Distributed systems are collections of computers that work together to form a single computer for end-users. They allow us to scale at exponential rates, and they can handle billions of requests and upgrades without downtime. Apache Kafka has become one of the most widely used distributed systems on the market today.
According to the official Kafka site, 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.” Kafka is used by most Fortune 100 companies, including big tech names like LinkedIn, Netflix, and Microsoft.
In this Apache Kafka tutorial, we’ll discuss the uses, key features, and architectural components of the distributed streaming platform. Let’s get started!
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