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From Ali Akhtar <ali.rac...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Kafka null keys - OK or a problem?
Date Mon, 10 Oct 2016 05:53:40 GMT
If keys are null, what happens in terms of partitioning, is the load spread
evenly..?

On Mon, Oct 10, 2016 at 7:59 AM, Gwen Shapira <gwen@confluent.io> wrote:

> Kafka itself supports null keys. I'm not sure about the Go client you
> use, but Confluent's Go client also supports null keys
> (https://github.com/confluentinc/confluent-kafka-go/).
>
> If you decide to generate keys and you want even spread, a random
> number generator is probably your best bet.
>
> Gwen
>
> On Sun, Oct 9, 2016 at 6:05 PM, Ali Akhtar <ali.rac200@gmail.com> wrote:
> > A kafka producer written elsewhere that I'm using, which uses the Go
> kafka
> > driver, is sending messages where the key is null.
> >
> > Is this OK - or will this cause issues due to partitioning not happening
> > correctly?
> >
> > What would be a good way to generate keys in this case, to ensure even
> > partition spread?
> >
> > Thanks.
>
>
>
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