Question: How to access DynamoDB from Apache Storm?

Rafal Wilinski

Answered by Rafal Wilinski


Apache Storm is a distributed real-time computation system that can be used to process and analyze large amounts of data in real time. To access DynamoDB from Apache Storm, you can use the Amazon DynamoDB Storm spout and bolt.

The Amazon DynamoDB Storm spout is a Storm spout that can be used to read data from DynamoDB and emit it as a stream to be processed by Storm bolts. The spout can be configured to read data from a specific table and filter the data based on a specific attribute.

The Amazon DynamoDB Storm bolt is a Storm bolt that can be used to write data to DynamoDB. The bolt can be configured to write data to a specific table and specify the attributes to write.

To use the Amazon DynamoDB Storm spout and bolt, you will need to add the following dependencies to your Storm topology's pom.xml file:

<dependency> <groupId>com.amazonaws</groupId> <artifactId>amazon-kinesis-storm-spout</artifactId> <version>1.+</version> </dependency> <dependency> <groupId>com.amazonaws</groupId> <artifactId>amazon-kinesis-storm-bolt</artifactId> <version>1.+</version> </dependency>

Once the dependencies are added, you can create a spout, bolt in your Storm topology, and configure it to read and write to DynamoDB. You will also need to provide your AWS credentials to the spout and bolt, either through a configuration file or by providing them programmatically.

It's important to remember that when you access DynamoDB from Apache Storm, you should be mindful of performance best practices and ensure that your topology is properly optimized to minimize the number of reads and write operations to DynamoDB.

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