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Summary: Kafka

Here is a quick summary of Kafka for you!


  1. Kafka provides low-latency, high-throughput, fault-tolerant publish and subscribe pipelines and can process huge continuous streams of events.
  2. Kafka can function both as a message queue and a publisher-subscriber system.
  3. At a high level, Kafka works as a distributed commit log.
  4. Kafka server is also called a broker. A Kafka cluster can have one or more brokers.
  5. A Kafka topic is a logical aggregation of messages. 6




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