1. Kafka Topic Management for Real-Time Model Inference


    To manage Kafka topics for real-time model inference, you will typically need to:

    1. Set up a Kafka cluster: A central place where Kafka topics can be managed and through which messages are passed.
    2. Create Kafka topics: These are specific streams of data that can be consumed by different clients.

    For this purpose, you can use the Pulumi Kafka provider, which allows you to provision and manage Kafka resources like topics and quotas. In our example, we'll create a Kafka topic called model-inference which could be used to pass real-time data to a machine learning model for inference.

    Here's a Python program using Pulumi to manage Kafka topics:

    import pulumi import pulumi_kafka as kafka # Create a new Kafka topic named model-inference where messages will be sent for real-time model inference model_inference_topic = kafka.Topic("model-inference-topic", name="model-inference", partitions=3, # Number of partitions for scalability and parallelism replication_factor=2, # Number of replicated copies for fault tolerance # Configurations are set based on requirements. These can include retention policies, max message size, etc. config={ "retention.ms": "60000", # Messages are retained for 60 seconds "segment.bytes": "1073741824", # The size of a single log segment in bytes "cleanup.policy": "delete", # Delete old data after retention period } ) # Exports the name of the topic to be used in other parts of your infrastructure, or for reference pulumi.export("topic_name", model_inference_topic.name)

    In this program:

    • We're importing pulumi and pulumi_kafka, which are necessary to work with Pulumi and Kafka respectively.
    • We're creating a kafka.Topic resource:
      • name is the identifier for the Pulumi resource.
      • The name specified in the arguments is the actual topic name within Kafka.
      • partitions define how the topic is split across the Kafka cluster. More partitions allow greater parallelism for consumption, but this will also mean more overhead.
      • replication_factor ensures that there are one or more backups of the topic's log.
      • config contains various settings for the Kafka topic. For instance, retention.ms is the duration for which messages will be retained on the topic. After this time, they will be removed.

    Please note that this example assumes a running Kafka cluster and appropriate access credentials/configurations are already set up in your Pulumi environment for Kafka. If needed, those should be set up separately and provided to the Pulumi program, possibly via configuration or environment variables.