Read and Write MapR Streams Messages With Flume

Flume uses agent files to define the data flow. To read or write MapR Streams data, you configure Flume agent files with Flume sources, channels, and sinks.

When you read MapR Streams topics, you use a Kafka source or a Kafka channel. When you write to a MapR Streams topic, you can use a Kafka channel or a Kafka sink.