Created 02-11-2016 08:07 PM
I have recently started my journey in Big data technologies and my background has been mainly core Java. I have a project where I need to be able to process streams of call records and correlate them for business analytics, generate dashboard and events based on specific patterns/criteria.
As part of that project I am planning to explore Kafka, can you recommend good tutorials, books explaining how Kafka works, how to deploy and code to use Kafka capabilities and optimizing it for production.
Created 02-11-2016 08:19 PM
A good start point is Hortonworks Kafka page. You'll find tutorials, explanation how Kafka works and always helpful blog with interesting articles. Enjoy!
Created 02-11-2016 10:04 PM
This is very basic but it can help to understand the kafka basic model
Basic training http://www.slideshare.net/miguno/apache-kafka-08-basic-training-verisign
Created 02-14-2016 09:32 AM
Apache Kafka is a high-throughput distributed messaging system developed by LinkedIn. Kafka is a distributed, partitioned commit log service, that provides the functionality of a messaging system with a unique design. It is written in Scala and does not follow JMS (Java Message Service) standards.
The best way to learn about Kafka is read the original design page http://kafka.apache.org/ .That will give you an overview of the motivation behind the design choices and what makes Kafka efficient. It is also a very engaging read if you are interested in systems.
In terms of adoption, Kafka is currently used in production at LinkedIn, Twitter, Tumblr, Square and a number of different companies. You can read about the uses cases that those companies found for Kafka
here : https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/KAFKA/Powered+By
Created 02-16-2016 05:53 AM
Created on 03-15-2017 05:27 AM - edited 08-19-2019 01:41 AM
I have created a complete Kafka course on Udemy (over 9000 students, 1800 reviews, 4.6 stars rating) to get started:
It will get you started very quickly and allow you learn about the most important concepts in less than two hours. In total there are 4 hours of content!
And there are more tutorials at https://kafka-tutorials.com
Created 05-24-2017 11:58 AM
I have a small article to start with kafka. I have tried to keep it simple and precise.