Skip to main content
Interania

Kafka

A distributed, partitioned, replicated commit log service. It provides the functionality of a messaging system, but with a unique design.

Kafka, Flume, and Scribe are tools for streaming data collection. While the models differ, the general idea is that these programs collect data from many sources; aggregate the data; and feed it to a database, a system like Hadoop, or other clients.

Related terms

  • optional
  • optional

  • Was this article helpful?