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Redpanda architecture and sizing guide

The complete guide to architecture and sizing guidelines for your Redpanda clusters


When experimenting and developing with Redpanda, the default configuration is more than adequate to get started. However, as you move forward with Redpanda you'll want to give extra thought to configuring and sizing your production clusters for your use case.

This report provides our recommended guidelines for sizing production Redpanda clusters. We’ve also included helpful sizing scenarios with example hardware specifications for running Redpanda in your own datacenter or in the cloud.

Download this report to learn:

  • How to size your Redpanda production cluster for throughput, topic replication factor, and number of consumers
  • How Redpanda optimizes read and write paths
  • Hardware recommendations for running Redpanda in your own data center or in the cloud

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