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From Jay Kreps <jay.kr...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: tracking page views at linkedin
Date Sun, 09 Dec 2012 23:21:59 GMT
Yes this is how it works. We do not log out to disk on the web service
machines, rather we use the async setting in the kafka producer from the
app and it directly sends all tracking and monitoring data to the kafka
cluster.


On Sun, Dec 9, 2012 at 12:47 PM, S Ahmed <sahmed1020@gmail.com> wrote:

> I was reading (or watching) how linkedin uses kafka to track page views.
>
> I'm trying to imagine this in practise, where linkedin probably has 100's
> of web servers serving requests, and each server is making a put call to
> kafka to track a single page view.
>
> is this really the case?  Or does some other service roll up the web
> servers log files and then push it to kafka on a batch basis?
>
> Interesting stuff!
>

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