Zookeeper on Kafka



May I ask, what is the role of zookeeper on Kafka and what exactly IS Kafka?

Many thanks,



Zookeeper is a centralized open-source server which is a Monitoring Software to make sure all the kafka brokers(which is the main component kafka cluster) is up and running. It’s just a Management Software.

Kafka is also a open source distributed streaming platform that is used publish and subscribe to streams of records (messaging system).