Apache Kafka in 5 Minutes
Technofunnel provides another article to get started with Apache Kafka Server on your local system. This article is focussed on providing easy steps to run Kafka. The article will add a series of steps and configurations that are required to run an Apache Kafka Server on Windows along with creating Kafka Consumer and Producer.
What is Kafka
Apache Kafka is a distributed streaming platform that can be used for publishing and subscribing to the stream of data. Kafka is really fast and provides good fault tolerance. It can handle a large volume of data and can be used for real-time data tracking. Apache Kafka can be used for monitoring logs, tracking real-time traffic, managing real-time data sharing.
Kafka has high throughput, highly reliable system which is used by large companies these days. It is simple to set up and work within our real application.
Kafka Setup and Installation
1. Install Java JDK 8 with Windows from the below link:
How to Download & Install Java JDK 8 in Windows
In this tutorial learn how to download and install Java JDK 8 in Windows and set environment variables.
2. Download Kafka from the following Url:
3. Unzip Kafka Folder in Local System
Once the Java JDK is installed, Unzip the Kafka Folder in some local directory. For this demo purpose, I am unzipping the folder in “C:\”