“Apache Kafka, an open-source distributed event streaming platform, is harnessed by numerous enterprises to establish high-performance data pipelines, conduct streaming analytics, facilitate data integration, and support mission-critical applications.
Kafka seamlessly integrates three pivotal capabilities into a single, rigorously tested solution, enabling end-to-end implementation of event streaming use cases:
Publishing and Subscribing: Kafka empowers users to both write (publish) and read (subscribe) to streams of events. It also streamlines the continuous import/export of data from other systems.
Durable and Reliable Event Storage: Kafka provides the means to securely and reliably store event streams for extended durations as required.
Real-time and Retrospective Event Processing: Kafka facilitates the processing of event streams in real-time as well as retrospectively.
All of these functionalities are delivered through a distributed, highly scalable, elastic, fault-tolerant, and secure framework. Kafka operates as a distributed system, comprising servers and clients that communicate efficiently via a high-performance TCP network protocol.”