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To use this Apache Druid extension, make sure to include druid-thrift-extensions.

This extension enables Druid to ingest thrift compact data online (ByteBuffer) and offline (SequenceFile of type <Writable, BytesWritable> or LzoThriftBlock File).

You may want to use another version of thrift, change the dependency in pom and compile yourself.

LZO Support

If you plan to read LZO-compressed Thrift files, you will need to download version 0.4.19 of the hadoop-lzo JAR and place it in your extensions/druid-thrift-extensions directory.

Thrift Parser

typeStringThis should say thriftyes
parseSpecJSON ObjectSpecifies the timestamp and dimensions of the data. Should be a JSON parseSpec.yes
thriftJarStringpath of thrift jar, if not provided, it will try to find the thrift class in classpath. Thrift jar in batch ingestion should be uploaded to HDFS first and configure jobProperties with "tmpjars":"/path/to/your/thrift.jar"no
thriftClassStringclassname of thriftyes
  • Batch Ingestion example - inputFormat and tmpjars should be set.

This is for batch ingestion using the HadoopDruidIndexer. The inputFormat of inputSpec in ioConfig could be one of "org.apache.hadoop.mapreduce.lib.input.SequenceFileInputFormat" and com.twitter.elephantbird.mapreduce.input.LzoThriftBlockInputFormat. Be careful, when LzoThriftBlockInputFormat is used, thrift class must be provided twice.

"type": "index_hadoop",
"spec": {
"dataSchema": {
"dataSource": "book",
"parser": {
"type": "thrift",
"jarPath": "book.jar",
"thriftClass": "",
"protocol": "compact",
"parseSpec": {
"format": "json",
"metricsSpec": [],
"granularitySpec": {}
"ioConfig": {
"type": "hadoop",
"inputSpec": {
"type": "static",
"inputFormat": "org.apache.hadoop.mapreduce.lib.input.SequenceFileInputFormat",
// "inputFormat": "com.twitter.elephantbird.mapreduce.input.LzoThriftBlockInputFormat",
"paths": "/user/to/some/book.seq"
"tuningConfig": {
"type": "hadoop",
"jobProperties": {
// "elephantbird.class.for.MultiInputFormat" : "${YOUR_THRIFT_CLASS_NAME}"