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From joest...@apache.org (Joe Stein)
Subject [ANNOUNCEMENT] Apache Kafka 0.8.2-beta Released
Date Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:50:35 GMT
The Apache Kafka community is pleased to announce the beta release for Apache Kafka 0.8.2.

The 0.8.2-beta release introduces many new features, improvements and fixes including:
 - A new Java producer for ease of implementation and enhanced performance.
 - Delete topic support.
 - Per topic configuration of preference for consistency over availability.
 - Scala 2.11 support and dropping support for Scala 2.8.
 - LZ4 Compression.

All of the changes in this release can be found: https://archive.apache.org/dist/kafka/0.8.2-beta/RELEASE_NOTES.html

Apache Kafka is high-throughput, publish-subscribe messaging system rethought of as a distributed
commit log.

** Fast => A single Kafka broker can handle hundreds of megabytes of reads and 
writes per second from thousands of clients.

** Scalable => Kafka is designed to allow a single cluster to serve as the central data
for a large organization. It can be elastically and transparently expanded without downtime.

Data streams are partitioned and spread over a cluster of machines to allow data streams 
larger than the capability of any single machine and to allow clusters of co-ordinated consumers.

** Durable => Messages are persisted on disk and replicated within the cluster to prevent

data loss. Each broker can handle terabytes of messages without performance impact.

** Distributed by Design => Kafka has a modern cluster-centric design that offers 
strong durability and fault-tolerance guarantees.

You can download the release from: http://kafka.apache.org/downloads.html

We welcome your help and feedback. For more information on how to
report problems, and to get involved, visit the project website at http://kafka.apache.org/

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