Data Acquisition and Processing Made Easy
Heka is a tool for collecting and collating data from a number of different sources, performing "in-flight" processing of collected data, and delivering the results to any number of destinations for further analysis.
Heka is written in Go, but Heka plugins can be written
in either Go or Lua. The easiest way to compile Heka is by
sourcing (see below) the build script in the root directory of the project,
which will set up a Go environment, verify the prerequisites, and install all
required dependencies. The build process also provides a mechanism for easily
integrating external plug-in packages into the generated
hekad. For more
details and additional installation options see
WARNING: YOU MUST SOURCE THE BUILD SCRIPT (i.e.
source build.sh) TO
BUILD HEKA. Setting up the Go build environment requires changes to
the shell environment, if you simply execute the script (i.e.
./build.sh) these changes will not be made.