Presented at Kafka Summit 2016
Operating out of multiple datacenters is a large part of most disaster recovery plans, but it brings extra complications to our data pipelines. Instead of having a straight path from front to back, it now has forks and dead ends and odd little use cases that don’t match up with a perfect view of the world. This talk will focus on how to best utilize Apache Kafka in this world, including basic architectures for multi-datacenter and multi-tier clusters. We will also touch on how to assure messages make it from producer to consumer, and how to monitor the entire ecosystem.