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From Tom Crayford <tcrayf...@heroku.com>
Subject Re: Delayed Queue usecase
Date Fri, 07 Oct 2016 12:54:02 GMT
Kafka doesn't support time delays at all, no.

On Thu, Oct 6, 2016 at 12:14 AM, Akshay Joglekar <
akshay.joglekar@danalinc.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I have a use case where I need to process certain messages only after a
> certain amount time has elapsed. Does Kafka have any support for time
> delays?
> Currently I am putting messages in different queues based on when the
> message should get processed and at any given time the consumers only poll
> the queue whose time is current. However this does not scale very well and
> it's hard to provide finer second-level or millisecond level granularity
> since the number of queues required becomes huge at that point. So was
> wondering if Kafka provides any built-in mechanism for time delays that can
> be used.
>
> Thanks,
> Akshay
>

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