qubole / s3-sqs-connector

A library for reading data from Amzon S3 with optimised listing using Amazon SQS using Spark SQL Streaming ( or Structured streaming).

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S3-SQS Connector

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A library for reading data from Amzon S3 with optimised listing using Amazon SQS using Spark SQL Streaming ( or Structured streaming.).


Using SBT:

libraryDependencies += "com.qubole.spark" %% "spark-sql-streaming-sqs_{{site.SCALA_BINARY_VERSION}}" % "{{site.PROJECT_VERSION}}"

Using Maven:


This library can also be added to Spark jobs launched through spark-shell or spark-submit by using the --packages command line option. For example, to include it when starting the spark shell:

$ bin/spark-shell --packages com.qubole.spark:spark-sql-streaming-sqs_{{site.SCALA_BINARY_VERSION}}:{{site.PROJECT_VERSION}}

Unlike using --jars, using --packages ensures that this library and its dependencies will be added to the classpath. The --packages argument can also be used with bin/spark-submit.

This library is compiled for Scala 2.11 only, and intends to support Spark 2.4.0 onwards.

Building S3-SQS Connector

S3-SQS Connector is built using Apache Maven](http://maven.apache.org/).

To build S3-SQS connector, clone this repository and run:

mvn -DskipTests clean package

This will create target/spark-sql-streaming-sqs_2.11-0.5.1.jar file which contains s3-sqs connector code and associated dependencies. Make sure the Scala and Java versions correspond to those required by your Spark cluster. We have tested it with Java 7/8, Scala 2.11 and Spark version 2.4.0.

Configuration options

The configuration is obtained from parameters.

Name Default Meaning
sqsUrl required, no default value sqs queue url, like 'https://sqs.us-east-1.amazonaws.com/330183209093/TestQueue'
region required, no default value AWS region where queue is created
fileFormat required, no default value file format for the s3 files stored on Amazon S3
schema required, no default value schema of the data being read
sqsFetchIntervalSeconds 10 time interval (in seconds) after which to fetch messages from Amazon SQS queue
sqsLongPollingWaitTimeSeconds 20 wait time (in seconds) for long polling on Amazon SQS queue
sqsMaxConnections 1 number of parallel threads to connect to Amazon SQS queue
sqsMaxRetries 10 Maximum number of consecutive retries in case of a connection failure to SQS before giving up
ignoreFileDeletion false whether to ignore any File deleted message in SQS queue
fileNameOnly false Whether to check new files based on only the filename instead of on the full path
shouldSortFiles true whether to sort files based on timestamp while listing them from SQS
useInstanceProfileCredentials false Whether to use EC2 instance profile credentials for connecting to Amazon SQS
maxFilesPerTrigger no default value maximum number of files to process in a microbatch
maxFileAge 7d Maximum age of a file that can be found in this directory


An example to create a SQL stream which uses Amazon SQS to list files on S3,

    val inputDf = sparkSession
                      .option("sqsUrl", queueUrl)
                      .option("region", awsRegion)
                      .option("fileFormat", "json")
                      .option("sqsFetchIntervalSeconds", "2")
                      .option("sqsLongPollingWaitTimeSeconds", "5")