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Installing Apache Kafka on Ubuntu/Linux: A Step-by-Step Guide

Introduction: Apache Kafka is a popular distributed streaming platform used for building real-time data pipelines and streaming applications. This guide will walk you through the process of installing the most stable version of Apache Kafka on Ubuntu/Linux. By following these steps, you will be able to set up and run Kafka on your system efficiently. Prerequisites: Ubuntu/Linux system Java Development Kit (JDK) installed (recommended version 8 or higher) Step 1: Update System Packages Before installing Kafka, it's recommended to update the system packages to ensure you have the latest updates and dependencies. Open a terminal and execute the following command: sudo apt update Step 2: Install Java Development Kit (JDK) Kafka requires Java to run. Install OpenJDK on your Ubuntu/Linux system with the following command: sudo apt install default-jdk Verify the Java installation by running: java -version Step 3: Download and Extract Apache Kafka Visit the Apache Kafka website to find the