What is the difference between Leader and Follower in Kafka?

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Posted On: Feb 22, 2018

 

Each partition in Kafka has one server that plays the role of a leader, while there can be none or more servers that act as followers.
Leader performs the task of all read and write request, while the followers passively replicate the role of a leader. To ensure load balancing, one of the followers takes up the role of a leader in case of Leader failing.

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