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From Jun Rao <jun...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Kafka to transport binary files
Date Fri, 14 Nov 2014 01:34:26 GMT
Both the Kafka client and broker need to allocate memory for the whole
message. So, the larger the message, the more memory fragmentation it may
cause, which can lead to GC/OOME issues.



On Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 9:23 PM, Rohit Pujari <rpujari@hortonworks.com>

> I'm thinking of using Kafka for transporting binary files (tiff, jpeg,
> pdf). These files are anywhere between 10 KB to 5MB. Thought behind
> considering Kafka is - It serves as a staging area for the files and
> facilitates asynchronous ingestion in near-real-time.
> Any thoughts on using Kafka for binary payloads? gotchas, watch outs?
> Thanks,
> Rohit Pujari
> Solutions Architect, Hortonworks
> rpujari@hortonworks.com
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