@sassoftware/esp-connect

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    ESP Connect

    Table of Contents

    Overview

    The esp-connect package enables you to communicate with a SAS Event Stream Processing (ESP) server using Javascript objects.

    The API works with ESP standalone servers (such as simple command line startup) as well as with the ESP Kubernetes Cloud Ecosystem.

    NOTE While esp-connect should work with an ESP 6.2 server, it was designed specifically to work with the ESP 7.x+ websocket interface.

    API Objects

    The ServerConnection Object

    In order to communicate with an ESP server, you need to create a ServerConnection object. This is a persistent connection to the ESP server. If you are running under a browser, you do this as shown below (make sure you call the init() function on page load):

    ...
    
    <script type="text/javascript">
    var _esp = null;
    </script>
    
    <!-- Run from an esp-connect install -->
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="../../style/connect.css" />
    <script type="module">
    import {connect} from "../../js/connect/connect.js";
    _esp = connect;
    </script>
    
    <script type="text/javascript">
    
    function
    init()
    {
        _esp.connect("http://espsrv01:7777",{ready:initialize});
    }
    
    function
    initialize(connection)
    {
        // you can use the connection now
    }
    
    ..

    It is slightly different if you are running under Nnde.js:

    import {connect as esp} from "@sassoftware/esp-connect";
    
    esp.connect("http://espsrv01:7777",{ready:initialize});
    
    function
    initialize(connection)
    {
        // you can use the connection now
    }

    The API uses this connection to communicate with the ESP server. You must provide a connection delegate to the connect call so that the the system can notify you when the connection has been established. The connection delegate can implement the following methods:

    • ready - invoked when the connection has been established and the handshake is complete
    • closed - invoked when the connection has closed

    This connection is used to monitor the health of the server. If the server goes down while the connection is active, the API will wait for the server to return. When the server comes back, the ready property of the connection delegate will be called so that the client can use the new connection to perform initialization.

    • Methods
      • getEventCollection(options)

        • Description
          • Create and return a Promise that will create an EventCollection object.
        • Option Parameters
          • window - the path of the ESP window, i.e. project/contquery/window.
          • pagesize -the page size for the collection (defaults to 50).
          • filter - the functional filter for the collection.
          • interval - The time, in milliseconds, for the server to wait before delivering any events that occurred. If this is not specified, the interval defaults to 1 second.
        • Returns
          • A Promise to return an EventCollection object
        • Examples
          conn.getEventCollection({window:"secondary/cq/brokerAlertsAggr"}).then(
              function(collection) {
                  // now use the collection.
              },
              function(error) {
                  console.log(error);
              }
          );
          
          conn.getEventCollection({window:"secondary/cq/venueAlertsAggr",filter:"in($city,'raleigh','atlanta')}).then
              function(collection) {
                  // now use the collection.
              },
              function(error) {
                  console.log(error);
              }
          );
      • getEventStream(options)

        • Description
          • Create and return a Promise that will create an EventStream object.
        • Option Parameters
          • window - the path of the ESP window, i.e. project/contquery/window.
          • maxevents - the maximumn number of events to store (defaults to 100).
          • interval - The time, in milliseconds, for the server to wait before delivering any events that occurred. If this is not specified, the interval defaults to 1 second.
        • Returns
          • A Promise to return an EventStream object
        • Examples
          conn.getEventStream({window:"primary/cq/counter",maxevents:20}).then(
              function(stream) {
                  // now use the stream.
              },
              function(error) {
                  console.log(error);
              }
          );
      • getPublisher(options)

        • Description
          • Create and return a Promise that will create a Publisher object.
        • Option Parameters
          • window - the path of the ESP window, i.e. project/contquery/window.
        • Returns
          • A Promise to return a Publisher object
        • Examples
          conn.getPublisher({window:"primary/cq/trades"}).then(
              function(publisher) {
                  // now publish something
              },
              function(error) {
                  console.log(error);
              }
          );
      • getStats(options)

        • Description
          • Return the Stats object for the connection.
        • Option Parameters
          • interval - the interval, in seconds, at which the server will send data to the client.
          • mincpu - the minimum CPU usage, in percentage, which will be reported (defaults to 5).
          • memory - boolean value determining whether to report memory usage information (defaults to true).
          • counts - boolean value determining whether to report window event counts (defaults to false).
          • config - boolean value determining whether to report server config information (defaults to false).
        • Returns
          • A Stats object
        • Examples
          var stats = conn.getStats({mincpu:5,memory:true,counts:true});
      • getLog()

        • Description
          • Return the Log object for the connection.
        • Returns
          • A Log object

    The EventCollection Object

    An event collection is a view into a stateful ESP window. The view of the collection into the ESP window is defined by the current page. When an event collection is created, it sets the page size for that collection. This determines the maximum number of events that will be sent from the server to the client. In addition, the server sets up an internal pub/sub instance to receive events for that window. If an event occurs that is not in the current page, that event is ignored. Otherwise, the event is delivered to the client.

    You create event collections through the ServerConnection object.

    conn.getEventCollection({window:"secondary/cq/brokerAlertsAttr"}).then(
        function(alerts) {
            ...
        }
    );

    The event collection manages itself and delivers change events to its delegates. If you are interested in receiving collection change notifications, you must register a delegate that implements the dataChanged method:

    function
    handle(collection,data,clear)
    {
        console.log("data changed: " + JSON.stringify(data,null,"\t"));
    }
    
    conn.getEventCollection({window:"secondary/cq/brokerAlertsAttr"}).then(
        function(alerts) {
            alerts.addDelegate({dataChanged:handle});
        }
    );

    The dataChanged method receives the collection that changed along with the new data in the data parameter. If the collection was cleared of data, the clear parameter is set to true.

    • Methods
      • addDelegate(delegate)
        • Description
          • Add a delegate to receive collection change notifications. The delegate must implement the dataChanged method.
        • Parameters
          • delegate - The object to receive change notifications.
      • removeDelegate(delegate)
        • Description
          • Remove a delegate from the collection.
        • Parameters
          • delegate - The delegate to remove.
      • getData()
        • Description
          • Return the current collection of events. The data is a dictionary of objects representing the ESP events keyed by the event keys.
        • Returns
          • The collection event data.
      • getList()
        • Description
          • Return the current collection of events as an array. The data is an of array of objects.
        • Returns
          • The collection event data as an array of objects.
      • setFilter(filter)
        • Description
          • Set the functional filter to use on the events in the ESP window. For example, to see only stock trades with a price greater than 200:
          coll.setFilter("gt($price,200)");
      • load()
        • Description
          • Load the current page of events from the server. The events are delivered to the delegates via dataChanged().
      • first()
        • Description
          • Load the first page of events from the server. The events are delivered to the delegates via dataChanged().
      • last()
        • Description
          • Load the last page of events from the server. The events are delivered to the delegates via dataChanged().
      • next()
        • Description
          • Load the next page of events from the server. The events are delivered to the delegates via dataChanged().
      • prev()
        • Description
          • Load the previous page of events from the server. The events are delivered to the delegates via dataChanged().
      • play()
        • Description
          • Set the state of the collection to playing. This means that the server will deliver events to the client when they occur. If the state is changed from paused to playing, the server will send an initial page load.
      • pause()
        • Description
          • Set the state of the collection to paused. This means that the server will not deliver events to the client when they occur.

    The EventStream Object

    An event stream is a flow of events similar to a UNIX tail. When an event occurs in the ESP model in the server, it is placed into the stream. The clients can read this stream and see the events as they occur. If a window produces a huge number of events, you can throttle the number of events that get put into the stream by specifying maxevents and interval. The maxevents property limits the number of events that will get put into the stream at any one time. The interval property specifies a time, in milliseconds, that the ESP server will wait before putting events into the stream. So, if you set maxevents to 1000, and interval to 1000 ms (or 1 second), then the server will collect events from the pub/sub interface for 1 second. If more than maxevents events occur in that time, the oldest are dropped and will not be put into the stream. At the end of 1 second, the server puts all events it has into the stream. For clients that have heavy processing duties (graph rendering for example), this allows the client to limit the number of events it must process (as long as a sampling of events is sufficient).

    If you are not interested in delete events, you can specify ignore_delete=true when creating the event stream. This will throw away any delete events the stream receives.

    You create event streams through the ServerConnection object.

    conn.getEventStream({window:"primary/cq/counter",maxevents:20}).then(
        function(alerts) {
            ...
        }
    );

    The event stream delivers change events to its delegates. If you are interested in receiving stream change notifications, you must register a delegate that implements the dataChanged method:

    function
    handle(collection,data,clear)
    {
        console.log("data changed: " + JSON.stringify(data,null,"\t"));
    }
    
    conn.getEventStream({window:"secondary/cq/brokerAlertsAttr"}).then(
        function(alerts) {
            alerts.addDelegate({dataChanged:handle});
        }
    );

    The dataChanged method receives the collection that changed along with the new data in the data parameter. If the collection was cleared of data, the clear parameter is set to true

    • Methods
      • addDelegate(delegate)
        • Description
          • Add a delegate to receive stream change notifications. The delegate must implement the dataChanged method.
        • Parameters
          • delegate - The object to receive change notifications.
      • removeDelegate(delegate)
        • Description
          • Remove a delegate from the stream .
        • Parameters
          • delegate - The delegate to remove.
      • getList()
        • Description
          • Return the current stream of events as an array. The data is an of array of objects.
        • Returns
          • The event stream data as an array of objects.
      • setFilter(filter)
        • Description
          • Set the functional filter to use on the events in the ESP window. For example, to see only stock trades with a price greater than 200:
    coll.setFilter("gt($price,200)");

    The Publisher Object

    The Publisher object allows you to publish events into an ESP source window. You can add data to the send queue either by one or more sequences of begin(), set(), end() calls, or by using the add() method which adds an object to the send queue directly. The publisher stores the objects to be published until the publish() method is called.

    The first method:

    conn.getPublisher({window:"p/cq/uievents"}).then(
        function(publisher) {
            publisher.begin();
            publisher.set("x",mouse.x);
            publisher.set("y",mouse.y);
            publisher.set("type","click");
            publisher.end();
            publisher.publish();
            publisher.close();
        }
    );

    and the second:

    conn.getPublisher({window:"p/cq/uievents"}).then(
        function(publisher) {
            publisher.add({"x":mouse.x,"y":mouse.y,"type":"move");
            publisher.add({"x":mouse.x,"y":mouse.y,"type":"click");
            publisher.publish();
            publisher.close();
        }
    );
    • Methods
      • begin()
        • Description
          • Initialize the current data.
      • set(name,value)
        • Description
          • Set a field value in the current data.
        • Parameters
          • name - the name of the field to set.
          • value - the value of the field.
      • end()
        • Description
          • Close input to the current data and add it to the publish list.
      • add(data)
        • Description
          • Add data to the publish list.
        • Parameters
          • data - the data object to add the the publish list.
      • publish()
        • Description
          • Publish the publish list into the ESP source window.
      • publishCsv(data,options)
        • Description
          • Publish CSV data into an ESP source window.
        • Parameters
          • data - the CSV data.
        • Option Parameters
          • pause - the interval, in milliseconds, to pause between events (defaults to 0).
          • close - boolean value determining whether to close the publisher when the publishing of the data has completed (defaults to false).

    The Stats Object

    The Stats object allows you to monitor ESP server stats such as memory usage and CPU usage on a per window basis.

    The Stats Object Options

    There are several properties you can set which determine how the Stats object reports data:

    • interval - the interval, in seconds, at which the server will send data to the client.
    • mincpu - the minimum CPU usage, in percentage, which will be reported (defaults to 5).
    • memory - boolean value determining whether to report memory usage information (defaults to true).
    • counts - boolean value determining whether to report window event counts (defaults to false).
    • config - boolean value determining whether to report server config information (defaults to false). In order to receive notifications when the stats data changes, you must add a delegate object which implements the handleStats(s,data,memory) method:
    function
    handle(stats)
    {
        console.log("windows");
        console.log("\t" + JSON.stringify(stats.getWindows(),null,"\t"));
        console.log("memory");
        console.log("\t" + JSON.stringify(stats.getMemory(),null,"\t"));
    }
    
    conn.getStats().addDelegate({dataChanged:handle});

    Stats Windows Format

    [{
        'project': 'primary',
        'contquery': 'cq',
        'window': 'transform',
        'cpu': 100.598,
        'interval': 1101676.0,
        'count': 0,
        '@key': 'primary.cq.transform'
    }, {
        'project': 'primary',
        'contquery': 'cq',
        'window': 'rawTrades',
        'cpu': 31.9233,
        'interval': 1101676.0,
        'count': 0,
        '@key': 'primary.cq.rawTrades'
    }]

    Stats Memory Format

    {
        'system': 386696,
        'virtual': 1452,
        'resident': 241
    }

    The stats array contains cpu and window count information for any window that has CPU usage greater than the minimum value and/or a window event count that is greater than 0.

    The memory object contains values for system, virtual, and resident memory currently being consumed in the ESP server.

    • Methods
      • addDelegate(delegate)
        • Description
          • Add a delegate to receive stats change notifications. The delegate must implement the handleStats(s,stats,memory) method.
        • Parameters
          • delegate - The object to receive change notifications.
      • removeDelegate(delegate)
        • Description
          • Remove a delegate from the Stats object.
        • Parameters
          • delegate - The delegate to remove.
      • setOpts(options)
        • Description
          • Set a stats reporting option from the set of options.
        • Option Parameters
          • Any option(s) from the supported set of options.
      • getWindows()
        • Description
          • Return the windows statistic information in this format.
        • Returns
          • The windows statistic information in this format.
      • getMemoryData()
        • Description
          • Return the memory information in this format.
        • Returns
          • The memory information in this format.
      • getConfig()
        • Description
          • Return the config information.
        • Returns
          • The config information.

    The Log Object

    The Log object allows you to monitor ESP server logs.

    In order to receive notifications when the stats data changes, you must add a delegate object which implements the handleLog(log,message) method:

    function
    handleLog(log,message)
    {
        console.log("got a message: " + message);
    }
    
    conn.getLog().addDelegate({handleLog:handle});

    The parameters are:

    • log - the Log instance.

    • message - the log message.

    • Methods

      • addDelegate(delegate)
        • Description
          • Add a delegate to receive log messages. The delegate must implement the handleLog(log,message) method.
        • Parameters
          • delegate - The object to receive log messages.
      • removeDelegate(delegate)
        • Description
          • Remove a delegate from the Log instance.
        • Parameters
          • delegate - The delegate to remove.

    Using The API with Kubernetes

    It is very easy to use the esp-connect package in a Kubernetes (K8S) environment. For starters you must create the ESP K8S ecosystem described here.

    You will need to communicate with a K8S API server in order to perform operations such as project creation and deletion. The preferred way to do this is to use a K8S proxy server.

    The proxy enables web-based components to communicate with K8S without experiencing issues with CORS (Cross Origin Resource Sharing).

    NOTE You will need to download and install the kubectl command to run the proxy as well as perform other K8s-related tasks.

    The kubectl command is used to start the proxy. The following starts a proxy which can be used to serve up the ESP connect web-based components including the examples, the model viewer, and the log viewer.

    $ kubectl proxy --disable-filter

    The proxy reads your K8S configuration so it handles the authentication with the API server. You can communicate directly with the server (from command line not web page) but you will need to provide any necessary authentication info.

    ESP server connections are initiated with URLs. For example, to retrieve the model for project trades from an ESP server running on espsrv01 at port 2222:

    _esp.connect("http://espsrv01:2222",{ready:initialize});

    Since this points directly to an ESP server it will not suffice in a K8S environment. A couple new protocols can be used to communicate with ESP servers in a K8S cluster.

    • k8s: - protocol for going directly to a K8S API server.
    _esp.connect("k8s://10.104.16.129:6443/myns/trades",{ready:initialize});
    • k8s-proxy: - protocol for going to a K8S proxy server.
    _esp.connect("k8s-proxy://localhost:8001/myns/trades",{ready:initialize});

    The K8S url contains the host and port of the K8S server (or proxy) and the K8S namespace and ESP project name. The different protocols are necessary because communications with the proxy server do not use TLS whereas those with the API server do.

    Using these protocols tells the connect API that it is working with K8S which will allow it to send any necessary requests to the K8S server.

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