How to monitor Kafka Consumer Lag

There are couple of ways to monitor Kafka consumer Lag. There is an open source project called Apache Burrow which has lot of features and easy to set up. It filters out lot of false positives too. If there are an limitations of using it in your project, we can write bash scripts using Kafka consumer utility which ships with Kafka. We have written one such script. If you are interested, please check it out here.

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