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From Marko Bonaći <marko.bon...@sematext.com>
Subject Re: Kafka related queries
Date Mon, 05 Sep 2016 17:13:41 GMT
Hi Gauri,
I'll take a stab at your questions (others will undoubtedly correct me if
I'm wrong).

Kafka does work over TCP (what else :)
No format expectations (binary).
End to end latency depends on various parameters, like network, memory, but
it is (if you consume straight away; i.e. no consumer lag; i.e. lag can fit
in the OS page cache so you're not even hitting disk when consuming)
measured in low 10s of ms.
No read replicas. You only read from partition's master. I.e. replicas are
used to achieve redundancy.


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On Mon, Sep 5, 2016 at 9:17 AM, Gauri Padbidri <gpadbidri@genius-minds.com>
wrote:

> Hi All,
>
>
>
> I am very new to Kafka. I am still on the verge of deciding the platform to
> choose between Kafka and Kinesis for our requirement. Also it may take me
> more time to come up with a full proof answer, hence thought of
> parallelizing my search. Following are a few queries around Kafka :
>
>
>
> .         Does Kafka support sending Streaming Records over raw TCP ?
>
> .      Does Kafka expect the packet to be BASE 64 encoded ?
>
> .      How much egress and ingress capacity does Kafka support per
> Partition
> ?
>
> .      We would be using Kafka for ONLY FOR Data Ingest, do read replicas
> exist for Partitions and if they get replicated to other nodes in the Kafka
> cluster?
>
>
>
> Having these queries answered will help me a lot to freeze on Kafka. Look
> forward to your quick response. Thanks !
>
>
>
> Best Regards,
>
> Gauri Padbidri
>
>

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