Database to Database Sync application

Summary

Ingest records from a source PostgreSQL Database table to destination PostgreSQL database table. This application reads messages from configured PostgreSQL table and writes each record to output PostgreSQL table.

The source code is available at: https://github.com/DataTorrent/app-templates/tree/master/database-to-database-sync.

Please send feedback or feature requests to: feedback@datatorrent.com

This document has a step-by-step guide to configure, customize, and launch this application.

Steps to launch application

  1. Click on the AppFactory tab from the top navigation bar. AppHub link from top navigation bar Page listing the applications available on AppFactory is displayed.
  2. Search for Database to see all applications related to Database.
  3. Click on import button for Database to Database Sync App Notification is displayed on the top right corner after application package is successfully imported. App import Notification

  4. Click on the link in the notification which navigates to the page for this application package. App details page

    Detailed information about the application package like version, last modified time, and short description is available on this page. Click on launch button for Database-to-Database-Sync application.

  5. Launch Database-to-Database-Sync dialogue is displayed. One can configure the name of this instance of the application from this dialogue. Launch dialogue

  6. Select Use saved configuration option to display a list of pre-saved configurations. Please select sandbox-memory-conf.xml or cluster-memory-conf.xml depending on whether your environment is the DataTorrent sandbox, or other cluster. Select saved configuration

  7. Select Specify custom properties option. Click on add default properties button. Specify custom properties

  8. This expands a key-value editor pre-populated with mandatory properties for this application. Change values as needed. Properties editor

    For example, suppose we wish to process all rows from the table test_event_input_table in a PostgreSQL database named testdb accessible at source-database-node.com port 5432 with credentials username=postgres, password=postgres, and we wish to write the output records to other PostgreSQL database table test_event_output_table accessible at destination-database-node.com port 5432 with same creditials listed above. Properties should be set as follows:

    Name Value
    dt.operator.JdbcInput.prop.store.databaseDriver org.postgresql.Driver
    dt.operator.JdbcInput.prop.store.databaseUrl jdbc:postgresql://source-database-node.com:5432/testdb
    dt.operator.JdbcInput.prop.store.password postgres
    dt.operator.JdbcInput.prop.store.userName postgres
    dt.operator.JdbcInput.prop.tableName test_event_input_table
    dt.operator.JdbcInput.prop.whereCondition
    dt.operator.JdbcOuput.prop.store.databaseDriver org.postgresql.Driver
    dt.operator.JdbcOuput.prop.store.databaseUrl jdbc:postgresql://destination-database-node:5432/testdb
    dt.operator.JdbcOuput.prop.store.password postgres
    dt.operator.JdbcOuput.prop.store.userName postgres
    dt.operator.JdbcOuput.prop.tablename test_event_output_table

    Details about configuration options are available in Configuration options section.

  9. Click on the Launch button at the lower right corner of the dialog to launch the application. A notification is displayed on the top right corner after the application is launched successfully and includes the Application ID which can be used to monitor this instance and to find its logs. Application launch notification

  10. Click on the Monitor tab from the top navigation bar. Monitor tab

  11. A page listing all running applications is displayed. Search for the current instance based on name or application id or any other relevant field. Click on the application name or id to navigate to the details page. Apps monitor listing

  12. Application instance details page shows key metrics for monitoring the application status. logical tab shows application DAG, StrAM events, operator status based on logical operators, stream status, and a chart with key metrics. Logical tab
  13. Click on the physical tab to look at the status of physical instances of operators, containers etc. Physical tab

Configuration options

Prerequistes

Meta-data table is required for Jdbc Output operator for transactional data and application consistency.

Table Name Column Names
dt_meta
dt_app_id (VARCHAR)
dt_operator_id (INT)
dt_window (BIGINT)

Query for Meta-data table creation:

CREATE TABLE dt_meta (dt_app_id varchar(100) NOT NULL, dt_operator_id int NOT NULL, dt_window bigint NOT NULL, CONSTRAINT dt_app_id UNIQUE (dt_app_id,dt_operator_id,dt_window));

Mandatory properties

End user must specify the values for these properties.

Property Description Type Example
dt.operator.JdbcInput.prop.store.databaseDriver JDBC driver class. This has to be on CLASSPATH. PostgreSQL driver is added as a dependency. String org.postgresql.Driver
dt.operator.JdbcInput.prop.store.databaseUrl JDBC connection URL String jdbc:postgresql://node1.company.com:5432/testdb
dt.operator.JdbcInput.prop.store.password Password for Database credentials String postgres
dt.operator.JdbcInput.prop.store.userName Username for Database credentials String postgres
dt.operator.JdbcInput.prop.tableName Table name for input records String test_event_input_table
dt.operator.JdbcInput.prop.whereCondition Where clause condition (if any) for input records. Keep blank to fetch all records. String
dt.operator.JdbcOuput.prop.store.databaseDriver JDBC driver class. This has to be on CLASSPATH. PostgreSQL driver is added as a dependency. String org.postgresql.Driver
dt.operator.JdbcOuput.prop.store.databaseUrl JDBC connection URL String jdbc:postgresql://node2.company.com:5432/testdb
dt.operator.JdbcOuput.prop.store.password Password for Database credentials String postgres
dt.operator.JdbcOuput.prop.store.userName Username for Database credentials String postgres
dt.operator.JdbcOuput.prop.tableName Table name for output records String test_event_output_table

Advanced properties

There are pre-saved configurations based on the application environment. Recommended settings for datatorrent sandbox edition are in sandbox-memory-conf.xml and for a cluster environment in cluster-memory-conf.xml (the first 2 are integers and the rest are strings). The messages or records emitted are specified by the value of the TUPLE_CLASS attribute in the configuration file namely PojoEvent in this case.

Property Description Default for
cluster
-memory
- conf.xml
Default for
sandbox
-memory
-conf.xml

dt.operator.JdbcInput.prop.partitionCount

Number of JDBC input partitions for parallel reading. 4 1

dt.operator.JdbcInput.prop.batchSize

Batch size to read data from JDBC. 300 300

dt.operator.JdbcInput.prop.key

Key column for the table. This will be used for partitoning of rows. ACCOUNT_NO ACCOUNT_NO

dt.operator.JdbcInput.prop.columnsExpression

Key column for the table. This will be used for partitoning of rows. ACCOUNT_NO, NAME, AMOUNT ACCOUNT_NO, NAME, AMOUNT

dt.operator.JdbcInput.port.outputPort.attr.TUPLE_CLASS

Fully qualified class name for the tuple class POJO(Plain old java objects) emitted by JDBC input com.datatorrent.apps.PojoEvent com.datatorrent.apps.PojoEvent

dt.operator.JdbcInput.prop.pollInterval

Poll interval for scanning new records in milisec 1000 1000

dt.operator.JdbcOutput.port.input.attr.TUPLE_CLASS

Fully qualified class name for the tuple class POJO(Plain old java objects) emitted by JDBC input com.datatorrent.apps.PojoEvent com.datatorrent.apps.PojoEvent

You can override default values for advanced properties by specifying custom values for these properties in the step specify custom property step mentioned in steps to launch an application.

Steps to customize the application

  1. Make sure you have following utilities installed on your machine and available on PATH in environment variable:

  2. Use following command to clone the examples repository:

    git clone git@github.com:DataTorrent/app-templates.git

  3. Change directory to examples/tutorials/database-to-database-sync:

    cd examples/tutorials/database-to-database-sync

  4. Import this maven project in your favorite IDE (e.g. eclipse).

  5. Change the source code as per your requirements. Some tips are given as commented blocks in the Application.java for this project.

  6. Make respective changes in the test case and properties.xml based on your environment.

  7. Compile this project using maven:

    mvn clean package

    This will generate the application package file with .apa extension in the target directory.

  8. Go to DataTorrent UI Management console on web browser. Click on the Develop tab from the top navigation bar. Develop tab

  9. Click on upload package button and upload the generated .apa file. Upload

  10. Application package page is shown with the listing of all packages. Click on the Launch button for the uploaded application package. Follow the steps for launching an application.