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Matt Howlett edited this page Dec 19, 2019 · 27 revisions

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What are some good resources for getting started with Kafka?

If you're new to Apache Kafka, the introduction and design sections of the Apache documentation are an excellent place to start.

The Confluent blog has a lot of good technical information - Jay Kreps's guide to building a streaming platform covers many of the core concepts again, but with a focus on Kafka's role at a company-wide scale. Also noteworthy are Ben Stopford's microservices blogposts for his unique take on the relationship between applications and data.

What is Confluent Platform?

Confluent Platform is an extended distribution of Apache Kafka. A good comparison of Apache Kafka, Confluent OSS and Confluent Enterprise can be found here.

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