Step 2: Write Data to HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric

Depending on your use case, move existing data onto the HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric platform or write data directly to the platform.

You can write batch data or streaming data to HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric. Batch data refers to data that is already in a data-store while streaming data refers to the continuous flow of real-time messages that have yet to be written to a data-store. Streaming data is generally processed as it is received while batch data is processed after a set of data is written to the datastore. There are many ways to write batch and streaming data to the platform, the following sections provide a few examples.

Write Batch Data to the Platform

You can use an NFS client, hadoop command, or ecosystem components to write batch data to file system. Basic POSIX file system operations can be used to move data to file system. For example, you can use NFS clients, POSIX clients, or applications that utilize libraries such as to access the file system. Hadoop commands and hdfs APIs can be used to add or update files on the file system. For example, you can use the hadoop distcp command to copy data from HDFS to file system. Hadoop Ecosystem components, such as Apache Flume, can also be used to push log files to file system.

You can also write, update, or delete batch data to HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric Database tables. Applications can use the OJAI API to write to JSON tables or the HBase API to write to binary tables.

Write Streaming Data to the Platform

Write streaming event data as messages in HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric Event Data Streams topics using Kafka APIs or a REST client application. C, Java, or Python applications can produce messages to one or more topics in event streams. Additionally, applications written in any language can use the REST Proxy to produce messages to one or more topics in an event stream. For example, a financial service application, written in Java, could produce messages about stock market activity to an event stream topic.