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Re: Downsides of not using any sink groups
typically in such setting you are likely to have all sinks to be of the
same sink type. so it seems unlikely that one instance of the same sink
could fail but not another.
On Sun, Aug 18, 2013 at 8:26 PM, Juhani Connolly <

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> Hi Pankaj,
> The reasons you listed are the main disadvantages, and I can't come up
> with any others.
> On 08/19/2013 08:29 AM, Pankaj Gupta wrote:
> Hi,
>  What would be the downsides of connecting a lot of sinks to the channel
> directly without any sink groups. Going by the transactional semantics, I
> would think that there shouldn't be any loss of data. The downsides that I
> expect would be that there wouldn't be any backoff and thus the sink that
> is failing will keep trying and failing. Also load wouldn't be guaranteed
> to be balanced, although since all of them get equal chance at dequeing
> events it shouldn't be too bad, would it? Are there any other downsides
> that I am missing?
>  Thanks in Advance,
> Pankaj
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