Using Kafka

Apache Kafka is a fast, scalable, durable, and distributed messaging system developed by LinkedIn. We will use Kafka using clj-kafka. It's a Clojure wrapper.

Getting ready

We need to install Kafka for this recipe. The installation steps of Kafka are as follows.

Downloading Kafka

First, download Kafka using the wget command:

$ wget

Then, extract Kafka files from the downloaded TAR file:

$ tar xzvf kafka_2.11-

Start ZooKeeper and Kafka server

Go to the Kafka directory and run ZooKeeper and Kafka server:

$ cd kafka_2.11- 
$ bin/ config/

The preceding ZooKeeper startup command will show ...

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