MapR-DB Binary Connector for Apache Spark Integration with Spark Streaming

Spark Streaming is a micro-batching, stream-processing framework built on top of Spark. HBase and Spark Streaming make great companions. When used alongside Spark Streaming, HBase can serve as:

  • A place to grab reference data or profile data on the fly.
  • A place to store counts or aggregates in a way that supports the Spark Streaming promise of only once processing.

The MapR-DB Binary Connector for Apache Spark integration points with Spark Streaming are similar to its normal Spark integration points. You can use the following commands straight off a Spark Streaming DStream:

bulkPut Enables massively parallel sending of puts to HBase.
bulkDelete Enables massively parallel sending of deletes to HBase.
bulkGet Enables massively parallel sending of gets to HBase to create a new RDD.
mapPartition Enables the Spark Map function with a Connection object to allow full access to HBase.
hBaseRDD Simplifies a distributed scan to create an RDD.

bulkPut Example with DStreams

The following example shows a bulkPut with DStreams. It is similar to the RDD bulk put.
Note: To invoke the hbaseBulkPut method, make sure you import the HBaseDStreamFunctions class.
import org.apache.hadoop.hbase.spark.HBaseDStreamFunctions._

val sc = new SparkContext("local", "test")
val config = new HBaseConfiguration()

val hbaseContext = new HBaseContext(sc, config)
val ssc = new StreamingContext(sc, Milliseconds(200))

val rdd1 = ...
val rdd2 = ...
val queue = mutable.Queue[

queue += rdd1
queue += rdd2

val dStream = ssc.queueStream(queue)

  (putRecord) => {
   val put = new Put(putRecord._1)
   putRecord._2.foreach((putValue) => 
	put.addColumn(putValue._1, putValue._2, putValue._3))
The hbaseBulkPut function has three inputs: