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Kafka for data scientists


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What is Kafka? What is real time streaming? What is a data pipeline? What is a message queuing system? This presentation is the answer to these questions and the importance of a powerful real time streaming platform for data sciencists.

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Kafka for data scientists

  1. 1. Jennifer Rawlins Real Time Streaming with Kafka - for the data scientist
  2. 2. About Me Jenn Rawlins has been creating software solutions for 19 years. She began her career at Microsoft as an engineer in test, and as an international program manager. This was followed by management and consultant roles, working with VPs and Directors across multiple industries to create custom software solutions. She then changed her focus to software engineering roles. Recently Jenn has created Big Data solutions using Hadoop, Yarn, Kafka, and Cassandra, writing real time streaming solutions in Java and Scala. Her current focus is a solution in AWS for IoT devices.
  3. 3. AGENDA ❖ Messaging Systems ❖ Kafka ❖ SparkR ❖ Data Processing Pipelines
  4. 4. What is a message queueing system Messages are sent to a queue. Messages are read from a queue. The queue is independent of the senders or receivers (Publishers/Subscribers or Producers/Consumers). Fast, Predictable, easy to scale. Cloud solutions Amazon SQS - Simple Queue Service Azure service bus Server Solutions Kafka IBM WebSphere MQ RabbitMQ
  5. 5. Kafka LinkedIn uses Apache Kafka as a central publish-subscribe log for integrating data between applications, stream processing, and Hadoop data ingestion. REAL-TIME STREAMING 1. Data pipelines that reliably get data between systems or applications. 2. Applications to transform or react to streams of data.
  6. 6. Real Time Process streams of records as they occur. Data in, Data out. Fault Tolerant Store streams of records in a fault-tolerant way. Highly Scalable (Horizontal) Nodes can be added and removed from a Kafka Cluster and the cluster will rebalance itself. High Availability begins at 5 Nodes.
  7. 7. Ordering guaranteed within a partition as it was received Parallel processing of partitioned topics Multi publisher (producer) - kafka writes message as received to a specific topic, balancing across multiple partitions. Multi subscriber (consumer) - Partitions assigned to specific subscriber.
  8. 8. Producer Producer Producer ProducerProducer Producer Consumer Consumer ConsumerConsumerConsumer Consumer Kafka Producer Consumer Consumer Kafka Cluster Producer Producer Consumer
  9. 9. Record consists of a key, a value, and a timestamp. (message) Topic kafka stores streams of records in categories called topics. Cluster Kafka is run as a cluster on one or more servers. Broker The actual server, and synchronization layer between server instances. Node The logical kafka entity or ‘worker’ on each server. Publish and subscribe to streams of records. Similar to a message queue or enterprise messaging system.
  10. 10. Publish and Consume streams of records. Process streams of records efficiently and in real time. Store streams of records safely in a distributed, replicated cluster. Fault Tolerant.
  11. 11. A Stream is an unbounded, continuously updating data set. A stream is an ordered, replayable, and fault-tolerant sequence of immutable data records. A Stream DSL is stateful, and is a processor topology. # Example: a record stream for page view events 1 => {"time":1440557383335, "user_id":1, "url":"/home?user=1"} 5 => {"time":1440557383345, "user_id":5, "url":"/home?user=5"} 2 => {"time":1440557383456, "user_id":2, "url":"/profile?user=2"} 1 => {"time":1440557385365, "user_id":1, "url":"/profile?user=1"}
  12. 12. Typical Use Cases Message Broker ActiveMQ or RabbitMQ Website Activity Tracking Metrics - monitoring Log Aggregation Stream Processing
  13. 13. Website Activity Tracking TRACKING- Web Site Activity Add clicks page views, searches, or other actions users may take Record of each activity is published to central topics, with one topic per activity type.
  14. 14. Application Connector RealTime Processor Application Application Connector Kafka Cluster Data Store Data Store Application Producers (write) Data Store Processor Real Time Consumers (read) Connectors Stream Processors User Action
  15. 15. Platforms Spark runs on Hadoop Yarn, Apache Mesos, in Standalone cluster mode, or in the on EC2. Languages Can be used from Scala, Python, and R shells Processing optimizes jobs running on Hadoop in memory by 100x, or 10X faster on disk.
  16. 16. R limitations R is a popular statistical programming language used for data processing and machine learning tasks. Data Analysis is usually limited to a single thread, and the memory available on a single computer.
  17. 17. Developed at the AMPLab, it was accepted and merged into Spark version 1.4 Provides an R frontend to apache Spark Uses the Sparks data sources API to read from a variety of sources: Hive(Hadoop), Json Files, Parquet Files. Uses Spark’s distributed computation engine to run large scale data analysis from the R shell on a cluster: Many Cores, Many Machines. SparkDataFrame (distributed collection of data organized in named columns) inherit optimizations from the computation engine. SparkR: R package for Apache Spark
  18. 18. MLib and SparkR Machine Learning algorithms currently supported: Generalized Linear Model Accelerated Failure Time (AFT) Survival Regression Model Naive Bayes Model KMeans Model
  19. 19. Real Time Record Processing Example Real Time Scenario: Serve up related ads to user that are more likely to be clicked Kafka Data Stream Spark StreamingWebsite User Clicks Ad Record added to AdClick Topic AdClick run Ad through model to update predictive score Application Log Click Record Use AdClick to find related ads to serve to user using predictive scoring. Display New Ads to User
  20. 20. Real-time process user data using an R model in a Spark job. Batch process data from Kafka, Hadoop HDFS, SQL, Cassandra, HBase Model Training multiple times with SparkR from multiple data sources
  21. 21. Historical Record Batch Processing SparkRKafka Data Streams AdClick HomePageView Spark job AdClick topic: run recent records through model RSpark & SparkHadoop Hive AdClick model training on historical data Cassandra SQL Pull Topics to create stores of data for many related features AdView Kafka Topic
  22. 22. Language Kafka is written in Java In Kafka the communication between the clients and the servers is done with a simple, high-performance, language agnostic TCP protocol. This protocol is versioned and maintains backwards compatibility with older version. We provide a Java client for Kafka, but clients are available in many languages0 . Java C/C++ Python Go (AKA golang) Erlang .NET Clojure Ruby Node.js Proxy (HTTP REST, etc) Perl stdin/stdout PHP Rust Alternative Java Storm Scala DSL Clojure
  23. 23. Kafka Free and Open Source Software under the Apache License Github code repo: Confluent Open Source offering Consulting, Training, Support, Monitoring Tools Confluent Docs: Examples: streams/src/main/java/io/confluent/examples/streams
  24. 24. Resources LinkedIn Story: about-real-time-datas-unifying Benchmarking: cheap-machines SparkR