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How is Kafka messaging system different than other messaging frameworks?

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The answer to such Kafka interview questions should be straightforward. Candidates can outline their response in the form of bullet points that differentiate Kafka from other messaging or real-time data streaming platforms. Here are the pointers that separate Kafka from the rest of its competition.

  • The design follows a public-subscribe model.
  • Seamless support for Spark and other Big Data technologies.
  • Support for cluster mode operation.
  • Fault tolerance capability for reducing concerns of message loss.
  • Support for Scala and Java programming languages.
  • Ease of coding and configuration.
  • Ideal for web service architecture as well as big data architecture.