Is Apache Kafka a Database?

Well, no. Apache Kafka isn't a database. It's a real-time event streaming platform. However, Kafka's ability to retain data in a durable and replicated manner does give it some database-like properties, which can be helpful in specific scenarios. In this article, I intend to draw a connecting line highlighting similar

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Kafka

Deploying Databases on DigitalOcean with Crossplane

While Kubernetes has become the go-to platform for deploying business workloads, a major challenge still lies in managing the resources and services that your applications depend on, which often live outside the Kubernetes cluster. Crossplane is a cool open-source project that extends the Kubernetes control plane to provision and manage

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Cloud

How Does Real-Time Data Streaming Work in Kafka?

Producing and processing real-time data are two sides of a coin. Imagine you run a company that continuously generates a steady stream of data that needs to be processed efficiently. Traditional solutions for handling this data using Kafka's producer and consumer APIs can be bulky because of the lines of

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Automating Azure Infrastructure with Terraform and Azure DevOps

The Azure ecosystem offers a wide range of services with varying price points, from affordable to expensive. As a DevOps/Cloud engineer, your responsibility is to provision and configure these services properly not just from an operational standpoint, but also with regard to their operational expenses. Managing these resources becomes

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Azure

Schema Evolution in Kafka

While applications are producing and consuming messages to and fro Kafka, you'll notice that new consumers of existing topics start emerging. These new consumers (applications) might have been written by the same engineers who wrote the original producer of those messages or by people you don't know. The emergence of

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Kafka

How to Setup Repositories in Azure Devops

DevOps teams handle a complex array of tools—such as Git, Jira, and CI/CD platforms—each playing a crucial role. However, managing these tools can lead to chaos due to constant context switching. Moreover, introducing a cloud like Azure, with its diverse APIs, can further complicate the creation of

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Azure

Kafka Architecture 101

Apache Kafka offers you three key features. It's the ability to publish & subscribe to events, store them, and process them in real-time or at a later point. In this article, you'll better understand all the components that make these features possible. You'll go deeper into the internal components of the

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Build a Docker Image and Push to Docker Hub: A Quick Guide

In the build process of modern applications, one important step you wouldn't want to skip is containerizing your app, with Docker being the go-to tool for this process. After containerization, your application will be tagged and pushed to a public repository like Docker Hub. The workflow is usually similar to

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