.
  2. In the Single Simulation tab of the panel, specify the values as follows:
    • Siddhi App Name: PublishKafkaInJsonFormat
    • Stream Name: SweetProductionStream
  3. In the batchNumber and lowTotal fields, enter the following values and then click Send to send the event.
    batchNumber: 1
    lowTotal: 50.50
  4. Send some more events.
Option 2: Publish events with Curl to the simulator HTTP endpoint:
  1. Open a new terminal and issue the following command:
    curl -X POST -d '{"streamName": "SweetProductionStream", "siddhiAppName": "PublishKafkaInJsonFormat","data": [1, 50.50]}' http://localhost:9390/simulation/single -H 'content-type: text/plain'
  2. If there is no error, the following messages are shown on the terminal:
    {"status":"OK","message":"Single Event simulation started successfully"}
Option 3: Publish events with Postman to the simulator HTTP endpoint:
  1. Install the 'Postman' application from the Chrome web store.
  2. Launch the Postman application.
  3. Make a 'Post' request to the 'http://localhost:9390/simulation/single' endpoint. Set the Content-Type to 'text/plain' and set the request body in text as follows:
    {"streamName": "SweetProductionStream", "siddhiAppName": "PublishKafkaInJsonFormat","data": [1, 50.50]}
  4. Click 'send'. If there is no error, the following messages are shown on the console:
    "status": "OK",
    "message": "Single Event simulation started successfully"

Viewing the Results:

See the output on the terminal of {WSO2SIHome}/samples/sample-clients/kafka-consumer:

[java] [] : Event received in Kafka Event Adaptor: {"event":{"name":"chocolate cake","amount":50.50}}, offSet: 0, key: null, topic: kafka_result_topic, partition: 0
[java] [org.apache.kafka.clients.consumer.internals.ConsumerCoordinator] : Committed offset 1 for partition kafka_result_topic-0


If the message "'Kafka' sink at 'LowProductionAlertStream' has successfully connected to http://localhost:9092' does not appear, it could be that port 9092 defined in the Siddhi application is already being used by a different program. To resolve this issue, do the following, 1. Stop this Siddhi application (Click 'Run' on menu bar -> 'Stop'). 2. In this Siddhi application's source configuration, change port 9092 to an unused port. 3. Start the application and check whether the specified messages appear on the console.

@App:description('Send events via Kafka transport using JSON format')

define stream SweetProductionStream (batchNumber long, lowTotal double);

define stream LowProductionAlertStream (batchNumber long, lowTotal double);

from SweetProductionStream
select *
insert into LowProductionAlertStream;