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From Jason Jackson <>
Subject Re: Replacing DRPC With Kafka
Date Fri, 04 Apr 2014 01:50:17 GMT
Never tried this. The DRPC Server is horizontally scalable, you can launch
as many as you want, and spread your clients connections across all the

I think the idea with DRPC is that it's suppose to be very low latency
between request&reply e.g. if it's used to power a website. Kafka will add
at least 1 second latency afaik with it's default settings as I believe you
can't consume from Kafka until the producer produces and there's an fsync.
There might be way to disable this in kafka (while sacrificing durability).

On Thu, Apr 3, 2014 at 6:44 PM, Jon Logan <> wrote:

> Has anyone attempted to replace Storm DRPC with Kafka?  My main concern
> stems from the weight of Kafka topics...especially for the handling of
> return results to clients.

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