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Kafka Self Assessment
What is Kafka?
[kafka.apache.org](https://kafka.apache.org): "Apache Kafka is an open-source distributed event streaming platform used by thousands of companies for high-performance data pipelines, streaming analytics, data integration, and mission-critical applications."
In other words, Kafka is a sort of distributed log where you can store events, read them and distribute them to different services and do it in high-scale and real-time.
What Kafka is used for?
- Real-time e-commerce
- Health Care
- Automotive (traffic alerts, hazard alerts, ...)
- Real-time Fraud Detection
What is a "Producer" in regards to Kafka?
An application that publishes data to the Kafka cluster.
What's in a Kafka cluster?
- Broker: a server with kafka process running on it. Such server has local storage. In a single Kafka clusters there are usually multiple brokers.