Analyzing a Twitter flow in near real-time - 6.5


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This scenario applies only to Talend Real Time Big Data Platform and Talend Data Fabric.

For more technologies supported by Talend, see Talend components.

In this scenario, you create a Spark Streaming Job to analyze, at the end of each 15-second interval, which hashtags are most used by Twitter users when they mention Paris in their Tweets over the previous 20 seconds.

An open source third-party program is used to receive and write Twitter streams in a given Kafka topic, twitter_live for example, and the Job you design in this scenario is used to consume the Tweets from this topic.

A row of Twitter raw data with hashtags reads like the example presented at

Before replicating this scenario, you need to ensure that your Kafka system is up and running and you have proper rights and permissions to access the Kafka topic to be used. You also need a Twitter-streaming program to transfer Twitter streams into Kafka in near real-time. Talend does not provide this kind of program but some free programs created for this purpose are available in some online communities such as Github.

To replicate this scenario, proceed as follows: