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From Tom Brown <tombrow...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Consuming "backwards"?
Date Fri, 06 Dec 2013 14:38:14 GMT
Do you mean you want to start from the most recent data and go backwards to
the oldest data, or that you want to start with old data and consume

If the former, it would be difficult or impossible in 0.7.x, but I think
doable in 0.8.x. (They added some sort of message index). If the latter,
that is easily accomplished in both versions.


On Friday, December 6, 2013, Otis Gospodnetic wrote:

> Hi,
> Does Kafka offer a way to consume messages in batches, but "from the end"?
> This would be valuable to have in all systems where the most recent data is
> a lot more important than older data, such as performance metrics, and
> maybe even logs....maybe also trading/financial data, and such.
> Any chance of this sort of functionality ever making it into Kafka, or is
> this simply not implementable due to some underlying assumptions, or data
> structures, or ... ?
> Thanks,
> Otis
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