Kafka: The Definitive Guide, 2nd Edition

Kafka: The Definitive Guide, 2nd Edition


Book description

Every enterprise application creates data, whether it consists of log messages, metrics, user activity, outgoing messages, or something else. Moving all of this data is just as important as the data itself. This bookâ??s updated second edition shows application architects, developers, and production engineers new to the Kafka open source streaming platform how to handle real-time data feeds. Additional chapters cover Kafkaâ??s AdminClient API, new security features, and tooling changes.

Engineers from Confluent and LinkedIn responsible for developing Kafka explain how to deploy production Kafka clusters, write reliable event-driven microservices, and build scalable stream processing applications with this platform. Through detailed examples, youâ??ll learn Kafkaâ??s design principles, reliability guarantees, key APIs, and architecture details, including the replication protocol, the controller, and the storage layer.

Youâ??ll examine:

  • How publish-subscribe messaging fits in the big data ecosystem
  • Kafka producers and consumers for writing and reading messages
  • Patterns and use-case requirements to ensure reliable data delivery
  • Best practices for building data pipelines and applications with Kafka
  • How to perform monitoring, tuning, and maintenance tasks with Kafka in production
  • The most critical metrics among Kafkaâ??s operational measurements
  • Kafkaâ??s delivery capabilities for stream processing systems Show and hide more


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