Data Integration for Production Data Stores.
Conduit is a data streaming tool written in Go. It aims to provide the best user experience for building and running real-time data pipelines. Conduit comes with batteries included, it provides a UI, common connectors, transforms and observability data out of the box.
Conduit pipelines are built out of simple building blocks which run in their own goroutines and are connected using Go channels. This makes Conduit pipelines incredibly performant on multi-core machines. Conduit guarantees the order of received records won't change, it also takes care of consistency by propagating acknowledgments to the start of the pipeline only when a record is successfully processed on all destinations.
Conduit connectors are plugins that communicate with Conduit via a gRPC interface. This means that plugins can be written in any language as long as they conform to the required interface.
Conduit was created and open-sourced by Meroxa.
Download a pre-built binary from the latest release and simply run it!
Once you see that the service is running you may access a user-friendly web interface at
http://localhost:8080/ui/. You can also interact with the Conduit API directly, we recommend navigating to
http://localhost:8080/openapi/ and exploring the HTTP API through Swagger UI.
Build from source
git clone [email protected]:ConduitIO/conduit.git cd conduit make build ./conduit
Note that you can also build Conduit with
make build-server, which only compiles the server and skips the UI. This command requires only Go and builds the binary much faster. That makes it useful for development purposes or for running Conduit as a simple backend service.
Our Docker images are hosted on GitHub's Container Registry. To pull the latest tag, you should run the following in your command line:
docker pull ghcr.io/conduitio/conduit:latest
The Docker images include the UI and the following plugins: S3, Postgres, Kafka, file and generator.
Conduit tests are split in two categories: unit tests and integration tests. Unit tests can be run without any additional setup while integration tests require additional services to be running (e.g. Kafka or Postgres).
Unit tests can be run with
Integration tests require Docker to be installed and running, they can be run with
make test-integration. This command will handle starting and stopping docker containers for you.
Conduit exposes a gRPC API and an HTTP API.
The gRPC API is by default running on port 8084. You can define a custom address using the CLI flag
-grpc.address. To learn more about the gRPC API please have a look at the protobuf file.
The HTTP API is by default running on port 8080. You can define a custom address using the CLI flag
-http.address. It is generated using gRPC gateway and is thus providing the same functionality as the gRPC API. To learn more about the HTTP API please have a look at the OpenAPI definition or run Conduit and navigate to
http://localhost:8080/openapi/ to open a Swagger UI which makes it easy to try it out.
Conduit comes with a web UI that makes building data pipelines a breeze, you can access it at
http://localhost:8080/ui/. See the installation guide for instructions on how to build Conduit with the UI.
For more information about the UI refer to the Readme in
To learn more about how to use Conduit visit docs.conduit.io.
If you are interested in internals of Conduit we have prepared some technical documentation:
- Conduit Architecture will give you a high-level overview of Conduit.
- Conduit Metrics provides more information about how Conduit exposes metrics.
While Conduit is built on strong foundations and experiences from running similar systems, it's not production ready at the moment. Following features are on the roadmap and yet to be implemented:
- Standard record format - we plan to have the records implement a single standard for CDC events.
- Delivery and ordering guarantees - from the experience we have so far, messages created internally are reliably delivered through Conduit (from source nodes, over processing nodes to destination nodes). However, we still need good end-to-end, full-scale tests to actually prove that.
- Performance guarantees (for the core) - reasons are identical to reasons for delivery guarantees.
- Dynamic loading of list of plugins - currently, the API cannot return the list of all available plugins and the available configuration parameters. Consequently, the UI has the plugin paths and configuration parameters hard-coded.
For a complete guide to contributing to Conduit, see the Contribution Guide.
We welcome you to join the community and contribute to Conduit to make it better! When something does not work as intended please check if there is already an issue that describes your problem, otherwise please open an issue and let us know. When you are not sure how to do something please open a discussion or hit us up on Discord.
We also value contributions in form of pull requests. When opening a PR please ensure: