Instaclustr for Kafka® Connect
Instaclustr provides a fully managed service for Kafka® Connect—SOC 2 certified and hosted in the cloud or on-prem.
We customize and optimize the configuration of your Kafka Connect deployment so you can focus on the unique features of your applications rather than the data infrastructure. Data available for stream processing will flow seamlessly via Kafka Connect from data sources and sinks into your open source Apache Kafka instance.
Overview of Managed Kafka Connect
Kafka Connect serves as a robust framework for hosting connectors and managing connector configuration.
Instaclustr allows you to reliably and robustly deploy Kafka Connect. Your Managed Kafka Connect instance will integrate with your Managed Apache Kafka instance with us or your Kafka deployment elsewhere, in a clustered configuration with high fault tolerance and the ability to prevent node failure. The ecosystem of pre-built connectors available with Kafka Connect makes it easy for you to get data from the relevant sink connector and source connector in the form that you require.
Learn more about the fully managed and hosted Apache Kafka Connect offering on the Instaclustr Platform.
- Fully managed and hosted
Get Kafka Connect 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 Connect.
- 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.
We have developed a number of open source connectors for Kafka Connect and have experts on staff ready to attend to your needs.
- 99.99% SLA
We provide a 99.99% availability SLA for production clusters of Kafka Connect.
- 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.
- Robust architecture
For reliability, Kafka Connect is best run in distributed mode as a cluster. We deploy and manage a robust cluster with bundled connectors so you can quickly take your event-driven architecture to the next level.
- Bundled connectors
Bundled with our Kafka Connect are connectors for Cassandra, S3, and Elasticsearch. We built and contributed to these open source connectors to benefit the whole community of Kafka users.
- Custom connectors
As well as the bundled connectors, you can deploy your own custom developed connectors, connectors from the open source ecosystem, or connectors that you have licensed.
We can also build the custom connectors you require.
- 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 Connect 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.
- 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.
- 100% Open Source
At Instaclustr you are never locked-in because everything we do is open source. Our Managed Kafka Connect 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 Kafka Connect.
On our managed platform, Kafka Connect 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 Kafka Connect as a Service
Take advantage of the full power of open source Apache Kafka and Kafka Connect through our managed service so you can spend less time worrying about your data layer and more time building the unique features of your applications.
- Event driven architecture
- Scale without penalty
- Unify your data layer
- Development speed
- Community connectors
- Robust architecture
- Open Source
Kafka Connect enables a fast, event-driven architecture to robustly allow data flow between multiple services.
Deploying Kafka Connect as a distributed cluster means it can scale with your workloads without impacting your Kafka performance.
Use connectors to make sure data is reaching your analytics and search stack at the same time it’s pushed to other parts of your infrastructure.
Easy to use connectors and a clean REST API make Kafka Connect a fast way to build robust event-driven architectures.
You can use vendor and community created open source connectors with Kafka Connect.
We bundle an OpenSearch connector, Cassandra connector, and an S3 storage connector with every deployment.
Robust connectors can catch exceptions gracefully and can even store them in secondary topics for inspection so you never lose or skip unaware over data.
Kafka Connect is open sourced under the Apache 2.0 License and part of the Apache Kafka project which 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.