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Pankaj Misra 2013-04-23, 06:08
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David Arthur 2013-04-23, 12:24
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Re: Kafka Broker - In Memory Topics & Messages
For real time consumers, the overhead from the file system should be small
since the requested data is likely in pagecache and we use zero-copy
transfer.

Thanks,

Jun
On Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 11:07 PM, Pankaj Misra
<[EMAIL PROTECTED]>wrote:

> Hi All,
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> I am working on using Kafka for building a highly scalable system. As I
> understand and have seen, Kafka broker has a very impressive and scalable
> file handling mechanisms to provide guaranteed delivery. However in one of
> the scenarios, I am facing a different challenge.
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> The scenario is such that the message payload is buffered and guaranteed
> for delivery by an external system, wherein there is no compelling need for
> guaranteed delivery from Kafka, but there is a need to parallel process the
> message streams. This made me wonder, if there is some way in Kafka,
> wherein I can avoid creation of files and instead stream the messages
> in-memory as they come and still take advantage of Kafka message streams,
> avoiding the small overhead of file management (avoid some more disk level
> IOPS).
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> Would greatly appreciate community's response.
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> Thanks & Regards
> Pankaj Misra
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