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From "William Saar" <will...@saar.se>
Subject Re: Generating processing time watermarks in idle event time kafka streams?
Date Fri, 14 Dec 2018 11:51:42 GMT

Thanks, works great! This should be very useful for real-time
dashboard that want to compute in event time, especially for
multi-tenant systems or other specialized kafka topics that can have
gaps in the traffic.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Aljoscha Krettek" <aljoscha@apache.org>
To:"William Saar" <william@saar.se>
Sent:Fri, 14 Dec 2018 10:51:01 +0100
Subject:Re: Generating processing time watermarks in idle event time
kafka streams?

 Hi William,

there is currently no official way of doing this but the Flink
community will be working on this as part of an upcoming source

For now, there is this watermark extractor that I once
did: https://github.com/aljoscha/flink/commit/6e4419e550caa0e5b162bc0d2ccc43f6b0b3860f


On 14. Dec 2018, at 09:52, William Saar <william@saar.se [2]> wrote:

Any standardized components to generate watermarks based on processing
time in an event time stream when there is no data from a source?

The docs for event time [1] indicate that people are doing this, but
the only suggestion on Stack Overflow [2] is to make every window
operator in stream have a special processing time trigger, which seems
clumsy and error prone if you have many jobs and many windows.

I'm thinking there might be a watermark generator that can be plugged
into the kafka consumer to make it generate processing time watermarks
when there are no messages? Or maybe a standardized operator that can
be inserted into the beginning of each stream, just after the source,
to generate such idle-source processing time watermarks in event time

1. "Note that sometimes when event time programs are processing live
data in real-time, they will use some processing time operations in
order to guarantee that they are progressing in a timely fashion." 



[2] mailto:william@saar.se

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