Blogs — October 2020


Feature Releases Technical — Kafka

General Availability of Apache Kafka and Kafka Connect 2.5.1

Thursday 22nd October 2020 by Paul Aubrey

Instaclustr is pleased to announce the release of Apache Kafka version 2.5.1 on the Instaclustr Managed Platform. The new version is also available paired with version 2.5.1 of Kafka Connect. Apache Kafka is the leading distributed event streaming platform and is open source under the Apache 2.0 License. Instaclustr provides our customers managed and supported […]
kafka connect

Technical Technical — Kafka

Your Complete Guide to Kafka Streams

Wednesday 14th October 2020 by Michael Carter

Kafka Streams is a client library providing organizations with a particularly efficient framework for processing streaming data. It offers a streamlined method for creating applications and microservices that must process data in real-time to be effective. Using the Streams API within Apache Kafka, the solution fundamentally transforms input Kafka topics into output Kafka topics. The […]
Kafka Streams

Feature Releases Technical — Kafka

Dedicated ZooKeeper for Apache Kafka

Monday 12th October 2020 by Paul Aubrey

Instaclustr is pleased to announce the release of dedicated ZooKeeper nodes as an additional optional feature of our managed Apache Kafka offering. ZooKeeper is used for the management and coordination of nodes in Kafka. Dedicated ZooKeeper nodes provide customer benefits in situations that require high performance and reliability: Improvements to reliability in failure scenarios (primarily […]
Kafka ZooKeeper

Technical Technical — Cassandra

Understanding the Impacts of the Native Transport Requests Change Introduced in Cassandra 3.11.5

Thursday 1st October 2020 by Adam Zegelin

Summary Recently, Cassandra made changes to the Native Transport Requests (NTR) queue behaviour. Through our performance testing, we found the new NTR change to be good for clusters that have a constant load causing the NTR queue to block. Under the new mechanism the queue no longer blocks, but throttles the load based on queue […]