AWS S3 Source Connector Examples

AWS S3 Source Example Configuration 1: Parquet Configuration, Using Avro Value Converter 

This connector configuration is designed for ingesting data from , into Apache Kafka.

name=aws-s3SourceConnectorParquet # this can be anything
connect.s3.kcql=insert into $TOPIC_NAME select * from $BUCKET_NAME:$PREFIX_NAME STOREAS `parquet`
  • Connector Name: aws-s3SourceConnectorParquet (This can be customized as needed)
  • Connector Class:
  • Maximum Tasks: 1 (Number of tasks to execute in parallel)
  • KCQL Statement:
  • Inserts data from the specified cloud storage bucket into a Kafka topic.
  • Syntax: insert into $TOPIC_NAME select * from $BUCKET_NAME:$PREFIX_NAME STOREAS 'parquet'
  • $TOPIC_NAME: Name of the Kafka topic where data will be inserted.
  • $BUCKET_NAME: Name of the AWS S3 storage bucket.
  • $PREFIX_NAME: Prefix or directory within the bucket.
  • Value Converter:
  • AvroConverter (Assuming data is serialized in Avro format)
  • Schema Registry URL:
  • http://localhost:8089 (URL of the schema registry for Avro serialization)
  • Authentication Properties:
  • (These properties depend on the authentication mechanism used for accessing the cloud storage service. Replace placeholders with actual authentication properties for the specific cloud platform.)

This configuration serves as a template and can be customized according to the requirements and specifics of your data.

AWS S3 Source Example Configuration 1: Envelope Storage
connect.s3.kcql=insert into food-restored select * from YOUR_BUCKET:YOUR_PREFIX BATCH=2000 STOREAS `JSON` LIMIT 10000 PROPERTIES('store.envelope'=true)

This configuration example is particularly useful when you need to restore data from a AWS S3, into Apache Kafka while maintaining all data including headers, key and value for each record. The envelope structure encapsulates the actual data payload along with metadata into files on your source bucket, providing a way to manage and process data with additional context.

When to Use This Configuration: 

  • Data Restoration with Envelope Structure: If you’re restoring data from AWS S3 into Kafka and want to preserve metadata, this configuration is suitable. Envelopes can include metadata like timestamps, data provenance, or other contextual information, which can be valuable for downstream processing.
  • Batch Processing: The configuration supports batch processing by specifying a batch size (BATCH=2000) and a limit on the number of records (LIMIT 10000). This is beneficial when dealing with large datasets, allowing for efficient processing in chunks.
  • Error Handling: Error handling is configured to throw exceptions (connect.s3.error.policy=THROW) in case of errors during data ingestion, ensuring that any issues are immediately surfaced for resolution.
  • Hierarchical Partition Extraction: The source partition extractor type is set to hierarchical (connect.s3.source.partition.extractor.type=hierarchical), which is suitable for extracting hierarchical partitioning structures from the source data location.
  • Continuous Partition Search: Continuous partition search is enabled (, which helps in continuously searching for new partitions to process, ensuring that newly added data is ingested promptly.

This configuration ensures efficient and reliable data ingestion from cloud storage into Kafka while preserving the envelope structure and providing robust error handling mechanisms.

AWS S3 Source Example Configuration 1: AVRO Configuration Envelope Storage 

connect.s3.kcql=insert into car_speed_events_replicated select * from YOUR_BUCKET:YOUR_PREFIX STOREAS `AVRO` PROPERTIES('store.envelope' = true)

Similar to the above, this is another configuration for envelope format

When to Use This Configuration Variant: 

  • Single Task Processing: Unlike the previous configuration which allowed for multiple tasks (tasks.max=4), this variant is configured for single-task processing (tasks.max=1). This setup may be preferable in scenarios where the workload is relatively lighter or where processing tasks in parallel is not necessary.
  • AVRO Format for Data Serialization: Data is serialized in the AVRO format (STOREAS 'AVRO'), leveraging the AvroConverter (value.converter=io.confluent.connect.avro.AvroConverter). This is suitable for environments where Avro is the preferred serialization format or where compatibility with Avro-based systems is required.
  • Schema Registry Configuration: The configuration includes the URL of the schema registry (value.converter.schema.registry.url=http://localhost:8081), facilitating schema management and compatibility checks for Avro serialized data.
  • Hierarchical Partition Extraction: Similar to the previous configuration, hierarchical partition extraction is employed (connect.s3.source.partition.extractor.type=hierarchical), enabling extraction of partitioning structures from the source data location.
Last modified: April 8, 2024