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How To Create A Kafka Topic#

Introduction#

A Topic is a queue to which records are stored and published. Producer applications write data to topics and consumer applications read from topics.

Prerequisites#

This guide requires that you have previously created a Kafka Schema to be used for the topic.

Code#

In this guide, you will learn how to create a Kafka Topic.

Step 1: Get the Kafka API#

import hopsworks

connection = hopsworks.connection()

project = connection.get_project()

kafka_api = project.get_kafka_api()

Step 2: Define the schema#

TOPIC_NAME="topic_example"
SCHEMA_NAME="schema_example"

my_topic = kafka_api.create_topic(TOPIC_NAME, SCHEMA_NAME, 1, replicas=1, partitions=1)

API Reference#

KafkaTopic

Conclusion#

In this guide you learned how to create a Kafka Topic.