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Kafka Connect OrientDB is a sink only connector to pull messages from Kafka to store in OrientDB as JSON documents.


Apache ZooKeeper and Apache Kafka installed and running in your machine. Please refer to respective sites to download, install, and start ZooKeeper and Kafka.

What is OrientDB?

OrientDB is an open source NoSQL database management system written in Java. It is a multi-model database, supporting graph, document, key/value, and object models, but the relationships are managed as in graph databases with direct connections between records. It supports schema-less, schema-full and schema-mixed modes. For more details about OrientDB, please refer to OrientDB offical website.

What is Apache Kafka?

Apache Kafka is an open-source stream processing platform developed by the Apache Software Foundation written in Scala and Java. The project aims to provide a unified, high-throughput, low-latency platform for handling real-time data feeds. For more details, please refer to kafka home page.

-## High Level Architecture Diagram -Kafka Connect OrientDB

Data Mapping

OrientDB can operate both in schemafull and schemaless mode. Since we are working with plain JSON data, we don't need a schema to serialize and deserialize the messages.

For stand-alone mode, please copy kafka_home/config/connect-standalone.properties to create kafka_home/config/orientdb-connect-standalone.properties file. Open kafka_home/config/orientdb-connect-standalone.properties and set the following properties to false.


For distributed mode, please copy kafka_home/config/connect-distributed.properties to create kafka_home/config/orientdb-connect-distributed.properties file. Open kafka_home/config/orientdb-connect-distributed.properties and set the following properties to false.


In distributed mode, if you run more than one worker per host, the rest.port settings must have different values for each instance. By default REST interface is available at 8083.

How to deploy the connector in Kafka?

This is maven project. To create an uber jar, execute the following maven goals.

mvn clean compile package shade:shade install

Copy the artifact kafka-connect-orientdb-0.0.1-SNAPSHOT.jar to kakfa_home/lib folder.

Copy the orientdb-sink.properties file into kafka_home/config folder. Update the content of the property file according to your environment.

Alternatively, you may keep the kafka-connect-orientdb-0.0.1-SNAPSHOT.jar in another directory and export that directory into Kafka class path before starting the connector.

How to start connector in stand-alone mode?

Open a shell prompt, move to kafka_home and execute the following.

bin/connect-standalone.sh config/orientdb-connect-standalone.properties config/orientdb-sink.properties

How to start connector in distribute mode?

Open a shell prompt, move to kafka_home and execute the following.

bin/connect-distributed.sh config/orientdb-connect-distributed.properties config/orientdb-sink.properties


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The project is licensed under the MIT license.