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From "Stephan Ewen (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Closed] (FLINK-9692) Adapt maxRecords parameter in the getRecords call to optimize bytes read from Kinesis
Date Tue, 17 Jul 2018 11:30:00 GMT

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Stephan Ewen closed FLINK-9692.

> Adapt maxRecords parameter in the getRecords call to optimize bytes read from Kinesis

> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: FLINK-9692
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FLINK-9692
>             Project: Flink
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Kinesis Connector
>    Affects Versions: 1.5.0, 1.4.2
>            Reporter: Lakshmi Rao
>            Assignee: Lakshmi Rao
>            Priority: Major
>              Labels: performance, pull-request-available
>             Fix For: 1.6.0
> The Kinesis connector currently has a [constant value|https://github.com/apache/flink/blob/master/flink-connectors/flink-connector-kinesis/src/main/java/org/apache/flink/streaming/connectors/kinesis/internals/ShardConsumer.java#L213] set
for maxRecords that it can fetch from a single Kinesis getRecords call. However, in most realtime
scenarios, the average size of the Kinesis record (in bytes) changes depending on the situation
i.e. you could be in a transient scenario where you are reading large sized records and would
hence like to fetch fewer records in each getRecords call (so as to not exceed the 2 Mb/sec
[per shard limit|https://docs.aws.amazon.com/kinesis/latest/APIReference/API_GetRecords.html] on
the getRecords call). 
> The idea here is to adapt the Kinesis connector to identify an average batch size prior
to making the getRecords call, so that the maxRecords parameter can be appropriately tuned
before making the call. 
> This feature can be behind a [ConsumerConfigConstants|https://github.com/apache/flink/blob/master/flink-connectors/flink-connector-kinesis/src/main/java/org/apache/flink/streaming/connectors/kinesis/config/ConsumerConfigConstants.java] flag
that defaults to false. 

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