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Announcing: Apache Kafka for CDH 5 GA

Master Collaborator

Dear CDH and Cloudera Manager Users,

We are pleased to announce the General Availability of Apache Kafka for CDH 5. Apache Kafka is a distributed publish-subscribe messaging system. It provides:

  • High throughput and low latency

  • Scalability

  • Durability  and reliability

  • Fault tolerance

  • High concurrency

In addition to replacing traditional message brokers, Kafka is ideal for collecting user activity data, aggregating logs, obtaining operational application metrics, and device instrumentation.

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