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What is MetWork FrameWork?

MetWork Framework is an opensource system for building and managing production grade applications or micro-services (from development to operations).

What is it?

This is the Metwork Framework DATA processing module. This module is a "production ready" framework for processing "incoming files".

Incoming files can arrive by:

  • system FTP
  • system SCP
  • Restful HTTP
  • MQTT
  • AMQP
  • [...] (you can provide a "listener plugin" to support other things)

These "incoming files" are transient. The goal in to do something with them in the stream.

To do that, you can easily code and provide plugins to build a workflow. This workflow can be really easy and stupid (for example: do something for every incoming files) but also really complex with hundreds of plugins, routing rules, plugin sequences, file duplications...

To help with complex workflows, you can rely on :

  • "loose coupling" and "dynamic business routing rules" between plugins thanks to the provided switch plugin
  • "context transmission" thanks to the xattrfile library
  • "full inspection support" in case of errors thanks to failure policy, xattrfile libraries and archive plugins
  • "retry mechanisms" thanks to failure policy and reinject plugins
  • "full monitoring" thanks to embedded metrics and logs management (and mfadmin module)

It's designed to process terrabytes of data every day in a very robust way:

  • you can choose the parallelism level of each plugin with a configuration file
  • plugins are automatically restarted if necessary
  • "waiting queues" and "resources limits" protect the system for overloading

Last but not least, thanks to the "no polling at all" principle, you can process several thousands of file by second.

What is not in?

Of course, you can code the behavior you want but mfdata module is mainly designed to be "stateless". If you want to store durably something, have a look at mfbase module.


A cheatsheet for this module is available here

Reference documentation

For very specific use cases, you might be interested in reference documentation for integration branch.

And if you are looking for an old released version, you can search here.

Installation guide

See this document.

Configuration guide

See this document.

Contributing guide

See file.

Code of Conduct

See file.


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