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From "Michael Noll (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (KAFKA-4875) Kafka Streams: topic groups and builder.stream API
Date Thu, 09 Mar 2017 12:27:37 GMT

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Michael Noll updated KAFKA-4875:
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    Summary: Kafka Streams: topic groups and builder.stream API  (was: Kafka streams topic
groups and builder.stream API)

> Kafka Streams: topic groups and builder.stream API
> --------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: KAFKA-4875
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/KAFKA-4875
>             Project: Kafka
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: streams
>    Affects Versions: 0.10.2.0
>            Reporter: Eno Thereska
>             Fix For: 0.11.0.0
>
>
> One thing that has come up in mailing list is that the notion of topic groups is unclear.
So if you have 2 topics, each with 3 partitions, you'd expect 6 tasks. However, if you do
`builder.stream(topic1, topic2)` you actually get only 3 tasks created. If you do `builder.stream(topic1);
builder.stream(topic2)` you get 6 tasks, i.e., parallelism is increased. So the same application,
calling builder.stream() in two different ways, might see different performance.
> In the Kafka Streams documentations we mention partitions and tasks, but not topic groups.
We also do not document the effects of using builder.stream with a topic array. We also need
to revisit whether the API and its effects are confusing.



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