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From "Hari Shreedharan" <hshreedha...@cloudera.com>
Subject Re: getting Avro into Flume
Date Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:16:15 GMT
No, the Avro Source is an RPC source. To send data to Flume use the RPC client API (https://flume.apache.org/FlumeDeveloperGuide.html#client).
Just encode your Avro data as byte[] and use the AVRO_EVENT serializer while writing to HDFS.


Thanks,
Hari

On Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 5:13 PM, zzz <squiggly101@gmail.com> wrote:

> I am using Cloudera CDH 5.1 and running a Flume agent configured by
> Cloudera manager.
> I would like to send Avro data to Flume, and I was assuming the Avro Source
> would be the appropriate method to send data in this way.
> However, the examples of Java clients that send data via the Avro Source,
> send simple strings, not Avro objects to be serialized, e.g. the example
> here: https://flume.apache.org/FlumeDeveloperGuide.html
> And the examples of Avro serialization all seem to be able serializing to
> disk.
> In my use case, I am basically receiving a real-time stream of JSON
> documents, which I am able to convert to Avro objects, and would like to
> put them into Flume. I would then like to be able to index this Avro data
> in Solr via the Solr sink, and convert it to Parquet format in HDFS using
> the HDFS sink.
> Is this possible or am I coming about this the wrong way?
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