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This quickstart will get you started with Buz, a multi-node Redpanda cluster, and the Redpanda console for rapidly bootstrapping a lightweight streaming stack.


If you don't have docker and docker-compose you will need to install those first.

1. Clone the Buz repo

git clone && cd buz

~/code ❯❯❯ git clone
Cloning into 'buz'...
remote: Enumerating objects: 1324, done.
remote: Counting objects: 100% (1324/1324), done.
remote: Compressing objects: 100% (615/615), done.
remote: Total 1324 (delta 611), reused 1163 (delta 495), pack-reused 0
Receiving objects: 100% (1324/1324), 25.89 MiB | 4.35 MiB/s, done.
Resolving deltas: 100% (611/611), done.
~/code ❯❯❯ cd buz

2. Bootstrap Buz, Redpanda, and the Redpanda Console

docker-compose -f examples/quickstart/docker-compose.yml up -d


This step requires docker-compose.

~/c/buz ❯❯❯ docker-compose -f examples/quickstart/docker-compose.yml up -d
[+] Running 7/7
⠿ Container redpanda-3 Healthy 1.6s
⠿ Container buz-quickstart-ui Started 0.3s
⠿ Container redpanda-1 Healthy 2.1s
⠿ Container redpanda-2 Healthy 1.6s
⠿ Container console Started 2.3s
⠿ Container buz Healthy 3.9s
⠿ Container buz-quickstart-proxy Started

3. Send Events to Buz

The Buz quickstart serves an instrumented page to quickly start firing Snowplow Browser Tracker events located here: localhost:8081

The following events are tracked (using both the GET and batch POST capabilities of the Snowplow tracker):

  • Page views
  • Page pings (time on page)
  • Transaction events and transaction item events
  • Struct events
  • Snowplow self-describing events

4. View Events in the Redpanda Console

The Buz Quickstart runs a Redpanda Console at localhost:8082.

Incoming events can be viewed in the console using the Topic Viewer:

quickstart topic viewer

Next Steps

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