We have published our Kafka 0.9 getting started guide to get you sending/receiving messages fast, as well as a performance report comparing Kafka 0.8 and 0.9 Streams operators.

1. Kafka Operators Getting Started Guide – We walk you through step by step on how to get your Kafka operators up and sending/receiving messages. It’s split up by sections, covering the simplest case of sending and receiving messages, then moves to more complex topics like consuming in parallel and guaranteed message processing using consistent regions. We also let you in on some of the tricks that we have learned from using these operators extensively. If you have more questions, post them here or using the feedback button in the guide.

2. Kafka Performance Summary РThis comparison between Kafka 0.8 operators and Kafka 0.9 operators (toolkit version 3.0 vs. 4.0) shows you how performance has been improved from our move to the new Kafka Java APIs. We also take a look at some of the Kafka 0.9 configs that can help improve performance, as well as how well Kafka brokers were able to maintain stress over time. Use this guide to help you approximate the message rates you should be able to achieve with Kafka.

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