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Consumers are applications that “consume” records from a particular topic and partition[1]. Typically, a consumer will perform actions based on the events it receives, such as sending a notification or updating a database. There may be many consumers reading data from a particular partition at any given time: since the records are persisted, they do not expire after being consumed.

-> [1] For an overview of Topics and Partitions, see the [Topic documentation] [Topic documentation]: /docs/concepts/topics/


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In order to get started with consuming streaming data, you’ll need to: