Kafka 101

30 Minutes

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Learn about the fundamentals of Apache Kafka. This tutorial covers basic concepts of Kafka and its components.

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What is Apache Kafka?

What is Apache Kafka? Apache Kafka is a distributed data streaming platform that

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What are topics?

What are topics? A topic is a collection of messages that you want to group

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What are partitions?

What are partitions? A partition contains a subset of the messages written to a

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What are messages?

What are messages? A message or record is a key/value pair with data for the

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What are producers?

What are producers? Producers publish messages to a topic, which appends each

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What are consumers?

What are consumers? Each message published to a topic is delivered to a consumer

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Kafka ecosystem

Kafka ecosystem The brokers and API are not the only tools offered to developers

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