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From Jun Rao <...@confluent.io>
Subject [ANNOUNCEMENT] Apache Kafka Released
Date Wed, 04 Feb 2015 01:37:01 GMT
The Apache Kafka community is pleased to announce the release for Apache

The release introduces many new features, improvements and fixes
 - A new Java producer for ease of implementation and enhanced performance.
 - A Kafka-based offset storage.
 - Delete topic support.
 - Per topic configuration of preference for consistency over availability.
 - Scala 2.11 support and dropping support for Scala 2.8.
 - LZ4 Compression.

All of the changes in this release can be found:

Apache Kafka is high-throughput, publish-subscribe messaging system
rethought of as a distributed commit log.

** Fast => A single Kafka broker can handle hundreds of megabytes of reads
writes per second from thousands of clients.

** Scalable => Kafka is designed to allow a single cluster to serve as the
central data backbone
for a large organization. It can be elastically and transparently expanded
without downtime.
Data streams are partitioned and spread over a cluster of machines to allow
data streams
larger than the capability of any single machine and to allow clusters of
co-ordinated consumers.

** Durable => Messages are persisted on disk and replicated within the
cluster to prevent
data loss. Each broker can handle terabytes of messages without performance

** Distributed by Design => Kafka has a modern cluster-centric design that
strong durability and fault-tolerance guarantees.

You can download the release from: http://kafka.apache.org/downloads.html

We welcome your help and feedback. For more information on how to
report problems, and to get involved, visit the project website at



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