Kafka on Kubernetes in a few minutes

Strimzi provides a way to run an Apache Kafka cluster on Kubernetes in various deployment configurations.
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Secure by Default

  • Out of the Box Security
  • TLS and SCRAM-SHA supported
  • Automated Certificate Management

Simple yet Configurable

  • NodePort, Load balancer and Ingress options
  • Rack awareness for HA
  • Use dedicated nodes for Kafka

Kubernetes-Native Experience

Version 0.20.0 download is available!

Download the latest Strimzi releases from GitHub. Use the Kafka operators to deploy and configure an Apache Kafka cluster on Kubernetes. The Kafka Bridge provides a RESTful interface for your HTTP clients.

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What is Strimzi?

Strimzi provides a way to run an Apache Kafka cluster on Kubernetes in various deployment configurations. For development it’s easy to set up a cluster in minikube in a few minutes. For production you can tailor the cluster to your needs, using features such as rack awareness to spread brokers across availability zones, and Kubernetes taints and tolerations to run Kafka on dedicated nodes. You can expose Kafka outside Kubernetes using NodePort, Load balancer and Ingress, depending on your needs, and these are easily secured using TLS.

The Kube-native management of Kafka is not limited to the broker: You can manage Kafka topics, users, mirror maker and Kafka Connect using Custom Resources. This means you can use your familiar kubernetes processes and tooling to manage complete Kafka applications.

Getting Help
If you encounter any issues while using Strimzi, you can get help several different ways:

Contributing
Do you want to contribute to the Strimzi project? Learn how you can contribute on our Community page.

Project Roadmap
Learn about the future plans for the project by viewing the roadmap.

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We are a Cloud Native Computing Foundation sandbox project.