Events, which is just another word for messages, are a great way to communicate information between different systems. Apache Kafka is designed for handling these communications at a large scale. It has become an industry standard, in part because it provides an efficient way to get the data that we all have coming in to the where it can best be utilized. In the same way that a language, like English, becomes valuable in large part because lots of people speak it, these messages are “understood” by most common systems and the ones that don’t can “be taught” without a…

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