What Is Apache Kafka?

Apache Kafka is a publish-subscribe messaging system that works with Apache Storm, Apache HBase and Apache Spark for real-time analysis and rendering of streaming data.

Kafka is “a high-throughput distributed messaging system.” It was developed at LinkedIn as their streaming data backbone. Part of the Hortonworks Data Platform, it is fast, scalable, and fault tolerant.

That’s great, but what does that really mean?

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