KafkaStreams : Interactive Queries

So last time we looked at how to make use of the Processor API in the DSL. This time we are going to look at interactive queries.


Where is the code?

The code for this post is all contained here

And the tests are all contained here


Walking through a Kafka Streams processing node, and the duality of streams

Before we get started I just wanted to include a several excerpts taken from the official Kafka docs : http://docs.confluent.io/current/streams/concepts.html#duality-of-streams-and-tables which talks about KStream and KTable objects (which are the stream and table objects inside Kafka streams)


When implementing stream processing use cases in practice, you typically need both streams and also databases. An example use case that is very common in practice is an e-commerce application that enriches an incoming stream of customer transactions with the latest customer information from a database table. In other words, streams are everywhere, but databases are everywhere, too.

Any stream processing technology must therefore provide first-class support for streams and tables. Kafka’s Streams API provides such functionality through its core abstractions for streams and tables, which we will talk about in a minute. Now, an interesting observation is that there is actually a close relationship between streams and tables, the so-called stream-table duality. And Kafka exploits this duality in many ways: for example, to make your applications elastic, to support fault-tolerant stateful processing, or to run interactive queries against your application’s latest processing results. And, beyond its internal usage, the Kafka Streams API also allows developers to exploit this duality in their own applications.

A simple form of a table is a collection of key-value pairs, also called a map or associative array. Such a table may look as follows:


The stream-table duality describes the close relationship between streams and tables.

  • Stream as Table: A stream can be considered a changelog of a table, where each data record in the stream captures a state change of the table. A stream is thus a table in disguise, and it can be easily turned into a “real” table by replaying the changelog from beginning to end to reconstruct the table. Similarly, aggregating data records in a stream will return a table. For example, we could compute the total number of pageviews by user from an input stream of pageview events, and the result would be a table, with the table key being the user and the value being the corresponding pageview count.
  • Table as Stream: A table can be considered a snapshot, at a point in time, of the latest value for each key in a stream (a stream’s data records are key-value pairs). A table is thus a stream in disguise, and it can be easily turned into a “real” stream by iterating over each key-value entry in the table.

Let’s illustrate this with an example. Imagine a table that tracks the total number of pageviews by user (first column of diagram below). Over time, whenever a new pageview event is processed, the state of the table is updated accordingly. Here, the state changes between different points in time – and different revisions of the table – can be represented as a changelog stream (second column).


Because of the stream-table duality, the same stream can be used to reconstruct the original table (third column):


The same mechanism is used, for example, to replicate databases via change data capture (CDC) and, within Kafka Streams, to replicate its so-called state stores across machines for fault tolerance. The stream-table duality is such an important concept for stream processing applications in practice that Kafka Streams models it explicitly via the KStream and KTable abstractions, which we describe in the next sections.

I would STRONLY urge you all to read the section of the official docs above, as it will really help you should you want to get into Kafka Streams.


Interactive Queries

Up until now we have been using KStream, and on occasion we have also used KTable to store state into a state store. A KTable is also able to be turned back into a KStream and pushed back out on an “output” topic, which is what most of my examples have done so far.


However this is kind of annoying and wasteful, we just had the data in the format we wanted in Kafka in a KTable, and then we need to transform it back into a KStream and send it to a new topic. Surely there is a better way.


Luckily there is “Interactive queries”.KafkaStreams supports the notion of queries across state stores. Most typical state stores are key value stores, where the key will be on a certain partition. As such the state store is distributed across the partitions that make up the topic.

Mmm so how do we get the data from all the stores? Well luckily KafkaStreams exposes metadata that allow us to obtain the hostname of the hosts that have a certain state store. From there we can either use a local call or perform a RPC (most typically REST call) call to fetch the remote hosts data.


This is illustrated in the following diagram



The full state of your application is typically split across many distributed instances of your application, and across many state stores that are managed locally by these application instances.

That is the basic idea anyway. So we need to create some plumbing to help us either call into a local state store, or query a remote host that owns some keys for a state store.

Is it that simple?

Well no actually. KafkaStreams has the following state state transition diagram that one needs to be aware of. If you try and query a state store for metadata/or actual data before the 2nd running you won’t see anything as Kafka is considered NOT READY.




There is a lot of chat on the internet (its even in the Confluent FAQs) about state store metadata not being available, and it is due to this state machine.

So how do we deal with this?

  • Well one thing to do is implement some kind of retry policy (this post covers this)
  • Another thing to do is stream state listener (this post also covers this)

Ok so are there any other pit falls? No not really you just need to make sure you don’t start using state stores unless your KafkaStreams is in a good state.

So now that we have the basics covered lets see some code

The Tolology

This is the topology that we will be using to construct our state store

package interactive.queries.ratings

import java.util

import entities.Rating
import org.apache.kafka.streams.scala.{Serdes, _}
import org.apache.kafka.streams.scala.kstream._
import org.apache.kafka.streams.Topology
import org.apache.kafka.streams.state.KeyValueStore
import serialization.JSONSerde
import utils.StateStores

class RatingStreamProcessingTopology  {

  def createTopolgy(): Topology = {

    implicit val stringSerde = Serdes.String
    implicit val ratingSerde = new JSONSerde[Rating]
    implicit val listRatingSerde = new JSONSerde[List[Rating]]
    implicit val consumed = kstream.Consumed.`with`(stringSerde, ratingSerde)
    implicit val materializer = Materialized.`with`(stringSerde, listRatingSerde)
    implicit val grouped = Grouped.`with`(stringSerde, ratingSerde)

    val builder: StreamsBuilder = new StreamsBuilder
    val ratings: KStream[String, Rating] =
      builder.stream[String, Rating]("rating-submit-topic")

    import org.apache.kafka.streams.state.Stores

    val logConfig = new util.HashMap[String, String]
    logConfig.put("retention.ms", "172800000")
    logConfig.put("retention.bytes", "10000000000")
    logConfig.put("cleanup.policy", "compact,delete")
    val ratingByEmailStoreName = StateStores.RATINGS_BY_EMAIL_STORE
    val ratingByEmailStoreSupplied = Stores.inMemoryKeyValueStore(ratingByEmailStoreName)
    val ratingByEmailStoreBuilder = Stores.keyValueStoreBuilder(ratingByEmailStoreSupplied,
      Serdes.String, listRatingSerde)

    val builtStore = ratingByEmailStoreBuilder.build()

    //When aggregating a grouped stream, you must provide an initializer (e.g., aggValue = 0)
    //and an “adder” aggregator (e.g., aggValue + curValue). When aggregating a grouped table,
    //you must provide a “subtractor” aggregator (think: aggValue - oldValue).
    val groupedBy = ratings.groupByKey

    //aggrgate by (user email -> their ratings)
    val ratingTable : KTable[String, List[Rating]] = groupedBy
      .aggregate[List[Rating]](List[Rating]())((aggKey, newValue, aggValue) => {
      newValue :: aggValue
    })(Materialized.as[String, List[Rating]](ratingByEmailStoreSupplied))

    ratingTable.mapValues((k,v) => {
      val theKey = k
      val theValue = v


Entities stored

And this is the entity type that we will be storing in the state store

package entities

case class Rating(fromEmail: String, toEmail: String, score: Float)


As previously mentioned we need to query metadata to find out what host the store is that has a particular key. In order to do this I have come up with this class

package interactive.queries

import org.apache.kafka.streams.KafkaStreams
import org.apache.kafka.streams.state.StreamsMetadata
import java.util.stream.Collectors
import entities.HostStoreInfo
import org.apache.kafka.common.serialization.Serializer
import org.apache.kafka.connect.errors.NotFoundException
import scala.collection.JavaConverters._

  * Looks up StreamsMetadata from KafkaStreams
class MetadataService(val streams: KafkaStreams) {

    * Get the metadata for all of the instances of this Kafka Streams application
    * @return List of { @link HostStoreInfo}
  def streamsMetadata() : List[HostStoreInfo] = {

    // Get metadata for all of the instances of this Kafka Streams application
    val metadata = streams.allMetadata
    return mapInstancesToHostStoreInfo(metadata)

    * Get the metadata for all instances of this Kafka Streams application that currently
    * has the provided store.
    * @param store The store to locate
    * @return List of { @link HostStoreInfo}
  def streamsMetadataForStore(store: String) : List[HostStoreInfo] = {

    // Get metadata for all of the instances of this Kafka Streams application hosting the store
    val metadata = streams.allMetadataForStore(store)
    return mapInstancesToHostStoreInfo(metadata)

    * Find the metadata for the instance of this Kafka Streams Application that has the given
    * store and would have the given key if it exists.
    * @param store Store to find
    * @param key   The key to find
    * @return { @link HostStoreInfo}
  def streamsMetadataForStoreAndKey[T](store: String, key: T, serializer: Serializer[T]) : HostStoreInfo = {
    // Get metadata for the instances of this Kafka Streams application hosting the store and
    // potentially the value for key
    val metadata = streams.metadataForKey(store, key, serializer)
    if (metadata == null)
      throw new NotFoundException(
        s"No metadata could be found for store : ${store}, and key type : ${key.getClass.getName}")

    HostStoreInfo(metadata.host, metadata.port, metadata.stateStoreNames.asScala.toList)

  def mapInstancesToHostStoreInfo(metadatas : java.util.Collection[StreamsMetadata]) : List[HostStoreInfo] = {
    metadatas.stream.map[HostStoreInfo](metadata =>

Exposing the state store over RPC

As I say the most popular way of doing this is via REST. As such I am using Akka.Http to do this. Here the Rating http server class

package interactive.queries.ratings

import org.apache.kafka.streams.KafkaStreams
import org.apache.kafka.streams.state.HostInfo
import akka.actor.ActorSystem
import akka.http.scaladsl.Http
import akka.http.scaladsl.model._
import akka.http.scaladsl.server.Directives._
import akka.stream.ActorMaterializer
import akka.http.scaladsl.marshallers.sprayjson.SprayJsonSupport._
import spray.json.DefaultJsonProtocol._
import entities.AkkaHttpEntitiesJsonFormats._
import entities._
import utils.StateStores
import akka.http.scaladsl.marshalling.ToResponseMarshallable
import org.apache.kafka.common.serialization.Serdes
import scala.concurrent.{Await, ExecutionContext, Future}
import akka.http.scaladsl.unmarshalling.Unmarshal
import interactive.queries.MetadataService
import spray.json._
import scala.util.{Failure, Success}
import org.apache.kafka.streams.state.QueryableStoreTypes
import scala.concurrent.duration._

object RestService {

class RatingRestService(val streams: KafkaStreams, val hostInfo: HostInfo) {

  val metadataService = new MetadataService(streams)
  var bindingFuture: Future[Http.ServerBinding] = null

  implicit val system = ActorSystem("rating-system")
  implicit val materializer = ActorMaterializer()
  implicit val executionContext = system.dispatcher

  var isStateStoredReady: Boolean = false

  def setReady(isReady : Boolean): Unit = {
    isStateStoredReady = isReady

  def start() : Unit = {
    val emailRegexPattern =  """\w+""".r
    val storeNameRegexPattern =  """\w+""".r

    val route =
      path("ratingByEmail") {
        get {
          parameters('email.as[String]) { (email) =>

            if(!isStateStoredReady) {
              complete(HttpResponse(StatusCodes.InternalServerError, entity = "state stored not queryable, possible due to re-balancing"))

            try {

              val host = metadataService.streamsMetadataForStoreAndKey[String](

              //store is hosted on another process, REST Call
              if(!thisHost(host)) {
                onComplete(fetchRemoteRatingByEmail(host, email)) {
                  case Success(value) => complete(value)
                  case Failure(ex)    => complete(HttpResponse(StatusCodes.InternalServerError, entity = ex.getMessage))
              else {
                onComplete(fetchLocalRatingByEmail(email)) {
                  case Success(value) => complete(value)
                  case Failure(ex)    => complete(HttpResponse(StatusCodes.InternalServerError, entity = ex.getMessage))
            catch {
              case (ex: Exception) => {
                complete(HttpResponse(StatusCodes.InternalServerError, entity = ex.getMessage))
      } ~
      path("instances") {
        get {
          if(!isStateStoredReady) {
            complete(HttpResponse(StatusCodes.InternalServerError, entity = "state stored not queryable, possible due to re-balancing"))
      path("instances" / storeNameRegexPattern) { storeName =>
        get {
          if(!isStateStoredReady) {
            complete(HttpResponse(StatusCodes.InternalServerError, entity = "state stored not queryable, possible due to re-balancing"))

    bindingFuture = Http().bindAndHandle(route, hostInfo.host, hostInfo.port)
    println(s"Server online at http://${hostInfo.host}:${hostInfo.port}/\n")

    Runtime.getRuntime.addShutdownHook(new Thread(() => {
        .flatMap(_.unbind()) // trigger unbinding from the port
        .onComplete(_ => system.terminate()) // and shutdown when done

  def fetchRemoteRatingByEmail(host:HostStoreInfo, email: String) : Future[List[Rating]] = {

    val requestPath = s"http://${hostInfo.host}:${hostInfo.port}/ratingByEmail?email=${email}"
    println(s"Client attempting to fetch from online at ${requestPath}")

    val responseFuture: Future[List[Rating]] = {
      Http().singleRequest(HttpRequest(uri = requestPath))
        .flatMap(response => Unmarshal(response.entity).to[List[Rating]])


  def fetchLocalRatingByEmail(email: String) : Future[List[Rating]] = {

    val ec = ExecutionContext.global

    println(s"client fetchLocalRatingByEmail email=${email}")

    val host = metadataService.streamsMetadataForStoreAndKey[String](

    val f = StateStores.waitUntilStoreIsQueryable(

    val mapped = f.map(rating => {
      if (rating == null)


  def stop() : Unit = {
      .flatMap(_.unbind()) // trigger unbinding from the port
      .onComplete(_ => system.terminate()) // and shutdown when done

  def thisHost(hostStoreInfo: HostStoreInfo) : Boolean = {
    hostStoreInfo.host.equals(hostInfo.host()) &&
      hostStoreInfo.port == hostInfo.port

You can see that this class does the following

  • Defines the routes
  • Uses the metadata service to work out whether it should be a local host query or an RPC call
  • Uses a waitUntilStoreIsQueryable helper method to work out when the state store is queryable. The helper class is shown here
package utils

import org.apache.kafka.streams.KafkaStreams
import org.apache.kafka.streams.errors.InvalidStateStoreException
import org.apache.kafka.streams.state.{QueryableStoreType, QueryableStoreTypes}

import scala.concurrent.{ExecutionContext, Future}

object StateStores {
  val RATINGS_BY_EMAIL_STORE = "ratings-by-email-store"

  def waitUntilStoreIsQueryable[T]
    storeName: String,
    queryableStoreType: QueryableStoreType[T],
    streams: KafkaStreams
  ) (implicit ec: ExecutionContext): Future[T] = {

    Retry.retry(5) {
      streams.store(storeName, queryableStoreType)

  private def printStoreMetaData[K, V](streams:KafkaStreams, storeName:String) : Unit = {

    val md = streams.allMetadata()
    val mdStore = streams.allMetadataForStore(storeName)

    val maybeStore = StateStores.waitUntilStoreIsQueryableSync(

    maybeStore match {
      case Some(store) => {
        val range = store.all
        val HASNEXT = range.hasNext
        while (range.hasNext) {
          val next = range.next
          System.out.print(s"key: ${next.key} value: ${next.value}")
      case None => {
        System.out.print(s"store not ready")
        throw new Exception("not ready")

  def waitUntilStoreIsQueryableSync[T](
        storeName: String,
        queryableStoreType: QueryableStoreType[T],
        streams: KafkaStreams): Option[T] = {
    while (true) {
      try {
        return Some(streams.store(storeName, queryableStoreType))
      catch {
        case ignored: InvalidStateStoreException =>
          val state = streams.state
          // store not yet ready for querying

Existing Framework

If you looked at the code above, and saw things in it that you thought could be made generic, such as GET uri, fetching data from state store, retries, JSON serialization etc etc. You are correct. I could have done this. But as is quite common for me, I get to the end of something and I do everything that needs to be done, and I then discover better people than me have thought about this, and actually offer a framework for this type of thing. Lightbend the people behind Akka, have one such library for KafkaStreams. It available here : https://github.com/lightbend/kafka-streams-query

What they have done is make all the glue bits in the middle nice a modular and generic so you can get on with writing your application code, and leave the robust querying, retries etc etc to a framework. It is well written and looks fairly easy to use, but if you have not used KafkaStreams interactive queries before it is best to dive in yourself first.

The Streams App

So we almost done actually. All you need to do now is wire all this together, which for me is done by the following code, which starts the http service, creates the topology, and also MOST importantly sets a KafkaStreams state listener.

package interactive.queries.ratings

import java.util.Properties

import entities.Rating
import org.apache.kafka.common.serialization.Serdes
import org.apache.kafka.streams.errors.BrokerNotFoundException
import org.apache.kafka.streams.state.{HostInfo, QueryableStoreTypes}
import org.apache.kafka.streams.KafkaStreams
import utils.{Retry, Settings, StateStores}

import scala.concurrent.duration._
import scala.concurrent.ExecutionContext
import scala.util.Success
import java.util.concurrent.CountDownLatch

object RatingStreamProcessingTopologyApp extends App {

  import Serdes._

  implicit val ec = ExecutionContext.global
  val doneSignal = new CountDownLatch(1)


  private def run(): Unit = {

    val restEndpoint: HostInfo = new HostInfo(Settings.restApiDefaultHostName, Settings.restApiDefaultPort)
    System.out.println(s"Connecting to Kafka cluster via bootstrap servers ${Settings.bootStrapServers}")
    System.out.println(s"REST endpoint at http://${restEndpoint.host}:${restEndpoint.port}")

    val props: Properties = Settings.createRatingStreamsProperties()
    val topology = new RatingStreamProcessingTopology().createTopolgy()
    val streams: KafkaStreams = new KafkaStreams(topology,props)

    val restService = new RatingRestService(streams, restEndpoint)

    //Can only add this in State == CREATED
    streams.setUncaughtExceptionHandler(( thread :Thread, throwable : Throwable) => {
      println(s"============> ${throwable.getMessage}")


    streams.setStateListener((newState, oldState) => {
      if (newState == KafkaStreams.State.RUNNING && oldState == KafkaStreams.State.REBALANCING) {
      } else if (newState != KafkaStreams.State.RUNNING) {


    Runtime.getRuntime.addShutdownHook(new Thread(() => {

    println("Starting KafkaStream")

    // Always (and unconditionally) clean local state prior to starting the processing topology.
    // We opt for this unconditional call here because this will make it easier for you to
    // play around with the example when resetting the application for doing a re-run
    // (via the Application Reset Tool,
    // http://docs.confluent.io/current/streams/developer-guide.html#application-reset-tool).
    // The drawback of cleaning up local state prior is that your app must rebuilt its local
    // state from scratch, which will take time and will require reading all the state-relevant
    // data from the Kafka cluster over the network.
    // Thus in a production scenario you typically do not want to clean up always as we do
    // here but rather only when it is truly needed, i.e., only under certain conditions
    // (e.g., the presence of a command line flag for your app).
    // See `ApplicationResetExample.java` for a production-like example.


  private def shutDown(streams: KafkaStreams, restService: RatingRestService): Unit = {

Running it all

That is a lot of code, but you probably want to know how to run it all.

Well you will need to do a few things for this one.

How to install Kafka/Zookeeper and get them running on Windows

This section will talk you through how to get Kafka and get it working on Windows

Step 1 : Download Kafka

Grab Confluence Platform  X.X.X Open Source : https://www.confluent.io/download/

Step 2 : Update Dodgy BAT Files

The official Kafka windows BAT files don’t seem to work in the Confluence Platform X.X.X. Open Source download. So replace the official [YOUR INSTALL PATH]\confluent-x.x.x\bin\windows BAT files with the ones found here : https://github.com/renukaradhya/confluentplatform/tree/master/bin/windows

Step 3 : Make Some Minor Changes To Log Locations etc etc

Kafka/Zookeeper as installed are setup for Linux, as such these paths won’t work on Windows. So we need to adjust that a bit. So lets do that now

  • Modify the [YOUR INSTALL PATH]\confluent-x.x.x\etc\kafka\zookeeper.properties file to change the dataDir to something like dataDir=c:/temp/zookeeper
  • Modify the [YOUR INSTALL PATH]\confluent-x.x.x.\etc\kafka\server.properties file to uncomment the line delete.topic.enable=true

Step 4 : Running Zookeeper + Kafka + Creating Topics

Now that we have installed everything, it’s just a matter of running stuff up. Sadly before we can run Kafka we need to run Zookeeper, and before Kafka can send messages we need to ensure that the Kafka topics are created. Topics must exist before messages

Mmm that sounds like a fair bit of work. Well it is, so I decided to script this into a little PowerShell script, which you can adjust to your needs

$global:kafkaWindowsBatFolder = "C:\Apache\confluent-5.2.1-2.12\bin\windows\"
$global:kafkaAndZooLoggingFolder = "C:\temp\"
$global:kafkaAndZooTmpFolder = "C:\tmp\"

$global:kafkaTopics = 
$global:ProcessesToKill = @()

function RunPipeLine() 
	$path = $kafkaAndZooLoggingFolder + "kafka-logs"
	Remove-Item -Recurse -Force $path
	$path = $kafkaAndZooLoggingFolder + "zookeeper"
	Remove-Item -Recurse -Force $path
    $path = $kafkaAndZooLoggingFolder
	Remove-Item -Recurse -Force $path

	Start-Sleep -s 20
	Start-Sleep -s 20
	Start-Sleep -s 20

	Start-Sleep -s 20


function WriteHeader($text) 
	Write-Host "========================================`r`n"
	Write-Host "$text`r`n"
	Write-Host "========================================`r`n"

function StopZookeeper() {
    # C:\Apache\confluent-5.2.1-2.12\bin\windows\zookeeper-server-stop.bat
	$zookeeperCommandLine = $global:kafkaWindowsBatFolder + "zookeeper-server-stop.bat"
	Write-Host "> Zookeeper Command Line : $zookeeperCommandLine`r`n"
    $global:ProcessesToKill += start-process $zookeeperCommandLine -WindowStyle Normal -PassThru

function StopKafka() {
	# C:\Apache\confluent-5.2.1-2.12\bin\windows\kafka-server-stop.bat
	$kafkaServerCommandLine = $global:kafkaWindowsBatFolder + "kafka-server-stop.bat" 
	Write-Host "> Kafka Server Command Line : $kafkaServerCommandLine`r`n"
    $global:ProcessesToKill += start-process $kafkaServerCommandLine  -WindowStyle Normal -PassThru

function StartZookeeper() {
    # C:\Apache\confluent-5.2.1-2.12\bin\windows\zookeeper-server-start.bat C:\Apache\confluent-5.2.1-2.12\bin\windows\..\..\etc\kafka\zookeeper.properties
	$zookeeperCommandLine = $global:kafkaWindowsBatFolder + "zookeeper-server-start.bat"
	$arguments = $global:kafkaWindowsBatFolder + "..\..\etc\kafka\zookeeper.properties"
	Write-Host "> Zookeeper Command Line : $zookeeperCommandLine args: $arguments `r`n"
    $global:ProcessesToKill += start-process $zookeeperCommandLine $arguments -WindowStyle Normal -PassThru

function StartKafka() {
    # C:\Apache\confluent-5.2.1-2.12\bin\windows\kafka-server-start.bat C:\Apache\confluent-5.2.1-2.12\bin\windows\..\..\etc\kafka\server.properties
	$kafkaServerCommandLine = $global:kafkaWindowsBatFolder + "kafka-server-start.bat" 
	$arguments = $global:kafkaWindowsBatFolder + "..\..\etc\kafka\server.properties"
	Write-Host "> Kafka Server Command Line : $kafkaServerCommandLine args: $arguments `r`n"
    $global:ProcessesToKill += start-process $kafkaServerCommandLine $arguments -WindowStyle Normal -PassThru

function CreateKafkaTopics() 
   # C:\Apache\confluent-5.2.1-2.12\bin\windows\kafka-topics.bat --zookeeper localhost:2181 --delete --topic rating-submit-topic
   # C:\Apache\confluent-5.2.1-2.12\bin\windows\kafka-topics.bat --zookeeper localhost:2181 --create  --replication-factor 1 --partitions 1 --topic rating-submit-topic
	Foreach ($topic in $global:kafkaTopics )
		$kafkaCommandLine = $global:kafkaWindowsBatFolder + "kafka-topics.bat"
		$arguments = "--zookeeper localhost:2181 --create  --replication-factor 1 --partitions 1 --topic $topic"
		Write-Host "> Create Kafka Topic Command Line : $kafkaCommandLine args: $arguments `r`n"
		$global:ProcessesToKill += start-process $kafkaCommandLine $arguments -WindowStyle Normal -PassThru

function WaitForKeyPress
	Write-Host -NoNewLine "Press any key to continue....`r`n"

function KillProcesses() 
	Foreach ($processToKill in $global:ProcessesToKill )
		$name = $processToKill | Get-ChildItem -Name
		Write-Host "Killing Process : $name `r`n" 
		$processToKill | Stop-Process -Force

# Kick of the entire pipeline


So once you have done all of that. You should be able to run the RatingsProducerApp from the link I post at beginning to my GitHub repo. Then after that it is simple a question of running RatingStreamProcessingTopologyApp


If all has gone ok you should be able to hit up postman (excellent REST tool), and use these example endpoints


Wooohoo we got some data interactively





And that is all I wanted to say this time. Next time we will be looking at the final post in this series, time windowed operations

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