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From Richard Lee <>
Subject Re: Kafka partition key
Date Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:28:23 GMT
Is there a typo below?  Are all of these actually in the same topic, just different partitions?
 Partitioning, AFAIK, is mainly done for parallelism & throughput reasons.  What is the
reason for partitioning your dataset by ‘columns’?


> On Mar 26, 2015, at 8:22 AM, Shekar Tippur <> wrote:
> Hello,
> Want to confirm a basic understanding of Kafka.
> If I have a dataset that needs to be partitioned by 4 columns, then the
> progression is
> {topic1:partition_key1} -> {Group by samza on partition_key1}
> ->
> {topic2:partition_key2} -> {Group by samza on partition_key2}
> ->
> {topic3:partition_key3} -> {Group by samza on partition_key3}
> ->
> {topic4:partition_key4} -> {Group by samza on partition_key4}
> Can you please confirm if my understanding is right?
> - Shekar


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