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Tutorial: Loading a file

Getting started

This tutorial demonstrates how to perform a batch file load, using Druid's native batch ingestion.

For this tutorial, we'll assume you've already downloaded Druid as described in the single-machine quickstart and have it running on your local machine. You don't need to have loaded any data yet.

Preparing the data and the ingestion task spec

A data load is initiated by submitting an ingestion task spec to the Druid overlord. For this tutorial, we'll be loading the sample Wikipedia page edits data.

We have provided an ingestion spec at examples/wikipedia-index.json, shown here for convenience, which has been configured to read the quickstart/wikiticker-2015-09-12-sampled.json.gz input file:

  "type" : "index",
  "spec" : {
    "dataSchema" : {
      "dataSource" : "wikipedia",
      "parser" : {
        "type" : "string",
        "parseSpec" : {
          "format" : "json",
          "dimensionsSpec" : {
            "dimensions" : [
              { "name": "added", "type": "long" },
              { "name": "deleted", "type": "long" },
              { "name": "delta", "type": "long" }
          "timestampSpec": {
            "column": "time",
            "format": "iso"
      "metricsSpec" : [],
      "granularitySpec" : {
        "type" : "uniform",
        "segmentGranularity" : "day",
        "queryGranularity" : "none",
        "intervals" : ["2015-09-12/2015-09-13"],
        "rollup" : false
    "ioConfig" : {
      "type" : "index",
      "firehose" : {
        "type" : "local",
        "baseDir" : "quickstart/",
        "filter" : "wikiticker-2015-09-12-sampled.json.gz"
      "appendToExisting" : false
    "tuningConfig" : {
      "type" : "index",
      "targetPartitionSize" : 5000000,
      "maxRowsInMemory" : 25000,
      "forceExtendableShardSpecs" : true

This spec will create a datasource named "wikipedia".

Load batch data

We've included a sample of Wikipedia edits from September 12, 2015 to get you started.

To load this data into Druid, you can submit an ingestion task pointing to the file. To submit this task, POST it to Druid in a new terminal window from the druid-0.12.3 directory:

curl -X 'POST' -H 'Content-Type:application/json' -d @examples/wikipedia-index.json http://localhost:8090/druid/indexer/v1/task

Which will print the ID of the task if the submission was successful:


To view the status of your ingestion task, go to your overlord console: http://localhost:8090/console.html. You can refresh the console periodically, and after the task is successful, you should see a "SUCCESS" status for the task.

After your ingestion task finishes, the data will be loaded by historical nodes and available for querying within a minute or two. You can monitor the progress of loading your data in the coordinator console, by checking whether there is a datasource "wikipedia" with a blue circle indicating "fully available": http://localhost:8081/#/.

Coordinator console

Querying your data

Your data should become fully available within a minute or two. You can monitor this process on your Coordinator console at http://localhost:8081/#/.

Once the data is loaded, please follow the query tutorial to run some example queries on the newly loaded data.


If you wish to go through any of the other ingestion tutorials, you will need to reset the cluster and follow these reset instructions, as the other tutorials will write to the same "wikipedia" datasource.

Further reading

For more information on loading batch data, please see the batch ingestion documentation.