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Clojure Stitch Client

Quick Start

Require the Library

There's only one namespace to require, com.stitchdata.client.core. Since you'll need to use namespaced keywords, we recommend requiring it with an alias, e.g. :as sc.

(ns your.namespace
  (:require [com.stitchdata.client.core :as sc]))

Build a Client

Use the sc/client function to build an instance of a stitch client. You'll need to set your client id, authentication token, and namespace. You should have gotten these when you set up the integration at You should close the client when you're done with it to ensure that all messages are delivered, so we recommend opening it in a with-open form.

(with-open [stitch (sc/client {::sc/client-id client-id
                               ::sc/token token
                               ::sc/namespace -namespace})]

Sending Messages

You send a message by calling sc/push and passing in the client and the message you want to send:

(sc/push stitch message)

A message is a map with the following structure:

{::sc/action ::sc/upsert
 ::sc/table-name "my_table"
 ::sc/key-names ["id"]
 ::sc/sequence (System/currentTimeMillis)
 ::sc/data data}
  • ::sc/action is the action to perform, currently only ::sc/upsert
  • ::sc/table-name is the name of the table you want to load into
  • ::sc/key-names is a list of primary key column names
  • ::sc/sequence is any arbitrary increasing number used to determine order of updates
  • ::sc/data is the payload

Data must be a map that conforms to the following rules:

  • All keys are strings
  • All values are one of:
    • Number (Long, Integer, Short, Byte, Double, Float, BigInteger, BigDecimal)
    • String
    • Boolean
    • Date
    • Map (with string keys and values that conform to these rules)
    • Lists (of objects that conform to these rules)
  • It must have a non-null value for each of the keys you specified as "key names"

Note that Clojure keywords are not allowed in the data map.

Running the Example Program

Please see example.clj for a full working example. You can run it by executing this command (replacing CLIENT_ID, TOKEN, and NAMESPACE with your own values):

lein run -m com.stitchdata.client.example CLIENT_ID TOKEN NAMESPACE

On a successful run, you'll see a "Sent example records to Stitch" message. You should then wait a few minutes and check your data warehouse, and you should see the example records.

Advanced Topics

Setting message defaults on the client

In a typical use case, several of the fields will be the same for all messages that you send using a single client. To make this use case more convenient, you can set some of those fields on the client. The resulting client will inject the values for those fields into every message it sends.

(with-open [stitch (sc/client {::sc/client-id client-id
                               ::sc/token token
                               ::sc/namespace -namespace
                               ::sc/table-name "my-table"
                               ::sc/key-names ["hostname" "timestamp"]})]
  (sc/push client {::sc/action ::sc/upsert
                   ::sc/sequence (System/currentTimeMillis)
                    ::sc/data data})

Tuning Buffer Parameters

By default sc/push will accumulate messages locally in a batch, and then deliver the batch when one of the following conditions is met:

  • The batch has 4 Mb of data
  • The batch has 10,000 records
  • A minute has passed since the last batch was sent.

If you want to send data more frequently, you can lower the buffer capacity or the time limit.

(with-open [stitch (sc/client {::sc/client-id client-id
                               ::sc/token token
                               ::sc/namespace -namespace

                               ;; Trigger batch at 1 Mb
                               ::sc/batch-size-bytes 1000000

                               ;; Trigger batch after 10 seconds
                               ::sc/batch-delay-millis 10000})]

Setting the batch size to 0 bytes will effectively turn off batching and force push to send a batch of one record with every call. This is not generally recommended, as batching will give better performance, but can be useful for low-volume streams or for debugging.

There is no value in setting a buffer capacity higher than 4 Mb, since that is the maximum message size Stitch will accept. If you set it to a value higher than that, you will use more memory, but StitchClient will deliver the messages in batches no larger than 4 Mb anyway.

Asynchronous Usage

StitchClient is not thread-safe. Calling any of methods concurrently can result in lost or corrupt data. If your application has multiple threads producing data, we recommend using a separate client for each thread.


Copyright © 2016 Stitch

Distributed under the Apache License Version 2.0

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