kafka-node

node client for Apache kafka, only support kafka 0.8 and above

Kafka-node

Kafka-node is a Node.js client with Zookeeper integration for Apache Kafka. It only supports the latest version of Kafka 0.8 which is still under development, so this module is not production ready so far.

The Zookeeper integration does the following jobs:

  • Loads broker metadata from Zookeeper before we can communicate with the Kafka server
  • Watches broker state, if broker changes, the client will refresh broker and topic metadata stored in the client

Install Kafka

Follow the instructions on the Kafka wiki to build Kafka 0.8 and get a test broker up and running.

API

  • connectionString: Zookeeper connection string, default localhost:2181/
  • clientId: This is a user-supplied identifier for the client application, default kafka-node-client
  • zkOptions: Object, Zookeeper options, see node-zookeeper-client

Closes the connection to Zookeeper and the brokers so that the node process can exit gracefully.

  • cb: Function, the callback
  • client: client which keeps a connection with the Kafka server.
var kafka = require('kafka-node'),
    Producer = kafka.Producer,
    client = new kafka.Client(),
    producer = new Producer(client);
  • payloads: Array,array of ProduceRequest, ProduceRequest is a JSON object like:
{
   topic: 'topicName',
   messages: ['message body'],// multi messages should be a array, single message can be just a string or a KeyedMessage instance 
   partition: 0, //default 0 
   attributes: 2, // default: 0 
}
  • cb: Function, the callback

attributes controls compression of the message set. It supports the following values:

  • 0: No compression
  • 1: Compress using GZip
  • 2: Compress using snappy

Example:

var kafka = require('kafka-node'),
    Producer = kafka.Producer,
    KeyedMessage = kafka.KeyedMessage,
    client = new kafka.Client(),
    producer = new Producer(client),
    km = new KeyedMessage('key', 'message'),
    payloads = [
        { topic: 'topic1', messages: 'hi', partition: 0 },
        { topic: 'topic2', messages: ['hello', 'world', km] }
    ];
producer.on('ready', function () {
    producer.send(payloads, function (errdata) {
        console.log(data);
    });
});
 
producer.on('error', function (err) {})

This method is used to create topics on the Kafka server. It only work when auto.create.topics.enable, on the Kafka server, is set to true. Our client simply sends a metadata request to the server which will auto create topics. When async is set to false, this method does not return until all topics are created, otherwise it returns immediately.

  • topics: Array, array of topics
  • async: Boolean, async or sync
  • cb: Function, the callback

Example:

var kafka = require('kafka-node'),
    Producer = kafka.Producer,
    client = new kafka.Client(),
    producer = new Producer(client);
// Create topics sync 
producer.createTopics(['t','t1'], false, function (errdata) {
    console.log(data);
});
// Create topics async 
producer.createTopics(['t'], true, function (errdata) {});
producer.createTopics(['t'], function (errdata) {});// Simply omit 2nd arg 
  • client: client which keeps a connection with the Kafka server. Round-robins produce requests to the available topic partitions
var kafka = require('kafka-node'),
    HighLevelProducer = kafka.HighLevelProducer,
    client = new kafka.Client(),
    producer = new HighLevelProducer(client);
  • payloads: Array,array of ProduceRequest, ProduceRequest is a JSON object like:
{
   topic: 'topicName',
   messages: ['message body'],// multi messages should be a array, single message can be just a string 
   attributes: 1
}
  • cb: Function, the callback

Example:

var kafka = require('kafka-node'),
    HighLevelProducer = kafka.HighLevelProducer,
    client = new kafka.Client(),
    producer = new HighLevelProducer(client),
    payloads = [
        { topic: 'topic1', messages: 'hi' },
        { topic: 'topic2', messages: ['hello', 'world'] }
    ];
producer.on('ready', function () {
    producer.send(payloads, function (errdata) {
        console.log(data);
    });
});

This method is used to create topics on the Kafka server. It only work when auto.create.topics.enable, on the Kafka server, is set to true. Our client simply sends a metadata request to the server which will auto create topics. When async is set to false, this method does not return until all topics are created, otherwise it returns immediately.

  • topics: Array,array of topics
  • async: Boolean,async or sync
  • cb: Function,the callback

Example:

var kafka = require('kafka-node'),
    HighLevelProducer = kafka.HighLevelProducer,
    client = new kafka.Client(),
    producer = new HighLevelProducer(client);
// Create topics sync 
producer.createTopics(['t','t1'], false, function (errdata) {
    console.log(data);
});
// Create topics async 
producer.createTopics(['t'], true, function (errdata) {});
producer.createTopics(['t'], function (errdata) {});// Simply omit 2nd arg 
  • client: client which keeps a connection with the Kafka server. Note: it's recommend that create new client for different consumers.
  • payloads: Array,array of FetchRequest, FetchRequest is a JSON object like:
{
   topic: 'topicName',
   offset: 0, //default 0 
}
  • options: options for consumer,
{
    groupId: 'kafka-node-group',//consumer group id, deafult `kafka-node-group` 
    // Auto commit config 
    autoCommit: true,
    autoCommitIntervalMs: 5000,
    // The max wait time is the maximum amount of time in milliseconds to block waiting if insufficient data is available at the time the request is issued, default 100ms 
    fetchMaxWaitMs: 100,
    // This is the minimum number of bytes of messages that must be available to give a response, default 1 byte 
    fetchMinBytes: 1,
    // The maximum bytes to include in the message set for this partition. This helps bound the size of the response. 
    fetchMaxBytes: 1024 * 10,
    // If set true, consumer will fetch message from the given offset in the payloads 
    fromOffset: false,
    // If set to 'buffer', values will be returned as raw buffer objects. 
    encoding: 'utf8'
}

Example:

var kafka = require('kafka-node'),
    Consumer = kafka.Consumer,
    client = new kafka.Client(),
    consumer = new Consumer(
        client,
        [
            { topic: 't', partition: 0 }, { topic: 't1', partition: 1 }
        ],
        {
            autoCommit: false
        }
    );

By default, we will consume messages from the last committed offset of the current group

  • onMessage: Function, callback when new message comes

Example:

consumer.on('message', function (message) {
    console.log(message);
});

Add topics to current consumer, if any topic to be added not exists, return error

  • topics: Array, array of topics to add
  • cb: Function,the callback
  • fromOffset: Boolean, if true, the consumer will fetch message from the specified offset, otherwise it will fetch message from the last commited offset of the topic.

Example:

consumer.addTopics(['t1', 't2'], function (erradded) {
});
 
or
 
consumer.addTopics([{ topic: 't1', offset: 10 }], function (erradded) {
}, true);
  • topics: Array, array of topics to remove
  • cb: Function, the callback

Example:

consumer.removeTopics(['t1', 't2'], function (errremoved) {
});

Commit offset of the current topics manually, this method should be called when a consumer leaves

  • cb: Function, the callback

Example:

consumer.commit(function(errdata) {
});

Set offset of the given topic

  • topic: String

  • partition: Number

  • offset: Number

Example:

consumer.setOffset('topic', 0, 0);

Pause the consumer

Resume the consumer

Pause specify topics

consumer.pauseTopics([
    'topic1',
    { topic: 'topic2', partition: 0 }
]);

Resume specify topics

consumer.resumeTopics([
    'topic1',
    { topic: 'topic2', partition: 0 }
]);
  • force: Boolean, if set to true, it forces the consumer to commit the current offset before closing, default false

Example

consumer.close(true, cb);
consumer.close(cb); //force is disabled 
  • client: client which keeps a connection with the Kafka server.
  • payloads: Array,array of FetchRequest, FetchRequest is a JSON object like:
{
   topic: 'topicName'
}
  • options: options for consumer,
{
    groupId: 'kafka-node-group',//consumer group id, deafult `kafka-node-group` 
    // Auto commit config 
    autoCommitIntervalMs: 5000,
    // The max wait time is the maximum amount of time in milliseconds to block waiting if insufficient data is available at the time the request is issued, default 100ms 
    fetchMaxWaitMs: 100,
    // This is the minimum number of bytes of messages that must be available to give a response, default 1 byte 
    fetchMinBytes: 1,
    // The maximum bytes to include in the message set for this partition. This helps bound the size of the response. 
    fetchMaxBytes: 1024 * 10,
    // If set true, consumer will fetch message from the given offset in the payloads 
    fromOffset: false,
    // If set to 'buffer', values will be returned as raw buffer objects. 
    encoding: 'utf8'
}

Example:

var kafka = require('kafka-node'),
    HighLevelConsumer = kafka.HighLevelConsumer,
    client = new kafka.Client(),
    consumer = new HighLevelConsumer(
        client,
        [
            { topic: 't' }, { topic: 't1' }
        ],
        {
            groupId: 'my-group'
        }
    );

By default, we will consume messages from the last committed offset of the current group

  • onMessage: Function, callback when new message comes

Example:

consumer.on('message', function (message) {
    console.log(message);
});

Add topics to current consumer, if any topic to be added not exists, return error

  • topics: Array, array of topics to add
  • cb: Function,the callback
  • fromOffset: Boolean, if true, the consumer will fetch message from the specified offset, otherwise it will fetch message from the last commited offset of the topic.

Example:

consumer.addTopics(['t1', 't2'], function (erradded) {
});
 
or
 
consumer.addTopics([{ topic: 't1', offset: 10 }], function (erradded) {
}, true);
  • topics: Array, array of topics to remove
  • cb: Function, the callback

Example:

consumer.removeTopics(['t1', 't2'], function (errremoved) {
});

Commit offset of the current topics manually, this method should be called when a consumer leaves

  • cb: Function, the callback

Example:

consumer.commit(function(errdata) {
});

Set offset of the given topic

  • topic: String

  • partition: Number

  • offset: Number

Example:

consumer.setOffset('topic', 0, 0);

Pause the consumer

Resume the consumer

  • force: Boolean, if set to true, it forces the consumer to commit the current offset before closing, default false

Example:

consumer.close(true, cb);
consumer.close(cb); //force is disabled 
  • client: client which keeps a connection with the Kafka server.
  • ready: when zookeeper is ready
  • connect when broker is ready

Fetch the available offset of a specify topic-partition

  • payloads: Array,array of OffsetRequest, OffsetRequest is a JSON object like:
{
   topic: 'topicName',
   partition: 0, //default 0 
   // time: 
   // Used to ask for all messages before a certain time (ms), default Date.now(), 
   // Specify -1 to receive the latest offsets and -2 to receive the earliest available offset. 
   time: Date.now(),
   maxNum: 1 //default 1 
}
  • cb: Function, the callback

Example

var kafka = require('kafka-node'),
    client = new kafka.Client(),
    offset = new kafka.Offset(client);
    offset.fetch([
        { topic: 't', partition: 0, time: Date.now(), maxNum: 1 }
    ], function (errdata) {
        // data 
        // { 't': { '0': [999] } } 
    });
  • groupId: consumer group
  • payloads: Array,array of OffsetCommitRequest, OffsetCommitRequest is a JSON object like:
{
   topic: 'topicName',
   partition: 0, //default 0 
   offset: 1,
   metadata: 'm', //default 'm' 
}

Example

var kafka = require('kafka-node'),
    client = new kafka.Client(),
    offset = new kafka.Offset(client);
    offset.commit('groupId', [
        { topic: 't', partition: 0, offset: 10 }
    ], function (errdata) {
    });

Fetch the last committed offset in a topic of a specific consumer group

  • groupId: consumer group
  • payloads: Array,array of OffsetFetchRequest, OffsetFetchRequest is a JSON object like:
{
   topic: 'topicName',
   partition: 0 //default 0 
}

Example

var kafka = require('kafka-node'),
    client = new kafka.Client(),
    offset = new kafka.Offset(client);
    offset.fetchCommits('groupId', [
        { topic: 't', partition: 0 }
    ], function (errdata) {
    });

Todo

  • Compression: gzip & snappy (√)

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