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Kafka Introduction

Lets start with Apache Kafka learning with general introduction about the Kafka.

Kafka is one of the messaging system, which uses the pattern of publish and subscribe.

Publish is nothing but a sender and reciever is nothing but a subscriber.

For every publish and subscriber system, we do often see a broker in between.

The broker here is nothing but a Kakfa.

Kafka is not just a broker, its beyond the broker. Will see in upcoming chapter what other tasks can be performed by the Kafka.

Why Broker? Most of us will be having a question why we need a broker in between publish and subscriber pattern. Will continue with this question in the mind. After understaning the features of the kakfa, will get the answer for the question.

Apache Kafka is an open-source stream-processing software platform developed by LinkedIn and donated to the Apache Software Foundation, written in Scala and Java.
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