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From "Neha Narkhede (Commented) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (KAFKA-50) kafka intra-cluster replication support
Date Thu, 01 Mar 2012 19:12:04 GMT

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Neha Narkhede commented on KAFKA-50:
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Can the design be moved to the Kafka wiki instead of a non-editable pdf attached here ? It
will make it much easier to discuss missing details in the current design.
                
> kafka intra-cluster replication support
> ---------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: KAFKA-50
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/KAFKA-50
>             Project: Kafka
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>            Reporter: Jun Rao
>            Assignee: Jun Rao
>             Fix For: 0.8
>
>         Attachments: kafka_replication_detailed_design_v2.pdf, kafka_replication_highlevel_design.pdf,
kafka_replication_lowlevel_design.pdf
>
>
> Currently, Kafka doesn't have replication. Each log segment is stored in a single broker.
This limits both the availability and the durability of Kafka. If a broker goes down, all
log segments stored on that broker become unavailable to consumers. If a broker dies permanently
(e.g., disk failure), all unconsumed data on that node is lost forever. Our goal is to replicate
every log segment to multiple broker nodes to improve both the availability and the durability.

> We'd like to support the following in Kafka replication: 
> 1. Configurable synchronous and asynchronous replication 
> 2. Small unavailable window (e.g., less than 5 seconds) during broker failures 
> 3. Auto recovery when a failed broker rejoins 
> 4. Balanced load when a broker fails (i.e., the load on the failed broker is evenly spread
among multiple surviving brokers)

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