LinkedIn Announces Open Source Tool to Keep Kafka Clusters Running


Today at The Kafka Summit in San Francisco, LinkedIn announced a new load balancing tool called Cruise Control, which has been developed to help keep Kafka clusters up and running.

The company developed Kafka, an open source message streaming tool to help make it easier to move massive amounts of data around a network from application to application. It has become so essential today that LinkedIn has dedicated 1800 servers moving over 2 trillion transactions per day through Kafka, Jiangjie Qin, lead software engineer on the Cruise Control project told TechCrunch.

With that kind of volume, keeping the Kafka clusters running has become mission-critical, so earlier this year the team decided to create a tool that would recognize when a cluster was going to break. 

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