Google Cloud PubSub Sink Connector
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The Google Cloud PubSub sink connector pulls data from Pulsar topics and persists data to Google Cloud PubSub tables.

Quick start


The prerequisites for connecting an Google PubSub sink connector to external systems include:

  1. Create Google PubSub Topic in Google Cloud.
  2. Create the Gcloud ServiceAccount and create a public key certificate.
  3. Create the Gcloud Role, ensure the Google Cloud role have the following permissions:
- pubsub.topics.create
- pubsub.topics.get
- pubsub.topics.publish
  1. Grant the service account the above role permissions.

1. Create a connector

The following command shows how to use pulsarctl to create a builtin connector. If you want to create a non-builtin connector, you need to replace --sink-type google-pubsub with --archive /path/to/pulsar-io-google-pubsub.nar. You can find the button to download the nar package at the beginning of the document.

For StreamNative Cloud User

If you are a StreamNative Cloud user, you need set up your environment first.

pulsarctl sinks create \
  --sink-type google-pubsub \
  --name pubsub-sink \
  --tenant public \
  --namespace default \
  --inputs "Your topic name" \
  --parallelism 1 \
  --sink-config \
    "pubsubProjectId": "Your google pubsub project Id", 
    "pubsubTopicId": "Your google pubsub Topic name",
    "pubsubCredential": "The escaped and compressed public key certificate you created above"

The --sink-config is the minimum necessary configuration for starting this connector, and it is a JSON string. You need to substitute the relevant parameters with your own. If you want to configure more parameters, see Configuration Properties for reference.


You can also choose to use a variety of other tools to create a connector:

2. Send messages to the topic


If your connector is created on StreamNative Cloud, you need to authenticate your clients. See Build applications using Pulsar clients for more information.

public class TestProduce {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        PulsarClient client = PulsarClient.builder()
        .serviceUrl("{{Your Pulsar URL}}")

        Producer<byte[]> producer = client.newProducer()
            .topic("{{Your topic name}}")

        for (int i = 0; i < 10; i++) {
            String message = "my-message-" + i;
            MessageId msgID = producer.send(message.getBytes());
            System.out.println("Publish " + "my-message-" + i
                    + " and message ID " + msgID);

3. Show data on Google PubSub

You can create a subscription and pull data from the Google Pub/Sub console.

| Publish time              | Attribute keys  |  Message body    |   
| Feb 19, 2024, 4:17:42 PM  |               - | my-message-0     |
| Feb 19, 2024, 4:17:42 PM  |               - | my-message-1     |
| Feb 19, 2024, 4:17:42 PM  |               - | my-message-2     |
| Feb 19, 2024, 4:17:42 PM  |               - | my-message-3     |
| Feb 19, 2024, 4:17:43 PM  |               - | my-message-4     |
| Feb 19, 2024, 4:17:43 PM  |               - | my-message-5     |
| Feb 19, 2024, 4:17:43 PM  |               - | my-message-6     |
| Feb 19, 2024, 4:17:43 PM  |               - | my-message-7     |
| Feb 19, 2024, 4:17:44 PM  |               - | my-message-8     |
| Feb 19, 2024, 4:17:44 PM  |               - | my-message-9     |

Configuration Properties

Before using the Google Cloud PubSub sink connector, you need to configure it. This table outlines the properties and the descriptions.

pubsubCredentialStringtruetrue"" (empty string)The credential (JSON string) for accessing the Google Cloud. It needs to be compressed and escaping before use.
pubsubProjectIdStringtruefalse"" (empty string)The Google Cloud project ID.
pubsubTopicIdStringtruefalse" " (empty string)The topic ID. It is used to read messages from or write messages to Google Cloud Pub/Sub topics.
pubsubSchemaIdStringfalsefalse"" (empty string)The schema ID. You must set the schema ID when creating a schema for Google Cloud Pub/Sub topics.
pubsubSchemaTypeStringfalsefalse"" (empty string)The schema type. You must set the schema type when creating a schema for Google Cloud Pub/Sub topics. Currently, only the AVRO format is supported.
pubsubSchemaEncodingStringfalsefalse"" (empty string)The encoding of the schema. You must set the schema encoding when creating a schema for Google Cloud Pub/Sub topics. Currently, only the JSON format is supported.
pubsubSchemaDefinitionStringfalsefalse"" (empty string)The definition of the schema. It is used to create a schema to or parse messages from Google Cloud Pub/Sub topics.