One of the first things I hear after I explain the basics of StreamSets Data Collector is, “Cool, so can I ingest data from/send data to X?”, for varying values of X. The short answer is, “Yes, you can!”, while the longer answer involves checking the lists of origins (for ingesting data from X) and destinations (for writing data) included with the product, and writing custom code if X is not on the list.
“My X isn’t on the list! How do I get started writing that custom code?”, I hear you shout; well, I just wrote a detailed tutorial for creating your first custom StreamSets destination that explains all. Fire up your IDE, follow the steps, and you’ll build a sample destination that sends records to RequestBin, but could be adapted to send them pretty much anywhere.
How are you using StreamSets Data Collector? What tutorials would you like to see? Let us know in the comments!