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MetadataChangeEvent (MCE) Consumer Job

MCE Consumer is a Kafka Streams job. Its main function is to listen MetadataChangeEvent Kafka topic for messages and process those messages and writes new metadata to DataHub GMS. After every successful update of metadata, GMS fires a MetadataAuditEvent and this is consumed by MAE Consumer Job.


  • You need to have JDK8 installed on your machine to be able to build DataHub GMS.


MCE Consumer Job is already built as part of top level build:

./gradlew build

However, if you only want to build MCE Consumer Job specifically:

./gradlew :metadata-jobs:mce-consumer-job:build


Before starting MCE Consumer Job, you need to make sure that Kafka, Schema Registry & Zookeeper and DataHub GMS Docker containers are up and running.

Start via Docker image

Quickest way to try out MCE Consumer Job is running the Docker image.

Start via command line

If you do modify things and want to try it out quickly without building the Docker image, you can also run the application directly from command line after a successful build:

./gradlew :metadata-jobs:mce-consumer-job:bootRun


To debug with an IDE (i.e. IntelliJ), run the bootRun task with the --debug-jvm flag. This will launch the app and listen on port 5005 for a remote debugger.

./gradlew :metadata-jobs:mce-consumer-job:bootRun --debug-jvm


Spring boot actuator has been enabled for MCE Application. healthcheck, metrics and info web endpoints are enabled by default.

healthcheck - http://localhost:9090/actuator/health

metrics - http://localhost:9090/actuator/metrics

To retrieve a specific metric - http://localhost:9090/actuator/metrics/