Installing Kafka on Mac OSX

Apache Kafka is a highly-scalable publish-subscribe messaging system that can serve as the data backbone in distributed applications. With Kafka’s Producer-Consumer model it becomes easy to implement multiple data consumers that do live monitoring as well persistent data storage for later analysis.

STEP 1: Installation, the best way to install the latest version of the Kafka server on OS X and to keep it up to date is via Homebrew.

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$ brew install kafka

this will also install all dependencies, like zookeeper which is required to run the server. (more…)

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