Kafka is a distributed, scalable publish-subscribe messaging system for real-time data processing and stream processing, serving as a central hub for real-time data feeds.
Message Queues are asynchronous communication mechanisms for decoupled applications to exchange messages, improving scalability and reliability
Message Queues are a useful tool that can integrate easily and empower your project with many benefits, such as:
- Decoupled communication between applications
- Improved scalability and reliability
- Asynchronous processing and handling of messages
- Load balancing and message prioritization
- Durable storage of messages for guaranteed delivery
- Supports processing of large volumes of messages.
Of the many benefits Kafka offers, here are a few examples:
- Kafka provides a highly scalable and distributed architecture for handling large amounts of real-time data streams
- It offers low latency and high-throughput for both producing and consuming data, making it suitable for handling real-time data feeds
- The publish-subscribe pattern in Kafka allows for decoupled communication between producers and consumers of data, making it easy to add new consumers or producers without affecting the others
- The built-in partitioning and replication of data in Kafka ensures high availability and fault tolerance of data, making it a reliable solution for mission-critical data
- The data in Kafka is stored as a log with strong durability guarantees, allowing for efficient recovery from failures and easy reuse of data for multiple use-cases and applications.