- What is Apache Kafka?
- Setup a Kafka Environment
What is Apache Kafka?
Apache Kafka is an open-source stream-processing software platform developed by LinkedIn and donated to the Apache Software Foundation. It’s designed to handle real-time data feeds with high throughput and low latency. Kafka operates as a distributed publish/subscribe messaging system, offering durable message storage and fault-tolerant capabilities. Commonly used for building real-time data pipelines and streaming applications, Kafka’s architecture allows it to scale easily and serve as a central hub for large volumes of data.
Setup a Kafka Environment
You can either set up a Kafka environment locally on your macOS using Homebrew for a more hands-on approach, or leverage the simplicity and scalability of Confluent Cloud for a fully managed Kafka service.
Install Kafka on Local Machine
- Install Apache Kafka on macOS using Homebrew
- Setup a Single Zookeeper Node and a Single Kafka Broker Cluster
- Setup a Single Zookeeper Node and a Multi Kafka Broker Cluster
- Remove Apache Kafka on macOS using Homebrew