Friday, March 6, 2015

Embedding WSO2 Siddhi from Java

Siddhi is the CEP Engine that powers WSO2 CEP. WSO2 CEP is the server, that can accepts messages over the network via long list of protocols  such as Thrift, HTTP/JSON, JMS, Kafka, and Web Socket.

Siddhi, in contrast, is a java Library. That means you can use it from a Java class, or a java main method. I personally do this to debug CEP queries before putting them into WSO2 CEP. Following Describes how to do it. However, you can embedded it and create your own apps.

First, add following jars into class path. ( You can find them from WSO2 CEP pack, and from ). The Jar versions might change with new packs, but what ever in the same CEP pack will work.
  1. siddhi-api-2.1.0-wso2v1.jar (from CEP_PACK/repository/components/plugins/) 
  2. antlr-runtime-3.4.jar (from CEP_PACK/repository/components/plugins/) 
  3. log4j-1.2.14.jar ( download from
  4. siddhi-query-2.1.0-wso2v1.jar (from CEP_PACK/repository/components/plugins/) 
  5. siddhi-core-2.1.0-wso2v1.jar (from CEP_PACK/repository/components/plugins/) 
Now you can use Siddhi using the following code. You define a Siddhi engine, add queries, register callbacks to receive results, and send events.

SiddhiManager siddhiManager = new SiddhiManager();
//define stream
siddhiManager.defineStream("define stream StockQuoteStream (symbol string,
    value double, time long, count long); ");
//add CEP queries
siddhiManager.addQuery("from StockQuoteStream[value>20] 
   insert into HighValueQuotes;");
//add Callbacks to see results
siddhiManager.addCallback("HighValueQuotes", new StreamCallback() {
     public void receive(Event[] events) {

//send events in to Siddhi 
InputHandler inputHandler = siddhiManager.getInputHandler("StockQuoteStream");
inputHandler.send(new Object[]{"IBM", 34.0, System.currentTimeMillis(), 10});

Here events you sent in must agree with the event streams you have defined. For example, StockQuoteStream must have a string, double, long, and a long as per event stream definition.

See my earlier blog for example of more queries.

Please see  [1] and [2] for more information about the Siddhi query language. If you create a complicated query, you can check intermediate results by adding callbacks to intermediate streams.

Enjoy! reach us via wso2 tag at stackoverflow if you have any questions or send a mail to


Update: For CEP 4.0 and later, API has changed. You can find new sample (Siddhi 4.0) from Look at simple filter sample. Look for pom file for dependencies.

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