What is the Kafka?
Apache Kafka is a publish-subscribe messaging system, written in Scala, that is scalable, fast, and fault-tolerant allowing a single cluster to serve as the primary data foundation for a large organization.
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Why use Kafka?
Apache Kafka is being readily adopted for large scale real-time event processing, log aggregation, and monitoring due to it’s speed and scalability. It surpasses many other messaging systems due to the following benefits:
System can scale quickly and effortlessly without incurring downtime.
Resilient and fault tolerant:
The system is resilient to node failures with the support of automatic recovery.
Handles large streams of data consistently without wavering in performance.
Low latency processing:
Consistent performance and easier support for multiple data sources and distributed data consumption.
Parallelism and decoupling:
Architecture is flexible and adaptable to change due to it’s high level of parallelism and decoupling.