Around IT In 256 Seconds By Tomasz Nurkiewicz

Podcast for developers, testers, SREs… and their managers. I explain complex and convoluted technologies in a clear way, avoiding buzzwords and hype. Never longer than 4 minutes and 16 seconds.

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14 July 2020

#8: Kafka's design

by Tomasz Nurkiewicz

Kafka is not a message broker. However, it can be used as such very effectively. Instead, I’d like to think about as a very peculiar database. A database where inserts are insanely fast and sequential reads are preferred and very fast as well. Also there is very little support for deleting and updating data. In this episode I am focusing on the architecture and internals of Kafka. The best way to understand Kafka is by examining how it works.

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tags: kafka - sendfile - tail - partitioning