No. Kafka broker stores the binary data as it is. The binary data may be
compressed, if compression is enabled at the producer.
On Wed, May 8, 2013 at 5:57 AM, Sybrandy, Casey <
[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Does the Kafka broker Base64 encode the messages? We are sending binary
> data to the brokers and I looked at the logs to confirm that they data was
> being stored, however all of the data, with a few exceptions, looks to be
> Base64 encoded. I didn't expect this, so I wanted to ask and confirm what
> I'm seeing.
> If this is true, does this affect the size of the message when fetching?
> In other words, if I send a 100K message, do I have to make sure I can
> fetch a 300K message since the message can now be 300K in size because of
> the encoding?
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