“Apache Kafka, an open-source distributed event streaming platform, has gained favor among numerous enterprises for building high-performance data pipelines, conducting streaming analytics, facilitating data integration, and supporting mission-critical applications.
Kafka seamlessly amalgamates three crucial capabilities into a single, battle-tested solution to enable comprehensive event streaming use cases:
Publishing and Subscribing: Kafka allows users to both write (publish) and read (subscribe) to streams of events. It further facilitates continuous data import/export from various systems.
Durable and Reliable Event Storage: Kafka empowers users to store streams of events securely and persistently for as long as needed.
Real-time and Retrospective Event Processing: Kafka enables the processing of event streams as they occur in real-time, as well as retrospectively.
All these features are delivered within a distributed, highly scalable, elastic, fault-tolerant, and secure framework. Kafka operates as a distributed system, comprising servers and clients that communicate effectively via a high-performance TCP network protocol.”