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Apache Kafka Tutorial - A Comprehensive Guide for Beginners

Kafka Tutorial for Beginners

This Kafka tutorial from Intellipaat covers the introduction to Kafka, its definition, installation of Kafka, use cases, ecosystem, version updating, Application Programming Interface, configuration, operation, basic Kafka operations, datacenters, import configuration, Java version, hardware and operating system, monitoring, and conclusion.

Read below to find out why Kafka has gained impetus in such a short span of time since its inception:

  • Widely known for its speed, i.e., 2 million writes per second with zero downtime and zero loss
  • Balances the load by storing more than one partition
  • Able to gather logs from multiple sources and convert them in a standard format.

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Kafka vs Storm

Despite both these technologies work together, their operations are slightly different in nature.

Let’s compare Kafka and Storm:

Apache Kafka Apache Storm
distributed pub-sub real-time messaging system distributed real-time computation engine
processes messages at scale processes unbounded streams of data
Useful when processing and analyzing data in real-time Useful in transforming data in multiple stages

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