The Responsive Blog

Our thoughts come in realtime, but we write posts in batch.


  1. You Will Survive Monitoring Kafka Streams

    January 24, 2024

    Almog Gavra

    Kafka Streams comes bundled with hundreds of metrics - this post will cover the “highest ROI” metrics to include on your dashboard.

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  2. Kafka Streams is an Application Framework

    January 09, 2024

    Apurva Mehta

    In this post, we will dig deeper into what differentiates Kafka Streams and drives its popularity. Spoiler alert: we think its popularity stems from being akin to a powerful application framework.

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  3. Kafka Streams Sightings in the Wild

    December 13, 2023

    Apurva Mehta

    A sampling of some of the production use cases of Kakfa Streams from Walmart, AirBnb, Morgan Stanley, and Michelin.

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  4. Kafka Streams and Rebalancing Through the Ages

    November 30, 2023

    Sophie Blee-Goldman

    A history lesson on how the rebalance protocol in Apache Kafka has evolved over the years, and why. Distributed systems enthusiasts will love this.

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  5. Defense Against the Dark Arts of Rebalancing in Kafka Streams

    November 15, 2023

    Sophie Blee-Goldman

    For everyone who is in too deep and wants to peel back the curtains on one of the most elegant yet maddening aspects of Apache Kafka: the consumer group rebalancing protocol.

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  6. Hands Free Kafka Streams Operations with Responsive Control Plane

    November 01, 2023

    Rohan Desai

    How Responsive Control Plane automatically manages Kafka Streams so you don't have to.

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  7. A Size for Every Stream: The Expert's Guide to Sizing Kafka Streams

    October 25, 2023

    Rohan Desai

    Capacity planning and operating your Kafka Streams application can be quite challenging. Hopefully this guide can help you get started and point you in the right direction.

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  8. Don't Panic: The Definitive Guide to Kafka Streams State

    October 04, 2023

    Almog Gavra

    A definitive guide to managing Kafka Streams state that covers some history, architecture concepts and many tips to prevent panic in the face of long restoration and rebalances.

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  9. Introducing Responsive

    September 20, 2023

    Apurva Mehta

    Introducing our new company, Responsive

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