Data Acquisition and Collection MadeEasy
Heka simplifies the collection, analysis, and transportation of data
across your cluster/server. Counting downloads, keeping track of downloads
from Apache logfiles, reporting security issues is handled in a single
unified program thats easy to install locally for development and on servers
- Multiple Data Sources
- Data can be sent directly in via client libraries or using plug-ins that
can read logfiles, handle statsd UDP input, or other custom data sources.
- Unified Daemon
- Heka is capable of routing messages like logstash, aggregating counters
and submitting them to other sources like statsd, and transporting log
messages from various nodes like syslog.
- Plugin Architecture
- In case existing plug-ins are insufficient, additional plug-ins may be
written in Go or Lua (to run in the embedded Lua sandbox). Plug-ins can
be utilized for input, decoding unstructured data, filtering, or as
- Written in Go, heka utilizes light-weight goroutines for fast, efficient
message routing, and parallel plug-in operation that can utilize multi-core
systems to move hundreds of thousands of messages per second while using
a very modest amount of memory.
- A single static binary with a library module is all that’s needed to run
heka locally, making it easy to develop with and deploy.
- Application performance metrics
- Server load, memory consumption, and other machine metrics
- Database, Cache server, and other daemon metrics
- Various statsd counters
- Log-file transportion and statsd counter generation
- Install hekad.
- Install one of the client libraries or
use hekad directly as a message router for various types of messages
and/or reading logfiles.
- Read the hekad documentation.
Support / Help
Heka developers can be reached via the Heka mailing list or via IRC on
the #heka channel of irc.mozilla.org.