Instaclustr Managed Apache Kafka
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Instaclustr for Apache Kafka®

Instaclustr provides a fully managed service for Apache Kafka®—SOC 2 certified and hosted in the cloud or on-prem.

We customize and optimize the configuration of your cluster so you can focus on your applications.

Managed Apache Kafka Features

Apache Kafka® is the leading streaming and queuing technology for large-scale, always-on applications. Instaclustr Managed Kafka is the best way to run Kafka in the cloud, providing you with a production-ready and fully supported Apache Kafka cluster in minutes.

By using our fully hosted and managed solution, you can stop worrying about your data infrastructure and instead focus on innovating throughout the rest of your application stack.

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Learn more about the fully managed and hosted Apache Kafka offering on the Instaclustr Platform. Achieve reliability for your data infrastructure by offloading Apache Kafka to us.

  • Fully Managed and Hosted

    Get Kafka fully managed and hosted on all major clouds, in our cloud account or yours.

    Our comprehensive management includes deployment, configuration, ongoing maintenance, upgrades, monitoring, and support. All you need to do is use Kafka.

  • 24x7 Support

    Receive prompt and definitive technical support and advice from our technical operations and support staff around the globe who are available to you at all times.

    Instaclustr has Apache Kafka experts and consultants on staff capable of solving any issue.

  • 99.999% SLA

    Our industry leading SLAs for Kafka set us apart. Enterprise deployments with dedicated ZooKeeper nodes have a 99.999% SLA. Standard deployments still provide a 99.999% SLA.

  • SOC 2 Certified

    Instaclustr’s solutions and processes are independently audited and certified against the Service Organisation Control – Type 2 (SOC 2) standards.

    These regular audits assure the security, confidentiality, integrity, privacy, and availability of your data.

  • ISO 27001 and ISO 27018 Certified

    Instaclustr supports ISO 27001 and ISO 27018 certifications for data protection. As internationally recognized standards for information security, ISO 27001 and ISO 27018 demonstrate Instaclustr’s ongoing commitment to safeguarding data for our customers on a global scale.


    Easily deploy Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) compliant Kafka on AWS by selecting this option in our console.

    Contact us about HIPAA compliant options for health data.

  • Built-in Monitoring

    We collect and monitor hundreds of different metrics from every node we manage, so we can proactively oversee your cluster and you get easy access to the Kafka metrics needed to effectively maintain your application.

  • Terraform Provider

    The Instaclustr Managed Platform includes a Terraform Provider for our managed services. It provides a flexible set of resources for provisioning and managing Instaclustr based clusters via the use of Terraform.

    If you’d like to know more you can read about the Terraform Provider on our blog, or you can dive right into the examples on GitHub.

  • Managed Mirroring

    Instaclustr offers managed mirroring via MirrorMaker 2 to mirror data between geographical regions, create active/active topologies, or create an additional copy of your data in another region with a failover cluster.

    Our Technical Operations team takes full, end to end, responsibility for the availability of the mirroring service. See our support documentation for how to set up mirroring.

  • Easily Add Kafka Connect

    Kafka Connect allows you to use low-code enterprise grade connectors between products in your data layer.

    Easily add Kafka Connect in our console.

  • Dedicated ZooKeeper

    We offer dedicated ZooKeeper nodes to enhance performance and availability. Dedicated ZooKeeper nodes are required for our highest availability SLA of 99.999%.

  • 100% Open Source

    At Instaclustr, you are never locked-in because everything we do is open source. Our Managed Kafka is completely licensed under the Apache 2.0 license.

    Read more about our Open Source Commitment.

  • Run In Your Cloud Provider Account or Ours

    We support both Run In Your Own Account (RIYOA) and Run In Instaclustr’s Account (RIIA) for our Managed Apache Kafka.

    On our managed platform, Apache Kafka can be provisioned on AWS, GCP, and Azure and is bundled up with a host of additional features ready for enterprise deployment.

Benefits of Managed Apache Kafka as a Service

Apache Kafka® enables robust, scalable stream processing, and event-driven architectures for enterprise companies and startups alike.

Focus on building your applications knowing that Instaclustr Managed Kafka comes optimized for your needs.

Apache Kafka is proven to scale from small streaming workloads up through millions of writes per second.

With Instaclustr, you can easily take advantage of this to scale the capacity of Kafka to support event-driven architectures or handle bursting workloads.

Scaling goes both ways: we’ve helped customers scale down to reduce costs.

Fault Tolerance

Apache Kafka is a highly performant and fault-tolerant database to reliably stream and queue messages in event-driven architectures.

We have optimized the configuration of Kafka to ensure the most robust reliability and performance for our managed service customers.

Zero Downtime migrations

Instaclustr has experience assisting with zero downtime migrations from proprietary (e.g. Confluent) and self-managed Kafka clusters to Instaclustr Managed Kafka.

Optimized Configuration

With Instaclustr, you don’t have to think about any of the tricky cluster configurations. We have done all the hard work so that you can spin up a production-ready cluster within minutes.

Our Kafka configurations are tuned for reliability, performance, and security based years of experience operating tens of millions of node hours for customers in every sector.

Simple Provisioning

Instaclustr Managed Apache Kafka makes it easy to horizontally scale Kafka by adding or removing nodes.

Automated Health Checks

Apache Kafka performs best when you use it intelligently.

Our system monitors your Kafka usage and reports findings on a health check page to help you apply best practice usage of Kafka

100% Open Source

Apache Kafka is open source under the Apache 2.0 License and the project is governed by the Apache Software Foundation.

This provides customers with a clear roadmap and a community of no lock-in vendors, experts, and training providers for an enterprise-class software project.

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