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CloudEvents Transformation engine

by triggermesh

v1.10.0 (see all)
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Bumblebee: A CloudEvents Transformer

Bumblebee allows you to transform CloudEvents via an object of kind Transformation. A Transformation object creates an addressable custom resource based on Knative Serving aimed at flexible CloudEvents modifications. When you create a Transformation object, the controller creates a Knative Service that accepts CloudEvents, applies the declared transformation and replies with a new CloudEvent or forwards it to another addressable resource.

Installation

Bumblebee can be compiled and deployed from source with ko:

ko apply -f ./config

You can verify that it installed successfully by checking the CRD:

$ kubectl get crd transformations.flow.triggermesh.io
transformations.flow.triggermesh.io                  2020-08-19T13:13:09Z

And checking that the controller is running:

$ kubectl get pods -n transformation -l app=transformation-controller
transformation-controller-6bdc658bf8-pwblp                1/1     Running   0          5d19h

A custom resource of kind Transformation can now be created, check a sample.

Specification

Bumblebee's API specification consists of three parts: optional Sink reference and two transformation sections called "context" and "data" for corresponding CloudEvents components. If a Bumblebee object (i.e Transformation) has a sink then the resulting events are forwarded to the referenced object, otherwise, they will be sent back to the event producer. "context" and "data" transformation operations are applied on the event in the order they are listed in the spec with one exception: "store". The "store" operation runs before the rest to be able to collect variables for the runtime.

Operations

Currently Bumblebee supports the following basic transformation operations:

Delete

Delete CE keys or objects.

Example 1

Remove a key.

spec:
  data:
  - operation: delete
    paths:
    - key: foo
    - key: array[1].foo
    - key: foo.array[5]
Example 2

Remove a "foo" key only if its value is equal to "bar".

spec:
  data:
  - operation: delete
    paths:
    - key: foo
      value: bar
Example 3

Recursively remove all keys with specified value.

spec:
  data:
  - operation: delete
    paths:
    - value: leaked password
Example 4

Delete everything. Useful for composing completely new CE using stored variables.

spec:
  data:
  - operation: delete
    paths:
    - key:

Add

Add new or override existing CE keys.

Example 1

Override Cloud Event type. This operation can be used to implement complex Transformation logic with multiple Triggers and CE type filtering.

spec:
  context:
  - operation: add
    paths:
    - key: type
      value: ce.after.transformation
Example 2

Create a new object with nested structure.

spec:
  data:
  - operation: add
    paths:
    - key: The.Ultimate.Questions.Answer
      value: "42"
Example 3

Create arrays or modify existing ones. "True" will be added as a second item of a new array "array" in a new object "newObject". "1337" will be added as a new key "newKey" as a first item of an existing array "commits".

spec:
  data:
  - operation: add
    paths:
    - key: newObject.array[2]
      value: "true"
    - key: commits[1].newKey
      value: "1337"
Example 4

"Add" operation supports value composing from variables and static strings.

spec:
  data:
  - operation: add
    paths:
    - key: id
      value: ce-$source-$id

Shift

Move existing CE values to new keys.

Example 1

Move value from "foo" key to "bar"

spec:
  data:
  - operation: shift
    paths:
    - key: foo:bar
Example 2

Move key only if its value is equal to "bar".

spec:
  data:
  - operation: shift
    paths:
    - key: old:new
      value: bar
Example 3

Shift supports nested objects and arrays:

spec:
  data:
  - operation: shift
    paths:
    - key: array[0].id:newArray[1].newId
    - key: object.list[0]:newItem

Store

Store CE value as a pipeline variable. Useful in combination with the other operations. The variables are shared between the "context" and the "data" parts of the transformation pipeline.

Example 1

Store CE type and source and add them into headers array in a payload. Also set a new CE type and save the original one in context extensions.

spec:
  context:
  - operation: store
    paths:
    - key: $ceType
      value: type
    - key: $ceSource
      value: source
  - operation: add
    paths:
    - key: type
      value: ce.after.transformation
    - key: extensions.OriginalType
      value: $ceType
  data:
  - operation: add
    paths:
    - key: headers[0].source
      value: $ceSource
    - key: headers[1].type
      value: $ceType

Sample with Event Routing

Transformations are useful to modify the payload and CloudEvent context attributes when an event is routed to a Target (aka event sink) that needs to receive a specific event type and payload. The CloudEvent can be routed to a Transformation addressable via a specific Trigger where it gets modified according to the declared transformation and then gets routed to its final destination via a second Trigger as depicted in the figure below:

bumblebee

The Sample directory contains examples.

Support

We would love your feedback and help on this project, so don't hesitate to let us know what is wrong and how we could improve them, just file an issue or join those of us who are maintaining them and submit a PR

Commercial Support

TriggerMesh Inc. supports this project commercially, email info@triggermesh.com to get more details.

Code of Conduct

This plugin is by no means part of CNCF but we abide by its code of conduct

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