The HERE Workspace offers you a rich but strict batch processing model in the Workspace that goes beyond simply processing data in chunks. This assists you with most use cases that relate to processing versioned data and creating versioned data as output. Another way of saying this is that the Workspace supports snapshot to snapshot compilations. This model is valuable if your input data is regularly updated and you need to process it over and over again.
However, there are also use cases where you simply want to process data only once. Alternatively, you may be very experienced with Spark and RDDs and therefore would prefer a purer experience. Therefore, the HERE Workspace also allows you to work directly on Spark in Workspace by using the same components that you also use when working directly on Flink when doing streaming processing in the Workspace.
The batch processing model is implemented on multiple levels in the Workspace starting with the way the Workspace stores versioned data, continuing with how the Pipeline API triggers batch jobs on Spark and ending with the Data Processing Library that helps you build your batch processing application.
When you use the Data Processing Library all this is taken care of for you and you can focus on your business logic. When only some of your input partitions change, you may benefit from incremental compilation, saving processing time and money. However, you cannot break out of this strict model. When working on Spark directly, you need to make sure that when you write to an output catalog that you also write the dependencies.
The figure below illustrates the creation of a batch pipeline.
To create a batch pipeline, follow the steps below.
Identify one or more versioned layers to serve as your data source.
For more information on working with data catalogs in the Workspace, see the Data API.
The Workspace provides map data based on the HERE Map Content specification. For more on the HERE Map Content catalog data structures, see the HERE Map Content Data Specification.
The Workspace provides sensor data catalogs based on the Sensor Data Ingestion Interface (SDII). For more information on the SDII catalog data structures, see the SDII Data Specification.
Notice that the HERE Workspace also allows you to bring your own data. For more information on using data in your own format, see the Data API.
Create your output catalog.
The HERE portal provides a UI for managing data catalogs. For more information on creating catalogs in the Workspace, see the Data API.
The OLP CLI offers you command line options for managing data catalogs. For more information on OLP CLI data commands, see the OLP CLI User Guide.
If you prefer to use REST requests, the Data API provides a series of endpoints for managing data catalogs. For more information, see Data API Developer's Guide.
Create your pipeline and write to your output layer.
The Data Processing Library provides classes and methods for defining, implementing and deploying processing algorithms and custom logic for transforming data and for writing to the output layer. For more information on the Data Processing Library, see the Data Processing Library Developer's Guide.
The Location Library provides classes and methods for operations such as clustering, map matching, and other features. For more information on the Location Library, see the Location Library Developer's Guide.
When you use the Location Library, you can use the Data Client Library to retrieve your data and to write your output to your output layer. For more information on using the Data Client Library, see the Data Client Library Developer's Guide.
Build your pipeline.
To build your pipeline as a fat JAR, use the command below.
mvn -Pplatform clean package
Notice that you can only use this command if you use the environment POM as the parent POM.
For examples that show how to use the Data Processing Library and the Location Library, see Code Examples.
For a tutorial that demonstrates how to use the Data Processing Library, see the Copy a Catalog tutorial.