Setting up and running Apache Kafka®

Apache Kafka is a distributed streaming platform with three key capabilities:

      Publish and subscribe to streams of records, similar to a message queue or enterprise messaging system

      Store streams of records in a fault-tolerant durable way

      Process streams of records as they occur

Embed provides a Kafka Consumer and Kafka Producer block for publishing and subscribing to streams of records. To use these blocks, you must first set up Apache Kafka by downloading the following software:

      Server JRE according to your OS and CPU architecture (

      7-zip that is used to extract ZooKeeper and Apache Kafka (

      ZooKeeper (

      Apache Kafka (

For step-by-step for setting up and running Apache Kafka, see