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Life without ZooKeeper

KRaft, a quorum-based consensus protocol, has revolutionized Kafka by eliminating its dependency on ZooKeeper for metadata management. This groundbreaking approach streamlines Kafka’s architecture and deployment by consolidating the responsibility of metadata management within Kafka itself, thereby eliminating the need to replicate and maintain metadata in both Kafka and ZooKeeper. With KRaft, a dedicated topic is created within Kafka to efficiently store and manage cluster metadata.

Join us in this workshop as we delve into:

  • Understanding the motivation behind implementing KRaft
  • Exploring real-world scenarios that necessitated KRaft adoption
  • Unveiling the advantages of utilizing KRaft instead of ZooKeeper for metadata management and how it simplifies and enhances Kafka’s functionality

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