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Kafka: Introduction to core concepts

Apache Kafka was developed by LinkedIn and donated to Apache. Apache Kafka is a distributed streaming platform that can handle high volume of data.
Pull or Push?I initially misunderstood Kafka as a push based messaging system. However Kafka has chosen traditional pull approach. In Kafka, data is pushed to the broker by producers and pulled from the broker by the consumers.
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Why Kafka?Kafka is a reliable messaging system which is fast and durable. We can list it's benifits as;Scalable - Kafka's partion model allows data to distributed across multipel servers, making it highly scalable. Durable - Kafka's data is written to disk making it highly durable agaisnt server failures.Multiple producers - Kafka can handle multpile producers which publish to the same topic.Multiple consumers - Kafka is designed so that multipel consumers can read messages without interfering with each other.High performance - All these features allows high performace distributed messaging system.
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