Apache Kafka’s Uses and Target Market

From Nicolae Marasoiu’s answer via Quora: Kafka is a high performance messaging system which provides an immutable, linearizable, sharded log of messages. Throughput and storage capacity scale linearly with nodes. Kafka can push astonishingly high volume through each node; often saturating disk, network, or both, while keeping a low cpu utilization. You would use Kafka in scenarios of asynchronous communication and processing pipelines, predominantly in distributed systems, cloud & big data,

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