What is Kafka?

What is Kafka?

Oct 31, 2022

Apache Kafka is a popular open source platform for streaming, storing, and processing high volumes of data. In this video, we break down how Kafka works and how it’s able to provide you with a reliable, scalable, and highly performant service for managing events. We also touch on some key resources for effectively monitoring your Kafka deployments via Datadog.


00:00- Introduction

00:37- Kafka Architecture

01:23- Kafka Reliability

04:08- Kafka Scalability

05:10- Kafka Performance

05:35- Monitoring Kafka in Production