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    Incredibly, I hadn’t heard of these terms before today, even though they’ve been around for a few years now! Amusingly enough, I worked on a Lambda architecture when I first began working on Google’s Geo data infrastructure in 2011 and over the next few years we switched everything over to Kappa without ever mentioning either of those terms!

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      The argument seems vaguely interesting but it is basically a popularization of an academic article that is linked-to but turns out to be behind a paywall, which makes the whole exercise rather useless.

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        I’m having a hard time discerning exactly what the Kappa architecture is from this article. It sounds like it’s just, “Serve your real-time and historic information with the same backend.” Is that really deserved a name? So the vast majority of all APIs are “kappa architecture”?