A docker image that generates AIS data into a kafka topic.
A sample run could be:
docker run --rm -it --net=host landoop/ais-generator \ -messages 100000000 \ -rate 25000 \ -jitter 5000 \ -bootstrap-servers broker1:9092,broker2:9092 -schema-registry http://schema.registry:8081
The generator specifically produces Class A Position Reports. It includes
a real world recording of about 275000 such reports and rolls over once it
send them all.
The produce process follows a normal distribution with
stddev=jitter. Thus if you set
jitter=0 (default) you get a stable rate.
The reason we distribute it as a docker image is the librdkafka
bindings for Go, which make it non-trivial to build and use properly.