Learning Apache Kafka - Second Edition

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Learn
  • Set up both single- and multi-node Kafka clusters and start sending messages
  • Understand the internals of Kafka's design and learn about message compression and replication in Kafka
  • Explore additional settings and configuration changes to achieve ever more complex goals
  • Write Kafka message producers and custom consumers using the Kafka API
  • Integrate Kafka with Apache Hadoop and Storm
  • Integrate Kafka with other tools for logging, packaging, and so on
  • Administer Kafka effectively and consistently with cluster management tools
About

Kafka is one of those systems that is very simple to describe at a high level but has an incredible depth of technical detail when you dig deeper.

Learning Apache Kafka Second Edition provides you with step-by-step, practical examples that help you take advantage of the real power of Kafka and handle hundreds of megabytes of messages per second from multiple clients. This book teaches you everything you need to know, right from setting up Kafka clusters to understanding basic blocks like producer, broker, and consumer blocks. Once you are all set up, you will then explore additional settings and configuration changes to achieve ever more complex goals. You will also learn how Kafka is designed internally and what configurations make it more effective. Finally, you will learn how Kafka works with other tools such as Hadoop, Storm, and so on.

Features
  • Quickly set up Apache Kafka clusters and start writing message producers and consumers
  • Write custom producers and consumers with message partition techniques
  • Integrate Kafka with Apache Hadoop and Storm for use cases such as processing streaming data
Page Count 112
Course Length 3 hours 21 minutes
ISBN 9781784393090
Date Of Publication 26 Feb 2015

Authors

Nishant Garg

Nishant Garg has over 17 years' software architecture and development experience in various technologies, such as Java Enterprise Edition, SOA, Spring, Hadoop, Hive, Flume, Sqoop, Oozie, Spark, Shark, YARN, Impala, Kafka, Storm, Solr/Lucene, NoSQL databases (such as HBase, Cassandra, and MongoDB), and MPP databases (such as GreenPlum). He received his MS in software systems from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India, and is currently working as a technical architect for the Big Data RandD Group with Impetus Infotech Pvt. Ltd. Previously, Nishant has enjoyed working with some of the most recognizable names in IT services and financial industries, employing full software life cycle methodologies such as Agile and SCRUM. Nishant has also undertaken many speaking engagements on big data technologies and is also the author of Apache Kafka and HBase Essentials, Packt Publishing.