Kafka Guides & Examples

Kafka Guides & Examples

This page serves as the landing page for all topics related about Apache Kafka. The page contains links to tutorials, guides and important links about Kafka.

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

Setup a Confluent Cloud Environment