Kafka is a publish/subscribe messaging system that, while young, forms a vital core for data flow inside many organizations, including LinkedIn. We will discuss Kafka from an Operations point of view, including the use cases for Kafka and the tools LinkedIn has been developing to improve the management of deployed clusters. We'll also talk about some of the challenges of managing a multi-tenant data service and how to avoid getting woken up at 3 AM.
NOTE: I highly recommend viewing the original PPT. It has copious speaker notes for each slide, and the animations will actually work properly.