Kafka in the Big Data ecosystem
This article presents an overview of the concepts, which form the Kafka system, and the role they play in the Big Data ecosystem. The Big Data world is getting more and more popular and the interest for the technologies in this ecosystem is growing. Analytics is often described as one of the most intricate challenges associated with Big Data. We will not focus on why this challenge arises and how it can be approached, because, before performing analytics on data, data has to be integrated and made available to enterprise users. That is where Apache Kafka comes in.