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Keeping configs in Kafka compact topic

Configuring business logic of Kafka based applications could be tricky.

I've seen two solutions based on the elegant idea of putting configs into a compact topic. However, the devil is in the details, and I'd like to share some nuances, that we learned during operationalization of this approach.

Overall, this is the story of success, but with a warnings.


Eli Shvartsman

Eli is an SRE manager at Forto, Berlin. Before Forto he worked as a lead engineer in New Relic, led an infrastructure team that wrote stateful services highly coupled with Kafka Streams. He is passionate about clean coding, building frameworks and infrastructure, creating developer enablement tools.